Category Archives: commodification of knowledge work

and more on the future of work

In the new spirit of reblogging here things I have already blogged elsewhere, here is a piece that appeared today on the LSE blog at http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2017/04/11/future-of-work-taking-the-blinkers-off-to-see-new-possibilities/ (their headline not mine). Future of Work: taking the blinkers off to see new … Continue reading

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Intellectual jamming

When the news of B B King’s death reached me earlier this summer, I turned, as I’m sure many others did too,  to Google and Youtube to find recorded performances to remind me of the greatness of this inspirational blues … Continue reading

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Submission

I finished another research proposal yesterday. Clicking the ‘submit’ button induces the same sense of irrevokability that used to accompany the posting of a bulky manilla envelope through the maw of a post box: anxiety that it might contain some … Continue reading

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Size Queens, consumption work and the unpredictable paths that ideas travel

Last week I received an email saying, ‘My band, The Size Queens, are about to release our 5th album, in part due to your work. The cybertariat was the inspiration for it — though we’ve been progressively moving in this … Continue reading

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Found Art (or the delights of negative entropy)

A sophisticated awareness of graffiti is now part of the essential intellectual armoury of any East London resident or visitor with pretentions to hipness or gentility. Tourists take guided tours of the street art of Shoreditch, Islington home-owners trying to … Continue reading

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The cannibalisation of the NHS continues

Every encounter with the health service seems to bring on the one hand an example of the dedication and sympathy of individual health workers and on the other yet another instance of the way in which the NHS is being … Continue reading

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The gender agenda

The new issue of the journal is at last published. The ninth in the series, it is the first to focus explicitly on gender, although of course many previous issues have included articles that address it. In writing the introduction … Continue reading

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The price of knowledge (and the knowledge of price)

It’s the start of another academic year – the last in which those students who took a gap year will have remotely affordable fees to pay and for most the first in which the cost of higher education will tip … Continue reading

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Academic publishing – a reply to George Monbiot

On Monday, as luck would have it just after I finished uploading (with great difficulty) the latest issue of Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, to the printers and online publishers, my attention was drawn to this article by George Monbiot … Continue reading

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