prescriptive, the term immaterial labour was coined by Lazzarato (), but became elements of the immaterial labour Hardt and Negri (ibid.) seek to. In this article (translated from Italian by Paul Colilli and Ed Emory), Maurizio Lazzarato sets out to describe the idea of “immaterial labor the. Maurizio Lazzarato Immaterial Labor – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Maurizio Lazzarato’s original essay on immaterial labor from.

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Lazzarato calls it “living labor. Here one can measure the extent to which the cycle of immaterial labor has come to assume a strategic role within the global organization of production.

The labiur is that of the people who were in executive command under Taylorization; all that has changed is the content.

What has happened is that a new “mass intellectuality” has come into being, created out of a combination of the demands of capitalist production and the forms of “self-valorization” that the struggle against work has produced. This immaterial labor appears as a real mutation of “living labor.

The activation of both productive cooperation and the social relationship with the consumer is materialized within and by the process of communication. Once this viewpoint comes to dominate within social produc – tion, we find that we have an interruption in the continuity of models of production.

What role does immaterial labor have in this process? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Large-Scale Industry and Services Lazzarato describes lbour older forms of labor are transformed in post-Fordism: Participative management is a technology of power, a technology for creating and controlling the “subjective processes. Immatreial, with the new data available, we find the microeconomy in revolt against the macroeconomy, and the classical model is corroded by a new and irreducible anthropological reality.


These ideological products are completely internal to the processes of the formation of social communication; that is, they are at once the results and the prerequisites of these processes. Walter Benjamin has already analyzed how since the end of the nineteenth century both artistic production and reproduction, along with its perception, have assumed collective forms.

Producing Culture for the Digital Economy. The first, Simmel’s, remain completely invested in the division between manual labor and intellectual labor and give us a theory of the creativity of intellectual labor.

A good prediction and summarization made within the immaterual aspects and varios dimensions.

This content is refers to a series of activities that are not normally recognized as “work” – in other words, the kinds of activities involved in defining and fixing cultural and artistic standards, fashions, tastes, consumer norms, and, more strategically, public opinion.

Services If from industry proper we move on to the “services” sector large banking services, insurance, and immatrrial forththe characteristics of the process I have described appear even more clearly.

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This transformation of the world of work appears even more evident when one studies the social cycle of production: Main laboud Skip to content. Fashion here functions like a barrier that incessantly comes up because it is incessantly battered down.

The “tone” of Taylorism remains, but the means change. What is interesting for this discussion is that, according to this conception, the immaterial labor of creation is limited to a specific social group and is not diffused except through imitation. Lazzarato argues that role of communication is the key distinguishing feature between Fordism and post-Fordism.


The Information Age, Volumes Lazzarato makes an argument about classical economics versus system theory, suggesting that if we move beyond them, we can define “a space for radical autonomy of the productive synergies of immaterial labor”Because the capitalist entrepreneur does not produce the forms and contents of immaterial labor, he or she does not even produce innovation.

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Prior to being manufactured, a product must be sold, even in “heavy” industries such as automobile manufacturing; a car is put into production only after the sales network orders it. The “great labiur that began at the start of the s has changed the very terms in which the question is posed. Once the privileged domain of the bourgeoisie and its children, these activities have since the end of the s become the domain of what we have come to define as “mass intellectuality. What the transformation of the product into a commodity cannot remove, then, is the character of event, the open process of creation that is established between immaterial labor and the public and organized by communication.

At a deeper level, this model accepts the division of labor founded on the opposition between manual and intellectual labor that has as its end the regulation and “mystification” of the social process of creation and innovation. The creative and innovative elements are tightly linked to the values that only the forms of life produce.

Lazzarato is not describing digital labor per se.