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This has been a problem at least since mass industrialization began to accelerate in the nineteenth century. Fyodor Dostoyevsky opened his classic 1862 account of prison life, The House of the Dead (Ergänzung: http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/aufzeichnungen-aus-einem-toten-hause-2092/1  ) , with a paean to the importance of work – even for those in Siberian penal colonies. Ordinary activities like creating an object or even cleaning a room can confer a sense of self-worth, he observed. But the pointless toil assigned to prisoners – such as digging and then refilling holes – did the opposite: it was meant to destroy their dignity and annihilate their sense of self.

Quelle: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/three-emotions-underlying-deglobalization-by-harold-james-2017-09?utm_source=Project+Syndicate+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2e39c75a45-sunday_newsletter_17_9_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_73bad5b7d8-2e39c75a45-93510709