This show presents an audiobook-ish experience, based on a talk by Silvia Federici about her book ‘Caliban and the Witch’. This book talks about how the development of capitalism is deeply entwined with processes of accumulation which needs to mold and domesticate the bodies of women in specific ways. The politics of reproduction at stake in this historical study is still very much at work today, and this book provides an invaluable background to developing struggles around reproduction and care today.
– A must for anyone interested in the historical relations between gender, capitalism and colonialism.
We recorded this in May 2013 in Vienna at the launch of the German translation of this book, published by Mandelbaum Verlag as ‚Caliban und die Hexe‘. Find a Pdf of the original English book here http://libcom.org/library/caliban-witch-silvia-federici