I work, therefore I am? / Angela Condello, Tiziano Toracca: -- Migrants, Marx, Descartes, Fichte and Hegel : On Working and Being / Emiliano Acosta -- Work, Pensions and Transgenerational Justice / Tiziana Andina -- The Disclosure of Humanity : Challenges of the Digital Turn / Angela Condello -- How the future of work can work for the workers / Marc De Vos -- Europe and the Construction of a Worker Mentality : Human Rights as an Instrument of Neoliberal Government? : The Case of Dutch Labour Activation Programmes for Welfare Recipients / Anja Eleveld -- From Capital to Documediality / Maurizio Ferraris -- On working and being : the legal metaphysics of labour and the constitutional errors of Social Europe / Luke Mason -- Irregular Migrants at Work and the Groundless Legal Subject / Anastasia Tataryn -- The Ontology of Labor / Enrico Terrone -- Objectivity, repetition, and the search for satisfaction / Gertrudis Van de Vijver -- From Text to Work : or, Operation Without Production / David Ayers -- Works by Vitaliano Trevisan and the Representation of Work in the Neo-Liberal Age / Carlo Baghetti -- I Can Quit Whenever I Want : The Academic Precariat in Italian Cinema / Alberto Baracco -- The refusal of the work in the Italian Literature : from Vogliamo tutto (1971) to Works (2016) / Silvia Contarini -- Labour and identity in documentary web series on new Italian emigrants / Jansen Monica -- Deux jours, une nuit and La loi du marché : the tactical withdrawal of government and capital / John Marks -- When The Flash said: "We were all struck by that lightning" : Work and the Contemporary Superhero TV-Shows / Mara Santi -- A new name and a new job, that's what he'd like' : Identity, Labour and Precarity, 1915-2015 / Morag Shiach -- In the name of a loss : work and the contradictions of contemporary literary imaginary / Tiziano Toracca.
"The ontology of work and the economics of value underpin the legal institution, with the existence of modern law predicated upon the subject as labourer. In contemporary Europe, labour is more than a mere economic relationship. Indeed, labour occupies a central position in human existence: since the industrial revolution, it has been the principal criterion of reciprocal recognition and of universal mobilization. This multi-disciplinary volume analyses labour and its depictions in their interaction with the latest legal, socio-economic and political tendencies. Addressing such issues as deregulation, flexibility, de-industrialization, the pervasive enlargement of markets, digitization and virtual relationships, social polarisation and migratory fluxes, this volume engage the existential role played by labour in our lives at the conjunction of law and the humanities. This book will be of interest to law students, legal philosophers, theoretical philosophers, political philosophers, social and political theorists, labour studies scholars, literature and film scholars"--