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Transformation of Work in Contemporary Capitalism

Talent and Inequalities: Creative Labor and the Transformations of Capitalism


October 27, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
October 27, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

A prominent French sociologist, Pierre-Michel Menger, draws on sociology, economics, and philosophy to argue that creative work and contemporary capitalism are now governed by uncertainty and inequality. His seminal works interrogate how creative knowledge workers affected the labor market and contemporary Capitalism.

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A prominent French sociologist, Pierre Michel Menger’s seminal works interrogate how creative knowledge workers affected the labor market and contemporary Capitalism. Menger draws on sociology, economics, and philosophy to argue that creative work and contemporary capitalism are now governed by uncertainty and inequality.

Creative work has been celebrated as the highest form of achievement since at least Aristotle. But our understanding of the dynamics and market for creative work — artistic work in particular — often relies on unexamined clichés about individual genius, industrial engineering of talent, and the fickleness of fashion." excerpt from Menger's book The Economics of Creativity. Art and Achievement under Uncertainty, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2014.

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