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Lavoro, consumismo e nuove povertà

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Una cosa è essere poveri in una società fondata sullavoro e con un regime di piena occupazione e una cosa è essere poveri in una società in cui le identità individuali e i progetti di vita si costruiscono più a partire dai consumi che dal lavoro e dai profili professionali.Un tempo essere povero voleva dire essere disoccupato. Oggi, invece, la povertà è legata maggiormente ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 2007 by Città Aperta (first published 1998)
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Trevor
Bauman died yesterday - the point is not to mourn for him, but to learn from him.

I think you should consider reading this book – I have to say I found it a remarkably worthwhile.

Before capitalism there wasn’t really something called a ‘work ethic’. And this was for a fairly interesting reason – because before capitalism there wasn’t a particularly good reason for having such an ethic. People were either peasants, where the motivation to work was driven by their desire to eat and so this meant t
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Estamos inmersos en una época de cambio. Los mercados mandan, los logros sociales están en retroceso, el estado del bienestar está moribundo. La situación evoluciona de una forma que parece irreversible, y que, leyendo este libro, parece una consecuencia lógica de la evolución que ha tenido la sociedad y el mercado de trabajo. Pero 'lógica' no es sinónimo de 'buena' o 'adecuada'... De hecho, no parece que el camino por el que bajamos cada vez a mayor velocidad sea, ni mucho menos, beneficioso pa ...more
Emiliano Gomez
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-El trabajo es juzgado desde la estética / ejercer la vocación es un privilegio - Esta es una sociedad de coleccionistas de experiencias - Un trabajo entretenido es el privilegio más envidiado - Los "pobres que trabajan", gran ironía - Las terribles exigencias de la lucha por la vida bastan y sobran
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Zygmunt Bauman was a world-renowned Polish sociologist and philosopher, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds. He was one of the creators of the concept of “postmodernism”.
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