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The story of work (hardcover)


Jan Lucassen provides an inclusive history of humanity’s busy labor throughout the ages. Spanning China, India, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, Lucassen looks at the ways in which humanity organizes work: in the household, the tribe, the city, and the state. He examines how labor is split between men, women, and children; the watershed moment of the invention of money; the collective action of workers; and at the impact of migration, slavery, and the idea of leisure. From peasant farmers in the first agrarian societies to the precarious existence of today’s gig workers, this surprising account of both cooperation and subordination at work throws essential light on the opportunities we face today.

SKU: 38854 Category: Tag:
Subtitle: A new history of mankind
Author: Lucassen, Jan
Year: 2022
ISBN: 9780300256796
Pages: 544
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publisher's city: New Haven/London
Publication date: 2022-08-10
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