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Episode 9 - Dead Man Working, Part II: The Girlfriend Effect

August 8, 2017

In this episode, we continue our exploration of some of the secular critiques of corporatised work as articulated in the book Dead Man Working by Carl Cederstrom and Peter Fleming. In particular, we examine the emergence of "emotional labour" and the phenomenon of the "girlfriend effect" to which it has given rise: the phoney reality of work-as-life that consumes the whole of our humanity, creating a fake identity which we can no longer distinguish from who we really are.


Cederstrom, Carl and Fleming, Peter, Dead Man Working. Alresford; Zero Books, 2012.