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By itself, this is a book about work, but it's also more than that. It is an outline of an analysis of capitalism: what it is, how it works, how we might dis-mantle it. And the book and the analysis are outgrowths of something more a movement of people determined to fight it. So this book isn't just an attempt to describe reality but also a tool with which to change it. If any of the words or illustrations resonate with you, don't leave them trapped on these pages write them on the wall, shout them over the intercom at your former workplace, change them as you see fit and release them into the world. This project is the combined effort of a group of people who have already spent many years in pitched struggle against capitalism. What qualifies us to write this? Some of us used to be students or pizza deliverers or dishwashers; others still are construction workers or graphic designers or civic-minded criminals. But all of us have lived under capitalism since we were born, and that makes us experts on it. The same goes for you. No one has to have a degree in economics to understand what's happening: it s enough to get a paycheck or a pink slip and pay attention. We re suspicious of the experts who get their credentials from on high, who have incentives to minimize things that are obvious to everyone else. Like every attempt to construct a scale model of the world, this one is bound to be partial in both senses of the word. To present the whole story, it would have to be as vast as history. There s no way to be unbiased, either: our positions and values inevitably influence what we include and what we leave out. What we offer here is simply one perspective from our side of the counter and our side of the barricades. If it lines up with yours, let's do something about it.… (more)
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Περιεχόμενα
-Ζει μόνη... και ζυμώνει
Κατερίνα Μελισσανίδου: Χαμογελάνε οι Τζοκόντες;
Κωστής Ανετάκης: Η Γλαύκη της Ερημιάς
Κλεονίκη Ρήγα: Ωδή στον Κάτω Κόσμο
Κατερίνα Λαζίδου: Οι κάλτσες με τα χάρτινα καράβια
Φαννή Χατζημωυσή: Ζει μόνη και ζυμώνει
Σοφία Χατζηπασχάλη: Menage a trois
Ράνια Γεωργάκα: Πασχαλινά τσουρέκια
Καίτη Στεφανάκη: Στους κήπους του Αλή Καπή
-Μικρο-μυθ-ιστορίες
Κατερίνα Μελισσανίδου: Τέσσερις συγκάτοικοι
Tάνια Βοσνιάδου: Η Μήδεια
Ράνια Γεωργάκα: Ζωή σε αναμονή
Αποστολία Χατζησαρόγλου: Νόσος Ναγκασάκι
Κλεονίκη Ρήγα: Συριανά λουκούμια
Νόπη Τσιπίλη: Σταυροβελονιά
Κατερίνα Λαζίδου: Κόκνο μπρακί
Κλεονίκη Ρήγα: Τρυφερά γράμματα
Μαίη Βασιλικού: Εβδομήντα δραχμές
-Σημείωμα Γιάννη Μακριδάκη
Δήμητρα Βαλεοντή: Για τη ζωή μετά...
Φανή Αργυροπούλου: Ο θάνατος του Παναγή
Καλλιόπη Πασιά: Το βλέμμα του σκύλου
Τάνια Βοσνιάδου: Το κουτάβι
-ΑΠΑΓΟΡΕΥΤΑΙ ΤΟ ΔΕΣΙΜΟ ΖΩΩΝ ΕΚ ΤΗΣ ΑΣΤΥΝΟΜΙΑΣ
Δήμητρα Βαλεοντή: Στην ελευθερία
Βάσω Καλαντίδου: ΑΠΑΓΟΡΕΥΕΤΑΙ ΤΟ ΔΕΣΙΜΟ ΖΩΩΝ ΕΚ ΤΗΣ ΑΣΤΥΝΟΜΙΑΣ
Σοφία Χατζηπασχάλη: Σχέδιο μαθήματος
-Ανθισμένες κερασιές
Κατερίνα Λαζίδου: Ανεβασιά
Μαίη Βασιλικού: A Thousand Kisses Deep
Αποστολία Χατζησαρόγλου: Το λουτρό
Νόπη Τσιπίλη: Ανθισμένες Κερασιές
Λίλια Ιακωβάκη: Το στόμα
Δήμητρα Βαλεοντή: Γυναικεία λογοτεχνία
-Συνένοχοι
Απόστολος Καλουδάς: Μικροί συνένοχοι
Φαννή Χατζημωυσή: Οικογενειακοί μπελάδες
-Πρώτη φορά
Κωστής Ανετάκης: Παρένθετος ρατσιστής
Καλλιόπη Πασιά: Μέσα και απέναντι
Βάσω Καλαντίδου: Η βιαιότητα της συνήθειας
-Ταξίδια
Τάνια Βοσνιάδου: Το πέος
Βάσω Καλαντίδου: Οτοστόπ
Φανή Αργυροπούλου: San Michele
Νόπη Τσιπίλη: Το Μεγάλο Ταξίδι
Κατερίνα Μελισσανίδου: Λευκή μουσελίνα
Ράνια Γεωργάκα: Εννιάμισι
Καλλιόπη Πασιά: Υποδοχείς ψυχής
Αποστολία Χατζησαρόγλου: Ο ακάλυπτος
Λίλια Ιακωβάκη: Η βαλίτσα
-Του Αϊ-Φανούρη
Σοφία Χατζηπασχάλη: Ο Ντελικανής
Κλεονίκη Ρήγα: Η γραβάτα
Λίλια Ιακωβάκη: Ο Θεριός
Καλλιόπη Πασιά: Του Φανουριού τ' ανήμερα
-Ζώδιο Παρθένος
Ράνια Γεωργάκα: Πιάνο και ορχήστρα
Απόστολος Καλουδάς: Τζίνα
-Γυναίκα στη θάλασσα
Κατερίνα Μελισσανίδου: Οδηγίες προς διασωθέντες ναυτιλλομένους
Βάσω Καλαντίδου: Άνθρωπος στη θάλασσα
Αποστολία Χατζησαρόγλου: Θέα θάλασσα
Μαίη Βασιλικού: Μια παρτίδα μπιρίμπας
Κλεονίκη Ρήγα: Ιστορίες της θάλασσας
Απόστολος Καλουδάς: Πελαγία
Φαννή Χατζημωυσή: Η Αροκάρια
Καίτη Στεφανάκη: Στη θάλασσα των αποφλοιωμένων εαυτών
  dimi777 | May 28, 2023 |
Εισαγωγή, 4
Συνέντευξη Ντανιελ Μέντελσον. 54
Ο Καβάφης (επί) του παρόντος - Γουργουρής, Στάθης. 58
Ποιήματα (από τα «Αναγνωσμένα»). 62
Ποιήματα (από τα «Κρυμμένα»), 158
Το παρελθόν στα ζάρια - Παπαθεοδώρου, Γιάννης, 170
Μια όψη του χριστιανισμού στον Καβάφη - Δημουλά, Κική, 176
Από την υποθετική εμπειρία στο προσωπείο - Κωστίου, Κατερίνα, 182
Το αρχείο Καβάφη 186
  dimi777 | May 21, 2023 |
Εισαγωγή - Guidorizzi, Giulio page 1
Ο μύθος - Braccini, Tommmaso page 21
Γενεολογία του Αχιλλέα page 74
Παραλλαγές του μύθου - Marfè, Luigi page 77
Ανθολόγιο page 105
Προτάσεις για μελέτη page 117
  dimi777 | Jun 27, 2022 |
Stories
Εισαγωγή στη Μυθολογία - Guidorizzi, Giulio
page 7 / 8 pages
Ο μύθος - Beta, Simone page 21 / 47 pages
Γενεολογία του Οδυσσέα page 68 / 3 pages
Παραλλαγές του μύθου - Marfè, Luigi page 71 / 24 pages
Ανθολόγιο page 95 / 15 pages
  dimi777 | Jun 18, 2022 |
Work is a lucid and thoughtful analysis of capitalism, work, and economics. Its strengths come from its its readability, its perspective, and, most importantly, its timing.

The authors of Work have a pretty amazing ability to explain the complicated concepts upon which our economy rests in just a couple of pages. The authors have engaged the hundreds of years of study of and resistance to capitalism that the working class and its allies have put forward, and done a great job of packaging that knowledge into a readable and exciting primer.

The book was written from the perspective of someone who wants to understand capitalism and their place underneath it. It is not for the captains of industry or the state policymaker. It is written as a dishwasher, a serviceworker, a proletarian who occupies a low rung of the corporate ladder. It is an explanation why going to work every day is such a terror, and why the only thing worse than this work is not having access to it while still living in this system. But it also explores areas of the terrain that are out of reach to the proletariat (such as the stock market, dividends, finance) and exposes the spell that it casts on its participants, how murderers are literally grinding up our bodies to push this machine forward at all cost (to us, to the planet, to themselves).

The timing of the book is great. When the markets are crashing all around us and capitalism seems in peril, this book comes out at a very strategic time. People are being evicted from their houses, fired from their jobs, or worse, have long been fired or evicted, and are starting to doubt the firmness of ground beneath them. This book describes the problem of capitalism, the false solutions and why they are false, and outlines some of the first steps of a real resistance to it.

One of the final segments of the book ("Fight Where You Stand") was so right on that I almost cheered aloud while reading it.

Recommended to: people just starting to see the cracks in the wall, those who want to smash it down ( )
  magonistarevolt | Apr 21, 2020 |
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By itself, this is a book about work, but it's also more than that. It is an outline of an analysis of capitalism: what it is, how it works, how we might dis-mantle it. And the book and the analysis are outgrowths of something more a movement of people determined to fight it. So this book isn't just an attempt to describe reality but also a tool with which to change it. If any of the words or illustrations resonate with you, don't leave them trapped on these pages write them on the wall, shout them over the intercom at your former workplace, change them as you see fit and release them into the world. This project is the combined effort of a group of people who have already spent many years in pitched struggle against capitalism. What qualifies us to write this? Some of us used to be students or pizza deliverers or dishwashers; others still are construction workers or graphic designers or civic-minded criminals. But all of us have lived under capitalism since we were born, and that makes us experts on it. The same goes for you. No one has to have a degree in economics to understand what's happening: it s enough to get a paycheck or a pink slip and pay attention. We re suspicious of the experts who get their credentials from on high, who have incentives to minimize things that are obvious to everyone else. Like every attempt to construct a scale model of the world, this one is bound to be partial in both senses of the word. To present the whole story, it would have to be as vast as history. There s no way to be unbiased, either: our positions and values inevitably influence what we include and what we leave out. What we offer here is simply one perspective from our side of the counter and our side of the barricades. If it lines up with yours, let's do something about it.

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