The Soul at Work

From Alienation to Autonomy

Franco Berardi


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2017

230 pages

Price INR 495
Book Club Price INR 372

In The soul at work, Franko 'Bifo' berardi – key member of the Italian Autonomist Movement and a close associate of felix Guattari – addresses these new form of estrangement. In the philosophical landscape of the 1960s and 1970s, the Hegelian concept of alienation was used to define the harnessing of subjectivity. The estrangement of workers from their labor, the feeling of alienation they experienced, and their refusal to submit to it become the bases for a human community that remained autonomous  

Franco Berardi

Franco Berardi, aka "Bifo," founder of the famous "Radio Alice" in Bologna and an important figure of the Italian Autonomia Movement, is a writer, media theorist, and media activist. He currently teaches Social History of the Media at the Accademia di Brera, Milan. He is also the author of The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy.