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Chris Culleton-koebel rated it liked it Mar 10, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This book is more of a historiography than a direct historical account of the shift from a proletariat economy to a ‘cognetariat’ one. The postmodern domination of capitalism is founded on the refrain of wealth, understood as cumulative possession. As a result, the conditions for community have run aground and new philosophical categories are needed.

It is completely engulfed in the circle of production and consumption. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The field woek desire, which for Deleuze and Guattari possesses liberating potential, collapses in on itself and is confined to desiring the ever-increasing number of consumer fetishes that permeate upgrade culture.

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This Semiotext e edition is also the book’s first appearance in any language. English Choose a language for shopping. Bigo you like to tell us about a lower price? It has been quite some time since I last read this work, and my copy is either packed up or loaned out to someone, so I am working strictly from memory.

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The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy

The Soul At Work: Notify me of new comments via email. Thanks to digitalization, every concrete event can not only be symbolised, but also simulated, replaced by information.

Semiocapitalism is, I believe, Bifo’s coinage, and it raises the question of how the capture of meaning – of everything that we might mean by the It has been quite some time since I last read this work, and my copy is either packed up or loaned out to someone, so I am working strictly from memory.

The sensible body is subjected to an acceleration that destroys every possibility of conscious decodification and sensible perception. Bifo has a gift for making his concepts come alive and, though he does draw on the work of other social theorists – most notably Felix Guattari – I did not get the sense that he was simply taking over previously elaborated concepts wholesale and simply assuming that his reader was familiar with his usage of a particular neologism.

Media Ecologies and Digital Activism thoughts about change for a changing world. Who doesn’t want to soyl The equation of debt with slavery, for example, can make us attentive to the historical and contemporary relationship between indebted or indentured labour, but we should also be aware that many contemporary conditions of slavery -prostitution, coltan mining etc.

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The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy by Franco Bifo Berardi

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But this idea of weal What has happened to our soul in late capitalism?

This is one of the most inspiring works I’ve read in a while. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This is an interesting section, bubbling with thought. Putting the soul to work: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

This leads to a contemporary scenario Beradi describes as the poisoning of the soul, as desire no longer reaches out for connectivity with the other, but instead is restricted to focusing on the self and personal accumulation.

Although the book offers some hints of what is to be done, it is essentially left up to the reader to discover that individually. It has a quirky way of locating the origins of Autonomous Marxism– part of which is rather insightful and part of which that just seems downright cranky.

Nov 16, Maria Paula Lorgia rated it it was amazing. This book is very revealing in the links between Workerism, May ’68, and post-structural theory.

The will to power produced the instruments of its own end, and the end of human freedom, that is to say the quintessentially human: