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Silvia Federici

Autonomist feminist scholar Silvia Federici (Caliban and the Witch)outlines the Wages for Housework campaign and theoretical contributions to the broader feminist movement in the 1970s, and ties this history to the present #metoo moment.

 

Federici highlights the role of women's reproductive labor in maintaining capitalist domination and the systemic design of violence against women.

 

She also offers strategies for resistance and revolution, noting the Wages for Housework campaign's strategic vitality in undermining capitalism.

 

This talk is an audio excerpt from a presentation given by Silvia Federici at Oregon State University on February 14, 2018. The talk was hosted by the Coalition of Graduate Employees, Anarres Project for Alternative Futures, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) department at OSU.

Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body, and Primitive Accumulation
www.akpress.org/calibanandthewitch.html

 

Wages Against Housework
www.akpress.org/wages-for-housework.html

 

"Wages Against Housework" essay by Silvia Federici
caringlabor.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/s…t-housework/

 

Coalition of Graduate Employees
www.cge6069.org

 

Anarres Project for Alternative Futures
www.anarresproject.org