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A QUESTION OF WORTH

Steed Chris

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

ISBN:
9781784535919

446,25 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Christopher Steed is a Research Fellow at Southampton University. He spent twelve years in Whitehall where he worked on trade policy towards South Africa during the Thatcher years and deindustrialisation. He has twenty years experience as a parish priest and currently works for the Diocese of Winchester is a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and holds doctorates in sociology and education from the University of Exeter and in theology and history from Trinity College. He has also worked in education and in senior management roles in notforprofit organisations.We live in a world that has become a resource a world conditioned by the progressive domination of a monetary scale applied across the board. Our value and worth are contingent upon what we earn on what we own. Amidst the increasing financialisation that characterises much of the globe the prevailing ethos is that the only values we can usefully measure are those that can be quantified and expressed in terms of economics. Yet economic value and the value of the human are closely connected: erode the economic and you erode the personal. In the global economic crash of recent years it has been people who have been under assault not just financial value. The vulnerability of a society shaped solely by economic and monetised transactions is exposed when the economy and the monetisation of everything fails. When the economic machine seizes up it is people who are devalued and dumped.Drawing upon his experience in government education and the Church the author asks: Must we be a market society as well as a market economy? Can we devise a noneconomic account of describing human value and worth? Christopher Steed argues that the really important issues that frame the contemporary human situation are those that cannot be measured. Quality is also vital to human flourishing: what after all is wealth for? In this timely and important work the author calls for a wider concept of value one that encompasses both economic value and human value and for a society that cultivates the importance of the human.Contents IntroductionChapter 1 From field to factory: quantification as a way of lifePart I The social transmission of valueChapter 2The differentiation of worth life in layersChapter 3The distribution of worth you are what you earnChapter 4The demonstration of worth you are what you own Part II Capitalism on the couchChapter 5Performance anxietyChapter 6 Power imbalance Chapter 7PovertyChapter 8The emotional cost of recession Chapter 9Pathology in the City Chapter 10Performativity: education Chapter 11Performativity: workplace and wards Chapter 12Predatory behaviour Part III Marching to a different drumChapter 13 Environments of value Chapter 14 Rebooting capitalism Chapter 15High value society and the goal

Wymiary: 234 mm 156 mm 557 gr

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