Counterproductive: Time Management in the Knowledge Economy


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Duke University Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Melissa Gregg is Principal Engineer and Research Director, Client Computing Group, Intel; coeditor of The Affect Theory Reader, also published by Duke University Press; and author of Work's Intimacy.


"Reading [Counterproductive] caused me to have the biggest writing-related epiphany I've ever had."--Theresa MacPhail"Chronicle of Higher Education" (07/30/2019)
"Gregg . . . places the genre [of self-help] in a rich social and historical context."-- (05/03/2019)
"Counterproductive trains its lens on the productivity self-help genre itself, posing the question 'How does this insatiable industry for productivity continue trading on essentially unchanging insights?' Gregg . . . sees the glut of such books as a symptom of deeper problems with the organization of modern work. . . . Best for: Self-help burnouts."-- (05/28/2019)
"A smart, fascinating analysis of the theory, practice, and anthropotechnics within the knowledge economy, a business sector whose productivity can be defined by its intellectual capital as opposed to its production."--Julia Scatliff O'Grady"Journal of Cultural Economy" (07/01/2019)
"Gregg has written a book that will change the way people look at the notion of time management. . . . Essential. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, faculty, and professionals."-- (06/01/2019)
"Gregg's analysis provides productive insights in the ways that productivity has framed the work narrative, at times in less than beneficial ways. This book is appropriate for the general public, sociologists, business professionals, freelance workers, and librarians, concerned with the understanding the unhealthy impact that the focus on time management and productivity may have on the workplace and their own lives."-- (01/01/2019)