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Gorz, André

Works: 421 works in 1,302 publications in 8 languages and 11,690 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vJewish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other, Originator, Creator, Compiler, Translator
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Ecology as politics by André Gorz( Book )

57 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La quatrième de couverture indique : "Des choix de société n'ont cessé de nous être imposés sous couvert de choix techniques. S'il se sert des mêmes outils, le socialisme ne vaudra pas mieux que le capitalisme ; s'il perfectionne les pouvoirs de l'Etat sans favoriser en même temps l'autonomie des communautés et des personnes, il risque de basculer à son tour dans le technofascisme. L'expansion de cette autonomie est au centre de l'exigence écologiste. Elle suppose une subversion du rapport des individus à leurs outils, à leur consommation, à leur corps, à la nature."
Strategy for labor; a radical proposal by André Gorz( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in 5 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism and revolution by André Gorz( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farewell to the working class : an essay on post-industrial socialism by André Gorz( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and French and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André Gorz argues that changes in the role of the work and labour process in the closing decades of the twentieth century have, once and for all, weakened the power of skilled industrial workers. Their place has been taken, says Gorz, by social movements such as the womenʹs movement and the green movement, and all those who refuse to accept the work ethic so fundamental to early capitalist societies. Provocative and heretical, Farewell to the Working Class is a classic study of labour and unemployment in the post-industrial world
The division of labour : the labour process and class-struggle in modern capitalism by André Gorz( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique of economic reason by André Gorz( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André Gorz's earlier books -- from Ecology as Politics to Farewell to the Working Class and Paths to Paradise -- have informed and inspired the most radical currents in Green movements in Europe and America over the last two decades. In Critique of Economic Reason, he offers his fullest account to date of the terminal crisis of a system where every activity and aspiration has been subjected to the rule of the market. By carefully delineating the existential and cultural limits of economic rationality, he emphasizes the urgent need to create a society which rejects the work ethic in favor of an emancipatory ethic of free time. -- Publisher description
The traitor by André Gorz( Book )

40 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in French and English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selon l'auteur, chaque individu est trahi dès lors que ses actes, par l'entremise des autres et de l'histoire, dépassent la volonté qui les a fait naître. La volonté, pour être conforme à la réalité de l'acte, doit connaître la situation globale dans laquelle il va s'inscrire
Capitalism, socialism, ecology by André Gorz( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and German and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the background of technological developments which have transformed the nature of work and the structure of the workforce, Gorz explores the new political agendas facing both left and right. Each is in disarray: the right, torn between the demands of capital and the 'traditional values' of its supporters, can only offer illusory solutions, while the left either capitulates to these or remains tempted by regressive, 'fundamentalist' projects inappropriate to complex modern societies
Paths to paradise : on the liberation from work by André Gorz( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecologica by André Gorz( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of five articles and two interviews, compiled by the author himself as a kind of political testament, focuses on the ecological thinking he pioneered in Europe."
Metamorphoses du travail : quete du sens : critique de la raison economique by André Gorz( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in French and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: Métamorphoses du travail ; Quête du sens
Reclaiming work : beyond the wage-based society by André Gorz( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thesis which argues that societies created by Fordism have been falling apart and have given way to non-societal behaviour in which the dominant stratum has grabbed most of the surplus wealth. The author suggests a programme to remedy the problem
Kritik der ökonomischen Vernunft : Sinnfragen am Ende d. Arbeitsges. by André Gorz( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André Gorz gehört zu jenen Globalisierungskritikern, die die gegenwärtige Wirtschaftskrise bereits vor Jahren beschrieben haben. Alles andere als ein Zufall, dass er heute intensiv gelesen und diskutiert wird. Gorz zeigt auf, wie und warum die ökonomische Vernunft uns ihr Gesetz aufzwingen konnte und die Trennung von Arbeit und Leben, von Produktion und Bedürfnissen immer weiter vorantreibt und warum sie die Gesellschaft letztlich spaltet. Man hat ein System zugelassen, das viel freie Zeit schafft, diese aber permanent ökonomisiert, das heisst soziale und schöpferische Tätigkeiten in Dienstleistungen verwandelt. Wirtschaftliches Wachstum schafft so nicht mehr Freiheit, sondern weniger. Autonomes, soziales Handeln verliert mehr und mehr seinen Raum. Für André Gorz gilt es, Werte wie Selbstverwirklichung, Gemeinschaft und Emanzipation zu verteidigen - mittels einer neuen Utopie, die die heutige ökonomische Vernunft überwindet
Misères du présent, richesse du possible by André Gorz( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in French and Spanish and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique de la division du travail by André Gorz( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in French and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réforme et révolution by André Gorz( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abschied vom Proletariat : jenseits des Sozialismus by André Gorz( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arbeit zwischen Misere und Utopie by André Gorz( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La morale de l'histoire by André Gorz( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immaterial : knowledge, value and capital by André Gorz( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Immaterial, French social philosopher André Gorz (1923-2007) argues, in his finely-tuned and polemical style, that the economic boom that accelerated in the 1990s and crashed so spectacularly in 2008 was based largely on an immaterial consumption of symbols and ideas, as capitalism tried to overcome the crisis of the formally industrial regime by throwing itself into a new, so-called knowledge economy. In this, the last full-length theoretical work Gorz completed before his death, he argues instead for the creation of a true knowledge economy. This economy would be based on zero-cost exchange and pooled resources, and knowledge would be treated as humanityʹs common property. Currently, in order to exploit knowledge and turn it into capital, the capitalist enterprise privatizes specialized knowledge and claims ownership through private licenses and copyright. But as Gorz shows, the traditional foundations of such capitalist economics have begun to crumble because of the immaterial nature of this new form of product, which makes it almost impossible to measure in monetary terms. The knowledge economy, Gorz declares, is the crisis of capitalism. -- Description from (June 29, 2012.)
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Critique of economic reason
Farewell to the working class : an essay on post-industrial socialismCritique of economic reasonThe traitorCapitalism, socialism, ecologyEcologicaReclaiming work : beyond the wage-based societyMisères du présent, richesse du possibleArbeit zwischen Misere und Utopie
Alternative Names

controlled identityBosquet, Michel

André Gorz austrian philosopher

André Gorz filosofo e giornalista francese

André Gorz Frans journalist

André Gorz französischer Sozialphilosoph österreichischer Herkunft

André Gorz philosophe et journaliste français

André Gorz rakouský filozof

André Gorz skrivagner gallek

Andreas Gorz

Bosquet, M. (Michel)

Bosquet, Michel

Bosquet, Michel 1923-2007

Gorz, A. 1923-2007

Gorz, André

Gorz, André, 1923-2007

Gorz, André, 1924-2007

Hirsch, Gerhard.

Hirsch, Gerhard 1923-2006

Hirsch, Gerhard 1923-2007

Horst, Gerard

Horst Gerard 1923-2007

Horst, Gerhard 1923-2007

Horst, Gerhart

Αντρέ Γκορζ

Андре Горз

Андре Горц

Горц, Андре

고르, 앙드레 1923-2007

고르스, 앙드레 1923-2007

앙드레 고르


ゴルツ, アンドレ

ボスケ, ミシェル