Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

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Bullshit Jobs (2019, Penguin Books, Limited)

320 pages

English language

Published Dec 29th 2019 by Penguin Books, Limited.

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Bullshit Jobs: A Theory is a 2018 book by anthropologist David Graeber that argues the existence and societal harm of meaningless jobs. He contends that over half of societal work is pointless, which becomes psychologically destructive when paired with a work ethic that associates work with self-worth. Graeber describes five types of bullshit jobs, in which workers pretend their role …

Subjects

  • Work
  • Labor