The New Spirit of Capitalism (Hardback)
  • The New Spirit of Capitalism (Hardback)
zoom

The New Spirit of Capitalism (Hardback)

(author), (author), (translator)
£75.00
Hardback Published: 16/01/2006
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this major work, the sociologists Eve Chiapello and Luc Boltanski go to the heart of the changes on contemporary business culture.Via an unprecedented analysis of management texts that have formed the thinking of employers in their reorganization of business, the authors trace the contours of a new spirit of capitalism. They argue that from the middle of the 1970s onwards, capitalism abandoned the hierarchical Fordist work structure and developed a new network-based form of organization that was founded on employee initiative and autonomy in the workplace - a 'freedom' that came at the cost of material and psychological security. The authors connect this new spirit with the children of the libertarian and romantic currents of the late 1960s (as epitomized by dressed-down, cool capitalists such as Bill Gates and 'Ben and Jerry') arguing that they practice a more successful and subtle for of exploitation. In a work that is already a classic in Europe, Boltanski and Chiapello show how the new spirit triumphed thanks to a remarkable recuperation of the Left's critique of the alienation of everyday life - a recuperation that simultaneously undermined the power of its social critique.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781859845547
Weight: 1216 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 55 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Globalization Paradox
Added to basket
Capital - In Manga!
Added to basket
£18.50
Paperback
The Mythology of Work
Added to basket
Respect Yourself
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Shape of a Pocket
Added to basket
Capitalism
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Invention of Capitalism
Added to basket
Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality
Added to basket
Portfolios of the Poor
Added to basket
Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Does Capitalism Have a Future?
Added to basket
The Mystery Of Capital
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.