Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation / Edition 1

Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation / Edition 1

by Silvia Federici
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570270597

ISBN-13: 9781570270598

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Autonomedia


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…  See more details below

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570270598
Publisher:
Autonomedia
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
176,907
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

All the world needs a jolt : social movements and political crisis in Medieval Europe21
The accumulation of labor and the degradation of women : constructing "difference" in the "transition to capitalism"61
The Great Caliban : the struggle against the rebel body133
The great witch-hunt in Europe163
Colonization and Christianization : Caliban and witches in the new world219

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