A text translated by Evan Calder Williams from Rosso, an Italian communist journal, from 1974. It’s written by the rather formally named “Study Group on the Family In Collaboration with the Workers’ Committee ALFA-FACE-IBM.” It is, in short, an attempt to figure out the economic and ideological function of the family form, particularly in its Italian incarnation.
That is to say, a very strong, deeply embedded, and quite particular incarnation.) Many of its analyses won’t be particularly surprising to some readers, as it draws on the better-known texts of Dalla Costa and James and on the theses of Lotta Femminista more generally.
Faced with outrageous tuition-fee hikes resulting from the financialisation of universities, California's students are agitating for the first time in years. But is there more to these mobilisations than the limited fight for a decent and 'affordable' education, asks Evan Calder Williams.
Everything I wish to own becomes opaque to me.
- André Gide