Smart Machines and Service Work (Innbundet)

Automation in an Age of Stagnation

Serie: Field Notes 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 192
Forlag: Reaktion Books
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9781789143188
Omtale Smart Machines and Service Work
In recent decades digital devices have reshaped daily life, while tech companies' stock prices have thrust them to the forefront of the business world. In this rapid, global development, the promise of a new machine age has been accompanied by worries about accelerated joblessness thanks to new forms of automation. Jason E. Smith looks behind the techno-hype to lay out the realities of a period of economic slowdown and expanding debt: low growth rates and an increase of labour-intensive jobs at the bottom of the service sector. He shows how increasing inequality and poor working conditions have led to new forms of workers' struggles. Ours is less an age of automation, Smith contends, than one in which stagnation is intertwined with class conflict.

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