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Dignity and work: global market and self-sustenance

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dc.contributor.author Venter, J J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-20T12:40:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-20T12:40:41Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Venter, J.J. 2007. Dignity and work: global market and self-sustenance. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 3(1):133-168, Jul. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6940
dc.description.abstract It is argued here that market fundamentalistic theories ignore the issue of human agency in work, and the different types of work, because – focussing on the market mechanism, supply, demand, and price - they have lost track of that which economic activities (work) are intended for, namely self-sustenance. They have also minimised human agency in the economic theory, and therefore the understanding of being-human is lost from both economic theory and practice. Thus they cannot explicate the role of work for the individual and the community – namely care for self and others – the significance quality work as part of human dignity is forgotten. I am arguing for a restoring of meaningful self-sustenance as the norm for work, and the recognition of the dignifying role of such self-sustenance – both for the community and the individual. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Human dignity en_US
dc.subject Global market en_US
dc.subject Capitalism en_US
dc.subject Labour en_US
dc.subject Competitiveness en_US
dc.subject Society en_US
dc.subject Morality en_US
dc.subject Human agency and selfsustenance en_US
dc.title Dignity and work: global market and self-sustenance en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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