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Caliban and the witch : women, the body and primitive accumulation

Author: Silvia Federici
Publisher: [London] : Penguin Books, 2021. ©2004.
Series: Penguin modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the peasant revolts to the Great European Witch Hunt- the crushing of occult traditions and women's reproductive freedom in the transition to capitalism. A cult classic since its publication in the early years of this century, Caliban and the Witch is Silvia Federici's history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Moving from the peasant revolts of the late Middle Ages through the European witch-hunts,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silvia Federici
ISBN: 9780241532539 0241532531
OCLC Number: 1294640032
Notes: Originally published: New York : Autonomedia, 2004.
Description: xi, 382 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin modern classics.
Responsibility: Silvia Federici.

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From the peasant revolts to the Great European Witch Hunt- the crushing of occult traditions and women's reproductive freedom in the transition to capitalism. A cult classic since its publication in the early years of this century, Caliban and the Witch is Silvia Federici's history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Moving from the peasant revolts of the late Middle Ages through the European witch-hunts, the rise of scientific rationalism and the colonisation of the Americas, it gives a panoramic account of the often horrific violence with which the unruly human material of pre-capitalist societies was transformed into a set of predictable and controllable mechanisms. It is a study of indigenous traditions crushed, of the enclosure of women's reproductive powers within the nuclear family, and of how our modern world was forged in blood.

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Rewarding . . . allows us to better understand the intimate relationship between modern patriarchy, the rise of the nation state and the transition from feudalism to capitalism * Guardian * A Read more...

 
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