“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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Berardi makes it clear that semio-capitalism rests on a foundation of digital exchange, and anyone who reads contemporary theory knows that the digital has become the bogeyman that lurks behind capitalism. Apr 24, Kari Barclay rated it liked it. Can serio-capitalism strip such away from beratdi human condition?

On Theory and Finance: Review of Berardi’s “The Uprising” | The American Reader

And this healing is made possible by a mantra that rises, stronger and stronger, as solidarity resurfaces in daily life. As the world uprosing more beraardi more entangled in the mesh of financial capital or of what David Harvey calls bfrardi ”state-financial nexus” created by the aggressive and relentless assault of neo-liberalism through deregulation, privatization and debt we see a new wave of phenomena affecting people and shaping their lives. There are no longer material things, but signs; no longer the production of tings which are tangible visible materials, but the production of something that is essentially semiotic.

Creeping Cedar July 1, To ask other readers questions about The Uprisingplease sign up. He sees that the effects of a streamlined, mechanized world where our social communication and our ability to connect to one another, upirsing solidarize and have empathy have numbed out and stomped out of focus. Grammar, logic, and ethics are based on the institution of a limit.

Technology is used as a medium of control of the techo-linguistic system, Berardi affirms that future generations are beginning to be taught languages and words not by our human mothers, but by machines as we are ever more exposed and in proximity to them. The body of the text — the second two essays — insightful analyses of the semio-capitalism and its bersrdi to and connections with industrial and financial capitalism providing useful extensions of convention left political economy understandings of the emerging generalised condition of precarity.


If you are lazy, or too fast, that does not matter.

If the protests now stirring about the world are to take shape and direction, then the revolution will be neither peaceful nor violent–it will be linguistic, or will not be at all. The labour theory of value, the basis of conventional left including Marxist approaches to value holds One of the most difficult challenges the left has had to grapple with as finance capital has gained its foothold and then descended into crisis is upeising many of our key analytical concepts have proved wanting.

Jan 08, Senia rated it it was amazing. The errors of great men are worth more than the truths of little ones. I want to understand the process of dissolution that is underway from the unusual point of view of the relationship between poetry and finance. Not sure how I feel about reading more Bifo right away.

Berardi points out that infinite growth on afinite planet is a logical impossibility. The bourgeoisie, which was a territorialized class the class of the bourg, of the citywas able to manage physical property, as well as uprjsing measurable relation between time and value.

If he did, he would need only one concept.

This was a great text. Lists with This Book. This represents a greater concern with ideas and cultural expectations than the determinist-materialist expression of berarri Marxism which is often confined to purely economic or systemic analysis.

The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance

I recognize the idea that theory wants to be sexy, to stir with a poetic flourish. Furthermore he expands on the notion of irony unconnected to cynicism as a tool for berardk against this streamlined method of techno-linguistics. Oct 09, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: I also really like the rhythm of the prose, and its aggression — I could feel myself relax while reading it, letting him be enraged for me for awhile. Poetry is a singular vibration of the voice.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Language and money are closely tied, of course, as Berardi acknowledges, though he looks to the uprieing, and especially to poetry, for an unassailable bastion of power buttressed with ambiguity and polysemous nuance.


Reading Notes for Bifo’s The Uprising – ENTROPY

Brett Zehner studied geography in the midwest where he was an activist and researcher in communities affected by gentrification. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Better late than never. This is the only avenue we have to expand our language and thus the limits of our world. Also references to Hitler really tend to undermine an argument for me–certainly poetry would get you beyond that referential impasse?

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.

Reading Notes for Bifo’s The Uprising

Poetry, probably the most non-fiduciary art on the planet, is here rediscovered as a medium of communication that can stand up against the tide of commodity building, as a trading in nonexchangeable signs. A Suicide December 28, In accumulating value, financial capital is infinite, as it is not tied down by physical and material limitations if forecasts an infinity of accumulation.

Nov 18, Keith rated it it was amazing. The ironist, on the other hand, ha Here’s the thing: Mass cynicism results from the dissolution of social solidarity and the systemic precariousness of the labour market results from the neoliberal deregulation that imposed competition as the inescapable, generalized mode of relation among people.

Although published in the book is still actual. Perhaps it was bourgeois morality or the real and violent government censor?

While irony does not postulate the existence of any reality, cynicism postulates the inescapable reality of power, particularly the power of the economy 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.

Only an act of language can give us the ability to see and to create a new human condition, where we now only see barbarianism and violence.