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Work in the Post-Industrial World

  • Tom G. Griffiths
  • Robert Imre
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Part of the Marxism and Education book series (MAED)

Abstract

Mészáros’ analysis of the contemporary capitalist system is one in which he emphasizes how the utility-maximizing thesis has worked to destroy the marketplace. Rather than create efficiency, or the “best price/best value” for produced goods, having convinced individuals to act in their own narrow interests in order to maximize this personal utility has created a set of difficulties in the post-industrial world. These difficulties have exacerbated the traditional Marxist view of human alienation and taken them to a much higher level. Mészáros claims that work in the contemporary world needs to be thought through in a different way, and that mass education and mass society can provide avenues for that “working through.”

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Civil Society Everyday Life Individual Freedom Human Freedom Economic Sphere 
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© Tom G. Griffiths and Robert Imre 2013

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  • Robert Imre

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