• Jean-Pierre Durand


The introduction returns to the analyses of Gramsci on the advent of what he termed the New Worker and contemplates the nature of the profound changes taking place today. These changes embrace work and consumption and specifically in terms of their influence on the ‘subject’. The chapter considers the ways in which contemporary models of capitalism and the ‘subject’ have changed over the last three decades? What are the links between production and consumption in this transformation? How might we understand the consumption of (in)tangible goods against this background? What is the nature of the new worker today?


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  • Jean-Pierre Durand
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  1. 1.University of Évry Paris-SaclayÉvryFrance

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