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Caliban and the witch

Author: Silvia Federici
Publisher: New York : Autonomedia, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd rev. edView all editions and formats
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". . . 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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silvia Federici
ISBN: 9781570270598 1570270597
OCLC Number: 949694054
Notes: Subtitle on cover: Women, the body and primitive accumulation.
Disponible la versión española : Calibán y la bruja : mujeres, cuerpo y acumulación primitiva.
Incluye índice de nombres y materias y fuentes de las ilustraciones.
Description: 285 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: All the world needs a jolt : social movements and political crisis in medieval Europe --
The accumulation of labor and the degradation of women : constructing "difference" in the "transition to capitalism" --
The great Caliban : the struggle against the rebel body --
The great witch-hunt in Europe --
Colonization and Christianization : Caliban and witches in the New World.
Responsibility: Silvia Federici.

Abstract:

". . . 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."

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