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

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

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Kristen R. Ghodsee reads and discusses 47 selections from the works of Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a socialist women’s activist who had radical ideas about the intersections of socialism and women’s emancipation. Born into aristocratic privilege,


The Social Basis of the Woman Question Part V
Aug 16 • 18 min
In this episode, Kristen R. Ghodsee’s reads the fifth and final part of her selections from Alexandra Kollontai’s 1909 book, The Social Basis of the Woman Question.
The Social Basis of the Woman Question Part IV
Aug 10 • 18 min
In this episode, Kristen R. Ghodsee’s reads the fourth part of her selections from Alexandra Kollontai’s 1909 book, The Social Basis of the Woman Question.
Bonus Episode: The “Adventure” of Motherhood
Jul 30 • 22 min
In this episode, Kristen Ghodsee’s teenage daughter returns to discuss some recent comments by a Canadian psychology professor who believes that women should embrace the “adventure of motherhood,” even if it requires great sacrifice and ends in pain and…
The Social Basis of the Woman Question: Part III
Jul 8 • 16 min
In this episode, Kristen R. Ghodsee’s reads the third part of her selections from Alexandra Kollontai’s 1909 book, The Social Basis of the Woman Question.
The Social Basis of the Woman Question: Part II
Jun 28 • 17 min
In this episode, Kristen R. Ghodsee’s reads the second part of her selections from Alexandra Kollontai’s 1909 book, The Social Basis of the Woman Question.
The Social Basis of the Woman Question: Part I
Jun 21 • 19 min
In this episode, Kristen R. Ghodsee’s reads the first part of her selections from Alexandra Kollontai’s 1909 book, The Social Basis of the Woman Question.
Marriage and Everyday Life - Part II
Jun 14 • 18 min
In this episode, Kristen R. Ghodsee reads further selections from Alexandra Kollontai’s 1926 speech, “Marriage and Everyday Life.”
Bonus Episode - Report from the Global Socialist Feminist Conference
Jun 7 • 15 min
In this episode, Kristen Ghodsee speaks with Julia Mead about reading and discussing Kollontai at the Global Socialist Feminism symposium at the University of Michigan from June 1-3, 2019.
Marriage and Everyday Life - Part I
May 31 • 15 min
In this episode, Kristen R. Ghodsee reads selections from Kollontai’s 1926 speech, “Marriage and Everyday Life.”
Decree on Child Welfare
May 24 • 16 min
In this episode, Kristen Ghodsee reads the “Decree on Social Welfare” from January 31, 1918, written by Alexandra Kollontai when she was the Commissar for Social Welfare in the first Bolshevik government.
The Statue of Liberty
May 17 • 16 min
Kristen Ghodsee reads and discusses Alexandra Kollontai’s 1916 essay on seeing the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor for the first time.
Make Way for Winged Eros: Discussion III - Angelina Eimannsberger
May 10 • 16 min
This is the second episode in a series of discussions that will feature Kristen R. Ghodsee with various guests reflecting on Alexandra Kollontai’s 1923 essay: “Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth.”
Make Way for Winged Eros: Discussion II - A 17-year-old High School Student
May 3 • 16 min
This is the second episode in a series of discussions that will feature Kristen R. Ghodsee with various guests reflecting on Alexandra Kollontai’s 1923 essay: “Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth.”
Make Way for Winged Eros: Discussion I - Elisheva Levy
Apr 26 • 16 min
Kristen R. Ghodsee discusses Alexandra Kollontai’s “Make Way for Winged Eros” with the artist and Penn School of Design grad student, Elisheva Levy.
Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth, Part V
Apr 19 • 17 min
This is the fifth 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.”
Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth, Part IV
Apr 12 • 16 min
This is the fourth 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.”
Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth, Part III
Apr 5 • 17 min
This is the third 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.”
Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth, Part II
Mar 26 • 16 min
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.”
Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth, Part I
Mar 20 • 17 min
This is the first episode in a series that will feature Kristen R. Ghodsee’s reading and discussion of Alexandra Kollontai’s 1925 essay: “Make Way for Winged Eros: A Letter to Working Youth.”
Kollontai Speaks “To the Workers”
Mar 8 • 14 min
Alexandra Kollontai speaks “to the workers” in Russian and Kristen Ghodsee provides an English translation and commentary
What Has the October Revolution Done for Women in the West?
Mar 6 • 14 min
Kristen Ghodsee reads selections from Alexandra Kollontai’s 1927 essay: “What Had the October Revolution Done for Women in the West?”
The Labour of Women in the Evolution of the Economy
Mar 5 • 16 min
Kristen R. Ghodsee and Annie Finch discuss Alexandra Kollontai and abortion in the Soviet Union
Sexual Relations and the Class Struggle
Feb 19 • 14 min
Kristen R. Ghodsee reads selections from Alexandra Kollontai’s 1921 essay, “Sexual Relations and the Class Struggle.”
Bonus Episode: A radical conversation with a 17-year-old
Feb 10 • 16 min
In this episode, Kristen Ghodsee discusses the contemporary relevance of Alexandra Kollontai with her 17-year-old daughter.
First International Socialist Women’s Conference 1907
Feb 1 • 14 min
Kristen Ghodsee reads a section of Alexandra Kollontai’s report from the First International Socialist Women’s Congress in Stuttgart, Germany in 1907
Women’s Day 1913
Jan 29 • 14 min
Kristen Ghodsee reads selections from Alexandra Kollontai’s 1913 article, “Women’s Day”
Two Minute Podcast Introduction
Jan 1 • 1 min
A two-minute introduction to the A.K. 47 Podcast by Kristen R. Ghodsee: 47 Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai.