What's Left of the World

What's Left of the World

Education, Identity and the Post-Work Political Imagination

For long-term viability the left must move beyond identity emotivism and articulate a larger worldview.

  • Paperback £16.99 || $27.95May 31, 2019
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In 1960, Paul Goodman argued that the Fordist system that treated people as mere cogs in a machine had created a profound unhappiness in young people and in American society as a whole.

More than half a century later, professor David Blacker recognizes that decades of neoliberalism have pushed young people beyond unhappiness and into a collective identity crisis. Overall, Americans no longer feel needed to do jobs that had previously anchored them in society and are becoming disconnected and purposeless. The proliferation of new identities, based not on work but on consumption, is symptomatic of neoliberalism and its hyper-commodification and deregulation of everyday life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
David J. Blacker
David J. Blacker David Blacker is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Legal Studies at the University of Delaware and is the author of The Falling Rate ...
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