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Re-enchanting the World

Feminism and the Politics of the Commons

By Silvia Federici  Preface by Peter Linebaugh  

Re-enchanting the World

$21.95 – Available for purchase on November 15th, 2018

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Drawing on rich historical research, Silvia Federici maps the connections between the previous forms of enclosure that occurred with the birth of capitalism and the destruction of the commons and the “new enclosures” at the heart of the present phase of global capitalist accumulation. Considering the commons from a feminist perspective, this collection centers on women and reproductive work as crucial to both our economic survival and the construction of a world free from the hierarchies and divisions capital has planted in the body of the world proletariat. Federici is clear that the commons should not be understood as happy islands in a sea of exploitative relations but rather autonomous spaces from which to challenge the existing capitalist organization of life and labour.

  • Paperback / softback, 240 pages
  • ISBN 9781771133777
  • Coming November 2018

Reviews

“Silvia Federici’s theoretical capacity to articulate the plurality that fuels the contemporary movement of women in struggle provides a true toolbox for building bridges between different features and different people.”

– Massimo De Angelis, professor of political economy, University of East London

“Silvia Federici’s work embodies an energy that urges us to rejuvenate struggles against all types of exploitation and, precisely for that reason, her work produces a common: a common sense of the dissidence that creates a community in struggle.”

– Maria Mies, coauthor of “Ecofeminism”

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Peter Linebaugh
Introduction
Interview with Silvia Federici Commons Will become Increasingly Important for Feminists Movements in Europe
Part 1 On the New Enclosures
Introduction to the New Enclosures
The Debt Crisis, Africa, and the New Enclosures
On Primitive Accumulation, Globalization, and Reproduction
China: Breaking the Rice Bowl
From Commoning to Debt: Financialization, Microcredit, and the Changing Architecture of Capital Accumulation
Part 2 On the Commons
Feminism and the Politics of the Commons
Women, Land Struggle and the Reconstruction of the Commons
Commons Beyond and Against Capitalism
Women Commoning the City: From Survival to Resistance and Reclamation
Marxism, Feminism, and the Commons
Beneath the University, the Commons
From Crisis to Commons: Reproductive Work, Affective Labor, and Technology in the Transformation of Everyday Life
Re-enchanting the World: Technology and the Reconstruction of the Commons
Notes
References
Index

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