Monday, 5 March 2012

Capitalist Realism

I have been reading Mark Fisher's book Capitalist Realism and am interested in his take on the post Fordist capitalism and the culture of work.

I was very struck by how he talks about the bureaucratic procedures of work (specifically within further education) and how work becomes a simulation of the real work. Somehow all the form filling and auditing becomes the work...
targets quickly cease to be a way of measuring performance and become ends in themselves

Also I am loving his comparison of Ofstead inspections to Kafka's the trial in terms of the ostensible acquittal as opposed to indefinite postponement - so true

It is a very good read on many levels and feels very connected to where I am at right now

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