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Silvia Federici SPEAKS: Women, Capitalism & Crisis

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posted by: layne

begins: Mar 4, 12:00 am

ends: Mar 4, 2:00 am

location: Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

WOMEN, CAPITALISM, AND CRISIS:
Violence, Healing and 500 Years of Anti-capitalist Resistance

JOIN US March 3 for part one of a lecture and discussion series featuring autonomist, feminist, activist and writer, Silvia Federici.

...THURSDAY MARCH 3, 7:00pm
"Women, Witches and the IMF: The True Nature of Global Capitalism"
Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St
http://woodenshoebooks.org/home.html

This discussion will focus on the true nature of global capitalism, including the way that "primitive accumulation" is actually an ongoing process, and that this process is generated and maintained, at least in part, through violence against women. Federici will touch on the major themes in her book "Caliban and the Witch," which explores the violent origins of capitalism in the Great Witch Hunt of Europe, and draw parallels between the new land grabs and simultaneous return of witch-hunting in Africa and India. She will also discuss the necessity for a feminist analysis of capitalism and the importance of women's struggle over reproduction as part of anti-capitalist movements.

Silvia Federici is Emerita Professor in Political Philosophy and International Studies at Hofstra University and a long time feminist activist and writer. She is the author of many essays on feminist theory, women and globalization, and feminist struggles. Her published work includes Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation; A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities (co-editor); Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of the West and its ‘Others,’(editor).

A review of her book "Caliban and the Witch" can be found here: http://endofcapitalism.com/2009/11/05/who-were-the-witches-patriarchal-terror-and-the-creation-of-capitalism/