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The infamous witch-hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries were, as Silvia Federici puts it, “one of the most monstrous attacks on the body perpetrated in the modern era.” Persecuted as witches, and murdered in the tens of thousands, were heretics, healers, slaves, disobedient wives, and women who dared to live alone. For Federici, the Marxist-feminist theorist perhaps best known for co-authoring the manifesto “Wages for Housework,” the witch-hunting of the early modern period, commonly seen as a spontaneous outbreak of superstitious hysteria, was in fact a brutal, deliberate attempt to create a docile feminized subject—one fit for domestic work and the social reproduction of wage labor. What is the legacy of the witch-hunt, and what does it teach us about the nature of capitalism, its social reproduction, and its connection to persisting misogyny and exploitation?
In this course, we’ll read closely the entirety of Federici’s Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation—exploring, as we go, the history of the body during the transition to capitalism. How was the human body re-conceived at the onset of capitalism, particularly in terms of gender and race? In what ways was capitalism a kind of counterrevolutionary response to anti-feudal popular struggle? How did the weakened social power of women (accomplished through the witch hunts and colonialism) undermine peasant solidarity and increase state control over reproductive labor? What are the links between the witch hunts in Europe to witch trials in the (colonial) Americas? Caliban and the Witch will be the primary text for the course, but supplemental readings by Karl Marx, Angela Davis, Mariarosa Dalla Costa, Selma James, and others will be included as well.
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The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research was established in 2011 in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Its mission is to extend liberal arts education and research far beyond the borders of the traditional university, supporting community education needs and opening up new possibilities for scholarship in the...
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Create a variety of fun drawings, paintings, and collages with @TheArtfulGrammy inspired by children's authors and illustrators, many introducing you to famous artists and their individual styles of art!
Monday Jul 26th, 4:15pm - 5:45pm Central Time(6 sessions)
If you ever thought: I have always wanted to write (or finish!) that picture book, here is a chance to get going. This is a nuts-and-bolts workshop that focuses on making your story better. Rhythm. Pacing. Voice. Dialogue. Universal themes. Choosing just the right words. These are just some of the things we will look at with a view to giving a uniquely...
Wednesday Aug 4th, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
92Y brings together a group of the nation’s most celebrated Black scholars, critics and writers for a year-long series on all the novels of Toni Morrison—from The Bluest Eye (1975), which she wrote between her day job as a book editor and her life as a single mother; to God Help the Child, from which she read on our stage in 2015, the last of...
Thursday Jul 29th, 7pm - 8pm Eastern Time
Confidence is the secret ingredient to speaking any language. This class is for you if you have the grammar and vocabulary down, but maybe you just need a little more practice time to focus exclusively on enhancing your communication skills. After Advanced Spanish, you'll walk away ready to speak fearlessly in any situation. Our Group Classes are...
Thursday Aug 12th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time(10 sessions)
Lumen prints are a camera-less gelatin silver paper exposed to light and put directly in the fix. There is no other photography chemicals involved. Historically, lumen prints have been used to record organic materials such as botanical specimens. There is not a lot of literature on lumen printing to this day which makes it a very exciting and mysterious...
Saturday Sep 4th, 10am - 6pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
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