High technology will destroy more jobs than it creates. This grim prediction was first published in the 1994 edition of The Jobless Future, an eerily accurate title that could have been written for today's dismal economic climate. Fully updated and with a new introduction by Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio, The Jobless Future warns that jobs as we know them-long-term, with benefits-are an endangered species.
Stanley Aronowitz is distinguished professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books, including Paradigm Lost (Minnesota, 2002). William DiFazio is professor and chair of the sociology department at St. John's University, New York. He is the author of Ordinary Poverty.
Contents Facing the Economic Crisis of the Twenty-First Century: A New Introduction to The Jobless Future The Jobless Future Preface Introduction Part I. Technoscience and Joblessness 1. The New Knowledge Work 2. Technoculture and the Future of Work 3. The End of Skill? 4. The Computerized Engineer and Architect 5. The Professionalized Scientist Part II. Contours of a New World 6. Contradictions of the Knowledge Class: Power, Proletarianization, and Intellectuals 7. Unions and the Future of Professional Work 8. A Taxonomy of Teacher Work Part III. Beyond the Catastrophe 9. The Cultural Construction of Class: Knowledge and the Labor Process 10. Quantum Measures: Capital Investment and Job Reduction 11. The Jobless Future? Afterword Notes Index