Caliban and the Witch

"Women, the body and primitive accumulation"--Cover.

Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: Autonomedia

ISBN: 1570270597

Category: History

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Literary Nonfiction. 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."It is both a passionate work of memory recovered and a hammer of humanity's agenda." Peter Linebaugh, author of The London Hanged"

Silvia Federici s Caliban and the Witch

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.

Author: Silvia Federici

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Category: Capitalism

Page: 55

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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. Volume 4 of 5.

Caliban and the Witches

Author: Silvia Federici

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ISBN: 9780936756493

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Witches Witch Hunting and Women

In this new work that revisits some of the main themes of Caliban and the Witch, Silvia Federici examines the root causes of these developments and outlines the consequences for the women affected and their communities.

Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629635847

Category: History

Page: 120

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We are witnessing a new surge of interpersonal and institutional violence against women, including new witch hunts. This surge of violence has occurred alongside an expansion of capitalist social relation. In this new work that revisits some of the main themes of Caliban and the Witch, Silvia Federici examines the root causes of these developments and outlines the consequences for the women affected and their communities. She argues, that no less than the witch hunts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe and the "New World," this new war on women is a structural element of the new forms of capitalist accumulation. These processes are founded on the destruction of people's most basic means of reproduction. Like at the dawn of capitalism, what we discover behind today's violence against women are processes of enclosure, land dispossession, and the remolding of women's reproductive activities and subjectivity. As well as an investigation into the causes of this new violence, the book is also a feminist call to arms. Federici's work provides new ways of understanding the methods in which women are resisting victimization and offers a powerful reminder that reconstructing the memory of the past is crucial for the struggles of the present.

Women Witchhunts and the Reproduction of the Capitalist World

Author: Silvia Federici

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Category: Capitalism

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Revolution at Point Zero

Collects 35 years of essays on feminism, as well as critiques of capitalism, in a book that looks at elder care, labor, sex and reproduction and more. Original.

Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604863331

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Collects 35 years of essays on feminism, as well as critiques of capitalism, in a book that looks at elder care, labor, sex and reproduction and more. Original.

Beyond the Periphery of the Skin

In Beyond the Periphery of the Skin, lifelong activist and best-selling author Silvia Federici examines these complex processes, placing them in the context of the history of the capitalist transformation of the body into a work-machine, ...

Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629637769

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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More than ever, "the body" is today at the center of radical and institutional politics. Feminist, antiracist, trans, ecological movements: all look at the body, in its manifold manifestations, as a ground of confrontation with the state and a vehicle for transformative social practices. Concurrently, the body has become a signifier for the reproduction crisis the neoliberal turn in capitalist development has generated and for the international surge in institutional repression and public violence. In Beyond the Periphery of the Skin, lifelong activist and best-selling author Silvia Federici examines these complex processes, placing them in the context of the history of the capitalist transformation of the body into a work-machine, expanding on one of the main subjects of her first book, Caliban and the Witch. Federici surveys the new paradigms that today govern how the body is conceived in the collective radical imagination, as well as the new disciplinary regimes state and capital are deploying in response to mounting revolt against the daily attacks on our everyday reproduction. In this process she confronts some of the most important questions for contemporary radical political projects. What does "the body" mean, today, as a category of social/political action? What are the processes, institutional or anti-systemic, by which it is constituted? How do we dismantle the tools by which our bodies have been "enclosed" and collectively reclaim our capacity to govern them?

Ein Sturm St ck f r ein schwarzes Theater Bearbeitung von Shakespeares Der Sturm f r ein schwarzes Theater

Author: Aimé Césaire

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Category: Shakespeare, William

Page: 65

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Tactical Biopolitics

and Silvia Federici , Caliban and the Witch : Women , the Body , and Primitive
Accumulation . In the spirit of knowledge in common , subRosa has freely
borrowed ideas and research from these books and mingled them with our own .
Notes 1 .

Author: Beatriz Da Costa

Publisher: MIT Press

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Category: Art

Page: 511

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Scientists, scholars, and artists consider the political significance of recentadvances in the biological sciences.

Pale Hecate s Team

An Examination of the Beliefs on Witchcraft and Magic Among Shakespeare's
Contemporaries and His Immediate Successors Katharine Mary Briggs. rural
passage ... Caliban is the witch's child in poetry , Firestone is an ugly piece of
prose .

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs

Publisher: London : Routledge and Kegan Paul

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Category: English literature

Page: 291

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Re enchanting the World

In this edited collection of her work spanning more than 20 years, she provides a detailed history and critique of the politics of the commons from a feminist perspective.

Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629635855

Category: History

Page: 256

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Silvia Federici is one of the most important contemporary theorists of capitalism and feminist movements. In this edited collection of her work spanning more than 20 years, she provides a detailed history and critique of the politics of the commons from a feminist perspective. In her clear and combative voice, Federici provides readers with an analysis of some of the key issues and debates in contemporary thinking on this subject. Drawing on rich historical research, she 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 labor.

Wages for Housework

Compilation of documents and texts from The New York Wages for Housework Committee 1972-1977 and from other branches of the Wages for Housework movement.

Author: Silvia Federici

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ISBN: 9781570272844

Category: History

Page: 280

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Compilation of documents and texts from The New York Wages for Housework Committee 1972-1977 and from other branches of the Wages for Housework movement.

The Plays the Text Regulated by the Old Copies and by the Recently Discovered Folio 1632 Containing Early Manuscript Emendations

Caliban ! . The foul witch Sycorax , who , with age and envy , Thou earth , thou !
speak . Was grown into a hoop ? hast thou forgot her ? Cal . [ Within . ] There ' s
wood enough within . Ari . No , sir . Pro . Come forth , I say : there ' s other
business ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare s Works

Kast thou for- That profit us . — What ho ! slave ! Caliban ! The foul witch Sycorax
, who , with age and envy , Thou earth , thou ! speak . Was grown into a hoop ?
hast thou forgot her ? Cal . [ Within . ] There's wood enough within . Ari . No , Sir .

Author: William Shakespeare

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The Reference Shakespeare a Self interpreting Edition of Shakespeare s Plays Containing 11 600 References Compiled by J B Marsh Second Edition

What ho ! slave ! Caliban ! When it is bak'd with frost . Thou earth , thou ! speak .
Ari . I do not , sir . Cal . [ Within . ] There's wood enough within . Pro . ... for thee :
The foul witch Sycorax , who , with envy , Re - enter ARIEL , like a water - nymph .

Author: William Shakespeare

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Imaginal Machines

Shukaitis exhibits a remarkable theoretical breadth, bringing together the work of Castoriadis, the Situationists, and autonomous Marxism to define a new task for militant research: constructing imaginal machines that escape capitalism.

Author: Stevphen Shukaitis

Publisher: Autonomedia

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Category: Art

Page: 255

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Nonfiction. Political Science. Criticism and Theory. Art. "IMAGINAL MACHINES explores with humor and wit the condition of art and politics in contemporary capitalism. It reviews the potentials and limits of liberatory art (from surrealism to Tom Waits) while charting the always-resurgent creations of the collective imagination. Shukaitis exhibits a remarkable theoretical breadth, bringing together the work of Castoriadis, the Situationists, and autonomous Marxism to define a new task for militant research: constructing imaginal machines that escape capitalism. IMAGINAL MACHINES is truly a book that makes a path by walking"--Silvia Federici, author of CALIBAN AND THE WITCH: WOMEN, THE BODY, AND PRIMITIVE ACCUMULATION.

Eastern Horizon

Trinculo sees Caliban as half fish and too , considered Indian art treasures to half
man , a grotesque monster who be barbaric and grotesque against which could
be exhibited ... Shakespeare identified this witch with Caliban's mother Sycorax .

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Category: Asia

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Secret Black and Midnight Hags

The Conception, Presentation and Functions of Witches in English Renaissance
Drama Dietmar Tatzl. the age of 80 ( 5 . 19 . ... However , the witch Sycorax , 67
Caliban ' s mother , has inspired the imagination of audiences and readers alike .

Author: Dietmar Tatzl

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Category: English drama

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The present dissertation analyses the conception, depiction and functions of witch figures in English Elizabethan and Jacobean drama including their relevant predecessors and successors until the closing of the theatres in 1642. The focus is on malevolent female figures who are linked to black magic and partly prove their supernatural powers on the stage. The applied methodology of analysis has been developed from Manfred Pfister's set of criteria in Das Drama. In the first part of the investigation, the field of witchcraft is essentially described in its cultural and historical context. After a close examination of the witch figures in the main part it becomes evident that figures based on real-life models are generally conceived as more individual, complex and dynamic than those who are partly derived from classical and literary sources. Figures in drama without any connection with real-life trials generally represent the archetypal and universally valid idea of evil that could have never been communicated with the same intensity by old, lonely and isolated women in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In conclusion it should be noted that witch figures in less-known plays deserve more critical attention than they received in the past, and the majority of figures in well-known plays merit reconsideration and reveal new approaches to their interpretation.

Caliban

He was the product of sexual union between a witch and an incubus , and this
would account for his deformity , whether the devil - lover was Setebos ( all
pagan gods were classified as devils ) or , as W . C . Curry infers , some aquatic
demon ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Presents literary criticism focusing on Caliban, the grotesque character from Shakespeare's "The Tempest" who also appears in works by Robert Browning and W.H. Auden

Patriarchy of the Wage

In this fiery collection of penetrating essays published here for the first time, Federici carefully examines these questions and in the process has provided an expansive redefinition of work, class, and class-gender relations.

Author: Silvia Federici

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ISBN: 9781771134972

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Page: 144

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At a time when socialism is entering a historic crisis and we are witnessing a worldwide expansion of capitalist relations, a feminist rethinking of Marx's work is vitally important. In Patriarchy of the Wage, Silvia Federici, best-selling author and the most important Marxist feminist of our time, asks why Marx and the Marxist tradition were so crucial in their denunciation of capitalism's exploitation of human labour and blind to women's work and struggle on the terrain of social reproduction. Why was Marx unable to anticipate the profound transformations in the proletarian family that took place at the turn of the nineteenth century, creating a new patriarchal regime? In this fiery collection of penetrating essays published here for the first time, Federici carefully examines these questions and in the process has provided an expansive redefinition of work, class, and class-gender relations. Seeking to delineate the specific character of capitalist "patriarchalism," this magnificently original approach also highlights Marx's and the Marxist tradition's problematic view of industrial production and the State in the struggle for human liberation. Federici's lucid argument that most reproductive work is irreducible to automation is a powerful reminder of the poverty of a revolutionary imagination that consigns to the world of machines the creation of the material conditions for a communist society.