Commoning: With George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici

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Camille Barbagallo, Nicholas Beuret, David Harvie
Pluto Press, 2019 - Capitalism - 338 pages
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This collection explores key themes in the contemporary critique of political economy, in honour of the work and practice of Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis - two of the most significant contemporary theorists of capitalism and anti-capitalism, whose contributions span half a century of struggle, crisis and debate.Drawing together a collection of essays that assess Federici and Caffentzis's contributions, offering critical and comradely reflections and commentary that build on their scholarship, this volume acts as a guide to their work, while also taking us beyond it. The book is organised around five key themes: revolutionary histories, reproduction, money and value, commons, and struggles.Ultimately, the book shines light on the continuing relevance of Caffentzis and Federici's work in the twenty-first century for understanding anti-capitalism, 'primitive accumulation' and the commons, feminism, reproductive labour and Marx's value theory.

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About the author (2019)

Camille Barbagallo is a postdoctoral research associate on women and work at the University of Kent. Her forthcoming book is Mothers and Others: The Politics of Reproduction in Neoliberal Britain (MUP, 2019). She is the editor of Women and the Subversion of the Community: A Mariarosa Dalla Costa Reader (PM Press, 2018) and an organiser of the International Women's Strike.

Nicholas Beuret is a Lecturer in Management and Ecological Sustainability at the University of Essex. His research has been published in journals including Antipode, Science and Culture and South Atlantic Quarterly.

David Harvie is an Associate Professor in Finance and Political Economy at the University of Leicester. He is co-author of Moments of Excess: Movements, Protest and Everyday Life (PM Press, 2011) and co-editor of What Could It Mean to Win? (PM Press, 2010).

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