Caliban and the witch


Silvia Federici.

Witch trials coincided with enclosure of the commons, and the removal of women from the public sphere and the appropriation of their labour for free. A means to subjugate women who tried to assert themselves.

1. Criticism

Tangent: There’s a shoddy (but in some academic circles popular) book called “Caliban and the Witch” about the Early Modern witch craze. The thesis of this book is that the witch panic was a kind of proto-capitalist plot to wipe out resistance to the nascent economic system.

^ I don't think this guy's criticism is particularly good. But interesting to see anyway.

2. Elsewhere

2.1. In my garden

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2.3. Mentions

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