The Way We Work (Griffith Review, Volume 45)

October 31, 2020
The Way We Work (Griffith Review, Volume 45)

How does work shape our values, our citizens, cultures andcommunities? As our work changes, how will it change us? How doesthe blurring of work and leisure through ‘access anywhere’technology affect our attitudes to work? How are older Australiansgoing to find consistent and flexible work (as the government wantsthem to do) when age discrimination is rife? Will flexible workhelp decrease the gender gap? These are the questions posed inThe Way We Work. The way we work has changed profoundly inrecent years. Many welcome the flexibility of the new environment.For others, though, it represents a deepening of risk andinsecurity. The proletariat is giving way to what has been calledthe precariat, a new class who lack the stability and certainty ofregular work or predictable social welfare._Griffith REVIEW 45:_The Way We Work explores theextraordinary structural changes in work caused by technology,globalisation, economic theory, the collapse of the unions and anageing population.Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editorof Griffith REVIEW, Australia's most awarded and extractedquarterly, produced by Griffith University and Text Publishing. Sheis a professor in the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, amember of the boards of the ABC and the Grattan Institute, andchair of the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Julianneis an acclaimed author, and in 2009 became a Member of the Order ofAustralia for services to journalism and the community.'The best literary journal in Australia.' Sydney MorningHerald'As engaging as it is prescient.' WeekendAustralian'Fresh and intelligent.' Australian Book Review