With Freedom in Our Ears Histories of Jewish Anarchism

Anna Elena Torres (Editor); Kenyon Zimmer (Editor)


Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 284
Released: May 2, 2023
ISBN-13: 9780252087141

Jewish anarchism has long been marginalized in histories of anarchist thought and action. Anna Elena Torres and Kenyon Zimmer edit a collection of essays that recovers many aspects of this erased tradition.

Contributors bring to light the presence and persistence of Jewish anarchism throughout histories of radical labor, women’s studies, political theory, multilingual literature, and ethnic studies.

These essays reveal an ongoing engagement with non-Jewish radical cultures, including the translation practices of the Jewish anarchist press. Jewish anarchists drew from a matrix of secular, cultural, and religious influences, inventing new anarchist forms that ranged from mystical individualism to militantly atheist revolutionary cells.

With Freedom in Our Ears brings together more than a dozen scholars and translators to write the first collaborative history of international, multilingual, and transdisciplinary Jewish anarchism.

Contributors include Ania Aizman, Allan Antliff, Ayelet Brinn, Samuel Hayim Brody, Tom Goyens, Mark Grueter, Renny Hahamovitch, Binyamin Hunyadi, Elaine Leeder, Inna Shtakser, Anna Elena Torres, and Kenyon Zimmer.

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