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'The future of work and jobs has become a critical policy area and a frequently heard rallying cry during election campaigns. Politicians and lay public commonly propose simple solutions to the problems of unemployment, underemployment, labour underutilization, mismatch between available skill-sets and job requirements and so on. Globalisation/outsourcing, globalism and foreign labour are increasingly targeted as the main cause of job shortages. Also targeted are international organizations and ‘lobbies’ as well as (allegedly) incompetent local politicians. There is, however, one significant variable frequently missing in these debates: Automation. This provocation looks at the implications of automation on the futures of work. It offers hints and clues as to the dilemmas ahead, it also takes a deliberately normative approach to questions of ‘jobs’, ‘employment’ and ‘work’ as a good provocation works best with clear and accepted categories.'  (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Anticipatory Imaginaries no. 52 October 2018 15271471 2018 periodical issue

    'This special issue is interested in the language possibilities inherent to this reframing and proposes that there are multiple languages or frames through which we can envisage and understand possible futures. It presents expert knowledge alongside creative expression to stimulate a range of dialogical possibilities that expert and creative expression, on their own, cannot achieve. We, the editors, argue that any engagement with our present, in the light of the future, calls upon an anticipatory aesthetic (Bussey 2017a, 2017b) in which the imagination is a key producer of foresight, hope and a range of possibilities.' (Marcus Bussey, Lisa Chandler, Gary Crew, and Rachel Robertson : Introduction)

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