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Latin Waves Interviews author/activist Silvia Federici
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Program Title: Latin Waves Interviews author/activist Silvia Federici
Description: Silvia Federici is a veteran activist and writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Born and raised in Italy, Federici has taught in Italy, Nigeria, and the United States, where she has been involved in many movements, including feminist, education, and anti-death penalty struggles. Her influential 2004 book Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation, built on decades of research and activism, offers an account of the relationship between the European witch trials of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the rise of capitalism.
She explores the idea of “reproduction” as a key way to understand global and local power relations. Reproduction, in this sense, doesn’t only mean how humans reproduce biologically, it is a broad concept that encompasses how we care for one another, how we reproduce our physical bodies depending on our access to food and shelter, how culture and ideology are reproduced, how communities are built and rebuilt, and how resistance and struggle can be sustained and expanded. In the contest of a capitalist society reproduction also refers to the process by which “labor power” (i.e. our capacity to work, and the labor force in general), is reproduced, both on a day to day basis and inter-generationally. It was one of the main contributions of the theorists of the Wages For Housework Movement to Marxist feminist theory to have redefined reproductive work in this manner. Federici speaks to Latin Waves on the policies of enclosure today under Neoliberalism that undermine the local autonomy of countries and allow foreign interests to own, and manage the local energy resources, land and water.
Latin Waves is syndicated in many Canadian cities and would welcome any participating stations to get in touch with us or visit our website at www.latinwavesmedia.com for samples of our work.
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Series: Latin Waves
» # Episodes: 211
» Most Recent: 3 Dec, 2013
» Website: http://www.latinwavesmedia.com
Uploaded: 14 Feb, 2012
Recording Date: 11 Feb, 2012
Recording Location: CJSF 90.1 FM, Burnaby, BC
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Politics > ActivismType: Weekly Program