Precarious Workers Brigade‘s new critical workbook ‘Training for Exploitation?’, with a Foreword by Silvia Federici, is now available internationally through: http://joaap.org/press/trainingforexploitation.htm . It will be available as a free download after 1 February.
‘Training for Exploitation? Politicising Employability and Reclaiming Education’ is a critical resource pack for educators teaching employability, ‘professional practice’ and work-based learning. This 96-pages publication provides a pedagogical framework that assists students and others in deconstructing dominant narratives around work, employability and careers, and explores alternative ways of engaging with work and the economy. Training for Exploitation? includes tools for critically examining the relationship between education, work and the cultural economy. It provides useful statistics and workshop exercises on topics such as precarity, employment rights, cooperation and solidarity, as well as examples of alternative educational and organising practices. Training for Exploitation? shows how we can both critique and organise against a system that is at the heart of the contemporary crises of work, student debt and precarity.