Last night came the e-mail address of the organizer of " Work shattered , "an event that took place just a year ago in Bologna:
Dear friends, the book shattered Labour is finally ready. If I do have an address I am sending you a complimentary copy that is up to those who have contributed a piece.
Well, good. I had almost lost hope about the fate of this publication. See below now my intervention on the side of the essay by Andrew Ross (!) Is 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 tab 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, try to reassemble. 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 condition of generalized precariousness, on the other hand must be found within and against it, an escape capable encouraging the emergence of the upright excess of subjectivity that gives a glimpse of the end of the Fordist labor. To understand the phenomenon as a whole then it should be avoided to reduce the analysis of the condition of the work within a paradigm of affliction as necessary as insufficient, and instead study the relationship in 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 the way in which the different forms of work become part of the new process of value creation founded, now in a more direct, over the entire life time and on social cooperation. The intent is to investigate the fragmentation and insecurity as one of the key elements, along with the processes of financialization, the new regime of capitalist accumulation. Only by linking the latter with the resistances that cross 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. Chicchi, 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 Company at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna. His publications include: Capitalism, labor and forms of subjectivity (Sapere2000, 2005), and 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: "Riches and limits of environmentalism" in Ottavio Marzocca (ed.), Governing the environment? (Mimesis, 2009).