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Publications 2020 - 2021

book in Italian language:

Il fallimento della famiglia nucleare. Capitalismo, amore e Stato

publication date: 

March 8th 2021


>>> vandaepublishing 

book in Italian language:

Contro la maternità patriarcale


publication date: June 17th 2020


>>> vandaepublishing

book contributions:

Enthusiastic Fatherhood.
Creating Equality at Home.
Cambridge University Press, p.221-235.

journal articles:

The Mother Trap
Canadian Women’s Studies Journal Vol.1-2

texts about current events:

Mothers in Distress

Interdisciplinary Blog IMERA.

Institute for Advance Study


popular science:

Familie neu definiert.
auf dem Weg.
Journal für
Issue: 01/2020, S. 1-3.

July 1, 2020


Mothers in Distress


Interdisciplinary Blog IMERA. Institute for Advance Study




The Maternal Roots of the Gift Economy
Pages 38 - 54
Tazi-Preve - The Perversion of Maternal
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 94.9 KB

The idea of a free gift economy has become important  in the movement for alternative economics, however the connection with women and especially with mothers has not been widely understood. The conference “The Maternal Roots of the Gift Economy,” held in Rome in 2015, brought together women and men from around the world to discuss this important issue.In a moment when the values of Patriarchy and the market seem to have triumphed, the values of mothering and care are more sorely needed than ever.


Find the book here: Inanna Publications

New Book - 2nd Edition

(with new cover)

The Failure of the Nuclear Family. Capitalism, Love and the State


available in German since 2017

forthcoming in English in 2020


Mariam Irene Tazi-Preve starts by describing the distress caused by the nuclear family and asks: Can the romantic couple really be the basis of a whole societal order? The book’s concern is it to show the historical and ideological causes of the nuclear family’s dilemma instead of searching for an individual failure. The author picks up all the relevant topics in a competent manner: the motherhood drama, the recent debate on reconciliation of job and family, and the new father debate. She analyses politics and its interest in the “smallest cell of state” and she shows how the economic system uses the nuclear family as its basis and brings it simultaneously at the brink of collapse. The conclusions from these discrepancies lead towards the illustration of alternative family forms which other societies are living in. 


press comment


“…your (new) book is more exciting than a thriller. (…) it is not only interesting but also concerns me. And opens my eyes.” Sibylle Stillhart, Journalist and author




... On the 21st of January, one day after the inauguration of the US president, I was at the Million Women's March in Washington DC.  With approximately 500,000 participants (three times more than on the day of the inauguration) – nearly all women—at an estimated 3 to 4 million more in the whole country it was the largest demonstration ever held in the USA. From the perspective of an Austrian, who has been living in the USA for five years, I would like to describe the event and then analyze what it means for feminism generally ...




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Women´s March 2017
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