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work as a prism

[...] This is how the work ethic functions today. Occupational roles are detached from their basis in productive utility and work becomes the wandering reference point for everything else. Not a concrete activity but an abstract and diffuse prism through which all of life is myopically evaluated an…

—p.154 The Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation The Theatre of Loss … Work (130) by Peter Fleming
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work is no longer a vehicle for divine redemption

[...] The work ethic mutates into something entirely different, much darker, compared to previous eras. It used to help fill in or suture over the emptiness of human vulnerability (an attack) and help a community imagine itself in positive terms. Now, however, salvation and redemption comes to thos…

—p.149 The Theatre of Loss … Work (130) by Peter Fleming
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work today is simply an ideology

[...] Work today is simply an ideology, designed to lock in a particular class relationship and naturalise the private ownership of the means of production. It does this by falsely evoking the ruse of physiognomic necessity: if we work in order to live, then only a fool would argue against the ne…

—p.143 The Theatre of Loss … Work (130) by Peter Fleming
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why do we work?

Why do we work? The obvious answer is ‘to live’. But it’s not our actual job – giving a lecture, selling a car, nursing a patient or flying a passenger jet – that directly secures our life conditions. For sure, as we have already demonstrated, most occupations in the West have drifted far away from…

—p.142 The Theatre of Loss … Work (130) by Peter Fleming
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