Abierto las 24 horas
Estética y (súper)mercado
Diamela Eltit’s novelMano de obra(2002) is an inquiry from a biopolitical perspective into a new territorialization of desire and power rooted in the body and its affections. The novel explores from the point of view of the body of a post-Fordist worker a type of domination dissolved in the materiality of a world imagined as a 24-hour shopping center--a multisensory complex,predictable and regulated, where the capitalist ambitionto absorb living work is fulfilled beyond the limitsof physical resistance. As an affective factory of late capitalism, the supermarket of Mano de obra is a site of production of subjectivity not reducible to the docile, individualized and trained body of the great institutions of confinement. Immersed in a space saturated with microscopic power relations, the subjects of Mano de obra are the affective workers of contemporary capitalism, built biopolitically by a terrifying affective atmosphere that erodes their labor contours until it becomes unrecognizable.