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Author Fleming, P. (Peter), 1972-

Title The mythology of work : how capitalism persists despite itself / Peter Fleming.

Publication Info. London : Pluto Press, 2015


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.4 F629m 2015    ---  Available
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Description 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 200-207) and index.
Contents 1.The Factory That Never Sleeps -- 2.Planet of Work -- 3.What Is Managerialism? -- 4.Viral Capitalism in the Bedroom -- 5.Corporate Ideology as False Truth Telling -- 6.Critique of Dialogical Reason.
Summary There was once a time when 'work' was inextricably linked to survival. But what was once an integral part of life has slowly morphed into a painful and meaningless routine, colonising almost every part of our lives. As our society is transformed into a factory that never sleeps, work becomes a universal reference point for everything else, devoid of moral or social worth. Blending theory with accounts of job-related suicides, office-induced paranoia, fear of relaxation, managerial sadism and cynical corporate social responsibility campaigns, Fleming provides a damning report on the way work consumes our lives in modern capitalist society. -- from back cover.
Subject Work environment -- Social aspects.
Capitalism -- Social aspects.
Industrial sociology.
Work -- Political aspects.
Human capital.
Added Title How capitalism persists despite itself
ISBN 9780745334868 (paperback)
0745334865 (paperback)
9780745334875 (hardback)
0745334873 (hardback)
9781783712991 (PDF eBook)
1783712996 (PDF eBook)
9781783713011 (Kindle eBook)
1783713011 (Kindle eBook)
9781783713004 (EPUB eBook)
1783713003 (EPUB eBook)
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