Long Read: Work As Obedience: Historical Reflections for a Post-Work Future
by James Fisher
Our relationship to work is a fractious one: whilst politicians vindicate 'hard working families', some social theorists dream of a ‘post-work’ future. James Fisher takes a look back at the evolution of the 'work ethic', to see what insights it can provide into. how our society organises work – and how those structures might be overcome.