For Work / Against Work
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"French Film and the New World of Work: From the Iron to the Glass Cage"

by O'Shaughnessy, Martin (2011)


Looking at some of the most important work-related French films of recent years, this article sets out to do three things. It begins by analysing how the films narrate the exit from Fordism and the accompanying transition from the old disciplinary regime to a new one characterised by a "caring" eugenics. It continues by contrasting the old Fordist and new post-Fordist human subjects and the spatial and material universes they inhabit. It concludes by evaluating the capacity of the films to renew critique.


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