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Entreprecariat - Everyone is an entrepreneur. Nobody is safe
Entrepreneur or precarious worker? These are the terms of a cognitive dissonance that turns everyone’s life into a shaky project in perennial start-up phase. Silvio Lorusso guides us through the entreprecariat, a world where change is natural and healthy, whatever it may bring. A world populated by motivational posters, productivity tools, mobile offices and self-help ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published October 23rd 2019 by Onomatopee
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I got this book at the Chicago Art Book Fair, I was immediately drawn in by it. With the work I do I'm often questioning pyramid schemes and Instagram influencers. This definately gave me great language and context for thinking about these things! This book flows between being dense and easy to read. This is the first time I've been introduced to the idea of precarity. I have never really studied economics, politics, or history, so I think that is part of it. But, with some Google word searches ...more
I really really loved this--Lorusso does a great job of gathering together the work of a bunch of different theorists and making their work very accessible and in conversation with one another, and then offers up really great examples of how these systems that the theorists he talks about work in real life. The chapter on GoFundMe is particularly damning, and goes farther than the larger critiques of the use of the site to cover costs that should be covered by free healthcare. I want like every ...more