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Book review: Ceti medi senza futuro? Scritti, appunti sul lavoro e altro, written by Sergio BolognaBook review: Vita da freelance. I lavoratori della conoscenza e il loro futuro, written by Sergio Bologna and Dario BanfiBook review: Felici e sfruttati. Capitalismo digitale ed eclissi del lavoro, written by Carlo Formenti

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This paper reviews the recent writing of Sergio Bologna and Carlo Formenti. These authors are proposed as post-workerist dissenters with respect to Hardt and Negri’s conceptualisation of contemporary capitalism. Therefore, while the latter has risen to prominence within Anglo-American academia as the radical (post-workerist) account of the political economy of the knowledge economy, the work of Bologna and Formenti is here presented as providing alternative accounts of contemporary capitalism and its dynamics. In doing so, this work challenges the Anglo-American reception of post-operaismo. However, these analyses are also assessed by showing the many similarities they share with Hardt and Negri’s account (not least with respect to the category of class composition). These similarities are argued to pose immanent limits, impeding this post-workerist dissent’s ability to carry operaismo beyond Hardt and Negri.

Affiliations: 1: Leeds University Business School, University of LeedsM.Boffo@leeds.ac.uk

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