Last night came the e-mail address of the organizer of " Work shattered , "an event that took place a year ago in Bologna:
Dear friends, the book shattered Labour is finally ready. If I do have an address I send you a complimentary copy that is up to those who have contributed a piece.
Well, good. I had almost given up hope on the fate of this publication. See below now my intervention on the side of the essay by Andrew Ross (!!) it's a nice surprise that puts me in a good mood. If you are interested, you will find information on the website of Shadows Court , the publisher. Below you will find a page of the book:
What remains today of the work that we have known in modern industry? Probably only a few fragments, which is not easy, and perhaps not even useful to try to reconcile. The modern relationship between work and citizenship today is, in fact, completely throw into question. While it is the result of a persistent strategy of deregulation and humiliation of the work, whose main effect is a state of generalized insecurity, on the other hand must be found within and against it, an escape capable encouraging the emergence of the upright excess of subjectivity that the end of the Fordist labor into evidence. To understand the phenomenon as a whole then it should be avoided to reduce the analysis of the condition of the work in a both necessary and sufficient paradigm of affliction, and to study the relationship that the post-Fordist capitalism and biopolitics is to be established between work, production and appropriation of social wealth. The book proposes, in particular cross-disciplinary reflection on how the various forms of work become part of the new process of value creation founded, now in a more direct, over the entire life time and social cooperation. The aim is to investigate the fragmentation and insecurity as one of the key elements, along with the process of financialization, the new regime of capitalist accumulation. Only by linking it with the resistors that pass through it is possible to understand the elements that carattarezzano our society and the forces that can change the course.
A. Amendola, E. Armano, D. Banfi, S. Bologna, A. Cazzola, F. beans, S. Cominu, A. Curcio, A. Fumagalli, M. Gray, E. Leonardi, S. Lucarelli, S. Mezzadra, C. Morini, A. Ross.
Frederick beans teaches Sociology of Work and Organization and Business in the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna. His publications include: Capitalism, labor and forms of subjectivity (Sapere2000, 2005), Gigi Roggero, Labor and production of value in the knowledge economy (Franco Angeli, 2009).
Emanuele Leonardi is a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario. His publications include: "Wealth and limits of environmentalism" in Ottavio Marzocca (eds), Governing the environment? (Mimesis, 2009).