Get Ready for George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici's visit to Baltimore
By no means all they've published, this list is an overview of a few key starting points.
Chances are, if you're excited about this event, you've already read this: Silvia Federici's classic account of how capitalism built its world on the backs of its non-male and non-white victims. Tracing the brutal history of the enclosure of the commons and its defense, she shows how nascent scientific "rationality" operated to legitimate the violence of primitive accumulation.
George Caffentzis' new collection of essays does a great job of introducing the reader to the major themes of his work, developing an autonomist Marxism centered around the refusal of work that's not myopically optimistic about technology, and a sophisticated conception of the relationship between debt, crisis, and enclosure.
Much of George Caffentzis' work happened under the umbrella of the Midnight Notes Collective; whose rich history runs from the anti-nuclear movements of the 1970s through the antiglobalization movement of the 1990's, by way of May Day, Africa, the Zapatistas, & lots more. This 30th anniversary pamphlet is a great place to start before diving into the archive.
A very welcome new collection of Silvia Federici's writings on feminism, drawing not only from her involvement with the Wages For Housework campaign, but situating her essential analyses of women, reproductive labor, and the commons in a global perspective.