Silvia Federici

Federici versus Marx - Gilles Dauvé

Silvia Federici

A critique of some of the ideas of autonomist Marxist feminist Silvia Federici by Gilles Dauvé.

Revolution at point zero - Silvia Federici

Written between 1975 and the present, the essays collected in this volume represent years of research and theorizing on questions of social reproduction and the consequences of globalization.

On elder care work and the limits of Marxism - Silvia Federici

Text by Silvia Federici on elder care and its relationship with capitalism, feminism, and the left.

Feminism and the politics of the commons

Silvia Federici looks at why the concept of ‘the commons’ has been gaining popularity among the radical left, internationally and in the U.S., appearing as a basis for convergence.

Wages against housework - Silvia Federici

Italian autonomist Marxist Silvia Federici on wages and housework.

Witch-hunts and the transition to capitalism?

I remember when I first Silvia Federici's Caliban and the Witch I liked its synthesis of autonomist Marxist emphasis on class struggle and Foucauldian 'politics of the body', situating the womens struggles as a site of class conflict. But I also had some nagging doubts about elements of the historical narrative.

Feminism, finance and the future of #Occupy - An interview with Silvia Federici

Silvia Federici discusses the Occupy Movement and the struggles of social reproduction to challenge capital.

Political work with women and as women in the present conditions: Interview with Silvia Federici

An interview with Italian Marxist feminist, Silvia Federici which centers around austerity measures in the universities, the response from students in California and women's place and experience within these movements.

Caliban and the witch - Silvia Federici

Illustration of a witch burning

Caliban and the Witch is a history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Moving from the peasant revolts of the late Middle Ages to the witch-hunts and the rise of mechanical philosophy, Federici investigates the capitalist rationalization of social reproduction. She shows how the battle against the rebel body and the conflict between body and mind are essential conditions for the development of labor power and self-ownership, two central principles of modern social organization.

Must we rebuild their anthill? A letter to/for Japanese comrades

Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis describe the threat to capitalist legitimacy from the disaster in Japan and the use of nuclear power as a strategy of accumulation and terror.