Book reviews, excerpts & party!

Posted on | October 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Work’s Intimacy has been out in Australia for a few weeks now after an earlier release in the UK. Some reviews are coming in already; this one from The Guardian is very exciting, as is this in The Irish Times. There is also a write up in the Times Higher Education.

In Australia a couple of excerpts have been published online if you are after a peek. At Inside Story, “Home Offices and Remote Parents” comes from chapter seven of the book. This is the chapter that lots of readers seem to react to, as it contains some of the most troubling stories of working parents with signs of chronic connectivity. Thanks to Peter Browne for his efforts putting this together.

Over at The Conversation, the piece I intended to write was sidelined with the news of Steve Jobs’ passing. As it happens, Jobs has a significant place in the concluding arguments for the book, so I decided to share some of them here. Thanks to Pat McGrath for that opportunity.

There have been some great radio experiences I have been lucky to have over the past little while, too, which I just wanted to store here for posterity. Thanks to Steve Austin and Richard Glover for having me on their programs as well.

The string of events that have unfolded since the book’s release – which also now include Occupy Wall Street – makes me realise how much more I would like to say about work and intimacy in future. For the moment, though, I want to announce the launch party for the book in Sydney in a few weeks. Everyone is welcome. The details are here and below. Come if you can!

Date: Thursday November 17th 6.00 for a 6.30pm

Place: The Beauchamp Hotel – Terrace Bar – 1st Floor
Corner of Oxford & South Dowling Sts, Darlinghurst, Sydney

To be launched by Annabel Crabb, the ABC’s chief political online writer and presenter of The Drum

RSVPs advised by November 15th to Simon Spivak at sspivak@wiley.com

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One Response to “Book reviews, excerpts & party!”

  1. Michael
    October 28th, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    What’s with Angela taking offence at the title Jobs, god political correctness. I didn’t like the article, I feel that it makes one think one should be guilty for liking one’s career, that it be interesting and fulfilling. It sets out to make those in privilaged positions feel guility because others suffer. Do you really want to come home to someone who whinges about their job like millions do? You have used it to push your agenda of guilt. Its like your belief that PHD’s and Masters have to be a form of suffering, if you enjoy it, god forbid. But on the positive side it does make one think about the efforts of labour of others who do suffer as a result of working conditions.

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