Rene Gabri writes: It is October 14, 2010, on the writing of this brief biographical statement. I have just finished a workshop with students and  people seeking employment thinking together about the concept of
work, labor, and action; distinctions outlined by Hannah Arendt in her book The Human Condition. Day by day, my conviction grows, that neither a biography nor a list of
job accomplishments can come close to
describing the life or vocation that seemingly evades me (us?). Unlike 30 years ago, we can no longer claim that we are separated from the work or labor we perform. Indeed, there is not the same as the types of alienated labor associated with Fordism and even what was experienced in the postwar period into the ’60s. No doubt these kinds of labor and even more archaic forms of organizing production still remain, but the difference today is that the large profits come less from the surplus earned on the backs of this type of
production. The task today is to consider how we can wrest these elemental conditions of
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