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Seasonal associate

Author: Heike Geissler; Katy Derbyshire; Kevin Vennemann
Publisher: South Pasadena, CA : Semiotexte(e), [2018]
Series: Semiotext(e) native agents series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No longer able to live on the proceeds of her freelance writing and translating income, German novelist Heike Geissler takes a seasonal job at Amazon Order Fulfillment in Leipzig. But the job, intended as a stopgap measure, quickly becomes a descent into humiliation, and Geissler soon begins to internalize the dynamics and nature of the post-capitalist labor market and precarious work. Driven to work at Amazon by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
Autobiographies
Named Person: Heike Geissler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heike Geissler; Katy Derbyshire; Kevin Vennemann
ISBN: 9781635900361 1635900360
OCLC Number: 1029795837
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translation of: Saisonarbeit.
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"Original edition published in German in the Volte series, volume 2, edited by Jörn Dege and Mathias Zeiske for Spector Books, 2014."--Title page verso.
Description: 239 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Semiotext(e) native agents series.
Other Titles: Saisonarbeit.
Responsibility: Heike Geissler ; translated by Katy Derbyshire ; afterword by Kevin Vennemann.

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How the brutalities of working life are transformed into exhaustion, shame, and self-doubt: a writer's account of her experience working in an Amazon fulfillment center.  Read more...

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