Help me with the Work Futures subtitle

I’ve changed the Work Futures’ subtitle — no longer ‘a research investigation into critical themes of the ecology of work and the anthropology of the future’ — and I’d like your votes on various alternatives.

  1. Work, and its place in history, society, and our lives.

  2. Work, and its place in our history, society, life, and futures.

  3. Work: its place in history, society, and our lives.

  4. Work: its place in our history, society, lives, and futures.

  5. Work: its place in our past, present, and futures.

  6. Work: past, present, and futures.

  7. Work: our past, present, and futures

  8. The past, present, and future of work.

  9. the past, present, and futures of work.

I am using #9 as a provisional subtitle.

Please respond in the comments. Other suggestions welcome.

Update: 2022-07-04 4:48 PM

#10 The polemics and politics of work, and its impacts on our lives and society.

I am using #10 as a provisional subtitle.

Update: 2022-07-05 7:29 AM

Pushback on ‘polemics’. So back to #9 as a provisional subtitle.

Update: 2022-07-06 11:06 AM

I thought the tagline might be stronger with a verb. So,

#11 navigating the past, present, and futures of work

Update: 2022-07-07 6:47 AM

By the way, Substack has a writer resource called How to polish your publication's About page and one-line description.

I decided to recast the tagline using parts of earlier attempts. This is the current version of the tagline, which I will use until something better comes along. I am also revamping the About page in the next few days, so tagline #12 will have to suffice for the moment:

#12 the past, present, and future of work, and its impact on society and our lives