Open Lecture: Silvia Federici
Silvia Federici present some of the themes that are recurrent in her writings and theories, as they has developed since the 1970s. For example: what connections and differences there are between the analyses of the domestic unpaid labour, and the descriptions of a world economy where globalisation creates zones of free labour and constant oppressive structures. Federici will talk about how she has work within a Marxist context - still criticising its fundamentals and widening its critique.
The lecture is presented as a collaboration between The Critical and Pedagogical Studies programme (CPS) at Malmö Art Academy, and The Department of Gender Studies, Lund University.
Silvia Federici is an Italian-American scholar, teacher, and activist from the radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition. She is a professor emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where she from 1987 to 2005 taught international studies, women studies, and political philosophy courses. In 1972 she was one of the co-founders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the international campaign for Wages For Housework (WFH). In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, she was active in the anti-globalization movement and the U.S. anti-death penalty movement. Federici has written books and essays on philosophy and feminist theory, women’s history, education and culture, and more recently the worldwide struggle against capitalist globalization and for a feminist reconstruction of the commons. Among her published works Revolution at point zero : housework, reproduction, and feminist struggle (2012) and Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation (2004) could be mentioned.
The lecture is part of the CPS-course "After Critique - Perspectives and Genealogies From Critical Theory", course leader: Hans Carlsson.
No registration is needed, but limited number of seats.