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New spirit of capitalism

By: Boltanski, Luc | Chiapello, Eve.
Contributor(s): Elliott, Gregory.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Verso 2007Description: xlvii,601p. 25 cm.ISBN: 9781844671656.Uniform titles: Nouvel esprit du capitalisme. English Subject(s): Capitalism -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 306.342
Contents:
General introduction : on the spirit of capitalism and the role of critique -- The emergence of a new ideological configuration -- Management discourse in the 1990s -- The formation of the projective city -- The transformation of capitalism and the neutralization of critique -- 1968 : crisis and revival of capitalism -- Dismantling the world of work -- Undermining the defences of the world of work -- The new spirit of capitalism and the new forms of critique -- The revival of the social critique -- The test of the artistic critique -- Conclusion : the force of critique -- Postscript : sociology Contra fatalism.
Review: "In this major work sociologists Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello go to the heart of the changes in contemporary business culture." "Via an unprecedented analysis of the latest 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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

General introduction : on the spirit of capitalism and the role of critique -- Pt. I. The emergence of a new ideological configuration -- 1. Management discourse in the 1990s -- 2. The formation of the projective city -- Pt. II. The transformation of capitalism and the neutralization of critique -- 3. 1968 : crisis and revival of capitalism -- 4. Dismantling the world of work -- 5. Undermining the defences of the world of work -- Pt. III. The new spirit of capitalism and the new forms of critique -- 6. The revival of the social critique -- 7. The test of the artistic critique -- Conclusion : the force of critique -- Postscript : sociology Contra fatalism.

"In this major work sociologists Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello go to the heart of the changes in contemporary business culture." "Via an unprecedented analysis of the latest 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."--BOOK JACKET.

Translated from the French.

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