Last night comes the e-mail address of the organizer of " Work shattered ", an event which was held just over a year ago in Bologna:
Beloved, the book is finally ready Employment shattered. 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 the industrial modernity? Probably only a few fragments, which is not easy, and perhaps even useful, to try to reconstruct. The modern relationship between work and citizenship is today, in fact, shed completely under discussion. 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 must be found within and against it, an escape capable encouraging the emergence of the upright surplus of subjectivity that the end of the Fordist work gives a glimpse. To understand the phenomenon in all its complexity it is then necessary to avoid reducing the analysis of the condition of the work in a both necessary and insufficient paradigm of affliction, and to study the relationship that in the post-Fordist capitalism and biopolitics is to be established between work, social production and appropriation of wealth. The book proposes, in particular transdisciplinary 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, the whole life time and on social cooperation. The intent is to investigate the fragmentation and insecurity as one of the key elements, next to the processes of financialization, the new regime of capitalist accumulation. Only by linking the latter with strengths 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. Chicchi, S. Cominu, A. Curcio, A. Fumagalli, M. Gray, E. Leonardi, S. Lucarelli, S. Mezzadra, C. Morini, A. Ross.
Federico 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), with Gigi Roggero, Labor and production 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).