Last night comes the e-mail address of the organizer of " Work shattered ", an event that was held a year ago in Bologna:
Beloved, the book Work shattered is finally ready. If I do have an address I am sending you a complimentary copy that it 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 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 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 useful, try to recompose. The modern relationship between work and citizenship is now, 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, the other must be found within and against it, an escape capable encouraging the emergence of that pillar surplus of subjectivity that the end of the Fordist work into evidence. To understand the phenomenon in its complexity must then avoid reducing the analysis of the condition of the work within a paradigm of affliction as necessary as insufficient, and 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 how 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 crushing and insecurity as one of the key elements, next to the processes of financialization, the new system of capitalist accumulation. Only by linking it with the resistance crossing 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.
Federico beans teaches Sociology of Work and Organisation and enterprise at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna. Among his publications: Capitalism, work and forms of subjectivity (Sapere2000, 2005) and, with Gigi Roggero, Labor and production of 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), Governing the environment? (Mimesis, 2009).