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New Books in from Autonomedia
08/06/2009, 10:16 AM
Filed under: Milwaukee area, update

Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici

“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.”

Silvia Federici is part of the Midnight Notes Collective.

Against the Megamachine by David Watson

“Urban-industrial civilization is a vast junkyard. Everything, from the planets to the cells of our bodies, is contaminated with its poisons. What it means to be human is now in dangerous flux, while the entire edifice sways over us, threatening to crash down in ruins. The green world in which we evolved is being shredded by our instruments and our way of life.”

This world we must leave was already mentioned in a previous post, but this came in as well. If people have any suggests for other autonomedia texts you should let us know and well consider carrying them.

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