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Below, find our “working bibliography,” organized thematically. Some of these readings will be incorporated into our regular meetings. If you would like to add readings to this bibliography, email us @ immaterial.labor.group@gmail.com

Immaterial Labor

  • Lazzarato, Maurizio. “Immaterial Labor.” In Radical Thought In Italy: A Potential Politics. Paolo Virno and Michael Hardt, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.
  • —. “The Machine.” http://eipcp.net/transversal/1106/lazzarato/en/print 2006.
  • Malabou, Catherine. What Should We Do With Our Brain? Bronx, NY: Fordham, 2008.
  • Marx, Karl. “Treatise on the General Intellect” from Grundrisse, and selections from its many recent readings (Virno, Hardt & Negri, etc.)
  • Papadopoulos, Dimitris, Niamh Stephenson and Vassilis Tsianos. Escape Routes: Control and Subversion in the 21st Century. Ann Arbor, MI: Pluto  Press, 2008.
  • Stiegler, Bernard. Technics and Time Vol. 2: Disorientation. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford UP, 2008.
  • Virno, Paulo. Grammar of the Multitude: For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life. Semiotext(e), 2004.

Affective and Information Economies and Labor

  • Cooper, M. Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2008.
  • Hardt, Michael. “Affective Labor.” boundary 2 26.2 (1999): 89-100. http://www.jequ.org/files/affective-labor.pdf
  • Hochschild, Arlie. The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home. New York: Penguin Books, 1989.
  • Lehrer, Jonah. Imagine: How Creativity Works. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Court, 2012.
  • Redfield, Peter and Erica Bornstein. Forces of Compassion: Humanitarianism Between Ethics and Politics. Santa Fe, New Mexico: SAR Press, 2010.
  • Strom, Stephanie. “Cracking Open the World Bank.” New York Times. 3 July 2011
  • Weeks, Kathi. “Life Within and Against Work: Affective Labor, Feminist Critique, and Post-Fordist Politics.” ephemera 7.1 (2007): 233-249. http://www.ephemeraweb.org/journal/7-1/7-1weeks.pdf

New Theories of Production

  • Barrow, Clyde. Universities and the Capitalist State: Corporate Liberalism and the Reconstruction of American Higher Education, 1894-1928. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990.
  • Dyer-Witheford, Nick. “Cognitive Capitalism and the Contested Campus.” In Geoff Cox (ed), Engineering Culture: On ‘The Author as (Digital) Producer. New York: Autonomedia, 2005: pp. 71-94.
  • —. Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High Technology Capitalism. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
  • Ehrenberg, Alain. The Fatigue of Being Oneself: Depression and Society. Paris: Odile Jacob, 1998.
  • Negri, Antonio. Marx Beyond Marx: Lessons on the Grundrisse. New York: Autonomedia, 1989.
  • Read, Jason. The Micropolitics of Capital: Marx and the Prehistory of the Present. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.

Activism, Academia, and Praxis

  • Derrida, Jacques. Without Alibi. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2002.
  • Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. London and NY: Continuum, 2000.
  • Kamola, Isaac, and Eli Meyerhoff. “Creating Commons: Divided Governance, Participatory Management, and Struggles Against Enclosure in the University.” Polygraph 21 (2009): 15-37.
  • Kant, Immanuel. The Conflict of the Faculties. Trans. Mary J. Gregor. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
  • Readings, Bill. The University in Ruins. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.
  • Roggero, Gigi. The Production of Living Knowledge: The Crisis of the University and the Transformation of Labor in Europe and North America. Philadelphia, PN: Temple University Press, 2011.
  • Terranova, Tiziana, and Marc Bousquet. 2004. “Recomposing the University.” Mute 28 (2004): 72-81. http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/recomposing-university

Student Debt 

Tenure, Adjunct, and Precarious Labor

  • Boldt, Josh. The Adjunct Project. http://adjunctproject.com/
  • Bousquet, Marc. How the University Works. New York: NYU Press, 2008.
  • Krause, Monika, ed. The University Against Itself: The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace. Philadelphia, PN: Temple University Press, 2007.
  • Ross, Andrew. Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times. NY: NYU Press, 2009.
  • Weeks, Kathi. The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.

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