***RESCHEDULED*** Family, Welfare, and the State: Between Progressivism and the New Deal

Mariarosa Dalla Costa’s Family, Welfare, and the State (Common Notions, 2015) reflects on the history of struggles around the New Deal and the Great Depression in which workers’ initiatives forced a new relationship with the state on the terrain of social reproduction. Renowned feminist Silvia Federici, who contribites a powerful preface to the book, discusses the contemporary significance of revisiting the origins of the welfare system by discussing the relationship of women and the state and raises important questions about our own times in terms of crisis, resistance, and the possibilities for class autonomy.