Bullshit Jobs: A Theory 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1501143311
ISBN-10: 150114331X
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“Clever and charismatic.”The New Yorker

"One of our most important and provocative thinkers...”—Cory Doctorow

"A brilliant, deeply original political thinker…”—Rebecca Solnit

“Graeber is an American anthropologist with a winning combination of talents: he’s a startlingly original thinker...able to convey complicated ideas with wit and clarity."The Telegraph (UK)

“A master of opening up thought and stimulating debate."Slate

“Graeber wants us to unshackle ourselves from the limits imposed by bureaucracy, precisely so we can actually get down to openly and creatively arguing about our collective future."—NPR

"A thought-provoking examination of our working lives."Financial Times

"Buoyed by a sense of recognition, the reader happily follows Graeber in his fun attempts to categorize bulls--- jobs into Goons, Flunkies, Box Tickers, Duct Tapers, and Taskmasters, which inevitably bleed together into Complex Multiform Bulls--- Jobs. It’s funny, albeit painful, that we’ve gotten work so wrong and spend so much time at it."Bloomberg.com

"A hilarious and lively book that calls for a cultural shift in what we value."—The New York Post

About the Author

David Graeber is a Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of DEBT: The First 5,000 Years, and a contributor to Harper’s, The Guardian, and The Baffler. He lives in London.

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protocore
1.0 out of 5 stars BS book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 2, 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars There's much of it in modern work life
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must read
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great fresh angle much needed
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5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opener
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3.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real eye-opener
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exposes reality of modern work
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless read IMO
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars We need to end the bullshit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting in parts
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