Text on identity and the communist movement's negation of social relations.
Essays and speeches from 1889-1933, long unavailable in the U.S., on women's equality, labor, peace, socialism.
This 2015 pamphlet, 'Feminism Illustrated', combines the translations of a 1974 article written for 'Le Fléau Social' ['The Social Plague'], and a 2015 interview, both signed 'Constance Chatterley', an alias Gilles Dauvé used for that French magazine in 1974. Nearly all 'Fléau Social' articles were signed under fanciful aliases.
Fortunati critiques the traditional Marxist category of “productive” labor and examines the effects on the capitalist “reproductive” roles of women’s labor and bodies, with illuminating consequences for the received understanding of society and the modern “nuclear” family.
The modern revolutionary movement must destroy this opposition of pleasure-activity, sensitivity- lucidity, conception-execution, habit-innovation.