‘Continuing the feminist critique of Marx: primitive accumulation, technology and the war on women’
A Talk and Discussion with Silvia Federici
Centre for Possible Studies
21 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8HR (on the corner of George Street)
Author, teacher and feminist activist Silvia Federici will be giving a talk at the Centre for Possible Studies to mark her latest book Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle. Written between 1975 and the present, the essays collected in Revolution at Point Zero represent nearly forty years of research and theorizing on questions of social reproduction and the transformations which the globalization process has produced. Originally inspired by Federici’s organizational work in the Wages For Housework movement, topics discussed include the international restructuring of reproductive work and its effects on the sexual division of labour, the globalization of care work and sex work, the crisis of elder care, and the development of affective labour.
Silvia Federici is one of the cofounders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the international campaign for Wages for Housework. Federici has been instrumental in developing the concept of “reproduction” as a key to class relations of exploitation and domination in local and global contexts, and as central to forms of autonomy and the commons. Her decades of research and political organizing accompanies a long list of publications on philosophy and feminist theory, women’s history, education, culture, international politics, the worldwide struggle against capitalist globalization and for a feminist reconstruction of the commons. She is also a contributor to the upcoming Serpentine Projects book Art + Care: A Future.
This talk is organised in collaboration with PM Press.
For more information:
Janna Graham, Education Projects Curator
+44 (0)20 7298 1535
Amal Khalaf, Assistant Curator, Projects
+44 (0)20 7723 3162