Mariarosa Dalla Costa
Mariarosa Dalla Costa (born 1943 in Treviso) is an Italian autonomist feminist and co-author of the classic The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community, with Selma James. This text launched the "domestic labour debate" by re-defining housework as reproductive labor necessary to the functioning of capital, rendered invisible by its removal from the wage-relation.
She was a co-founder of the International Feminist Collective, an organisation formed in Padua in 1972 to promote political debate and action around the issue of housework that gave rise to the International Wages for Housework Campaign.
- The Power of Women & the Subversion of the Community (with Selma James); Bristol: Falling Wall Press, 1972
- Women, Development, and Labor of Reproduction: Struggles and Movements (edited with Giovanna F. Dalla Costa); Africa World Press, 1999
- Gynocide: Hysterectomy, Capitalist Patriarchy and the Medical Abuse of Women (edited); Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2007
- Wright, Steve. Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism. Sterling: Pluto, 2002. p. 134.
- www.generation-online.org, Mariarosa Dalla Costa + EE + AB. "The door to the garden". www.generation-online.org. Retrieved 2016-12-06.
- "More Smiles? More Money". n+1. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2016-12-06.
- "Introduction to the Archive of Feminist Struggle for wages for housework. Donation by Mariarosa Dalla Costa", Viewpoint Magazine 5 (October 2015).
- Mariarosa Dalla Costa - Works at Libcom.org