work

Social Structures, Political Elites and Ideology in Revolutionary Paris - Richard Andrews

The bourgeois and authoritarian nature of the sans-culottes in revolutionary Paris.

The Abolition of Labour in Marx's Teachings - Uri Zilbersheid

Uri Zilbersheid on Marx's little-discussed ideas on the abolition of labour.

What work matters?

Chris Carlsson on the futility of much work under capitalism.

Karl Marx on alienated labour

An extract from Marx's 1844 Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts on the process of alienation of the worker from their work.

Libertarian socialism - Dave Lamb

Dave Lamb looks at socialism as the resistance of workers to work and bureaucracy.

Work and the free society - Anarchist Federation

The Anarchist Federation analyse work in modern capitalist society, what is wrong with it and what we can all do to help rectify it.

Useful work versus useless toil - William Morris

'The Months' tile panel - Morris, Marshall, Falkner Co. Painted by Faulkner 1863

An article on the nature of work by the nineteenth century libertarian socialist craftsman/artist and designer.

Questions for alternatives - Kamunist Kranti

A selection of texts by Kamunist Kranti on work, and its domination over all aspects of human life

Time, work-discipline and industrial capitalism - E. P. Thompson

Treadmills old & new - gym & prison

Thompson brilliantly explores the changing relationship to time in class society, describing the change from 'time passed' to 'time spent'; the class struggle over the creation of "the new universe of disciplined time" in factory and school.

A ballad against work - Kamunist Kranti

Indian communist group Kamunist Kranti's pamphlet about and against wage labour.