Constellations of Care: Anarcha-Feminism in Practice

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by Cindy Barukh Milstein

Pluto Press

4/20/2024, paperback

SKU: 9780745349954


What do we do when the state has abandoned us? From failing health systems to housing crises to cascading ecological collapse, it's increasingly evident that state-centered politics do not protect us from the violence of colonialism and capitalism, fascism, and patriarchy. In fact, they actively work to harm us.

Anarchist feminism--or anarcha-feminism--shows us how we tend to our social relations can build a new world inside the old one. We can care for each other when nothing else will, supplying communal well-being and liberatory horizons.

From communitarian kitchens to medic collectives, squatted social centers to queer theater troupes, Ljubljana to Mexico City, Constellations of Care powerfully underscores that we already have everything we need and desire in one another to carve out lives worth living.


"Constellations of Care brings together all kinds of veterans of liberatory experiments in comradeship and kin-making, providing valuable insight into obstacles and defeats as well as tales of abundant love saplings, spores, and cuttings for everyone to propagate and grow." -- Sophie Lewis, author of Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation

"Milstein has beautifully woven together an anthology that helps orient us toward care and co-making worlds that shine bright. Constellation's powerful, vulnerable contributions are like embers, lighting up pathways to keep us rooted in life while centering resistance and love." -- carla joy bergman, editor of Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy

"With rare candor and rigorous insight, Cindy Barukh Milstein's anthologies offer the conversations we need to sustain the communal possibility of anarchist, feminist, and queer world-making in the ruins of everyday brutality." -- Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of Touching the Art

"'This anthology is like a flower under the rubble insisting on life. It's a window into the beautiful, diverse, and practical world of anarcha-feminism, meaningfully woven from the collective, colorful, courageous threads of believers in a radically free life--now." -- Dilar Dirik, author of The Kurdish Women's Movement: History, Theory, Practice

About the Author:

Cindy Barukh Milstein is a diasporic queer Jewish anarchist and longtime organizer. They've been writing on anarchism for over two decades, and are the author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations and Try Anarchism for Life: The Beauty of Our Circle. They edited the anthologies Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief and Deciding for Ourselves: The Promise of Direct Democracy, among others.