There are two people by whom I’ve been excited to be interviewed about Work Won’t Love You Back since I was writing the damn thing. One of them is James Butler at Novara FM, and it’s up.
Sarah Jaffe and Raj Patel join us to discuss Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone (Bold Type Books)
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On today’s episode, Andrew Keen talks with Sarah Jaffe about her new book, Work Won’t Love You Back, and what love means in the twenty-first century.
I joined the Art and Labor podcast folks–who helped me think through writing about art when I was working on the book–to talk about it!
In conversation with professor Kathi Weeks, and with support from her book Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone, she examines the “labor of love” myth–the idea that some work is not really work, and should be done out of passion rather than pay. In a deeply-reported examination of this culture, told through the lives and experiences of workers in various industries, Jaffe reveals her belief that we have all been tricked into buying into a new tyranny of work. From the unpaid intern, to the overworked teacher, to the nonprofit worker, and even the professional athlete, she makes the case that the labor of love myth is a recipe for exploitation. In a conversation that is more imperative than ever as the lines between home and work blur to an indistinguishable degree, she asserts that understanding this dynamic will empower us to work less and to demand what our work is worth. And once freed from those binds, we can find out what actually gives us joy, pleasure, and satisfaction.
Sam and Emma host Sarah Jaffe to discuss her new book, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone and how to build a better relationship with our labor. We’re live at noon ET.
I joined the BBC Woman’s Hour show to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back and the latest crisis of retail work.
Sarah Jaffe, author, labor journalist, and one of the hosts of Belabored Podcast, joins Laborwave Radio to discuss her new book, Work Won’t Love You Back published by Bold Type Books.
American labor has long been stratified into blue collar and white collar, although the hues have never shone so brightly as they have during the pandemic. Axios Re:Cap digs into our changing relationship with work, and what might come next, with Sarah Jaffe, author of a new book titled “Work Won’t Love You Back.”
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