Kevin B. Anderson

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

[audio] Marx at the Margins

Against the Grain, KPFK-FM (Pacifica), San Francisco, Nov. 1, 2010, hosted by Sasha Lilley, interview with Kevin Anderson Interview with Sasha Lilley (60 mins.)

Many critics, including Edward Said, have faulted Karl Marx for his assumptions about the non-Western world, not to mention his unsavory comments about “unhistorical peoples.” But are Marx’s early writings representative of how he saw countries on the periphery of capitalism? Kevin Anderson argues they’re not. In an acclaimed new book, he discusses the evolution of Marx’s thought on race, ethnicity, and multiple paths of historical development — and why they matter.