Rethinking the concept of labour

@article{Narotzky2018RethinkingTC,
  title={Rethinking the concept of labour},
  author={Susana Narotzky},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute},
  year={2018},
  volume={24},
  pages={29-43}
}
  • Susana Narotzky
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Is labour a useful concept for anthropology today? This essay attempts to respond theoretically to the challenge that the contributions to this special issue empirically pose. The essay rethinks the concept of labour by addressing three questions that deal with the relation of human work effort and capital accumulation: the first refers to alienation; the second to the difference between abstract and concrete labour; and the third to ambiguity. Over the years, these issues have addressed… Expand
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