“The Uprising” is an Autonomist manifesto for today’s precarious times, and a rallying cry in the face of the catastrophic and irreversible crisis that neoliberalism . Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s newly translated book The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance is light on two things: poetry and finance. What Berardi gives the reader . We posted the audio not too long ago from a Franco “Bifo” Berardi talk at Pratt Institute on his book The Uprising: Poetry and Finance.
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On Theory and Finance: Review of Berardi’s “The Uprising”
Better late than never. For too long has financial dictatorship compressed the social body, and the cynicism of the ruling class has become repugnant.
Not one of his best books, but a great one to drive into other ways bdrardi seeing the present.
May 24, dan pittman rated it liked it. Dec 24, Jerad rated it it upgising amazing. Thus, he argues against privileging labour in critique and says that “the solution to the economic difficulty of the situation cannot be solved with economic means: Blood Eagle by Adam Crittenden July 1, This limiting condition or situation has to be situated against the Possibility of the Promise — the ideological crux of Left or Right is a field where actualization can occur.
Also references to Hitler really tend to undermine an argument for me–certainly poetry would get you beyond that referential impasse? Jun 17, Brad rated it really liked it.
Reading Notes for Bifo’s The Uprising – ENTROPY
I’ll have to hold off on a proper review until I see the final version. The body of berarsi text — the second two essays — insightful analyses of the semio-capitalism and its links to and connections with industrial and financial capitalism providing useful extensions of convention left political economy understandings of the emerging generalised condition of precarity.
There is another disturbing undertone to The Uprisingone that has spread like a secret since the burst of the dot-com bubble at the turn of the decade.
Jul 21, Mohammed Yusuf rated it it was amazing. Notes on Bliss December 30, In Berardi’s terms, this is what poetry did with language, to put it in unfamiliar contexts, disassembling the structured bounds of definition thd leaving the reader free to interpret meanings, uprisnig which are potentially untainted by prior notions.
Yet the depth to which he explores poetry as the unexpected insolvency where desire cannot be easily reduced or exchanged as currency is remarkable. The berarfi layer of abstraction is the generalisation of the one noted above — where the process of value creation no longer passes through use value but merely the circulation of money.
upgising Mar 30, Kristin Berard rated it liked it. If Berardi is right about one thing, it is that financial capitalism is semiotic. Although it is effective in revealing the truth of our connections, it is doomed to fail by nature of it’s limitations, yes, it shows the absurdity of the world but it stops there and is devoid of any redeeming qualities.
Press 53 August 7, Conceptually, this is freaking work of art.
The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance
Franco Berardi builds up in that typical italian fashion a very passionate case with its many repetitions and non-linearities for a collective awakening in this post-crisis situation we still find ourselves in.
Digital financial capitalism has created a close reality which cannot be overcome with the techniques of politics, of conscious organized voluntary action, and of government. This connection used to exist and made life a navigable, sane enterprise. Berardi points out that infinite growth on afinite planet is a logical impossibility. It’s only an internalization of the impotence of truth which is born out of the failure of the th century utopian ideologies and the perception that exploitation of labour, competition and war are inevitable and irreversible capitalism.
A social movement, at the end of the day, should use irony as semiotic insolvency, as a mechanism of disentangling language, behavior, and action from the limits of the symbolic debt.
This is a beautiful yellow little book.
Now the glory of the future is over. Recommended for anyone who feels overwhelmed, or perhaps underwhelmed too.
But this isn’t serious, it’s more of a polemic, and filled with a lot of laughably over-stated statements, like economics isn’t a teh because it’s only interested in debt and GDP. Nothing is created from this destruction, while the financial class is expropriating the outcome of the general labor force and of the general intellect.
On Theory and Finance: Review of Berardi’s “The Uprising” | The American Reader
Urpising is a call for exhaustion, and for resistance to the cult of energy on which today’s economic free-floating market depends. The ironist sleeps happily because nothing can awake her from her dreams. He lives in California. In other sections, he rehearses the economic crisis in ways I’ve seen before– nothing new, but nothing against him– he just seems a little dated is all.