Class, or the loosening up of the crowd
Dimension: 512 x 768 px
ISBN (En): 978-88-906308-6-6
ISBN (It): 978-88-906308-4-2
Published: October 2011
English Translations: Giuliana Racco
Editors: Ana María Bresciani, Enrica Cavarzan
Focusing on Benjamin’s note concerning the proletarian class from the 1936 version of The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, where the philosopher developed his own idea of “revolutionary class”, Class, or the loosening up of the crowd presents a wider contextualisation and comparison with cinematographic production, leading to a new reading of the concept of crowd and class consciousness.
Andrea Cavalletti has published essays on literature, philosophy, political philosophy and urbanism.
He is the author of: La città biopolitica. Mitologie della sicurezza (The Biopolitical City. Mythologies of Security, Bruno Mondadori, 2005), Classe (Class, Bollati Boringhieri, 2009) and Suggestione. Potenza e limiti del fascino politico (Suggestion. Power and Limits of Political Fascination, Bollati Boringhieri, 2011). He has also edited several works by Furio Jesi and collaborates with the Italian newspaper “Il Manifesto”.