Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kevin B. Anderson

Kevin B. Anderson is a Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to UCSB, he was a Professor of Political Science, Sociology and Women’s Studies at Purdue University and earlier, a Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University. He holds an MA and a PhD in Sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center, and a BA in History from Trinity College, Hartford.

His research and teaching interests are in social and political theory, especially Marx, Hegel, Marxist humanism, the Frankfurt School, Foucault, and the Orientalism debate. He has also written on critical criminological theory. Writing from a dialectical and humanist perspective, his work has concentrated on the Marxist, Critical Theory, post-structuralist, and post-colonial traditions and on the intersections of class, race, gender, and sexuality with social theory.

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Articles

The Paris Assassinations in Global Context – Kevin Anderson

January 12th, 2015

Two hundred years ago, the German philosopher Hegel wrote of the dehumanization that occurred during the Great Terror that followed the French Revolution of 1789 as a form of “death that achieves nothing, embraces nothing within its grasp; it is thus the most cold-blooded and meaningless death of all, with no more significance than cleaving a head of cabbage or swallowing a draught of water.”

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Book Just Published: French edition of Marx at the Margins

January 24th, 2015

MARX AUX ANTIPODES: NATIONS, ETHNICITE ET SOCIETES NON OCCIDENTALES DE KEVIN ANDERSON PARIS: EDITIONS SYLLEPSE QUEBEC: M.EDITEUR Janvier 2015 Ce livre s’intéresse aux écrits de Marx sur des sociétés qui, de son vivant, se situaient pour la plupart à la périphérie du capitalisme. Il s’agit d’une approche inédite des rapports raciaux et coloniaux dans l’oeuvre […]

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