Even the winners of neoliberalism are entrapped in precariousness. This is the main point of the chapter I published for the edited book of Annalisa Murgia and Emiliana Armano “Mappe della Precarietà“. The chapter is entitled “La condizione precaria della consulenza”.
In the chapter I show how precariousness is pervasive even among management consultants, usually identified as the emblems of neoliberalism and postindustrial society. The ruthless rule of “up-or-out” pushes young consultants into a condition of self-exploitation that allows for a pervasive presence of work in life, even impeding important goals of private life.
The chapter is available for free download at the UAB Digital Document Deposit.