A furious champion of goodness. Louise Michel: emotions, charisma and anarchy

Di Paola, Pietro (2021) A furious champion of goodness. Louise Michel: emotions, charisma and anarchy. Memoria e Ricerca, XXIX (67). pp. 295-312. ISSN 1127-0195

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The article explores the role that emotions played both in the political action of the French revolutionary Louise Michel and in the construction of her figure as a charismatic symbol of the transnational anarchist movement. It argues that the use of emotions as an analytical and methodological tool allows to reevaluate the coherence of Michel’s political outlook and her significance in the history of the anarchist movement. Her case study indicates that this perspective should be adopted to challenge the dominant trope in the narratives of women’s activism and to assert the importance of emotions in the political agency of other anarchist militants: sentiment was not a limit, but at the core of their pioneering ideas and political militancy.

Keywords:Louise Michel, Anarchism and emotions, Charisma, History of Emotions, Anarchist women, women's history
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V271 International History
L Social studies > L216 Feminism
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V145 Modern History 1900-1919
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V221 French History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V220 European History
L Social studies > L218 Anarchism
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:31 Aug 2021 10:08

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