at Anarchist Bookfair (in Prostor 39, Prague)
Discussion organized by D-zona during which we are going to talk about two texts by anthropologist David Graeber on "Bullshit job":
- On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant (2013)
- A Brief Excursus on the History of Make-work and Particularly of the Concept of Buying Other People's Time (2018)
The first text is a 2013 article that Graeber published in an activist magazine Strike! After the publication, Graeber got very positive reactions of the readers, and decided to study more profoundly the phenomenon of bullshit jobs. As a result, he published a book Bullshit Jobs: A Theory in 2018. The second text – a part of this book – treats people's relationship to working hours and to the time in general.
Please read the texts in advance to be able to participate actively at the discussion. You will find the pdf with both texts attached here. We will have some printed copies on the D-Zona table at the Anarchist Book Fair too.
The discussion will be in English.
In the occasion of this discussion, we organize a collection to which you can voluntarily contribute. The money will be used to buy the Graeber's book Bullshit Jobs: A Theory which will be then accessible for the public in the Radical Library (https://d-zona.cz/radikalni-knihovna).
More info about the festival: https://anarchistbookfair.cz/