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The Resource Three lectures on post-industrial society, Daniel Cohen ; translated by William McCuaig

Three lectures on post-industrial society, Daniel Cohen ; translated by William McCuaig

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Three lectures on post-industrial society
Title
Three lectures on post-industrial society
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Cohen ; translated by William McCuaig
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A noted economist analyzes the upheavals caused by revolutions in technology, labor, culture, financial markets, and globalization. In this pithy and provocative book, noted economist Daniel Cohen offers his analysis of the global shift to a post-industrial era. If it was once natural to speak of industrial society, Cohen writes, it is more difficult to speak meaningfully of post-industrial "society." The solidarity that once lay at the heart of industrial society no longer exists. The different levels of large industrial enterprises have been systematically disassembled: tasks considered nonessential are assigned to subcontractors; engineers are grouped together in research sites, apart from the workers. Employees are left exposed while shareholders act to protect themselves. Never has the awareness that we all live in the same world been so strong--and never have the social conditions of existence been so unequal. In these wide-ranging reflections, Cohen describes the transformations that signaled the break between the industrial and the post-industrial eras. He links the revolution in information technology to the trend toward flatter hierarchies of workers with multiple skills--and connects the latter to work practices growing out of the culture of the May 1968 protests. Subcontracting and outsourcing have also changed the nature of work, and Cohen succinctly analyzes the new international division of labor, the economic rise of China, India, and the former Soviet Union, and the economic effects of free trade on poor countries. Finally, Cohen examines the fate of the European social model--with its traditional compromise between social justice and economic productivity--in a post-industrial world
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1953-
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Cohen, Daniel
Dewey number
330.9
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
HF1359
LC item number
.C65213 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
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McCuaig, William
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  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Social history
  • Europe
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Social history
  • Social policy
  • Europe
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Three lectures on post-industrial society, Daniel Cohen ; translated by William McCuaig
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Publication
Note
Previously published in French as: Trois leçons sur la société post-industrielle
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The era of ruptures -- The new world economy -- Is there a European social model?
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259346071
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1 online resource (106 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780262266659
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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  • 7970
  • 9780262266659
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remote
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(OCoLC)259346071
Label
Three lectures on post-industrial society, Daniel Cohen ; translated by William McCuaig
Publication
Note
Previously published in French as: Trois leçons sur la société post-industrielle
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The era of ruptures -- The new world economy -- Is there a European social model?
Control code
259346071
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (106 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262266659
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7970
  • 9780262266659
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)259346071

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