• March 1-3, 2017
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • CIIS Main Building
    Desai | Matta Gallery
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 03/01/2017 7:00 pm 03/03/2017 9:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Visiting Scholar Silvia Federici Lecture Series The Department of Anthropology & Social Change is proud to announce our Visiting Scholar, Silvia Federici. Join Federici for a series of 3 distinct lectures. CIIS Main Building
Desai | Matta Gallery
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Anthropology and Social Change Presents: Silvia Federici Visiting Scholar Lecture Series Spring 2017

Held in the California Insitute of Integral Studies Desai | Matta Gallery

March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2017

7:00pm - 9:00pm each evening

Free and Open to the Public! Please join us for this special series of lectures!

The Department of Anthropology and Social Change is proud to announce our 2017 Visiting Scholar, Silvia Federici. Join Federici for a series of three distinct lectures.

March 1st. Women's Work, the Body, and State Policy in the Transition to Capitalism: a Historical Perspective. This talk will consider the turning the female body into a work machine for the production of workers, European witch-hunts and slave-breeding in the American plantations, and Aboriginal and colonialist conceptions of the body.

March 2nd. Reclaiming The Body: The Feminist Revolt Against the Capitalist Sexual/Work Discipline. This lecture will cover the reproductive justice and sex workers movement, as well as the Trans/Queer/Intersex re-conceptualization of body and gender.

March 3rd. The Neo-Liberal Reframing of the Body/Work Question. This final talk in the series will consider the marketization of women's reproductive capacity and a redefinition of maternity, with violence against women and new forms of capitalist accumulation.

These talks will be recorded, transcribed, and published at a later date. 

Silvia Federici is an Italian American scholar, teacher, and activist. She is the co-founder and member of many organizations including: the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, the International Feminist Collective, and the Radical Philosophy Association. She is also the author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation and Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle

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