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Silvia Federici Re-Enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons
Silvia Federici is an American scholar, teacher, and activist from the radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition.  She is a professor emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University , where she was a social science professor.  She worked as a teacher in Nigeria for many years, is also the co-founder of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa , and is a member of the Midnight Notes Collective.
She is author of Caliban and he Witch, Witches, Witch Hunting and Women, and her latest book is Re-Enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons
What is the message and goal of your book?
What is Enclosure
the work of the International Monetary Fund , World Bank , and other proxy institutions as engaging in a renewed cycle of primitive accumulation, by which everything held in commonfrom water, to seeds, to our genetic codebecomes privatized in what amounts to a new round of enclosures .
What is social reproduction and reproductive work?
You've written about witch hunts, witch hunting and witches.
New rounds of displacement and dispossession
Witch finders, exorcistsICE, immigrants?
Globalization recapitulates older forms of accumulation
Challenges of the Defense of existing commons and building of new ones
Communal relationsfor survival, for resistance
Capitalism wants us to relate to spaces we live in as tresspassers. Commons sees us as being home
Forces shaping our lives are becoming more and more difficult to understand
Violence and what to do about it
You've spent a lot fo time and and done a lot of work in Africa. Tell us about your work and what you've learned
Women as protagonists
A new world of cooperation and solidarity developing
Commons against and beyond capitalism
History and prehistory of the commons
Knowledges of the commons
Feminism and the commons
Reenchanting the world
Solidarity, connection, recuperating our relationship with the world of nature, animals,
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