The Double Shift: Spinoza and Marx on the Politics of Work
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How Marx and Spinoza can explain our perverse attachment to the indignities of work
Even as the rewards of work decline and its demands on us increase, many people double-down on their commitment to wage slavery—working harder, doing overtime, and learning to hustle. To paraphrase Spinoza, why do people fight to be exploited as if it were liberation?
To find the answer, The Double Shift turns to the intersection of Marx and Spinoza and examines contemporary ideologies and the modern phenomena of work—motivational meetings at Apple Stores, the culture of Silicon Valley, as well as film and television, from Office Space to Better Call Saul—to argue for the transformation of our collective imagination and attachment to work.
Philosophy, USM Faculty, Marx, Spinoza, Work, Popular Culture
Film and Media Studies | Philosophy
Read, Jason PhD, "The Double Shift: Spinoza and Marx on the Politics of Work" (2024). Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Books. 682.