Silvia Federici

#8M – Silvia Federici y la reproducción de la vida

Un vídeo sobre el concepto de reproducción de la vida, a partir de una entrevista a Silvia Federici. Nuestras vidas no se sostienen solas. El capitalismo trata de apropiarse del trabajo invisible que saca adelante la vida, mayoritariamente realizado por mujeres. Federici nos anima a recuperar ese trabajo de sostenimiento para construir espacios de vida autónoma frente al capitalismo. #8M #HuelgaFeminista

Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation

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.

Witch-Hunting, Globalization, and Feminist Solidarity in Africa Today

by Silvia Federici

Witch-hunting did not disappear from the repertoire of the bourgeoisie with the abolition of slavery. On the contrary, the global expansion of capitalism through colonization and Christianization ensured that this persecution would be planted in the body of colonized societies, and, in time, would be carried out by the subjugated communities in their own name and against their own members. (Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch, Women, The Body and Primitive Accumulation). Download here