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The Politics of Refusal and the Post-Work Political Imaginary

If industrial capitalism's wage-based society is steadily disappearing, what might come after? The post-work society could certainly turn out to mean an overall increase in social control/domination. Avoiding the most dystopian of outcomes will require a new kind of politics of work -- a broad-based politics of refusal of work-as-we-know-it. In Signs of the Great Refusal (Punctum Books, 2023 forthcoming) I explore what I consider to be the key elements of "the post-work political imaginary" as a condition for the emergence of such a politics.

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