cognitario pasible

20:00 Feb 5, 2018
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Spanish term or phrase: cognitario pasible
This is from a text by an Argentine critic.
I suspect that "Cognitario" has to do with someone aware of something, with cognition. "Pasible" seems to have to do with a taxpayer.

The text is, obviously, very critical of the place of the artist in market-driven times.

Paradójicamente, el artista ejerce más que nunca su condición de obrero del sistema. En tanto emprendedor, es un cognitario pasible de una precarización siempre creciente, responsable no sólo de la confección de la obra, sino también de la producción de los valores agregados que transformarán esa obra en súper-imagen, y cuyos reales beneficiarios serán los acumuladores de capital global,...

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Wendy Gosselin
Local time: 14:06


Summary of answers provided
5 +1[gig-economy] knowledge-worker susceptible/exposed to the growing precarious
Nick_Baker
4long-suffering/put-upon knowledge worker
philgoddard
3he is forced to think for a living, vulnerable to ...
Muriel Vasconcellos


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[gig-economy] knowledge-worker susceptible/exposed to the growing precarious


Explanation:
'cognitario' is a neologism in Italian - surprisingly - which seems to have been subsumed into Spanish in this instance. Perhaps the Italian influence in Argentine Spanish is strong. Its current meaning describes one of the new breed of precarious gig-economy knowledge-workers who earn their living by selling their intellectual skills freelance. Sound familiar? 'pasible' means in this context someone capable or susceptible to feelings or suffering. So, in this sentence the meaning is that these people are ever more susceptible or exposed to the growing precariousness of employment ie gig-economy. They are, in fact, part of the so-called 'precariat' class.


    Reference: http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/cognitario_%28Neologismi%...
Nick_Baker
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  Robert Carter: Great catch with the Italian connection. I also think "pasible" means susceptible/exposed here, and you've captured the sense of the phrase (although should be "precariousness" or perhaps "vicissitudes").
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long-suffering/put-upon knowledge worker


Explanation:
I agree with "knowledge worker", but "pasible" doesn't mean "exposed to" as far as I can see.


    Reference: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/spanish-engli...
philgoddard
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es un cognitario pasible de
he is forced to think for a living, vulnerable to ...


Explanation:
... increasingly precarious circumstances'

A more creative solution.

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Note added at 6 hrs (2018-02-06 02:15:25 GMT)
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I'm not convinced that the specialized rendering of "cognitario" is appropriate in this context.

Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 10:06
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