Caliban and the witch pdf

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Caliban and the witch - Silvia Federici

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. Purchase on Amazon. We don't run on ads. We run on donations. Click here.
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Silvia Federici presents Caliban and the Witch

Caliban and the Witch is both a history of the making of the European working class and a re-telling of the birth of capitalism that places women at the center of the story. It is not only instructive, but also a joy to read.

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

Acknowledgements To the many witches I have met in the Women's Movement, and to the other witches whose stories have accompanied me for more than tweney-five years, nevertheless leaving an inexhaustible desire to tell, to let people know, to make sure that they will not be forgotten. To our brother Jonathan Cohen whose love, courage and uncompromising resistance to injustice have helped me not lose faith in the possibility of chang ing the world and in men's ability to make the struggle for women's liberation their own. To the people who have helped me to produce this volume. I thank George CafTentzis with whom J have discussed every aspect of this book; Mitchel Cohen for his excdlent comments, his editing of parts of the manuscript, and his enthusiastic support for this project; Ousscina Alidou and Maria Sari for introducing me to the work of Maryse Conde; Ferruccio Gambino for mak ing me aware of the existence of slavery in 16th- and 17th-century Italy; David Goldstein for the materials he has given me on the witches'''pharmakopeia''; Conrad Herold, for contributing to my research on witch hunting in Peru; Massimo de Angelis. I thank Michaela Brennan and Veena V isW2natha for read ing the manuscript and giving me advice and support.

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  1. Itinalec says:

    To the many witches I have met in the Women's Movement, and to the other .. There are other ways in which Caliban mId tire Witch speaks to "women's history" .

  2. Bailey R. says:

    This interview was first published in Lobo Suelto!

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  4. Joe S. says:

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