Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle (2020)

Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle Silvia Federici Revolution at Point Zero Housework Reproduction and Feminist Struggle Written between and the present the essays collected in this volume represent years of research and theorizing on questions of social reproduction and the consequences of globalization Originall
  • Title: Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle
  • Author: Silvia Federici
  • ISBN: 9781604863338
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle Silvia Federici Written between 1975 and the present, the essays collected in this volume represent years of research and theorizing on questions of social reproduction and the consequences of globalization Originally inspired by Federici s organizational work in the Wages for Housework movement, the topics discussed include the international restructuring of reproductive work and its efWritten between 1975 and the present, the essays collected in this volume represent years of research and theorizing on questions of social reproduction and the consequences of globalization Originally inspired by Federici s organizational work in the Wages for Housework movement, the topics discussed include the international restructuring of reproductive work and its effects on the sexual division of labor, the globalization of care work and sex work, the crisis of elder care, and the development of affective labor Both a brief history of the international feminist movement and a contemporary critique of capitalism, these writings continue the investigation of the economic roots of violence against women.
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  1. Chris

    This is a seriously amazing book It tempers the lack of feminism in such bloated works by Hardt and Negri like Empire , Multitude , and the best of the series Commonwealth Offers a great retrospective as well as advancement regarding the Wages for Housework movement and how it built upon and developed from Workerism in a somewhat nuance and materialist direction Should be read in conjunction with The Subversion of Community James and Dalla Costa.

  2. Quin Rich

    This is an amazing and insightful anthology Providing both an overview of Federici s work and Marxist Autonomist Feminists perspectives on issues of reproduction, Revolution at Point Zero is a must read for anyone interested in issues of feminist anti capitalist struggle, the re organization of everyday life in anti oppressive modes, self reproducing movements, or ecofeminism.

  3. tom bomp

    An essay collection containing essays going from 1974 to its present the key subjects are housework and wages for housework changing how women s work in the household is viewed and showing that it s an important arena for revolutionary struggle and part of capitalism the way anti capitalist struggle is key to feminism, capitalist advances hurt women most and women are at the forefront of the struggle in many places thoughts on anti capitalist struggle in general ideas about the commons and what [...]

  4. Filip Boberić

    I was literally blown away by almost every sentence The book contains a lot of useful and interesting information, arguments, references, examples and solutions and is one the best radical leftist intersectional pieces I ve read so far Silvia s stance against patriarchy, sexism, capitalism, racism, neoliberalism, imperialism, neocolonialism, militarism, prison industrial complex, police brutality, capitalist nation states and all other capitalist and imperialist organizations which disguise them [...]

  5. Zack

    really interesting look at what is and isn t considered real work under capitalism also interesting historical info about female lead resistance movements in the last thirty years or so.

  6. Dont

    Recently I ve been witness to a number of explosive encounters between gender justice activists and feminists The former accuse the latter of essentializing gender by daring to speak of women, while the latter accuse the former of ignoring the realities of gender inequality These two camps seem to be able to hear one another less and less I want to be careful not to suggest that the divide is absolute or that it has forced into two discrete camps all those who resist gender oppression However, r [...]

  7. Megan

    This is a wonderful collection of Federici s work from the 1970s until now I ll be discussing it on the next books segment on KPFK s Feminist Magazine sometime later in January check us out at feministmagazine femmag re.

  8. René

    No hay com n posible a no ser que nos neguemos a basar nuestra vida, nuestra reproducci n, en el sufrimiento de otros, a no ser que rechacemos la visi n de un nosotros separada de un ellos De hecho si el tiene alg n sentido, este debe ser la producci n de nosotros mismos como sujeto com n.

  9. Grace

    This book collects essays by Silvia Federici over a forty year time period, ranging from declarations made by the Wages for Housework campaign starting in the mid 70s through Federici s time as a professor in Nigeria in the 80s and on into today Wages for Housework s focus was on illuminating women s role in the capitalist production process through the reproduction of labour power, and Federici s recent essays focus on reproduction as a whole housework, food production, other forms of unpaid la [...]

  10. Melissa

    I very much enjoyed this impressive anthology of well cited, lucid, and passionate essays from throughout Frederici s career 1970s to present It is interesting to read how her ideas have developed and expanded over time, especially in response to the rise of neoliberalism, globalization, and the new international distribution of labor Despite some ahistorical Marxism seriously the nuclear family existed before the industrial revolution I promise , this book is invaluable for the understanding of [...]

  11. Liz

    I liked it, but it s best read as a snapshot of an individual s evolving views rather than a cohesive work lots of strange choices of emphasis, lots of prose that reads like it was dashed off at the last minute to fit on a pamphlet, a bit sketchy on the detail.

  12. Islam Khatib

    They say it is love We say it is unwaged work.They call it frigidity We call it absenteeism.Every miscarriage is a work accident.Heterosexuality and homosexuality are both working conditions but homosexuality is worker s control of production, not the end of work As much as I appreciated its analysis, in reading this book, I found it difficult not to be pessimistic I don t think that pessimism is necessarily something that Federici wanted the readers to feel, at least not in any deliberate way i [...]

  13. Viola

    Revolution at Point Zero Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle Silvia FedericiWritten between 1974 and the present, Revolution at Point Zero collects forty years of research and theorizing on the nature of housework, social reproduction, and women s struggles on this terrain to escape it, to better its conditions, to reconstruct it in ways that provide an alternative to capitalist relations.Indeed, as Federici reveals, behind the capitalist organization of work and the contradictions in [...]

  14. Stephanie

    Essential reading, especially in understanding the Wages for Housework movement and how often it s misunderstood or, predictably, belittled , as well as its intersections with welfare reform and the crisis of elder care Federici is also excellent at bringing it all home globally, and the second section on globalization had commentary that was totally new to me the use of food aid as a smoke screen for military intervention, how it comes between farmers and their land, corporate land grabs, the e [...]

  15. Lauren Levitt

    As much a political manifesto as a work of Marxist feminism, I really enjoyed this book for its clear writing Although Frederici makes some specious claims such as the existence of snuff films, etc , she makes a compelling argument that feminist struggles must not be separated from liberationist struggles in the so called Third World.

  16. Christopher

    This is amongst the worst things that I have ever read Certain parts are lucid and very interesting but the overall tone of speaking for all women, of shaming, blaming and framing ideas as valid for all women everywhere is just horrendous The text invalidates every possible otherness, plurality and frame of thought that anyone could ever have by simply stating that this is how women should feel think and if one does not then one is being played by men and capital To what extent women are refusin [...]

  17. Whittyfh

    Federici is my favorite feminist She takes a marxist frame towards housework, social reproduction, and women s struggles and it will leave you reeling out of your neo liberal current framework This book reflects 40 years of collected essays and research by Federci starting with her early work in the Wages for Housework movement Federici s metamorphais over time is not only interesting to watch but as the reader you feel you are going through that metamorphasis with her into thinking about the g [...]

  18. Maud

    Such an incredible and powerful collection of essays The ones written in the 70s are still completely radical ideas today, which is kind of sad since it shows that we haven t progressed as much as we d like to think As a whole the book gets a bit repetitive so you can jump around from piece to piece but in a way it s nice to have the information repeated The first section on wages for housework and why sex is work is my favorite but i also enjoy the pieces on producing a commons.Not as much hard [...]

  19. Benjamin

    Placing all of these works together makes for interesting connections between the wages for housework stuff and feminist anti globalization actions, and I guess that is mainly about how both proponents of capitalism and the left think about the kinds of work traditionally associated with women I would have appreciated some editing, though When you take stuff that was written as an essay for a flyer or as an article in a magazine or worst case scenario, a blog post and then you put in a book, I [...]

  20. Alex

    a collection of essays, from Wages for Housework all the way through Occupy Wall St Silvia does an excellent job critiquing capitalism, Marxism, liberal feminism, Hardt Negri, the UN, the IMF and World Bank, microfinance schemes, and revolution itself as always, she brings her autonomist feminist brilliance to bearart with Caliban and the Witch, but don t shy away from this book either

  21. Rallie

    Honestly, this low rating is probably stemming from the fact that I ve read quite a lot of Federici s other work and I think it s better Many of these themes are explored elsewhere in greater detail, but this is certainly a great place from which to approach her work.

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