Resisting Work The Corporatization of Life and Its Discontents

Innbundet / 2014 / Engelsk

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9781439911129
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2014
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Temple University Press,U.S.
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05, 06, UP, P
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Engelsk
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Resisting Work The Corporatization of Life and Its Discontents

Innbundet / 2014 / Engelsk
A job is no longer something we "do," but instead something we "are." As the boundaries between work and non-work have dissolved, we restructure ourselves and our lives using social ingenuity to get things done and be resourceful outside the official workday. In his provocative book, Resisting Work Peter Fleming insists that many jobs in the West are now regulated by a new matrix of power-biopower-where "life itself" is put to work through our ability to self-organize around formal rules. This neoliberal system of employment tries to absorb our life attributes--from our consumer tastes, "downtime," and sexuality--into employment so that questions of human capital and resources replace questions of employee, worker, and labor. Fleming then suggests that the corporation turns to communal life-what he calls "the common"-in order to reproduce itself and reinforce corporate culture. Yet a resistance against this new definition of work is in effect, and Fleming shows how it may already be taking shape.
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A job is no longer something we "do," but instead something we "are." This book insists that many jobs in the West are now regulated by a new matrix of power-biopower - where "life itself" is put to work through our ability to self-organize around formal rules.
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Acknowledgments Introduction: Why Work? 1 Come as You Are: The New Corporate Enclosure Movement 2 Common Matters 3 Why the Corporation Does Not Work: A Brief History 4 Corporate Culture and the Coming Bioproletariat 5 "Free Work" Capitalism 6 How to Resist Work Today Conclusion: Working after Neoliberalism Notes References Index
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Peter Fleming is Professor of Business and Society at Cass Business School, City University, London. He is the co-author of several books, including Contesting the Corporation: Struggle, Power and Resistance in Organizations (with Andre Spicer), Dead Man Working (with Carl Cederstroem), and The End of Corporate Social Responsibility: Crisis and Critique (with Marc T. Jones).
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ISBN13
9781439911129
Publisert
2014
Utgiver
Vendor
Temple University Press,U.S.
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UP, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
218
Høyde
210 mm
Bredde
140 mm
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