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The Resource Work, sleep, repeat : the abstract labour of German management consultants, Felix Stein

Work, sleep, repeat : the abstract labour of German management consultants, Felix Stein

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Work, sleep, repeat : the abstract labour of German management consultants
Title
Work, sleep, repeat
Title remainder
the abstract labour of German management consultants
Statement of responsibility
Felix Stein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Stein, Felix
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
London School of Economics monographs on social anthropology
Series volume
volume 83
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Business consultants
  • Business anthropology
  • Consultants
  • Consulting firms
  • Work
Label
Work, sleep, repeat : the abstract labour of German management consultants, Felix Stein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-226) 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
Introduction; Abstract labour, bureaucracy and corporate forms; Non-places as field sites; Structure of this book; Chapter 1 Background: A Brief History of Management Consulting; The beginnings of management consulting; Consolidation and growth; Management consulting in Germany; Conclusion; Chapter 2 Selling Speed: Capitalist Acceleration and Temporal Angst; Selling speed; A permanent state of exception; Temporal exemplars; Time management and temporal angst; Conclusion; Chapter 3 Economies of LegitimacyConsultants as outsiders; Two kinds of outsider knowledge; Consultants as insiders; Consultants as liminal beings; 'Superior' liminality; Conclusion; Chapter 4 Abstract Labour and the Absurd; Present abundance and expected dearth; Meet the team; Spreadsheet magic; Rituals of verification; Thinking through slides; Comic strips for the powerful; Abstract labour and autopoiesis; Project results and the absurd; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Selves and Commodities; Caveat: Why not focus on salaries?; Consulting as self-improvement; First limits to self-improvement; Consultants as commoditiesSelves and commodities; Feedback; Conclusion; Chapter 6 Uncertainty at Work; Gaps in the analyses; Potential worlds; Gaps in the subject; The presence of experts; Potential worlds II; Free employees in theory and practice; The partially influential employee; Consolations of optimistic pragmatism; Limits to profitable uncertainty; Conclusion; Conclusion: In the Business of Critique; Anthropology as abstract labour?; The business of critique; Conclusion
Control code
ocn985298047
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781350027794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985298047
Label
Work, sleep, repeat : the abstract labour of German management consultants, Felix Stein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-226) 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
Introduction; Abstract labour, bureaucracy and corporate forms; Non-places as field sites; Structure of this book; Chapter 1 Background: A Brief History of Management Consulting; The beginnings of management consulting; Consolidation and growth; Management consulting in Germany; Conclusion; Chapter 2 Selling Speed: Capitalist Acceleration and Temporal Angst; Selling speed; A permanent state of exception; Temporal exemplars; Time management and temporal angst; Conclusion; Chapter 3 Economies of LegitimacyConsultants as outsiders; Two kinds of outsider knowledge; Consultants as insiders; Consultants as liminal beings; 'Superior' liminality; Conclusion; Chapter 4 Abstract Labour and the Absurd; Present abundance and expected dearth; Meet the team; Spreadsheet magic; Rituals of verification; Thinking through slides; Comic strips for the powerful; Abstract labour and autopoiesis; Project results and the absurd; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Selves and Commodities; Caveat: Why not focus on salaries?; Consulting as self-improvement; First limits to self-improvement; Consultants as commoditiesSelves and commodities; Feedback; Conclusion; Chapter 6 Uncertainty at Work; Gaps in the analyses; Potential worlds; Gaps in the subject; The presence of experts; Potential worlds II; Free employees in theory and practice; The partially influential employee; Consolations of optimistic pragmatism; Limits to profitable uncertainty; Conclusion; Conclusion: In the Business of Critique; Anthropology as abstract labour?; The business of critique; Conclusion
Control code
ocn985298047
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781350027794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985298047

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