Today I came across another good article by David Graeber about why there are so many really bad jobs around: On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs. “In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have… Read More ›
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An excellent article in the New York Times tells the story of Wall Street Mothers and Stay-Home Fathers, revealing some of the many invisible factors that slow women down on the labour market – by Jodi Kantor and Jessica Silver-Greenberg.
In 2007-2009, I did over 50 interviews with Bulgarian maritime workers. I wanted to study the post-socialist transformations of institutions and practices of maritime labour – and how those changes affected the working lives of seafarers and other maritime workers…. Read More ›
Last week the University of Birmingham advertised for an Honorary Research Assistant to work in its School of Psychology. It looks to be quite interesting work – two or more days a week clinically assessing adolescents who are seeking… Read More ›
SI continues its traditional weekend review of 21st century student youtube-folklore with two songs. Our mums and dads played the guitar in scruffy student dorms full of thick nicotine smoke; today’s creative souls practice in front of webcams and flood… Read More ›