The Anarchists of Casas Viejas

The Anarchists of Casas Viejas

Jerome R. Mintz, foreword by James W. Fernandez
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 02/19/2004
Format: Paperback 28 b&w photos, 1 figures, 1 bibliog., 1 index
ISBN: 978-0-253-21658-8
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For its intelligence and humanitarian achievements, for its political honesty, for its power and its beauty (there is no other word), this book deserves to be called a masterpiece." —American Ethnologist

Jerome R. Mintz’s classic study of the lives of Andalusian campesinos who were swept up by one of the 20th century’s pivotal social movements provided a new framework for understanding the tragic events that tilted Spain toward civil war. In a new foreword, James W. Fernandez reflects on the fieldwork that led to the book and its contribution to subsequent developments in the ethnography of Europe and the historiography of modern Spain.

Author Bio

Jerome R. Mintz (1930–1997) was Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University. His books include Carnival Song and Society: Gossip, Sexuality, and Creativity in Andalusia.

James W. Fernandez is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the new edition by James W. Fernandez


Part One
One The Beginning of the Anarchist Sindicato in Casas Viejas, 1914
Two Social Class
Three Campesinos
Four The Church in Casas Viejas
Five The Centro is Organized
Six Free Love
Seven The End of the Workers' Centro
Eight The Death of José Olmo

Part Two
Nine In the Time of the Republic
Ten The Split within Anarchosyndicalism
Eleven The Year 1932
Twelve Insurrection
Thirteen The Uprising at Casas Viejas
Fourteen The Government and the Press
Fifteen Responsibility and Punishment

Part Three
Sixteen Aftermath

Selected Bibliography