The Service Industry

The Service Industry is an Austin, Texas -based pop rock band. They are known for their songs about the labor force and the drudgery of working at blue-collar jobs . [1] They released their debut album, Ranch Is the New French , in 2006, and released three additional albums since then. The band’s lineup fluctuates between six and nine members. [2] Continue reading “The Service Industry”

New Escapologist

New Escapologist was a UK-based lifestyle magazine between 2007 and 2017, now continues online as monthly subscription essays. The magazine and the current essay series take the stance That work HAS too central a position in life and Western That Work, consumption and pursuit of social status Too Often take precedence over happiness ,liberty , and unstructured leisure . [1] Simple living , creativity and Epicureanism are offered as solutions to the problems of overwork and overconsumption . [2] Continue reading “New Escapologist”

Autonomism

Autonomism or autonomist Marxism is a set of anti-authoritarian left-wing political and social movements and theories. [1] [2] [3] As a theoretical system, it first emerged in Italy in the 1960sfrom workerist ( operaismo ) communism . Later, post-Marxist and anarchist tendencies became significant after influence of the Situationists , the failure of Italian far-left movements in the 1970s, and the emergence of a number of important theorists including Antonio Negri, who had contributed to the 1969 founding of Potere Operaio , Mario Tronti , Paolo Virno and Franco “Bifo” Berardi . Continue reading “Autonomism”