Michael Seidman

Republic of egos: a social history of the Spanish Civil War - Michael Seidman

Michael Seidman's bold interpretation of the Spanish Civil War builds on the project of his earlier monograph, Workers Against Work: Labor in Paris and Barcelona during the Popular Front (1991), to "bring back the individual" into historical studies.

Ouvriers contre le travail : Barcelone et Paris pendant les fronts populaires - Michael Seidman

cet texte est une présentation critique de la traduction française du livre de Michael Seidman "Workers against work", « Ouvriers contre le travail : Barcelone et Paris pendant les fronts populaires ».

Michael Seidman, « Ouvriers contre le travail : Barcelone et Paris pendant les fronts populaires », Senonevero, Marseille, 2010, 362 p.

Parisian Metallurgists in May 1968 - Michael Seidman

Down with infernal work rhythms - May 1968 poster

Michael Seidman shows how workers acted differently from the way they are usually portrayed in leftist and anarchist accounts of May 1968.

'Down with infernal work rhythms' - May 1968 poster

1936-1938: The Workers of the Paris Region During the Popular Front - Michael Seidman

The Birth of the Weekend and the Revolts Against Work: Workers of the Paris Region During the Popular Front (1936-38)
Michael Seidman
The Birth of the Weekend and the Revolts Against Work: Workers of the Paris Region During the Popular Front (1936-38) in PDF Format (4.2MB)

Women's subversive individualism in Barcelona during the 1930s - Michael Seidman

This short text, drawing on H. E. Kaminsky's testimony, discusses the Spanish Revolution in regard to what was wrong in the CNT and UGT’s lack of critique of labour and work, as well as their unwillingness to address patriarchy.

WOMEN'S SUBVERSIVE INDIVIDUALISM IN BARCELONA DURING THE 1930s
MICHAEL SEIDMAN
International Review Of Social History XXXVII (1992)

Towards a History of Workers' Resistance to Work - Michael Seidman

"The implications of workers' resistance to work are far-reaching. The study of their reluctance to work shows that the claim by unions and political parties of the left to represent the working class is somewhat questionable. French and Spanish workers continued their traditional ways of resistance to labour in spite of calls by communists, socialists, anarchists or syndicalists for greater production.

The persistence of workers' resistance created tensions between members of the working class and the organizations which claimed to represent them. In both revolutionary and reformist situations, persuasion and propaganda which aimed to convince the workers to work harder was inadequate and had to be supplemented by force."

Quiet Fronts in the Spanish Civil War - Michael Seidman

QUIET FRONTS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.

Author/s: Michael Seidman
Issue: Summer, 1999

Workers against work: labor in Paris and Barcelona during the Popular Fronts - Michael Seidman

Why did a revolution occur in Spain and not in France in 1936?

This is the key question Michael Seidman explores in his important new study of the relations between industrial capitalists and working-class movements in the early part of this century.

Individualisms in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War - Michael Seidman

Individualisms in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War
Michael Seidman
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Agrarian Collectives during the Spanish Civil War - Michael Seidman

Michael Seidman on the farming collectives during the Spanish revolution.