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'The most influential radical political thinker of the moment' - New YorkerBack 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

Specificaties

ISBN13:9780241263884
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:gebonden
Aantal pagina's:333
Uitgever:Allen Lane
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:15-5-2018
Hoofdrubriek:Algemeen management

Expertrecensies (1)

Elly Stroo Cloeck | 26 juli 2018
Heeft jouw baan toegevoegde waarde voor de wereld? Twijfel je een beetje? Dat is niet zo gek, want volgens dit boek is minimaal 50% van ons werk onzin (bullshit).Een onzinbaan is ‘een vorm van werk in loondienst dat zo zinloos, onnodig of schadelijk is dat zelfs de werknemer het bestaan ervan niet kan rechtvaardigen, ook al voelt hij zich verplicht net te doen alsof het niet zo is.Lees verder

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Over David Graeber

David Graeber (1961-2020) was hoogleraar antropologie aan de London School of Economics. Hij schreef onder meer 'The Utopia of Rules', 'The Democracy Project' en de bestseller 'Schuld'. Hij was een van de organisatoren van Occupy en schreef voor de 'The Guardian', 'The Baffler' en 'Harper’s Magazine'.

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Inhoudsopgave

Preface: On the phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

1. What is a Bullshit Jobs?
2. What sorts of Bullshit Jobs are there
3. Why do those Bullshit Jobs regularly report themselves unhappy?
(On spiritual violence, part 1)
4. What is it like to have a Bullshit Job?
(On spiritual violence, part 2)
5. Why are Bullshit Jobs proliferating?
6. Why do we as a society not object to the growth of pointless employment?
7. What are the political effects of Bullshit Jobs, and is there anything that can be done about this situation?

Acknowledgments
Notes
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