Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living With Doctor Who by Neil Perryman

By Neil Perryman

'One of the eccentricities of Doctor Who is that you just pay attention rather a lot approximately what the lovers imagine, and so little from the opposite 100% of the viewers (my stats are clinically accurate.) So thank God for a pair who placed their love at the line to set the checklist directly. this can be the tale of a fan boy who inflicts each episode ever made from general practitioner Who on his marriage. Or to place it in a different way, this is often the tale of somebody with a formal love and realizing of physician Who, attempting to clarify it to her husband.' Steven Moffat

Neil loves Sue. He additionally loves Doctor Who. yet can he carry his nice loves jointly? In January 2011, Neil Perryman set out on an insane quest to make his spouse Sue watch each episode of the vintage sequence of Doctor Who from the very starting. Even those that didn't exist any further. And so, over the following and part years, Sue gamely watched all of them. From William Hartnell and Tom Baker to Peter Davison and Paul McGann, the end result was once a wildly winning and hilariously revealing weblog known as Adventures with the spouse in Space.

But the journey keeps. right here Neil Perryman tells the all too actual tale of Doctor Who fandom. humorous, sincere and unusually courageous, he additionally captures completely the thrill - and fears - of sharing the object you like with the folk you're keen on. Adventures With the spouse in area is, at its center, the tale of Doctor Who, and its enthusiasts, visible throughout the eyes of 2 humans - one that understands virtually not anything concerning the programme and one other who is aware means an excessive amount of.

'This is a truly, very humorous publication; touching too.' Jenny Colgan

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Their chief goal, the highest possible productivity of work, and the means to achieve it by increased division of labour and disciplining the body of a worker, contradicts the Marxist ideal of creating a full, balanced personality by nonalienated work. Although Taylor was of an opinion that the workers should benefit from the fruits of their work and achieve more than the minimum wage if they were efficient, he did not believe that pay should rise in the same proportion as output; smaller increments would force the worker to remain ambitious (Maier 1970: 31) and allow the capitalist to amass and reinvest his wealth.

Frederick F. Taylor and Henry Ford are regarded as its twentieth-century pillars. HOMO FABER AND THE WORK OF CINEMA . 29 Preoccupied with the problem of labour slowdowns, Taylor timed basic work actions, developed programmed task instruction cards for employees, recommended factory planning departments, and devised wage scales based on piece work, such that a productive worker would share in the extension of output, but would fall below a subsistence wage and be forced to quit when he proved inefficient (Maier 1970: 29).

Overtly or covertly they deal with the question of good versus bad work, useful and useless, as seen from different perspectives, most importantly by workers themselves and those consuming the fruits of their work. All these authors engage with the question of ideology and class, but the most influential authors in this area are Antonio Gramsci (1977), Louis Althusser, especially in his essay ‘Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses’ (1971) and Georg (György) Lukács in History and Class Consciousness (Lukács 1971, especially 46–82).

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