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Three Lectures on Post-Industrial Society
Author: Daniel Cohen

ISBN: 9780262033831
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 15 November 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97 x 1.91
Description:
In this pithy and provocative book, the noted economist Daniel Cohen offers his analysis of the global shift to a post-industrial era. If it was once natural to speak of industrial society, Cohen writes, it is more difficult to speak meaningfully of post-industrial "society." The solidarity that once characterized industrial society no longer exists. The different components of large industrial enterprises have been systematically disassembled: tasks considered nonessential are assigned to subcontractors; engineers are grouped together in research sites, distant from the workers. Employees are left exposed and shareholders act to protect themselves. Never has the awareness that we all live in the same world been so strong--and never have the social conditions of existence been so unequal. In these wide-ranging reflections, Cohen describes the transformations that signaled the break between the industrial and the post-industrial eras. He links the revolution in information technology to the trend toward flatter hierarchies of workers with multiple skills--and connects the latter to work practices growing out of the culture of the May 1968 p...

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