Rotar en la precariedad o sobre el trabajo de los jóvenes

  • Martín De Mauro Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Keywords Affective Turn, Precarity, Neoliberal Sensibility, Cruel Optimism, temporality
Keywords Affective Turn, Precarity, Neoliberal Sensibility, Cruel Optimism, temporality


The dismantling of this social horizon linked to the social welfare state and the disciplinary-Fordist work has revealed the emergence of a precarious way of life (Butler, 2010; Lorey, 2016; Standing, 2013) linked to a registry of the emotional and the affective that becomes world in theneoliberal sensibility. In the following we are going to consider the text of Chronicles Alta Rotaciónof the Argentine writer Laura Meradi in views of making an approach that follows the own dynamics of the narrative matrices, the tunings and displacements at the level of the affective modulations. In effect, Alta Rotacióndeals with a displacement of figures, from the worker to the precarious, but also from sensitive and affective regimes, from effort and sacrifice towards dedication and enthusiasm as a new bodily vitality. Enthusiasm and optimism, vitality and predisposition, this particular affective register is not only an emotional demand of the labor universe, typical of human resources departments or contemporary entrepreneurship, but also is productive as a precept of widespread cruelty (Berlant , 2006).


Author Biography

Martín De Mauro, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Martin De Mauro Rucovsky (Córdoba, 1984) is PhD in Philosophy from the National University of Córdoba, supported by CONICET. He is the author of  Cuerpos en escena. Materialidad y cuerpo sexuado en Judith Butler y Paul B. Preciado (Bodies in scene. Materiality and sexed body in Judith Butler and Paul B. Preciado [Madrid, Egales, 2016]). He has published works in various graphic media and specialized magazines on sexuality, queer theory, precarization processes, gender identity law, biopolitics and animality.

Dossier: El cuerpo del Trabajo: Precariedad