Feminism and the Politics of the Commons

Citation:

Federici, Silvia. 2012. "Feminism and the Politics of the Commons" In The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market & State, edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich. Amherst: Levellers Press.

Author: Silvia Federici

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Summary:
"In this essay I look at the politics of the commons from a feminist perspective where “feminist” refers to a standpoint shaped by the struggle against sexual discrimination and over reproductive work, which, to paraphrase Linebaugh’s comment above, is the rock upon which society is built and by which every model of social organization must be tested. This intervention is necessary, in my view, to better define this politics and clarify the conditions under which the principle of the common/s can become the foundation of an anti-capitalist program" (Federici 2014). 

Topics: Economies, Feminisms, Gendered Power Relations, Political Economies

Year: 2012

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