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    Needs, creativity and care: Adorno and the future of work

    Reeves, Craig and Sinnicks, M. (2023) Needs, creativity and care: Adorno and the future of work. Organisation 30 (5), pp. 851-872. ISSN 1350-5084.

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    This paper attempts to show how Adorno’s thought can illuminate our reflections on the future of work. It does so by situating Adorno’s conception of genuine activity in relation to his negativist critical epistemology and his subtle account of the distinction between true and false needs. What emerges is an understanding of work that can guide our aspirations for the future of work, and one we illustrate via discussions of creative work and care work. These are types of work which cater to persistent human needs, albeit ones that are distorted under present social conditions. Adorno’s thought helps us to understand why this is the case.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Craig Reeves
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2023 11:17
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 06:45


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