Blog post in Ilmiö-blog by Olivia Maury and Elisabeth Wide

Maury, Olivia & Wide, Elisabeth. Noitavainot loivat pohjan kapitalismille [Witch hunts created a ground for capitalism] Ilmiö-blog 6.10.2021

The blog-text discusses Silvia Federici’s book Caliban and the Witch (2004) and her feminist analysis of Medieval Europe and the witch hunts. Federici argues, that the witch hunts weakened the resistance to the privatisation of common lands, to create a gendered division of labour suitable for the capitalist system and support colonialism and racism in the American continents.

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