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GAP working group 2014 - Reproduction and Work

Degrowth Conference Leipzig 2014

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Degrowth Conference Leipzig 2014


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Results from the GAP (Group Assembly Process) Group Reproduction and Work at the Degrowth Conference in Leipzig 2014

Proposals for Transformation
> Reduction in paid working time.
> Dissociation of income from work, and work from identity.
> Greater recognition of unpaid work (self reproduction, household reproduction, community reproduction).
> Strengthening autonomous collective experiences based on trust in interdependency.
> Elimination of zero-hour contracts.
> Introduction of basic income.

> Emerging entities from self organising community which will redistribute resources.
> Elimination of precarious work.
> Equal distribution of all 4 types of work between genders and races.

> What is work? What is destructive work?
> Is work going to emancipate us, or should we emancipate ourselves from work?
> How to reorganise work beyond market?
> Recognition of unproductive time (leisure)
> Environmental impact of different spheres of work

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