Revolution At Point Zero

Revolution At Point Zero

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By (author) Silvia Federici

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  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Format: Paperback | 196 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 15mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oakland
  • ISBN 10: 1604863331
  • ISBN 13: 9781604863338
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 88,361

Product description

Written between 1975 and the present, the essays collected in this volume representyears of research and theorizing on questions of social reproduction and the consequences of globalization. Originally inspired by Federici's organizational work in the Wages for Housework movement, the topics discussed include the international restructuring of reproductive work and its effects on the sexual division of labor, the globalization of care work and sex work, the crisis of elder care, and the development of affective labor. Both a brief history of the international feminist movement and a contemporary critique of capitalism, these writings continue the investigation of the economic roots of violence against women."

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Author information

Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, a writer, and a teacher. She is the author of "Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation," the editor of "Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization and Its "Others, " and the coeditor of "A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities." She is a cofounder of the International Feminist Collective and the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and a former professor of international studies, women's studies, and political philosophy at Hofstra University. She lives in New York City."

Review quote

"In this edited collection several key analytical highlights stand out. The first is the insight that unwaged work in the home and the colonies is the foundation of capitalism." "Red Pepper "magazine" "(November 2012)"