Farewell to the Working Class?

In 1980 Austrian born philosopher André Gorz wrote his book ‘Farewell to the Working Class’. It it he argued that the working class was no longer the central element in any sort of struggle for a new, and more just society, and that it had been replaced by a whole host of other movements, and interest groups, ranging from the women’s movement to the ecological movement. It’s a claim that has been repeated many times, by many people over the last four decades, and today seems more powerful than ever. In today’s world, where traditional industries have been decimated,...

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