Silvia Federici

is an Italian and American scholar, teacher, and activist, professor emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University in New York state, where she was a social science professor. She worked as a teacher in Nigeria for many years, is also the co-founder of the Wages For Housework Campaign, the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, and is a member of the Midnight Notes Collective.


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Not a labour of love

Interview with Silvia Federici

Unpaid housework – forgotten by Marx, championed by the 1970s feminist Wages for Housework Campaign – has become a point of pandemic contention for working mothers. And care workers, mostly underpaid women with families, are facing the worst. Could vaccine mandates that sidestep the autonomy of workers’ bodies therefore be a stage too far?

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