Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle (Paperback)
Written between 1975 and the present, the essays collected in this volume represent years of research and theorizing on questions of social reproduction and the consequences of globalization. Originally inspired by Federici's organizational work in the Wages for Housework movement, the topics discussed include the international restructuring of reproductive work and its effects on the sexual division of labor, the globalization of care work and sex work, the crisis of elder care, and the development of affective labor. Both a brief history of the international feminist movement and a contemporary critique of capitalism, these writings continue the investigation of the economic roots of violence against women.
About the Author
Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, a writer, and a teacher. She is the author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation, the editor of Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization and Its "Others," and the coeditor of A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities. She is a cofounder of the International Feminist Collective and the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and a former professor of international studies, women's studies, and political philosophy at Hofstra University. She lives in New York City.
"Finally we have a volume that collects the many essays that over a period of four decades Silvia Federici has written on the question of social reproduction and women's struggles on this terrain. While providing a powerful history of the changes in the organization of reproductive labor, Revolution at Point Zero documents the development of Federici's thought on some of the most important questions of our time: globalization, gender relations, the construction of new commons." Mariarosa Dalla Costa, coauthor, Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community