In Post-Work, Stanley Aronowitz and Jonathan Cutler have collected essays from a variety of scholars to discuss the dreary future of work. The introduction, The Post-Work Manifesto,, provides the framework for a radical reappraisal of work and suggests an alternative organization of labor. The provocative essays that follow focus on specific issues that are key to our reconceptualization of the notion and practice of work, with coverage of the fight for shorter hours, the relationship between school and work, and the role of welfare, among others.

Armed with an interdisciplinary approach, Post-Work looks beyond the rancorous debates around welfare politics and lays out the real sources of anxiety in the modern workplace. The result is an offering of hope for the future--an alternative path for a cybernation, where the possibility of less work for a better standard of living is possible.

chapter |30 pages

Quitting Time

An Introduction
ByJonathan Cutler, Stanley Aronowitz

chapter 1|50 pages

The Post-Work Manifesto

ByStanley Aronowitz, Dawn Esposito, William DiFazio, Margaret Yard

chapter 2|47 pages

Benefitting From Pragmatic Vision, Part I

The Case for Guaranteed Income in Principle
ByLynn Chancer

chapter 3|12 pages

A Justification of the Right to Welfare

ByMichael A. Lewis

chapter 4|26 pages

Why There Is No Movement of the Poor

ByWilliam DiFazio

chapter 5|18 pages

From Chaplin to Dilbert

The Origins of Computer Concepts
ByJoan Greenbaum

chapter 6|17 pages

Schooling to Work

ByLois Weiner

chapter 7|21 pages

The Last Good Job in America 1

ByStanley Aronowitz

chapter 8|31 pages

Unthinking Sex

Marx, Engels and the Scene of Writing
ByAndrew Parker

chapter 9|18 pages

The Writer's Voice

Intellectual Work in the Culture of Austerity
ByEllen Willis