The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself

The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself

Peter Fleming


there has been as soon as a time whilst ‘work’ was once inextricably associated with survival and self-preservation; the place the farmer ploughed the land so their family members may perhaps devour. however the solar has lengthy on the grounds that set in this idyllic tableau, and what used to be a vital part of lifestyles has slowly morphed right into a painful and meaningless ritual, colonising virtually all the pieces of our lives - never-ending and inescapable. within the Mythology of labor, Peter Fleming examines how neoliberal society makes use of the ritual of labor (and the specter of its denial) to take care of the past due capitalist category order. As our society is remodeled right into a manufacturing unit that by no means sleeps, paintings turns into a common reference aspect for every thing else, with out any ethical or political worthy. mixing severe concept with contemporary debts of activity similar suicides, office-induced paranoia, worry of leisure, managerial sadism and cynical company social accountability campaigns, Fleming paints a bleak photograph of neoliberal capitalism during which the industrial and emotional dysfunctions of a society of salary slaves tremendously outweigh its professed advantages.

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