Last night came the e-mail address of the organizer of " Work shattered ", an event which took place just a year ago in Bologna:
Beloved, the book Work shattered is finally ready. If I do have an address I am sending you a free 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 reported now my intervention on the side of the rate of 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 card 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 helpful, to try to reconcile. The modern relationship between work and citizenship is now, in fact, shed completely 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, is the need to find, within and against it, an escape route capable encouraging the emergence of the upright surplus of subjectivity that the end of the Fordist work gives a glimpse. To understand the phenomenon as a whole must then avoid reducing 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, social production and appropriation of wealth. The book proposes, in particular transdisciplinary reflection on how the different forms of work are inscribed in the new process of creating value founded, now in a more direct, the whole time of life and social cooperation. The intent is to investigate the crushing and insecurity as a cornerstone, alongside the processes of financialization, the new regime of capital accumulation. Only by relating the latter with strengths through it 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, Cominu S., A. Curcio, A. Fumagalli, M. Gray, E. Leonardi, S. Lucarelli, S. Mezzadra, C. Morini, A. Ross.
Federico beans teaches Sociology of Work and Organisation and enterprise at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna. His publications include: Capitalism, work and forms of subjectivity (Sapere2000, 2005) and, with Gigi Roggero, Labor and production value in the knowledge economy (Franco Angeli, 2009).
Emanuele Leonardi is 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), govern the environment? (Mimesis, 2009).