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The Bullshitisation of the Economy Has Only Just Begun: pointless labour, digitisation, and the revolt of the caring classes

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology

Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker

Professor David Graeber

Professor David Graeber

Chair

Professor Deborah James

Professor Deborah James

The proliferation of useless forms of employment in the professional-managerial sector has placed enormous pressure on the
caring professions, leading to a major social conflagration.

David Graeber (@davidgraeber) is Professor of Anthropology at the LSE and author of Bullshit Jobs: a Theory.

Deborah James is Professor of Anthropology at the LSE.

LSE Anthropology @LSEAnthropology is world famous and world leading. We are ranked top Anthropology department in the Guardian League Tables 2018.

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This event forms part of the “New World (Dis)Orders” series, held in the run up to the LSE Festival, a week-long series of events taking place from 25 February to 2 March 2019, free to attend and open to all, exploring how social science can tackle global issues. How did we get here? What are the challenges? And, importantly, how can we address them? Full programme available online from January 2019.

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