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Author Fleming, P. (Peter), 1972- author.

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

Publication Info. London : Pluto Press, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-207) and index.
Contents Introduction : Once upon a time, man invented work -- The factory that never sleeps -- Planet of work -- What Is managerialism? -- Viral capitalism in the bedroom -- Corporate ideology as false truth telling -- Critique of dialogical reason -- Conclusion : Inoperative critique and the end of work.
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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Work environment -- Social aspects.
Capitalism -- Social aspects.
Industrial sociology.
Work -- Political aspects.
Human capital.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title How capitalism persists despite itself
Other Form: Print version: Fleming, P. (Peter), 1972- Mythology of work : how capitalism persists despite itself. London : Pluto Press, 2015 215 pages 9780745334868 (DLC) 2015303427
ISBN 9780745334868
9781783712991 (PDF eBook)
9781783713004 (EPUB eBook)
9781783713011 (Kindle eBook)

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