For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Work ethic and degrowth in a changing Atlantic Canada"

by Foster, Karen (2017)


This article draws on interviews, observations, and surveys from two mixed-methods sociological studies of people's relationships to paid and unpaid work to argue that the concept of the work ethic is a fruitful entrypoint for exploring critical issues of work, leisure and consumption in rural places, and indeed anywhere there are efforts to realize degrowth strategies. Then, I survey some of the major themes about work in a selection of widely-cited degrowth writings and argue that the work ethic could use more attention—particularly the …


Degrowth, Political Economy, Sociology, Empirical Study, Work Ethic, Empirical Research



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