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Book chapter

At the Threshold of Production of the Future: New Actors in the Labour Market, New Social Perspectives

P. 159-173.

Modern society is undergoing dramatic changes. Industrial civilization as a civilization of labour is becoming a thing of the past. The changes involve not just the attitude to labour, but the sphere of labour itself and its professional structure. New professions in information epoch are replacing old industrial occupations, changing stereotypes about everyday life that formed over centuries. The scale and types of activity that are in demand are transforming, new working practices are emerging, and labour legislation needs revision. The growing opposition between labour and capital raises the issue of the role of labour as a resource of global development. In the conditions of the shrinking welfare state, labour and the needs of a worker increasingly fall outside of the state control. The notions of social guarantees and corporate culture are turning into a simulacrum2 . Due to the disorganization of Western capitalism, big corporations and long-term liabilities to the workers and physical locations of workplaces have become obsolete. The number of corporations has shrunk twice since the early XXI century.

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Edited by: F. Saccà. Milan: FrancoAngeli Open Access, 2020.