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Anarchism and Other Essays is a 1910 essay collection by Emma Goldman, first published by Mother Earth Publishing.[1] The essays outline Goldman's anarchist views on a number of subjects, most notably the oppression of women and perceived shortcomings of first wave feminism, but also prisons, political violence, sexuality, religion, nationalism and art theory. Hippolyte Havel contributed a short biography of Goldman to the anthology.

Anarchism and Other Essays
AuthorEmma Goldman
CountryUnited States
PublisherMother Earth Publishing Association
Publication date
Pages277 (first edition)
TextAnarchism and Other Essays at Wikisource

Lori Jo Marso argues that Goldman's essays, in conjunction with her life and thought, make important contributions to ongoing debates in feminism, including around "the connections and tensions between sexuality, love and feminist politics".[2]

Contents of Anarchism and Other Essays include:

  • Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
  • Minorities Versus Majorities
  • The Psychology of Political Violence
  • Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure
  • Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty
  • Francisco Ferrer and The Modern School
  • The Hypocrisy of Puritanism
  • The Traffic in Women (1910)
  • Woman Suffrage
  • The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation
  • Marriage and Love
  • The Drama: A Powerful Disseminator of Radical Thought
Emma Goldman, circa 1910, portrait from Anarchism and Other Essays

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  1. ^ Horowitz, Irving (2005). The Anarchists. New Brunswick: Aldine Transaction. p. 266. ISBN 0202307689. OCLC 58791188.
  2. ^ Marso, Lori Jo (2003). "A Feminist Search for Love: Emma Goldman on the Politics of Marriage, Love, Sexuality and the Feminine". Feminist Theory. 4 (3): 305–320. doi:10.1177/14647001030043004.

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