A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai

A.K. 47 - Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth, Part II

March 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 9
A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai
A.K. 47 - Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth, Part II
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A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai
A.K. 47 - Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth, Part II
Mar 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 9
Kristen R. Ghodsee
This is the second episode in a series of episodes that will feature Kristen R. Ghodsee's reading and discussion of Alexandra Kollontai's 1922 essay: "Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth."
Show Notes

This is the second episode in a series of episodes that will feature Kristen R. Ghodsee's reading and discussion of Alexandra Kollontai's 1923 essay: "Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth." In this essay, Kollontai works out her theories of how love and sexuality will be superior under socialism as compared to the bourgeois capitalist past.  She provides an essential Marxist history of love and sex as ideals that change depending on how the ruling class uses them to promote their own economic interests. It is an essential essay in terms of thinking about the intersections of sexuality and political economy, and it was an important inspiration for Ghodsee's 2018 book: Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence.

Many thanks to the folks over at Revolutionary Left Radio for linking to this podcast in the program notes of their March 8, 2019 interview with Kristen Ghodsee.

FYI - the intro music is a Russian version of The Internationale.