The emergence of an economy based on the production and the diffusion of knowledge is one of the main features of contemporary societies, according to many scholars. This contribution focuses on the relationship between society and enterprises within the «knowledge economy» and its main ambivalences and tensions: market – cooperation, participation in the decisional processes and verticalization of power, autonomization of labour and neotaylorism. Also, it addresses the main features of knowledge workers’ protests that took place in Italy in recent years. Indeed, workers are the key element of the current knowledge economy – the connection between traditionally knowledge-intensive economic fields and other sectors. The analysis of the relationship between society and enterprise in contemporary knowledge economy by means of the analysis of the «knowledge workers» – and, more specifically, of university and art workers – shows that the claims, the self-narrative, and the frames indeed involve a specific analysis of the role of knowledge in the dynamics of production of contemporary society. In other words, they are at the cross-road of the main ambivalences and tensions of the contemporary model of production. Loris Caruso, Alberta Giorgi 218

Capitalismo digitale e azione collettiva: le ambivalenze del capitalismo contemporaneo e le mobilitazioni dei lavoratori della conoscenza

CARUSO, LORIS
2015

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The emergence of an economy based on the production and the diffusion of knowledge is one of the main features of contemporary societies, according to many scholars. This contribution focuses on the relationship between society and enterprises within the «knowledge economy» and its main ambivalences and tensions: market – cooperation, participation in the decisional processes and verticalization of power, autonomization of labour and neotaylorism. Also, it addresses the main features of knowledge workers’ protests that took place in Italy in recent years. Indeed, workers are the key element of the current knowledge economy – the connection between traditionally knowledge-intensive economic fields and other sectors. The analysis of the relationship between society and enterprise in contemporary knowledge economy by means of the analysis of the «knowledge workers» – and, more specifically, of university and art workers – shows that the claims, the self-narrative, and the frames indeed involve a specific analysis of the role of knowledge in the dynamics of production of contemporary society. In other words, they are at the cross-road of the main ambivalences and tensions of the contemporary model of production. Loris Caruso, Alberta Giorgi 218
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