The self as enterprise: Foucault and the spirit of 21st century capitalism

Kelly, P 2013, The self as enterprise: Foucault and the spirit of 21st century capitalism, Gower Publishing, Surrey, UK.


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Title The self as enterprise: Foucault and the spirit of 21st century capitalism
Author(s) Kelly, P
Year 2013
Publisher Gower Publishing
Place of publication Surrey, UK
Subjects Sociology not elsewhere classified
Summary The way large numbers of people in the developed economies sell their time, skills and efforts in the 21st Century world of paid work are 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.
Copyright notice © 2013 Peter Kelly
ISBN 9780754649632
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