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Reviewer Meets Reviewed: Work, Sleep, Repeat
Tuesday 19 November 2019, 05:30pm - 07:30pm
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REVIEWER MEETS REVIEWED

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Work, Sleep, Repeat: The Abstract Labour of German Management Consultants

Tuesday 19 November at 5.30 pm

Royal Anthropological Institute

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between Dr Felix Stein, author of Work, Sleep, Repeat: The Abstract Labour of German Management Consultants, and Dr James Carrier, who reviewed the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

This book on the work regime of German management consultants provides a first-hand account of the boardroom culture of Europe's strongest economy. Analysing how knowledge and power operate in this sector, Felix Stein explores a number of paradoxes. For example, while it is the job of management consultants to analyse the activities of other employees, they actually spend most of their time in luxurious seclusion away from them. In addition, despite having a strong sense of the importance of their work, consultants often find it difficult to explain to outsiders what it is they do. The book addresses these and other paradoxes by arguing that consultants are engaged in abstract labour and by offering new ways to think about white collar work and elites in the 21st century.

To book tickets please go to:  https://reviewermeetsreviewed.eventbrite.co.uk 
Other enquiries: Ted Goodliffe (TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org)

Location : Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
United Kingdom
http://www.therai.org.uk