Suggested Readings

Beecher, Jonathan, & Richard Bienvenu, eds. The Utopian Vision of Charles Fourier. Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.

Bell, Daniel. Work and Its Discontents. Boston: Beacon Press, 1956. (Reprinted in Bell’s The End of Ideology.)

Black, Bob. The Abolition of Work and Other Essays. Port Townsend, Washington: Loompanics Unlimited, n.d. [1986].

Black, Bob. Friendly Fire. Brooklyn, New York: Autonomedia, 1992. (Chapter One includes “Primitive Affluence: A Postscript to Sahlins” and “Smokestack Lightning.”)

Braverman, Harry. Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1974.

Cowan, Ruth Schwartz. More Work for Mother. New York: Basic Books, 1983.

Goodman, Paul & Percival. Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life. 2nd ed., rev. New York: Vintage Books, 1960.

Hunnicutt, Benjamin Kline. Work Without End: Abandoning Shorter Hours for the Right to Work. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.

Illich, Ivan. Shadow Work. Boston: Marion Boyars, 1981. (Other relevant material in Gender and Towards a History of Needs.)

Lafargue, Paul. The Right to Be Lazy. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1975.

Lee, Richard Borshay. The !Kung San: Men, Women, and Work in a Foraging Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Mann, Ernest. I Was Robot (Utopia Now Possible). Little Falls, Minnesota: Little Free Press, 1990.

Marglin, Stephen A. “What Do Bosses Do?” in The Division of Labour, ed. Andre Gorz. Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1976.

Morton, A.L., ed. Political Writings of William Morris. New York: International Publishers, 1973.

P.M. Bolo’bolo. New York: New edition, 1995.

Richards, Vernon, ed. Why Work? London: Freedom Press, 1983. (A rather bad anthology, but it contains several items worth reading.)

Sahlins, Marshall. Stone Age Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.

Santoro, Victor. Fighting Back on the Job. Port Townsend, Washington: Loompanics Unlimited, 1982.

Schor, Juliet B. The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure. New York: Basic Books, 1991.

Seidman, Michael. Workers Against Work. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1991.

Vaneigem, Raoul. The Revolution of Everyday Life. Seattle, Washington: Left Bank Books, Second, revised edition, 1994. (Chapter on “The Decline and Fall of Work.” Another translation from Practical Paradise Publications [London 1972] exists.)

Work in America. Report of a Special Task Force to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1973.

Zerzan, John. Elements of Refusal. Seattle, Washington: Left Bank Books, 1988

Part I: The Abolition of Work