Free Women of Spain

Free Women of Spain : Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women

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""When historians take women's movements and gender differences in organizations... seriously, this book will become part of the canon.... a forthright effort to view women's participation in politics in exciting new ways."" --American Historical Review""The work not only fills a gap in knowledge of women's radical politics, but also addresses current concerns of feminist scholars."" --Choice""The book brings us something of the excitement of the revolutionary possibility lived by these women--and the frustration of their encounter with male resistance to including women's emancipation in the revolutionary program."" --Signs""Theirs is a story of commitment and creativity, of steadfastness and practicality, of communal endeavour and the bleak individual fate of defeat, hardship, and exile."" --Gender and History""Ackelsberg, in the roles of both historian and activist, has crafted a volume that speaks to a wide variety of interests.... Her story is rich with the memories and voices of women... "" --The Women's Review of Books""The author examines the autonomous women's liberation organization in late-1930s Spain, which represented an alternative to the individualistic perspectives characterizing mainstream feminist movements of the time."" --Smith Alumnae Quarterly..."" particularly strong on the ideology and organization of this radical women's group of the late 1930s."" --Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Bulletin""Ackelsberg gives the reader a fine explanation of the Spanish events, the general perspective of anarchism and the inspiring goals and struggles of Mujeres Libres."" --Fifth EstateAckelsberg explores the development of Mujeres Libres, founded in 1936 during the Civil War in Spain as an organization dedicated to the liberation of women from their triple enslavement--to ignorance, as women, and as producers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • facsimiles, portraits
  • 0253206340
  • 9780253206343

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