Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher, and militant. In 1972, she was cofounder of the International Feminist Collective, which launche dthe Wages for Housework campaign. 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. She is one of the cofounders of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. From 1987 to 2005, she taught international studies, women's studies, and political philosophy courses at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Her most recent books are Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women and Re-enchanting the World (both 2018).
Rewarding . . . allows us to better understand the intimate
relationship between modern patriarchy, the rise of the
nation state and the transition from feudalism to
capitalism * Guardian *
A groundbreaking work . . . Federici has become a crucial figure for young Marxists, political theorists, and a new generation of feminists . . . a true radical who has lived by her political commitments, not just to women but against all forms of exploitation -- Rachel Kushner, author of The Mars Room
It is both a passionate work of memory recovered and a hammer of humanity's agenda -- Peter Linebaugh, author of The London Hanged