Manual Labours

Reading List

This is an ongoing list of related reading material

Weeks K. (2011)

The Problem with Work

Durham; London: Duke University Press

Southwood I. (2011)

Non-Stop Inertia

Winchester: Zero Books

Simpson R, Slutskaya, N, Lewis P & Höpfl H (eds.). (2012)

Dirty Work. Concepts and Identities.

London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Richards V, et al. (eds) . ()

Why Work? Arguments for the Leisure Society.

London: Freedom Press.

Lorey I. (2015)

State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

New York and London: Verso Books.

Lang M. (2007)

The Hypochondriac: Bodies in Protest from Herman Melville to Toni Morrison

State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Hochschild A. (1983)

The Managed Heart. Commercialization of Human Feeling

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Hesmondhalgh D and Baker S. (2011)

Creative Labour: Media Work in Three Cultural Industries

Oxon: Routledge

Hassan R and Purser R. (2007)

24/7: Time and Temporality in the Networked Society

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press

Guery F & Deleule D. (2014)

The Productive Body

Winchester: Zero Books

Gregg M and Seigworth G. (2010)

The Affect Theory Reader

Durham, NC: Duke University Press

Gordon M and Vishmidt M (eds). (2011)


New York: Linco Press.

Goffman E. (1959)

The Performance of the Self in Everyday Life

New York: Anchor Books

Friedli L & Stearn R. (2013)

Whistle While You Work (For Nothing): Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy – The Case of Workfare

Federici S . (2004)

Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation

New York: Autonomedia

Evans B & Reid J. (2014)

Resilient Life

Cambridge, UK and Malden, Mass: Polity Press

Enqvist A, Engqvist JH, Masucci M, et al. . (2012)

Work Work Work: A Reader on Art and Labour.

Berlin: Sternberg Press

Cox N and Federici S. (1975)

Counter Planning from the Kitchen: Wages for Housework, a Perspective on Capital and the Left

Bristol: Falling Wall Press

Cederstrom C & Fleming P. (2012)

Dead Man Working

Winchester: Zero Books

Butler J . (1990)

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

New York: Routledge.

Blauner R . (1964)

Alienation and Freedom: The Factory Worker and His Industry.

Chicago, IL; London: University of Chicago Press.

Blackman L. (2012)

Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation

London: Sage.

Berlant L. (2011)

Cruel Optimism

Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Berardi F. (2009)

The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy.

Baggini J. (2008)

Complaint: From Minor Moans to Principled Protests.

London: Profile Books.

Ahmed S. (2010)

The Promise of Happiness

Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Graeber, D.. (2013)

On the Phenomenom of Bullshit Jobs

Strike! Magazine. Accessed June 7, 2014.

Berneri, C. (1938/1983)

The problem of Work

in Richards, V. et al. (eds) Why Work? Arguments for the Leisure Society, pp.59-82.

London: Freedom Press

Aranda, J., Kuan Wood, B. and Vidokle, A. (2011)

Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art

Berlin: Sternberg Press