Workers and capital - Mario Tronti

Workers and capital - Mario Tronti

What has been translated of Mario Tronti's 1966 book, Operai e Capitale (Workers and Capital).

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Juan Conatz
May 23 2012 02:01

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  • We have reached a period of in-between in working class history: we must examine it deeply and grasp its implications, for its political consequences will be decisive.

    Mario Tronti

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Juan Conatz
May 23 2012 02:07

Anyone know what order these excerpts (chapters?) go in?

ocelot
May 23 2012 11:23

The French translation of Tronti's Operai e capitale is online in its entirety here:
http://multitudes.samizdat.net/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=544

From that full translation, the following chapter headings:

PREMIERES HYPOTHÈSES [FIRST HYPOTHESES]
Marx hier et aujourd’hui [Marx yesterday and today]
L’usine et la société [Factory and society]
Le plan du capital [The plan of capital - retitled: Social Capital]

UNE EXPÉRIENCE POLITIQUE D’UN TYPE NOUVEAU [A NEW TYPE OF POLITICAL EXPERIMENT]
Lénine en Angleterre [Lenin in England]
Une vieille tactique au service d’une nouvelle stratégie [An old tactic in the service of a new strategy]
1905 en Italie [1905 in Italy]
Classe et parti [Class and Party]

PREMIÈRES THÈSES [FIRST THESES]
Marx, force de travail, classe ouvrière [Marx, Labour Power, Working Class]
1. Hegel et Ricardo [Hegel and Ricardo]
2. L’échange argent/travail [The work/money exchange]
3. Critique de l’idéologie [Critique of ideology]
4. Maudit soit Juin ! [Cursed be June!]
5. La particularité de la marchandise force de travail
[The particularity of the labour power commodity]
6. Travail productif [Productive labour]
7. Qu’est-ce que le prolétariat ? [What is the proletariat?]
8. Les formes de la lutte [The forms of struggle]
9. Le travail comme non-capital [Work as non-capital]
10. Le mot d’ordre : la valeur-travail [The watchword: labour-value]
11. La classe [The class]
12. La stratégie du refus [The strategy of refusal]
13. Tactique = organisation [Tactics = organisation]
14. Lutte contre le travail [Struggle against labour]

POST-SCRIPTUM AUTOUR DE QUELQUES PROBLÈMES [POST-SCRIPTUM AROUND SOME PROBLEMS]
The Progressive era [retitled: Workers and Capital]
L’époque de Marshall [The Marshall epoch]
La social-démocratie historique [Historic social-democracy]
La lutte de classe aux États-Unis [Class struggle in the USA]
Marx à Detroit [Marx in Detroit]
Sichtbar machen [Making visible]

Entdinglichung
May 23 2012 11:29
OCT
Jul 14 2012 20:12

Hello! Me and a group of people are working on a full translation of Workers and Capital. We're working from the Spanish and French translations, possibly the german one too. But we are missing the original Italian and can't seem to find either a physical copy or a .pdf file.
Can anyone help us out please?

Nate
Mar 5 2013 00:17

This article is also from Tronti's book -

http://libcom.org/library/lenin-in-england-mario-tronti

In case anyone's interested, here's the pagination for these excerpts.

Social Capital - p64 Spanish / p60 Italian
Lenin In England - p93 Spanish / p89 Italian
The Strategy of the Refusal - p244 Spanish / p234 Italian
Struggle Against Labor - p262 Spanish / p259 Italian
Workers and Captial - p275 Spanish / p267 Italian

georgestapleton
Mar 6 2013 12:37
Quote:
POST-SCRIPTUM AUTOUR DE QUELQUES PROBLÈMES [POST-SCRIPTUM AROUND SOME PROBLEMS]
The Progressive era [retitled: Workers and Capital]
L’époque de Marshall [The Marshall epoch]
La social-démocratie historique [Historic social-democracy]
La lutte de classe aux États-Unis [Class struggle in the USA]
Marx à Detroit [Marx in Detroit]
Sichtbar machen [Making visible]

Actually this entire post-script is translated as 'Workers and Capital', not just the section "The Progressive Era".

Editted to ad a link to this thread which explains the some of situation with the translation.

Nate
Jul 1 2013 05:28

Another piece of the book is translated now, here http://libcom.org/library/marx-labor-power-working-class

And I just realized that this piece - http://libcom.org/library/strategy-refusal-mario-tronti - isn't listed above. That's also part of the book. It'd be good if these and the one I mentioned in my last comment were added to the list in the original post. I tried to do it but couldn't figure it out.

Harrison
Jul 1 2013 06:21

There is a bunch more stuff here as well, i'll have a go at adding it later today.
http://operaismoinenglish.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/workers-and-capital-contents/

I found Lenin in England an interesting read. Think i was introduced to tronti by the 'Rethinking class' article in a paper handed out at the last london bookfair.

Harrison
Jul 1 2013 13:02

ok, i'm having problems because it seems i do not have permission to edit some articles. for the ones i couldn't edit that didn't have any comments or social retweets/facebook likes, i just posted up new and better versions, properly ordered in the book.

my newer duplicates have better text formatting, and also added 'Key Quotes' for the quote section, so it would make sense to delete the older versions i couldn't edit as they've barely been shared on social media, and are not as good as my new duplicate.

the duplicates are
my new one: http://libcom.org/library/lenin-england
the old one i couldn't edit: http://libcom.org/library/lenin-in-england-mario-tronti

my new one: http://libcom.org/library/social-capital
the old one i couldn't edit: http://libcom.org/library/social-capital-mario-tronti

my new one: http://libcom.org/library/postscript-problems
the old one i couldn't edit: http://libcom.org/library/workers-and-capital-mario-tronti

(Please delete the above old duplicates)

The chapters i haven't duplicated because they are popular on social media, but I need (but don't have permissions) to add to the book / correct section of the book, and also add Key Quotes:
http://libcom.org/library/strategy-refusal-mario-tronti
http://libcom.org/library/marx-labor-power-working-class (the title also needs to be changed as it is not the full text but only the introduction to Marx, labor-power, working class)

Note: i'm using this website as a contents page guide.

Joseph Kay
Jul 1 2013 13:11

I've bumped your permissions to 'contributor', does that help?

Harrison
Jul 1 2013 13:36

Hey thanks, I was able to successfully submit changes (awaiting moderation) for
http://libcom.org/library/marx-labor-power-working-class

but I wasn't able to submit changes for
http://libcom.org/library/strategy-refusal-mario-tronti

nor to delete the three old duplicates

Harrison
Jul 2 2013 17:37

bump

Ed
Jul 2 2013 21:42

Sorry, I'm a bit pissed and maybe not understanding properly but can you put the ones you want deleted all togther below.. cheers..

Harrison
Jul 2 2013 22:34

sure thing, the ones that need to be deleted are these
http://libcom.org/library/lenin-in-england-mario-tronti
http://libcom.org/library/social-capital-mario-tronti
http://libcom.org/library/workers-and-capital-mario-tronti

and this one needs to be added to the section 'Initial Theses' of this book, with a page weight of 12
http://libcom.org/library/strategy-refusal-mario-tronti

Ed
Jul 3 2013 11:50

Cool, sober now and all done..