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Bruno Settis

Scuola Normale Superiore
Pisa (Italy)

“Hegemony is born in the factory”: the politics of productivity in postwar Italy

2021-2022
Spring

Bruno Settis received his Ph.D. from the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, and the Centre d'Histoire de Sciences Po, Paris, in 2019 with a thesis on The Fordist "Social contract." Industrial relations from Taylorist America to the European economic miracle. He is the author of Fordismi. storia politica della produzione di massa (il Mulino, 2016) winner of the Prize awarded by Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History for the best first book. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Scuola Normale, in Pisa. His research project at the Italian Academy aims at investigating the politics of industrial relations in postwar Italy, by analyzing its professional organizers and intermediaries (managers, experts in human engineering, labor scholars, and labor leaders).