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(en) 'Sewing Freedom' - a new book on New Zealand anarchism and labour history

Date Fri, 17 May 2013 10:15:24 +0300


A ground-breaking new book, 'Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism & Early New Zealand Anarchism' by Jared Davidson, has just been launched in Wellington, New Zealand. -- 'Sewing Freedom' is the first in-depth study of anarchism in New Zealand during the turbulent years of the early 20th century—a time of wildcat strikes, industrial warfare and a radical working class counter-culture. Interweaving biography, cultural history and an array of archival sources, this engaging account unravels the anarchist-cum-bomber stereotype by piecing together the life of Philip Josephs—a Latvian-born Jewish tailor, anti-militarist and founder of the Wellington Freedom Group. Anarchists like Josephs not only existed in the ‘Workingman’s Paradise’ that was New Zealand, but were a lively part of its labour movement and the class struggle that swept through the country, imparting uncredited influence and ideas.

'Sewing Freedom' places this neglected movement within the global anarchist upsurge, and unearths the colourful activities of New Zealand’s most radical advocates for social and economic change.

“'Sewing Freedom' works on several levels. It is a meticulous biography, a portrait of an era, a sophisticated discussion of anarchist philosophy and activism, and an evocation of radical lives and ideas in their context.. This beautifully-executed book tells an important story in New Zealand’s political history.” - Chris Brickell, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Otago University and author of Mates and Lovers

“A ground breaking tale of a rebel life, skillfully unearthed by Davidson. A must read.” - Lucien van der Walt, co-author of Black Flame

Published by AK Press (USA/UK), the book includes rich illustrations by Alec Icky Dunn (Justseeds), and a foreword by Barry Pateman (Kate Sharpley Library, Emma Goldman Papers).

A visual sampler of the book, and New Zealand orders, are available via www.sewingfreedom.org.

International orders are available via www.akpress.org


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GOT A MOMENT? TAKE A PEEK:
Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism & Early New Zealand Anarchism
http://sewingfreedom.org
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