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The Resource Work : the last 1,000 years, Andrea Komlosy ; translated by Jacob K. Watson with Loren Balhorn

Work : the last 1,000 years, Andrea Komlosy ; translated by Jacob K. Watson with Loren Balhorn

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Work : the last 1,000 years
Title
Work
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the last 1,000 years
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Andrea Komlosy ; translated by Jacob K. Watson with Loren Balhorn
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • Presents the history of labor from the thirteenth century up to the present, discussing how the definition and economic structures surrounding work have changed over time and how unpaid and exploited work is an ignored but vital part of the modern economy. --
  • "Say the word "work," and most people think of some form of gainful employment. Yet this limited definition has never corresponded to the historical experience of most people--whether in colonies, developing countries, or the industrialized world. That gap between common assumptions and reality grows even more pronounced in the case of women and other groups excluded from the labour market. In this important intervention, Andrea Komlosy demonstrates that popular understandings of work have varied radically in different ages and countries. Looking at labour history around the globe from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Komlosy sheds light on both discursive concepts as well as the concrete coexistence of multiple forms of labour--paid and unpaid, free and unfree. From the economic structures and ideological mystifications surrounding work in the Middle Ages, all the way to European colonialism and the industrial revolution, Komlosy’s narrative adopts a distinctly global and feminist approach, revealing the hidden forms of unpaid and hyper-exploited labour which often go ignored, yet are key to the functioning of the capitalist world-system. Work: The Last 1,000 Years will open readers' eyes to an issue much thornier and more complex than most people imagine, one which will be around as long as basic human needs and desires exist." -- Publisher's description
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Komlosy, Andrea,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Watson, Jacob K.
  • Balhorn, Loren,
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  • Employment (Economic theory)
  • Labor
  • Work
  • Employment (Economic theory)
  • Labor
  • Work
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Work : the last 1,000 years, Andrea Komlosy ; translated by Jacob K. Watson with Loren Balhorn
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-251) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Terms and concepts -- Work discourses -- Work and language -- Categories of analysis -- Divisions of labour: the simultaneity and combination of (different) labour relations -- Historical cross-sections -- Combining labour relations in the longue durée
Control code
1008758906
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781786634108
Lccn
2017051518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1008758906
Label
Work : the last 1,000 years, Andrea Komlosy ; translated by Jacob K. Watson with Loren Balhorn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Terms and concepts -- Work discourses -- Work and language -- Categories of analysis -- Divisions of labour: the simultaneity and combination of (different) labour relations -- Historical cross-sections -- Combining labour relations in the longue durée
Control code
1008758906
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781786634108
Lccn
2017051518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1008758906

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