The Last Good Job in America: Work and Education in the New Global Technoculture (Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire)
- Publish Date: 2007-11-12
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Stanley Aronowitz
Money, jobs, careers, training_all are topics often overheard in the conversation of middle-class Americans. One of the nation's leading critics of education, the world of work, and the labor movement, Stanley Aronowitz shows how new technologies, labor, and education all are deeply intertwined in our culture and everyday lives. This book reflects Aronowitz's thinking at a time when globalization has brought these connections to broad public attention. Aronowitz argues for the decline of 'the job' as the backbone, along with family, of American society. Despite high employment, low wages and job insecurity leave many families at or below the poverty line. The career instability previously experienced mostly by blue-collar workers has spread to middle managers and high-level executives caught in the rapid movement of capital and technologies. In light of these facts, Aronowitz argues for a new social contract between employers and workers.