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.
The Birth of the Weekend and the Revolts Against Work: Workers of the Paris Region During the Popular Front (1936-38)
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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
International Review Of Social History XXXVII (1992)
"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.
Author/s: Michael Seidman
Issue: Summer, 1999
Individualisms in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War
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Michael Seidman on the farming collectives during the Spanish revolution.