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The Self as Enterprise: Foucault and the Spirit of 21st Century Capitalism

Business & economics


by
Peter Kelly

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 220 pages

File size: 17 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

The way large numbers of people in the developed economies sell their time, skills and efforts in the 21st Century world of paid work is damaging to their health, well-being and relationships. They are required to commit more to the organisations they work for, who then subject them to an intensification of the expectations related to their performance claims Peter Kelly. In The Self as Enterprise, he analyses the various injunctions and incitements to develop new work ethics reflecting the way people practice their freedom in relation to the world of paid work. This is an important contribution to the debate about the nature of work related identities and the consequences of the intensification of the work regimes in which these identities are regulated and displayed. For anyone interested in how all aspects of workers’ lives are now seen as performance related and consequently of interest to their employers.

The way large numbers of people in the developed economies sell their time, skills and efforts in the 21st Century world of paid work is damaging to their health, well-being and relationships. They are required to commit more to the organisations they work for, who then subject them to an intensification of the expectations related to their performance claims Peter Kelly. In The Self as Enterprise, he analyses the various injunctions and incitements to develop new… (more)

The way large numbers of people in the developed economies sell their time, skills and efforts in the 21st Century world of paid work is damaging to their health, well-being and relationships. They are required to commit more to the organisations they work for, who then subject them to an intensification of the expectations related to their performance claims Peter Kelly. In The Self as Enterprise, he analyses the various injunctions and incitements to develop new work ethics reflecting the way people practice their freedom in relation to the world of paid work. This is an important contribution to the debate about the nature of work related identities and the consequences of the intensification of the work regimes in which these identities are regulated and displayed. For anyone interested in how all aspects of workers’ lives are now seen as performance related and consequently of interest to their employers.

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