Mareile Pfannebecker and J. A. Smith examine the realities of life swallowed by labor in the neoliberal era - as we spend more time working for other people (at work, on our phones) for less and less, the lines between work and not-work blur enough to see a future beyond the capitalist machine.
Mareile and J. A. are authors of Work, Want, Work: Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism from Zed Books.
James A. Smith is a lecturer in the English department at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Mareile Pfannebecker is a writer and translator based in Manchester.