A new revolutionary practice: operaisti and the 'refusal of work' in 1970's Italy

Pizzolato, Nicola (2017) A new revolutionary practice: operaisti and the 'refusal of work' in 1970's Italy. Estudos Historicos (Rio de Janeiro), 30 (61). pp. 449-464. ISSN 0103-2186 (doi:10.1590/s2178-14942017000200008)

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Abstract

The social protest that engulfed Italy in the 1970s found a theoretical analysis in the work of the operaisti.

Through a series of concepts, they outlined a new revolutionary practice that aimed to return to a more authentic reading of Marxism. This article focuses on the notion of ‘refusal of work’ and the ancillary concept of ‘appropriation’ and examines how these theoretical tools emerged out of radical protest in factories and were put forward by the operaisti as a central plank of a revolutionary strategy for the working class

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 22446
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Depositing User: Nico Pizzolato
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 13:53
Last Modified: 18 May 2019 18:07
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22446

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