Released in 1990
This project asks the question “why work?” and aims to re-examine the role of work in our society. It explores the meaning, uses, development and future of work.
“Why work?” is a critique that forges a perspective which cuts through the smoke screen of various specialist concerns around work.
The role of work is re-examined to bring out the fundamental issues, often obscured and diffused by separated, isolated ideas of leisure, efficiency, careers, jobs creation, employment and unemployment.
Work is a science, a religion, a culture and a way of life. As a society only five per cent of work is productive or socially useful. And with leisure being so important, why are we working harder than ever?
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