"Il lavoro come amore. Per una rilettura antropologica del discorso economico"
Abstract: The lack of an anthropological reflection on the nature of work is one of the most relevant lacunas of contemporary economics, that sees the worker as either human capital or economic resource. Human work is in fact relegated to the backstage of the capitalistic system, centred instead on impersonal and anonymous elements. This paper analyses some key characteristics of work, in the light of the experience and culture of the Economy of Communion project. In particular, the thesis of the paper is twofold: it is a criticism of the mainstream all-embracing ideology of work, and it offers a perspective of hope for the present economic challenges.