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Remaking Our Bodies, Remaking the World?

From: Beyond the Periphery of the Skin


In this chapter, feminist scholar Silvia Federici discusses the ways in which we are now able to modify our bodies and how that changes our conception of the body at a fundamental level. Topics include body art, cybernetics, and the concept of using technology to separate the mind and body.



Silvia Federici

Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher, and militant. In1972, she was cofounder of the International Feminist Collective, which launched the Wages for Housework campaign. In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, she was active in the anti-globalization movement and the U.S. anti–death penalty movement. She is one of the cofounders of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. From 1987 to 2005, she taught international studies, women’s studies, and political philosophy courses at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.