For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

The work cure: Critical essays on work and wellness

by Frayne, David (2019)


A powerful critique of contemporary discourse that portrays work - paid employment - as a moral imperative, essential for our health and wellbeing. The contributors describe the mental health impact of modern-day workplaces, with their precarity and constant managerial scrutiny. They throw light on the emerging role of the psychologist and psychotherapist as agents of the state within the welfare system. And they question the deployment of mindfulness and other workplace 'wellness' initiatives in place of more genuine and collective attempts to transform work


Mental Health, Wellbeing, Wellness, Critical, Psychotherapy, Psychology




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