Lecture by Silvia Federici “Violence against Women and the New Forms of Capitalist Accumulation”
Professor Emerita and Teaching Fellow, Hofstra University.
Across the world, in the wake of the restructuring of the global economy, violence against women has increased both quantitatively and qualitatively. More women are murdered and assaulted and in more brutal ways in and out of their homes. In her presentation, Silvia Federici examines the relation between this intensification of violence against women and the new forms of capitalist accumulation, reflecting on their significance for the struggle that women must make to resist this violence and create a more just society.
Silvia Federici is one of the most important political theorists alive today. Her landmark book Caliban and the Witch demonstrated the inextricable link between anti-capitalism and radical feminist politics by digging deep into the actual history of capital’s centuries-long attack on women and the body.
UH Manoa, Burns Hall room 2118 (East/West Center)
A part of the UH Manoa International Cultural Studies Program