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Marxist-Feminism (Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series)
Date Friday August 19
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorDirect Action Monterey Network
Emailcentralcoastdirectaction [at]
Hey there you lovers of social theory and philosophy – Old Capitol Books is teaming up again with the Direct Action Monterey Network to bring a series of seminars on critical and political theory to downtown Monterey.

This summer’s seminars are facilitated by a collection of artists, professors, and students who live and work on the peninsula, covering the topics of Transgender Anarchism, Marxist-Feminism, Queer Theory, and Transnational Feminism.

Friday 19 August 2016, 7pm
Facilitated by Stephanie Spoto

What is the function of domestic labor under capitalism? Why were women pushed out of the factories after the war? How can we understand the “unhappy marriage of Marxism and feminism”? This seminar will look at the works of Angela Davis, Silvia Federici and other key Marxist and feminist thinkers to explore the nature of the feminist movement in relation to anti-capitalist movements.

Readings (all available for free at

Angela Davis, “The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-Class Perspective”

The Making of Capitalist Patriarchy: Interview with Silvia Federici

Anne Ferguson and Rosemary Hennessy “Feminist Perspectives on Class and Work”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Queer Theory
Friday 5 August 2016, 7pm
Facilitated by Ali Elfaki

Transgender Anarchism
Friday 12 August 2016, 7pm
Facilitated by Heather Flescher

Friday 19 August 2016, 7pm
Facilitated by Stephanie Spoto

Transnational Feminism
Friday 26th August 2016, 7pm
Facilitated by Sriya Shrestha

These series of seminar sessions have been put together to encourage the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge surrounding a particular topic or theme. We want to create a place where people can meet with other people from Monterey Bay communities to talk about current events and discuss new philosophies and ways of thinking critically about society. Though these seminars have been designed for non-students, and for those of us who have had little or no college experience, everyone is invited to participate. We believe that everyone can have something to offer to the seminars as we move through current debates in politics and different political and social theories.

Added to the calendar on Sunday Aug 14th, 2016 11:35 AM

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