by Sam Ben-Meir
The rise of automation and the concurrent squeeze of workers in the name of profit offer an opportunity to revisit the ideas of Russian anarchist Pyotr Kropotkin as a forward-looking critique of power.
SOURCE: Boston Review
by Jonathan Levy
The Italian lunchtime insists that time be organized around communal rituals and sustenance, not work. Does the utter foreignness of this attitude in America help explain the current national derangement?
SOURCE: The Atlantic
"The anxieties of capitalism are not confined to the workplace. They have a long history of leaking into our free time," explains leisure historian Steven M. Gelber.
SOURCE: New York Times
The descendants of the Bruce family seek restitution for the taking of their family's beachfront land, which had been Southern California's first beach resort serving African Americans. Historian Alison Rose Jefferson says recreational access was an underappreciated facet of the struggle for justice.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The anthropologist James Suzman's book evaluates the ravages of modern capitalist civilization – in particular, the institution of work – on individual and collective psychology.
SOURCE: The Progressive
Historian Chris West notes that “driving in a racist society” persists as a “gut-wrenching horror" in a new PBS documentary "Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America."
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