Caliban and the Witch

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

Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: Autonomedia

ISBN: 1570270597

Category: History

Page: 285

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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"

Caliban and the Witches

Author: Silvia Federici


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



Category: Capitalism

Page: 26

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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.

Wagadu Volume 6 Journal of International Women s Studies Volume 10 1

(Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch, Women, The Body and Primitive
Accumulation) Discussing witch-hunting as a global phenomenon, at the end of
Caliban and the Witch (2004), and commenting on the witch-hunts that have
taken place ...

Author: Bernstein

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333398

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Women's Activism for Gender Equality in Africa This volume on Womens Activism for Gender Equality in Africa is a special collaboration between the Journal of International Womens Studies (JIWS) and Wagadu, two open-access journals that address gender issues within a transnational and cross-cultural context. Using interdisciplinary feminist and activist approaches these essays explore individual and collective actions undertaken by African women in cultural, social, economic, historical and political contexts. In revealing the diversity of African womens activism, the underlying issues around which womens social change work develops, and the impact that work has on individuals and communities, this volume has significance for women and men throughout the world.

The Value Of Nothing

See, for example, Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch (New York: Autonomedia
, 2004). Robin Briggs, Witches and Neighbours: The Social and Cultural Context
of European Witchcraft, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002); Brian P.

Author: Raj Patel

Publisher: Granta

ISBN: 1846272467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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'Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.' Credit has crunched, debt has turned toxic, the gears of the world economy have ground to a halt. Yet despite its failures, the same market-driven ideas are being applied to everything from famine to climate change. We need to ask again one of the most fundamental questions a society ever addresses: why do things cost what they do? Radical, original, nimbly argued, The Value of Nothing draws on ideas from history, philosophy, psychology and agriculture to show how we can build an economically and environmentally sound future.

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?

Stop Thief

5 Silivia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body, and Primitive
Accumulation (New York: Autonomedia, 2004). 6 Black and White: Land and
Labor in the South (New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1884), 217, 233. 7
America Is in ...

Author: Peter Linebaugh

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604869011

Category: History

Page: 336

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In bold and intelligently written essays, historian Peter Linebaugh takes aim at the thieves of land, the polluters of the seas, the ravagers of the forests, the despoilers of rivers, and the removers of mountaintops. From Thomas Paine to the Luddites and from Karl Marx—who concluded his great study of capitalism with the enclosure of commons—to the practical dreamer William Morris who made communism into a verb and advocated communizing industry and agriculture, to the 20th-century communist historian E. P. Thompson, Linebaugh brings to life the vital commonist tradition. He traces the red thread from the great revolt of commoners in 1381 to the enclosures of Ireland, and the American commons, where European immigrants who had been expelled from their commons met the immense commons of the native peoples and the underground African American urban commons, and all the while urges the ancient spark of resistance.

Gaieties and Gravities

... unexplained manner ; making themselves air , like the witches in Macbeth , or
the spectral figures of a phantasmagoria ... seemingly a cross breed between the
Pythoness and the Gipsy , or Caliban and a witch , who reads and prophesies in

Author: Horace Smith




Page: 348

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Think Like a Commoner

common, if only because they had no other way to subsist—often found
themselves accused of being witches. Silvia Federici explores these themes in
her feminist history of the medieval transition to capitalism, Caliban and the Witch

Author: David Bollier

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925598

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you thinkif you learn to think like a commoner The biggest "tragedy of the commons" is the misconception that commons are failures-relics from another era rendered unnecessary by the Market and State. Think Like a Commoner dispels such prejudices by explaining the rich history and promising future of the commons-an ageless paradigm of cooperation and fairness that is re-making our world. With graceful prose and dozens of fascinating stories, Bollier describes the quiet revolution that is pioneering practical forms of self-governance and production controlled by people themselves. Think Like a Commoner explains how the commons: Is an exploding field of DIY innovation ranging from Wikipedia and seed-sharing to community forests and collaborative consumption, and beyond Challenges the standard narrative of market economics by explaining how cooperation generates significant value and human fulfillment Provides a framework of law and social action that can help us move beyond the pathologies of neoliberal capitalism. We have a choice: Ignore the commons and suffer the ongoing private plunder of our common wealth. Or Think Like a Commoner and learn how to rebuild our society and reclaim our shared inheritance. This accessible, comprehensive introduction to the commons will surprise and enlighten you, and provoke you to action.

Discovering Kenarchy

Federici, Caliban and the Witch, 239. 68. Ibid., 170. 69 Ahmed, A Quiet
Revolution, 23. 70. Ibid., 31. 71. Burton, Burdens of History, 63. 72. Fraser, The
Fortunes of Feminism, 217. 73. Ibid., 224. 74. Tyler, Revolting Subjects, 211. 75.
Ibid., 3. 76.

Author: Roger Haydon Mitchell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498200613

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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This book is a bold attempt to present a love-based personal and corporate politics fit for the coming decades of the twenty-first century. Taking as its starting point the love for friends, neighbors, and enemies embodied in the life of Jesus and recognized both inside and outside the church, this book sets out a contemporary practical politics called kenarchy that has already positively impacted many lives. Its contributors set out the key components of kenarchy, challenging the reader to confront the norms of personal rights, security, and economic gain with a love for "the other" that restores a female world perspective lost over generations of patriarchal dominance. Discovering Kenarchy is the promised response to the inevitable disintegration of the partnership of church and sovereign power outlined in its companion volume, The Fall of the Church. It is an inspirational resource for all those who desire to fill the emerging new political space with a loving, just, and practical alternative to the devaluation of human life by global capitalism and the reactionary religious and racist behavior that threatens the common good.

Badiou and Philosophy

Easton, William B., 'Powers of regular cardinals', Annals of Mathematical Logic, 1
(1970), pp. 139–78. Federici, Silvia, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body,
and Primitive Accumulation (New York: Autonomedia, 2004). Feferman, Solomon

Author: Sean Bowden

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This collection of thirteen essays engages directly with the work of Alain Badiou, focusing specifically on the philosophical content of his work and the various connections he established with both his contemporaries and his philosophical heritage.

Critical Theory and the Critique of Political Economy

For insightful accounts, see in particular Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch (
New York 2004) and Mariarosa Dalla Costa, 'Development and Reproduction', in
ed. Werner Bonefeld, Revolutionary Writing (New York 2003). 57 See Postone ...

Author: Werner Bonefeld

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623563313

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Subversive thought is none other than the cunning of reason when confronted with a social reality in which the poor and miserable are required to sustain the illusion of fictitious wealth. Yet, this subsidy is absolutely necessary in existing society, to prevent its implosion. The critique of political economy is a thoroughly subversive business. It rejects the appearance of economic reality as a natural thing, argues that economy has not independent existence, expounds economy as political economy, and rejects as conformist rebellion those anti-capitalist perspectives that derive their rationality from the existing conceptuality of society. Subversion focuses on human conditions. Its critical subject is society unaware of itself. This book develops Marx's critique of political economy as negative theory of society. It does not conform to the patterns of the world and demands that society rids itself of all the muck of ages and founds itself anew.

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


Category: Art

Page: 511

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

Shakespeare s Demonology

Ban See also: cursing, accursed, witch, Hecate, Eleanor Cobham, Edgar,
Caliban, First Witch, forbid 'Banning' relates to early theological concepts of the
forbidden, being set apart – usually for holy use, or being protected from profanity

Author: Marion Gibson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472500318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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This volume in the long-running and acclaimed Shakespeare Dictionary series is a detailed, critical reference work examining all aspects of magic, good and evil, across Shakespeare's works. Topics covered include the representation of fairies, witches, ghosts, devils and spirits.

Pale Hecate s Team

How far that power is from Shakespeare's a moment's comparison of Firestone
and Caliban will show . Caliban is the witch's child in poetry , Firestone is an ugly
piece of prose . The difference between their mothers is as great . Very little is ...

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub


Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

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Victorian Literature

His 'rank tongue blossoms into speech' (l.23) concerning Setebos, the god and
source of all crea- tion fashioned by Caliban's mother, the witch Sycorax. To
speak about Setebos's ways and obscure motivations 'vexes' Caliban – yet as the

Author: David Amigoni

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074868803X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The work of Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Carlyle and Mathew Arnold are explored in relation to ideas about fiction, journalism, drama, poetry, new women, gothic, horror and the Victoria

Stories from Shakspeare

I do not love to look upon Caliban , father , ” said she in rather a quaky voice . For
, you see , Caliban , the witch's son , was not only very ugly , with a head like a a
dog , and a fish , and a wolf , all mixed together , but he was also very savage ...

Author: M. Surtees Townesend



Category: Children's stories

Page: 521

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Miranda; or, The tempest -- Puck; or, A midsummer night's dream -- Antonio, the merchant of Venice -- Rosalind; or, As you like it -- Perdita; or, The winter's tale -- Madcap Harry; or, Henry IV -- Henry V -- Imogen; or, Cymbeline -- Macbeth; or, The three witches -- Hamlet, prince of Denmark.

Nabokov s Shakespeare

In The Tempest, Ariel and Caliban both begin the play as prisoners of Prospero.
Ariel, in fact, had been imprisoned by Caliban's mother, the witch Sycorax, in a
cloven pine, then liberated by Prospero upon his arrival, only to become his ...

Author: Samuel Schuman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628923776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Nabokov's Shakespeare is a comprehensive study of an important and interesting literary relationship. It explores the many and deep ways in which the works of Shakespeare, the greatest writer of the English language, penetrate the novels of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the finest English prose stylists of the twentieth century. As a Russian youth, Nabokov read all of Shakespeare, in English. He claimed a shared birthday with the Bard, and some of his most highly regarded novels (Lolita, Pale Fire and Ada) are infused with Shakespeare and Shakespeareanisms. Nabokov uses Shakespeare and Shakespeare's works in a surprisingly wide variety of ways, from the most casual references to deep thematic links. Schuman provides a taxonomy of Nabokov's Shakespeareanisms; a quantitative analysis of Shakespeare in Nabokov; an examination of Nabokov's Russian works, his early English novels, the non-novelistic writings (poetry, criticism, stories), Nabokov's major works, and his final novels; and a discussion of the nature of literary relationships and influence. With a Foreword by Brian Boyd.