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

Authors: Alexander, J.

Pages: 25-44

ISBN: 9780203828441

DOI: 10.4324/9780203828441

Source: Scopus

"Alexander Berkman: sexual dissidence in the first wave anarchist movement and its subsequent narratives"

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.

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Jenny Alexander