Workshop with Silvia Federici

Tuesday  8 November  2016  10:30 AM    Tuesday  8 November  2016 12:00 PM
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“Globalization, Capital Accumulation and Violence Against Women: An International Perspective”

A Workshop with Silvia Federici
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Klarman Hall, Department of Romance Studies’ Lounge

This workshop will focus on Silvia Federici’s article “Globalization, Capital Accumulation and Violence Against Women: An International Perspective.” From the spread of new forms of witch-hunting in various regions of the world to the worldwide escalation of the number of women murdered each day, the evidence is mounting that a war is being waged against women. What are its motivations and the logic behind it? Federici tries to answer this question by placing new forms of violence within a historical context, and more specifically by examining the impact of capitalist development both past and present on women’s lives and gender relations. Against this background, she also examines the relationship between different forms of this violence – familial, extra-domestic, institutional – and the strategies of resistance that women worldwide are creating to put an end to it.

* Suggested reading for this event is “Globalization, Capital Accumulation and Violence Against Women: An International Perspective.” Please email Romain Pasquer rp524@cornell.edu to receive the article.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 9th, at 4:30pm in KG42 Klarman Hall for Silvia Federici's lecture - "Women's Liberation and the Politics of Democratization"!

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