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The Host in the Machine by Angela Thomas-Jones

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(Net)Working: online social networks and the New Economy

GOOD JOB’S DON’T FALL FROM THE SKY. NOR, IF THEY DID, WOULD we know what to make of them. Like the aliens who visited us in Cold War science fiction films, they might be regarded as threats to our way of life1 – Andrew Ross

The introduction to Andrew Ross’s No-Collar: The Humane Workplace and Its Hidden Costs2 presents the reader with the craft and hardship required to obtain a ‘good’ job. Due to social and economic development, much has changed in terms of what constitutes a job, work, employment or career. Digitised technological advancement and popular culture have moulded ideas of work, workplace structure, professionalism and lifestyle. By approaching theories of Fordism and Post-Fordism, ...

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