Between Factory and Society: Mario Tronti’s Political Foundation of Workerism


June 23-24, 2015
4.30-6.30 pm (Aula FUMAGALLI)

The two classes focus on extracts from “Workers and Capital”, published by Mario Tronti in 1966. The reading group will try to answer to the following questions: what does it mean the transition from «labor-power» to «working class»? What is the political meaning of the category of abstract labor? What kind of relationship did Tronti imagine between factory and society? What are the political implications of Mario Tronti’s Workerism in terms of tactics and strategy?


Extracts from “Workers and Capital”:
Initial Hypotheses
A New Style of Political Experiment
Initial Theses
A very useful book about the history of Italian Workerism is:
Wright, Storming Heaven. Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism, London, Pluto Press, 2002
The Italian edition of the book of Tronti is now:
Operai e capitale, Roma, Derive Approdi, 2013.