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Bullshit Jobs - A Theory

David Graeber

English; Hardback
Publisher Lane Allen
 
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Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.05.2017
 
EAN 9780241263884
ISBN 978-0-241-26388-4
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Informationen zum Autor David Graeber is a Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. His many books include The Utopia of Rules , The Democracy Project and the bestselling Debt: The First 5,000 Years . A frequent guest on the BBC, he writes for, among others, the Guardian , Strike! , the Baffler and New Left Review . He lives in London. Zusammenfassung 'The most influential radical political thinker of the moment' - New Yorker Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working fifteen-hour weeks. But instead, something curious happened. Today, average working hours have not decreased, but increased. And now, across the developed world, three-quarters of all jobs are in services or admin, jobs that don't seem to add anything to society: bullshit jobs. In Bullshit Jobs , David Graeber explores how this phenomenon - one more associated with the 20th-century Soviet Union, but which capitalism was supposed to eliminate - has happened. In doing so, he looks at how we value work, and how, rather than being productive, work has become an end in itself; the way such work maintains the current broken system of finance capital; and, finally, how we can get out of it. Praise for The Democracy Project : 'Clear, pungent and right ... a compact and incisive account of why capitalism has run with such a smash into the buffers' - Times Higher Education 'Captures the joys and fears of a movement' - Observer

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