Alexander Berkman: Sexual Dissidence in the First Wave Anarchist Movement and its Subsequent Narratives

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Authors: Alexander, J.

Editors: Cleminson, R. and Heckert, J.

Pages: 25-44

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: London

ISBN: 978-0-415-59989-4

This book chapter considers the remembrance and re-inscription of the anarchist activist Alexander Berkman's autobiography "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist"(1912)in contemporary activist and academic spaces. It argues that his discussion of same-sex love in prison (radical for its time)remains mostly obscured because it does not fit into contemporary categories of sexual identity. It advocates for a renewed politics of intimacy in conceptualisations of radical sexuality in a hyper-sexualised world.

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Authors: Alexander, J.

Pages: 25-44

ISBN: 9780203828441

DOI: 10.4324/9780203828441

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