Disobedient Society, The

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We live in a time where obedience is considered a relic of the past. We tend to see ourselves as free agents who can voluntary enter our personal relationships, family arrangements — and jobs — without being bound to them for life or subject to someone else’s authority. The labor contract that we all enter in order to earn a living is essentially an agreement of obedience in exchange for wages. But as psychologist Stanley Milgram — the instigator of the famous “electric shock” experiments — discovered in the 1960s, obedience relies on free will. What neoliberalism has done is to camouflage obedience by reifying the labor contract as an undisputed part of the world.

In The Disobedient Society, Mat Little investigates the historical evolution of obedience, how increasing material abundance threatens the labor contract, and what a disobedient society might look like.

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Weight 0.230000
ISBN13/Barcode 9788293064558
ISBN10 8293064552
Author Mat Little
Binding Paperback
Date Published 10th October 2020
Pages 190
Publisher New Compass Press