James Suzman

Work. A History of How We Spend Our Time

DKK 110,00

Varenr. 33.11 / H14. – Uindbundet. – Illustreret med sort-hvide tegninger af Michelle Fava. – 2020. – 444 sider. – Som ny. – 110 DKK

 ”The work we do brings us meaning, moulds our values, determines our social status and dictates how we spend most of our time. But this wasn’t always the case: For 95 % of our species’ history, work held af radically different importance”.

Bloomsbury - 2020

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“Recognising that for most of human history  people had a very different approach to work reminds us that work is someting altogether more interesting than our jobs…How then, did work become the central organisational principle of our societies ? How did it transform our bodies, our environments, our views on equality and our sense of time ? And why, in af time of materiale abundance, are we working more than ever before ?

“The first industrial revolution was coughed out of the soot-blackened chimneys of coal-fired stem engines. And the third took the form of the electronic micro-processor. Now we are ind the midst of a fourth industrial revolution, born of the union of a host of new digital, biological and physical technologies… ( Forord ).

INDHOLD:  The economic problem. – In the beginning. – To live is to work. – Idle hands and busy beaks. – Tools and skills. – Fire’s other gifts. – The provident environment. – The original affluent society. – Ghosts in the forest. – Toiling in the fields. – Leaping off the edge. – Feasts and famines. – Time is money. – The first machines. – The bright lights. The malady of infinite aspiration. – Top talent. – The death of a salaryman. – The new desease. – Conclusion. – Notes. – Index.