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The mythology of work : how capitalism persists despite itself, Peter Fleming

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The mythology of work : how capitalism persists despite itself
Title
The mythology of work
Title remainder
how capitalism persists despite itself
Statement of responsibility
Peter Fleming
Title variation
How capitalism persists despite itself
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There was once a time when 'work' was inextricably linked to survival and self-preservation; where the farmer ploughed the land so their family could eat. But the sun has long since set on this idyllic tableau, and what was once an integral part of life has slowly morphed into a painful and meaningless ritual, colonising almost every part of our lives - endless and inescapable. In The Mythology of Work, Peter Fleming examines how neoliberal society uses the ritual of work (and the threat of its denial) to maintain the late capitalist class order. As our society is transformed into a factory that never sleeps, work becomes a universal reference point for everything else, devoid of any moral or political worth. Blending critical theory with recent accounts of job related suicides, office-induced paranoia, fear of relaxation, managerial sadism and cynical corporate social responsibility campaigns, Fleming paints a bleak picture of neoliberal capitalism in which the economic and emotional dysfunctions of a society of wage slaves greatly outweigh its professed benefits.--
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MIA
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1972-
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Fleming, P.
Dewey number
  • 306.4
  • 330.122
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Work environment
  • Capitalism
  • Industrial sociology
  • Labor
  • Work
  • Neoliberalism
  • Work
  • Human capital
Target audience
general
Label
The mythology of work : how capitalism persists despite itself, Peter Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 200-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17710005
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780745334875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910967220
Label
The mythology of work : how capitalism persists despite itself, Peter Fleming
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 200-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17710005
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780745334875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910967220

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