For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: Birth of Biopolitics

  • Foucault, Michel
    • Birth of Biopolitics. Lectures at the Collège de France 1978-1979 (2008)
      (p.223) What does bringing labor back into economic analysis mean? It does not mean knowing where labor is situated between, let’s say, capital and production. The problem of bringing labor back into the field of economic analysis is not one of asking about the price of labor, or what it produces technically, or what is the value added by labor. The fundamental, essential problem, anyway the first problem which arises when one wants to analyze labor in economic terms, is how the person who works uses the means available to him. That is to say, to bring labor into the field...
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