Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism (Outspoken by Pluto) (Paperback)

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***Evening Standard's best non-fiction 2021***

'A brilliant, searing exposé of the lies underpinning work' - Owen Jones

'Work hard, get paid.' It's simple. Self-evident. But it's also a lie-at least for most of us. For people today, the old assumptions are crumbling; hard work in school no longer guarantees a secure, well-paying job in the future. Far from a gateway to riches and fulfilment, 'work' means precarity, anxiety and alienation.

Amelia Horgan poses three big questions: what is work? How does it harm us? And what can we do about it? While abolishing work altogether is not the answer, Lost in Work shows that when we are able to take control of our workplaces, we become less miserable, and can work towards the transformative goal of experimenting with 'work' as we know it.

About the Author

Amelia Horgan is a writer and researcher. She has written for various publications including Tribune, the Guardian and VICE.

Praise For…

'Amelia Horgan is, in the words of organizer Fred Ross, a social arsonist. Her book will set your world on fire. Somewhere in our bones, we know that work is getting worse. But with this book, Horgan has provided the match and the kindling we need to burn the whole thing down. Every sentence is sharp. Every sentence is necessary'
— Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone
Product Details
ISBN: 9780745340913
ISBN-10: 0745340911
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication Date: June 20th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Outspoken by Pluto