Usporedba nekada i sada - Zašto je Položaj radničke klase u Engleskoj nakon 175 godina u mnogočemu aktualna kritika današnjice
A Comparison Between Then and Now Why is The Condition of Working Class in England in Many Ways an Actual Critique of Contemporaneity?
Author(s): Maroje Višić
Subject(s): Architecture, Political history, Social history, Labor relations, Politics and society, Comparative politics, 19th Century, Present Times (2010 - today), Migration Studies, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: Engels; 200th anniversary of birth; working class; precariat; communal living; Amazon; WeWork; Google; maternity leave; technology; food insecurity; capsule hotels; smart cities and neighbourhoods;
Summary/Abstract: Author revisits Engels’ study The Condition of the Working Class in England on the occasion of Engels’ 200th anniversary of birth. I examine and compare similarities of what was written 175 ago with contemporaneity. In this endeavour I rely on the same sources as Engels did: newspapers articles, official documents, reports, statistics and scientific studies. Hence the comparison can be made through examining topics such as: precariat and proletariat, migrants and their contribution to the functioning of (neo)capitalism, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, accommodation of workers and working conditions, housing and living conditions, the impact of the technological principle on the architecture and design of cities and districts, starvation and food insecurity and through artificial division of working and leisure time. I do not argue that things have remained completely unchanged. However, my examination reveals that in spite of the advancement in the past 175 years, same conditions that Engels described prevail mutatis mutandis today.
- Page Range: 137-178
- Page Count: 42
- Publication Year: 2020
- Language: Croatian