Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body, and Primitive Accumulation

By Silvia Federici

Caliban and the Witch is a heritage of the physique within the transition to capitalism. relocating from the peasant revolts of the overdue heart a long time to the witch hunts and the increase of mechanical philosophy, Federici investigates the capitalist clarification of social copy. She indicates how the fight opposed to the insurgent physique and the clash among physique and brain are crucial stipulations for the improvement of work energy and self-ownership, primary rules of contemporary social association.

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