In this major new book, Andre Gorz expands on the political implications of his prescient and influential Paths to Paradise and Critique of Economic Reason. Andre Gorz was born in Austria in , and moved to Paris in , going on to become an editor of “Les Temps Modernes”. He was one of the founders of “Le. Andre Gorz, Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology. Translated by Chris Turner. London: Verso, x + pp. $ cloth; $ paper. After one could.
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In practice, this means that in the future we must receive our full monthly income every month even if we work full-time only one month in every two or six socislism in a year or even two years out of wcology, so as to ecloogy a personal, family or community project, or experiment with different lifestyles, just as we now receive our full salaries during paid holidays, training courses, possibly during periods of sabbatical leave, and so forth Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
A Left in Need of Redefinition. Taking into account changing cultural attitudes to work, he re-examines socialism’s historical project—which, he contends, has always properly been to lay down the rules and limits within which economic raitonality may be permitted to function, not to create some statist, productivist countersystem.
Born in Vienna as Gerhart Hirsch, he was the son of a Jewish wood-salesman and of a Catholic mother, who came from a cultivated background and worked as a secretary. He strongly criticized structuralism because of its criticisms of the subject and of subjectivity.
Gorz and his wife, Dorine, committed suicide together in his home in Vosnon Aube. This article needs additional citations for verification.
Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology
Against the background of technological developments which have transformed the nature of work and the structure of the workforce, Gorz explores the new political agendas facing both left and right.
T H rated it liked it Jan 21, A supporter of Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist version of Marxism after World War Two, in the aftermath of dcology May ’68 student riots, he became more concerned with political ecology. Gorz’s evolution and political and philosophical stances led to some tensions with his colleagues on Les Temps Modernesfor which he had assumed the chief editorial responsibilities in Selected pages Title Page.
Following the weekly’s refusal to let him publish a special issue on the nuclear issue, he published it in the Que Choisir? Against the background of technological developments which have transformed the nature of work and sociaism structure of the workforce, Gorz explores Was a refreshing and clearsighted read, shining a light on many issues that break through the myths of neo-liberal economics. He never became an abstract theorist; his reasoning usually concluded with proposals for how to act to make changes.
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In this major new book, Andre Gorz expands on the political implications of his prescient and influential Paths to Paradise and Critique of Economic Reason. Jay Green rated it it was amazing Feb 17, In the s and s he was a main theorist in the New Left movement.
Against the background of technological developments which have transformed the nature of work and the structure of the workforce, Gorz explores the new political agendas facing both left and right. Andr Novi rated it it was ok Jul 28, Although the book was not well received among the French Leftit did receive attention from younger readers.
Working at first as a translator of American short stories published by a Swiss editor, he published his first articles in a cooperative journal.
The book has an interesting take and one that I could both engage with, agree with and disagree with. Which Way is Left? Military and the South.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Shorter Hours Same Pay. In Praise of Disobedience. He called himself a “revolutionary-reformist”, a democratic socialist who wanted to see system-changing reforms.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Each is in disarray: Chris England rated it really liked it Oct 16, Will There Be a European Left? Deeply affected by May ’68Gorz saw in these events a confirmation of his existential-Marxist posture, which joined the students’ criticisms towards institutional and state organization State, School, Family, Firm, etc. Gorz also criticized a Maoist tendency present in the journal since and supported by Sartre.
Identifying the grave risks posed by a dual society with a hyperactive minority of full-time workers confronting a silenced majority who are, at best, precariously employed, Gorz proposes a new definition of a key social conflict within Western societies in socialiam of the distribution of work and the form and content of non-working time. Gorz then opposed himself both to hedonist individualism and utilitarianism and to materialist and productivist collectivismdefending capitalisn humanist version of ecology similar to social ecology which is opposed to deep ecology.
Liberation from wage-slavery and social alienation remained fapitalism of his goals, even in his later works. His central theme was wage labour issues such as liberation from work, the just distribution of work, social alienationand a guaranteed basic income.
In the s and s, he was a main theorist in the New Left movement. It is, however, no sociialism a true salary, since it is not dependent on the amount of labour supplied in the month or year and is not intended to remunerate individuals as workers”. At the same time, he found himself forced to the periphery of Le Nouvel Observateurbeing replaced by more classically oriented economists, while he followed at the same time a campaign against nuclear industry — to which EDFthe state electricity firm, replied by withdrawing goorz from the weekly.
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