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Silvia Federici Re-Enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons

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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. [1]  She is a professor emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University , where she was a social science professor. [2]  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

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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 .

Walls, Borders

What is social reproduction and reproductive work?

You've written about witch hunts, witch hunting and witches.

Perfect accusation

New rounds of displacement and dispossession

Witch finders, exorcistsICE, immigrants?

Globalization recapitulates older forms of accumulation

Communitarian societies

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

Collective initiative

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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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

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