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Farewell to the Working Class (Pluto Classics) 1st Edition
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Gorz argues that both Marxism and the traditional working class are in crisis. Ultimately, both have failed. The development of the productive forces hasn't laid the material basis for socialism. Rather, they simply reproduce capitalism. Nor is it possible for the working class to take over the productive forces, neither as individuals, nor as a collective. This kind of "workers' power" is an illusion. Large scale production and the international division of labour makes it impossible for the workers in one single plant or industry to organize "self-management". The entire industrial apparatus is one single whole. Its parts simply cannot be self-managed. Meanwhile, automation, computerization and piecework have made workers either completely redundant, or reduced their potential power over the work process to an absolute minimum. This too makes it impossible to take over the economy as it is, and turn it into "socialism".Read more ›