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Feminism And the Politics of the Commons

5 years ago, Written by , Posted in Academia, Articles, Educational Material

An article by Sylvia Federici on  the politics of the commons from a feminist perspective where “feminist” refers to a standpoint shaped by the struggle against sexual discrimination and over reproductive work, which is the rock upon which society is built and by which every model of social organization must be tested. This intervention is necessary to better define this politics and clarify the conditions under which the principle of the common/s can become the foundation of an anti-capitalist program. Two concerns make these tasks especially important.

First, the fact that the language of the commons has been appropriated by the World Bank and the United Nations and put at the service of privatization; and secondly, the fact that the question of how can the commons become the foundation of an anti-capitalist agenda still remains unanswered.

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