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The Problem With Work

Author : Kathi Weeks
ISBN : 9780822351122
Genre : Political Science
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The Problem with Work develops a Marxist feminist critique of the structures and ethics of work, as well as a perspective for imagining a life no longer subordinated to them.

The Problem With Work

Author : Kathi Weeks
ISBN : 0822350963
Genre : Political Science
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In The Problem with Work, Kathi Weeks boldly challenges the presupposition that work, or waged labor, is inherently a social and political good. While progressive political movements, including the Marxist and feminist movements, have fought for equal pay, better work conditions, and the recognition of unpaid work as a valued form of labor, even they have tended to accept work as a naturalized or inevitable activity. Weeks argues that in taking work as a given, we have “depoliticized” it, or removed it from the realm of political critique. Employment is now largely privatized, and work-based activism in the United States has atrophied. We have accepted waged work as the primary mechanism for income distribution, as an ethical obligation, and as a means of defining ourselves and others as social and political subjects. Taking up Marxist and feminist critiques, Weeks proposes a postwork society that would allow people to be productive and creative rather than relentlessly bound to the employment relation. Work, she contends, is a legitimate, even crucial, subject for political theory.

The Birth Of Energy

Author : Cara New Daggett
ISBN : 9781478005346
Genre : Political Science
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In The Birth of Energy Cara New Daggett traces the genealogy of contemporary notions of energy back to the nineteenth-century science of thermodynamics to challenge the underlying logic that informs today's uses of energy. These early resource-based concepts of power first emerged during the Industrial Revolution and were tightly bound to Western capitalist domination and the politics of industrialized work. As Daggett shows, thermodynamics was deployed as an imperial science to govern fossil fuel use, labor, and colonial expansion, in part through a hierarchical ordering of humans and nonhumans. By systematically excavating the historical connection between energy and work, Daggett argues that only by transforming the politics of work—most notably, the veneration of waged work—will we be able to confront the Anthropocene's energy problem. Substituting one source of energy for another will not ensure a habitable planet; rather, the concepts of energy and work themselves must be decoupled.

What S Wrong With Work

Author : Blaire Palmer
ISBN : 0470975369
Genre : Business & Economics
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Work isn't working. We all love to hate our jobs. Everyone moans about the same things: we're not listened to; we're not trusted; we spend our time in pointless meetings; we’re weighed down by bureaucracy; we hate our boss; we're overloaded and work saps time and energy from the rest of our lives. It shouldn't be like this. Work ought to be, and can be meaningful and fulfilling. In What's Wrong with Work? Blaire Palmer shows how work can change. Confronting all the big problems head-on, the book shows what you can do about each one, to make work better for you and those around you, now. Packed with case studies and tips, What's Wrong with Work? is essential reading for the modern office.

What S Wrong With Work

Author : Pettinger, Lynne
ISBN : 9781447341031
Genre : Social Science
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Why does work matter? As changes occur in how work is organised across the globe, What’s wrong with work shows that how workers are treated has wide implications beyond the lives of workers themselves. Recognising gender, race, class and global differences, the book looks at three kinds of increasingly important work – green work, IT work and the ‘gig’ economy - within the context of the neoliberal society, the promises of technologisation and anticipated environmental catastrophe. It considers the ways formal work is often dependent on informal work, especially domestic work and care work. Accessible and engaging, it concludes by considering political and ethical questions in what might make work better, arguing that there is a collective responsibility to address bad work.

Constituting Feminist Subjects

Author : Kathi Weeks
ISBN : 9781786636058
Genre : Social Science
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A groundbreaking attempt to theorise the feminist subject One of the most important tasks for contemporary feminist theory is to develop a concept of the subject able to meet the challenges facing feminist politics. Although theorists in the 1980s raised the problem of feminist subjectivity, Kathi Weeks contends that the limited nature of that discussion now blocks the further development of feminist theory. While the problems of an already constituted essentialist subject have become patent, what remains as an ongoing project, Weeks contends, is a theory of the constitution of subjects capable of explaining the processes of social construction. This book presents one such account. Drawing on a number of different theoretical frameworks, including feminist standpoint theory, socialist feminism, and poststructuralist thought, as well as theories of peformativity and self-valorization, the author proposes a nonessential feminist subject—a theory of constituting subjects.

Are The Lips A Grave

Author : Lynne Huffer
ISBN : 9780231535779
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lynne Huffer's ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She begins by balancing queer theorists' politics of sexual freedoms with a moralizing feminist politics that views sexuality as harm. Drawing on the best insights from both traditions, she builds an ethics centered on eros, following Michel Foucault's ethics as a practice of freedom and Luce Irigaray's lyrical articulation of an ethics of sexual difference. Through this theoretical lens, Huffer examines everyday experiences of ethical connection and failure connected to sex, including queer sexual practices, sodomy laws, interracial love, pornography, and work-life balance. Her approach complicates sexual identities while challenging the epistemological foundations of subjectivity. She rethinks ethics "beyond good and evil" without underestimating, as some queer theorists have done, the persistence of what Foucault calls the "catastrophe" of morality. Elaborating a thinking-feeling ethics of the other, Huffer encourages contemporary intellectuals to reshape sexual morality from within, defining an ethical space that is both poetically suggestive and politically relevant, both conceptually daring and grounded in common sexual experience.

Employee Reward

Author : Michael Armstrong
ISBN : 0852929382
Genre : Compensation management
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Revised and rewritten to take account of the new academic standards that will be taught from September 2002, this text examines the many forces influencing decisions about pay - market forces, economics, corporate culture and strategy, to name a few. It provides clear guidance on all remuneration issues, including job evaluation, grading structures, performance management, profit-related pay, benefits and reward for particular groups. By starting from first principles and adopting an integrated approach, Employee Reward provides a definitive overview of the whole process.

Social Work In The 21st Century

Author : Morley D. Glicken
ISBN : 9781483315027
Genre : Social Science
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A student-friendly introduction to the field of social work, social welfare, and the profession of social work, social issues, and social welfare Designed to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system, this Second Edition explores social issues in the United States, looks at how the social welfare system attempts to resolve these issues, and considers the many roles assumed by professional social workers within the social welfare system. This edition offers new and revised coverage throughout and reflects recent current events, including the historic 2008 presidential election, catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and government responses.

Premed World

Author : Michael Rivera-Garcia
ISBN : 9781475930320
Genre : Education
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"Premed World" examines the many challenges that exist to making it to and through medical school. The undergraduate medical years are just the beginning of the long road to becoming a practicing physician. Every premed student must learn vast amounts of material very quickly, as well as spending time with-and learning to make decisions about-sick, injured, and dying patients. They will be tested physically and emotionally to the limits of their strength. To become a full-fledged physician, you must understand the steps that lead to your chosen profession, and you must have the right tools and information before beginning the exciting journey through medical school. "Premed World"offers a general idea about the process that prospective students must go through to become doctors. It also explores the specific educational training and standard examinations that are among the requirements for becoming a physician. From basic information about setting a viable plan for college to methods for working directly with patients, "Premed World" provides the vital information needed to succeed. It is a step-by-step guide that can help premed students not only to realize their dreams to enter medical school but also to become successful doctors in the future.

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