Farewell to the Working Class
An Essay on Post-Industrial Socialism

Gorz, Andre
Publisher:  Pluto Press, London, United Kingdom
Year Published:  1982   First Published:  1980
Pages:  152pp   ISBN:  0-86104-364-2
Dewey:  335.9
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6285

Gorz argues that changes in science and technology have broken the power of industrial workers, especially skilled workers, and that, as a result, they are no longer central to the socialist project.


Table of Contents

Preface: Nine Theses for a Future Left
1. The Working Class According to Saint Marx
2. The Myth of Collective Appropriation
3. The Proletariat as Replica of Capital
4. Workers' Power?
5. Personal Power and Functional Power
6. A New Historical Subject: The Non-Class of Post-Industrial Proletarians
7. The Post-Industrial Revolution
8. Towards a Dual Society
9. The Sphere of Necessity: The State
Postscript: Destructive Growth and Productive Shrinking
Appendix 1. Towards a Policy of Time
Appendix 2. Utopia for a Possible Dual Society

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