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The Mythology of Work

September 23, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST

The Mythology of Work by Peter Fleming
The Mythology of Work by Peter Fleming

Once, work was inextricably linked to survival and self-preservation: the farmer ploughed his land so that his family could eat. In contrast, today work has slowly morphed into a painful and meaningless ritual for many, colonizing almost every part of our day, endless and inescapable.

In The Mythology of Work, Peter Fleming examines how neoliberal society uses the ritual of work—and the threat of its denial—to maintain the late capitalist class order. Work becomes a universal reference point, devoid of any moral or political worth, transforming our society into a factory that never sleeps. Blending critical theory with recent accounts of job-related suicides, office-induced paranoia, fear of relaxation, managerial sadism, and cynical corporate social responsibility campaigns, Fleming paints a bleak picture of a society in which economic and emotional disasters greatly outweigh any professed benefits.

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Date:
September 23, 2015
Time:
19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Pages of Hackney
Phone:
020 8525 1452
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info@pagesofhackney.co.uk
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https://www.pagesofhackney.co.uk

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Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road
London,E5 0RNUnited Kingdom
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Phone:
020 8525 1452
Website:
https://www.pagesofhackney.co.uk/