From the publisher, University of Minnesota Press:
An original reflection on Italy’s postwar boom considers potentials for resistance in today’s neoliberal (dis)order
Clocking Out challenges readers to think about labor, cinema, and machines as they are intertwined in complex ways in Italian cinema of the early ’60s. Drawing on critical theory and archival research, this book asks what kinds of fractures we might exploit for living otherwise, for resisting traditional narratives, and for anticapitalism.
"In this wonderfully inventive and beautifully written book, Karen Pinkus adopts a cinematic lens to capture the dynamism of cultural production and social life in early 1960s Italy. But the questions she investigates—about the transformations of work by technology, the relations between humans and machines, and the powers of cinema for social analysis—are just as urgent for understanding today’s social world." - Michael Hardt, coauthor of Assembly