The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work (Paperback)David Frayne (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 364 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 138 mm
A well-written romp through theory and critiques of work... Amid the hard-work rhetoric, this book feels liberating and a worthy provocation. * Financial Times *
Leads the reader to question if the growing disillusionment with work could blossom into a political alternative and create change on a societal level. * Impakter *
Rigorous arguments for the desirability of an end - or a radical reduction - to the amount of work we do, and searching analyses of how this might be achieved. * LSE Review of Books *
Provides an easily understood theoretical framework which legitimates the feelings of discomfort, dissatisfaction - or worse - which many encounter in the course of their working life. * The Morning Star *
Frayne has accomplished something worthy of admiration. He has written the best primer and introduction to the anti-work philosophy; a fascinating ethnography of people who actively try to resist work. * The New Rambler *
The best primer and introduction to anti-work philosophy. * The New Rambler *
A humane reassessment of the ethics of work which will appeal to anyone who has wondered whether the job they are fighting so hard to get, or to hold on to, really is worth the struggle. At its heart lies the provocative and sometimes poignant accounts of those individuals who may be showing the way towards an engagement with work which is better for all of us. * Ralph Fevre, author of The Demoralization of Western Culture and Trouble at Work *
A fascinating book...a very concise run down of philosophical ideas and accounts around work, and the possibility for resistance and change....What I enjoyed most was the notion of freedom and the elevation and championing of leisure time. * Reflections on Learning blog *
This is the most engaging and comprehensive book I've ever read about how work dominates our lives. It is insightful and inspiring and should be read by everyone who goes to work every day, if they can find the time. * Sharon Beder, author of Selling the Work Ethic *
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