Anarchy And The Sex Question: Essays On Women And Emancipation, 1896?1926 by Emma GoldmanAnarchy And The Sex Question: Essays On Women And Emancipation, 1896?1926 by Emma Goldman

Anarchy And The Sex Question: Essays On Women And Emancipation, 1896?1926

byEmma GoldmanEditorShawn P. Wilbur

Paperback | November 15, 2016

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For Emma Goldman, the “High Priestess of Anarchy,” anarchism was “a living force in the affairs of our life, constantly creating new conditions,” but “the most elemental force in human life” was something still more basic and vital: sex. “The Sex Question” emerged for Goldman in multiple contexts, and we find her addressing it in writing on subjects as varied as women’s suffrage, “free love,” birth control, the “New Woman,” homosexuality, marriage, love, and literature. It was at once a political question, an economic question, a question of morality, and a question of social relations. But her analysis of that most elemental force remained fragmentary, scattered across numerous published (and unpublished) works and conditioned by numerous contexts. Anarchy and the Sex Question draws together the most important of those scattered sources, uniting both familiar essays and archival material, in an attempt to recreate the great work on sex that Emma Goldman might have given us. In the process, it sheds light on Goldman’s place in the history of feminism.
Emma Goldman (1869–1940) emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1885, just as the international anarchist movement was forming, and soon became among the best-known figures associated with anarchism. The remainder of her life was speaking, writing, publishing, and agitating, despite legal harassment, imprisonment, and deportatio...
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Title:Anarchy And The Sex Question: Essays On Women And Emancipation, 1896?1926Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 5 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1629631442

ISBN - 13:9781629631448

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“Shawn Wilbur has done a great job assembling and introducing Emma Goldman's writings on women, feminism, and sexuality. As he notes, Goldman's essays continue to provoke and inspire. The collection artfully documents the evolution of Goldman's views on freedom, sex, and human liberation.” —Robert Graham, editor of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas