A World Beyond Work? Labour, Money and the Capitalist State between Crisis and Utopia

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, Frederick Harry Pitts

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This book mounts a forceful critique of fashionable thinking on the possibility of a post-work, post-capitalist society achieved through automation, a basic income and the reduction of working hours to zero, suggesting this popular utopia is nothing of the sort.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781787691438
ISBN (Print)9781787691469
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameSociety Now

Bibliographical note

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is Reader in Sociology at University of
Bath. Her publications include The Politics of Autonomy in
Latin America: The Art of Organising Hope (Palgrave, 2015),
Social Sciences for An-Other Politics: Women Theorising
without Parachutes (Editor, Palgrave, 2016), and Open
Marxism4:Against a ClosingWorld (Editor, Pluto Press, 2019).

Frederick Harry Pitts is Lecturer in Work, Organisation &
Public Policy at University of Bristol School of Management.
He is author of Value (Polity, 2020), Corbynism: A Critical
Approach (Emerald, 2018) and Critiquing Capitalism Today:
New Ways to Read Marx (Palgrave, 2017), and co-edits
Futures of Work (Bristol University Press).


  • Labour
  • work
  • State
  • capitalism
  • social reproduction
  • UBI
  • post work
  • value
  • prefiguration
  • social movements
  • Dinerstein
  • Pitts
  • Marx
  • opne marxism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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