For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: Jaeggi Citations

  • Jaeggi, Rahel
    • A Wide Concept of Economy: Economy as a Social Prac tice and the Critique of Capitalism (2017)
      (p.170) Another social practice crucial for fulfi lling the economic needs of society is labor or work. Labor is not simply a preinterpretively given, “raw” activity but rather is a practice that exists within a social and normative structure of recognition. It is not the activity, as such, that constitutes “work” but the social recognition of the activity as work and the role that the respective activity has in the social process of cooperation. Cooking or playing piano can be seen as work, or not, depending on whether it is practiced by the chef or the homemaker, by the pianist or the layperson. Work confronts us not only...
View all themes.
How to contribute.