Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women by Martha A. Ackelsberg

Cowards don’t make history; and the women of Mujeres Libres (Free Women) were no cowards. Courageous enough to create revolutionary change in their daily lives, Mujeres Libres mobilized over 20,000 women into an organized network to strive for community, education, and equality for women -during the Spanish Revolution. Martha Ackelsberg writes a comprehensive study of Mujeres Libres, intertwining interviews with the women themselves and analysis connecting them with modern feminist movements.
Contents:
1. ANARCHIST REVOLUTION AND THE LIBERATION OF WOMEN
2. COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION AND UNION ORGANIZATION: Women and the Spanish Anarchist Movement
3. CIVIL WAR AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION
4. THE FOUNDING OF MUJERES LIBRES
5. EDUCATION FOR EMPOWERMENT: Preparation as Revolution
6. SEPARATE AND EQUAL? Dilemmas of Revolutionary Mobilization
CONCLUSION: Community and the Empowerment of Women
LESSONS FROM THE FREE WOMEN OF SPAIN: An Interview with Martha Ackelsberg by Geert Dhondt via Email, April 8-9, 2004

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