Caliban and the Witch is a history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Moving from the peasant revolts of the late Middle Ages to the witch-hunts and the rise of mechanical philosophy, Federici investigates the capitalist rationalization of social reproduction. She shows how the battle against the rebel body and the conflict between body and mind are essential conditions for the development of labor power and self-ownership, two central principles of modern social organization.
an interview with silvia
an interview with silvia where she talks about the main arguments in her book can be found here: http://en.labournet.tv/video/6382/caliban-and-witch
There is also this short
There is also this short Dauve critique here: www.troploin.fr/node/85
Another good interview with
Another good interview with Silvia Federici:
Better version of this now at
Better version of this now at https://www.gitbook.com/book/anarchivists/caliban/details - we should update here with that version.