Memorie di classe is a very complex and articulated text, which is fully inscribed in the sociological tradition of studies on social and cultural change. The proposal put forward in it has several objectives.The most explicit and important concerns the attempt to give shape to a genealogy of the concept of class and then abandon it, demonstrating its non-usefulness, both as an explanatory category of the social phenomena that characterizethe capitalist way of production and its development up to so-called globalization, both in the sense of identifying it with the subject of economic and social transformation, as Karl Marx thought. But within this genealogy of the concept of class, Class Memories has at least three other important purposes: an overall rereading of the genesis, development and crisis of industrial society; the attempt to lay the foundations of his theory of modernity, individualization and consumption, which subsequently characterized all the work of the Polish sociologist; and, finally, a political proposal to redefine a new "social power" capable of giving answers to the current crisis in industrial societies.
|Number of pages||312|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|