Emma Goldman — anarchist and feminist — was an often temperamental, but always courageous, compassionate, ¡ntelligent human being. Writing immediately after the turn of the century, the Russian-bom Goldman became known as "Red Emma," as "the most dangerous woman in America," as an advócate of "free love," and as "Queen of the Anarchists."
This book focuses on the ideas of Emma Goldman as they relate to the centrality of sexuality and reproduction. These ¡deas, on the liberatory potential of women's sexuality — birth control, voluntan/ motherhood, homosexual rights and the aggressive nature of marriage, religión and the State — are relevant to the cur-rent feminist debates on sexuality's pleasures, ratherthan its dangers, and as such, equates women's freedom with sexual freedom.
Goldman's ideas are significant for contemporary feminism and social reform because of their relevance to the 'difference' versus 'equality' debates. Rejecting a truncated view of womanhood in which women are single, childless professionals sacrificing their emotional and sexual expression in service to the State, Goldman affirmed women's specificity while, at the same time, sought women's freedom to develop their full human potential.
Bonnie Haaland holds a Ph.D from the University of Toronto in feminist theory and is currently teaching sociology at Kwantlen College in British Columbia.
Black Rose Books, Women's Studies/Psychology/Sociology. Montreal 1993
204 págs. Rústica 21x14 cm