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Nonfiction. Criticism and Theory. Political Science. An infinite series of bifurcations: this is how we can tell the story of our life, of our loves, but also the history of revolts, defeats and restorations of order. At any given moment different paths open up in front of us, and we are continually presented with the alternative of going here or going there. Then we decid ...more
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Published September 1st 2009 by Minor Compositions (first published 2009)
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Jul 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book is great fun; a genuinely enjoyable work of theory. Bifo has a certain reputation as the wild man of post-Workerist (aka Italian autonomist) theory - he was the real activist, spending years doing pirate radio, but he's also extremely bipolar, given to wild bouts of enthusiasm and troughs of utter despair - but somehow, often overlapping in his own unique signature way, whereby he can announce that revolutionary hope is dead, that the only possible remaining radical gesture is self-mut ...more
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The sad proof that Italy remains faithful to the Medieval tradition and in politics or academia you don't have be be smart or even competent in the said field, only in kissing behind, blind obedience and if there is money involved, kicking a cut to your beloved godfather. ...more
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Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A veces un poco pesado, pero sin duda una interesante explicación del impacto que tiene en la sociedad un cambio de código lingüístico.
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Much weaker in comparison to his most engaging book *The Soul at Work*.
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Franco "Bifo" Berardi (born 2 November 1948 in Bologna, Italy) is an Italian Marxist theorist and activist in the autonomist tradition, whose work mainly focuses on the role of the media and information technology within post-industrial capitalism. Berardi has written over two dozen published books, as well as a more extensive number of essays and speeches.

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