Revolution at point zero : housework, reproduction, and feminist struggle

Federici, Silvia
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  • Creator Silvia Federici
  • Format Books
  • Publication Oakland, CA : PM Press ; Brooklyn, NY : Common Notions : Autonomedia ; London : Turnaround [distributor], [2012] ©2012
  • Physical Details
    • 188 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9781604863338, 1604863331
  • OCLC ocn776776316


  • "Written 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 inherent in "alienated labor" is an explosive ground zero for revolutionary practice upon which are decided the daily realities of our collective reproduction. Beginning with Federici's organizational work in the Wages for Housework movement, the essays collected here unravel the power and politics of wide but related issues including 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, the development of affective labor, and the politics of the commons." --Publisher description.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [172] -188)


  • Preface -- Introduction -- Part I : Theorizing and politicizing housework. Wages against housework (1975) ; Why sexuality is work (1975) ; Counterplanning from the kitchen ; The restructuring of housework and reproduction in the United States in the 1970s (1980) ; Putting feminism back on its feet (1984) -- Part II : Globalization and social reproduction. Reproduction and feminist struggle in the New International Division of Labor (1999) ; War, globalization, and reproduction (2000) ; Women, globalization and the International Women's Movement (2001) ; The reproduction of labor power in the global economy and the unfinished feminist revolution (2008) -- Part III : On elder care work and the limits of Marxism (2009) ; Women, land struggles, and globalization : an international perspective (2004) ; Feminism and the politics of the common in an era of primitive accumulation (2010)
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