Kevin B. Anderson

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

Persian Translation of “Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads”

This translation by Said Tah and Yashar Shaf of parts of Anderson’s April 2011 article on “Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads” was published in Iran in Shargh Online, Oct. 8, 2011. The translation includes the introduction, conclusion, and discussion of Libya.  

Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads

The revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and the uprising in Libya have exhibited a post-Islamist and post-nationalist character.  After challenging both the political and the economic order, they face dangers from old forces like the military and the Islamists (Egypt) or of violent repression (Libya).  

Foucault, Toplumsal Cinsiyet v Akdeniz ve Müsülman Toplumlarinda Erkek Escinselligi (Turkish)

“Foucault, Toplumsal Cinsiyet v Akdeniz ve Müsülman Toplumlarinda Erkek Escinselligi” [in Turkish: Foucault, Gender, and Male Homosexualities in Muslim and Mediterranean Societies], Cogito (Istanbul) No. 65-66 (Spring 2011), pp. 228-262, in special issue on “Sexual Orientations and Queer Theory” [trans. into Turkish of Ch. 5 of Foucault and the Iranian Revolution]

Not Just Capital and Class: Marx on Non-Western Societies, Nationalism and Ethnicity

Despite the revival of interest in Marx since the economic crisis hit, some important ideological and conceptual barriers continue to block what would be a very positive step, returning to Marx as the primary source of leftist critique of capitalist modernity as a whole, and as providing the theoretical ground for its overcoming [Aufhebung].

In recent decades, Marx’s critics have fallen into two large groups, sometimes overlapping of course. In neoliberal ideology, Marx is considered a dead dog because he tried to take us beyond capitalism, to which there is supposedly no alternative. Along similar lines, it is also claimed the Soviet collapse invalidates empirically Marx’s allegedly impractical and utopian schemes.

French, European Strikes Reveal Mass Discontent… and Its Limits

The September 29 European strikes and demonstrations featured mass mobilizations across several countries, as well as a large march outside the European Commission in Brussels.  Up to 100,000 workers from 30 countries took to the streets of Brussels to denounce the politics of government budget cuts on the backs of the workers, as well as […]

Los Angeles Protests Against Police Killing Reveal the Real Grassroots – by Kamran Afary and Kevin Anderson

Protests against the police killing of a day laborer in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles – populated by impoverished Central American immigrants – reveal the real grassroots of US society as it suffers through the Great Recession — Editors Los Angeles, CA — Protestors demonstrated on the streets and clashed with police after the […]

Raya Dunayevskaya: Reflections for the Future

Raya Dunayevskaya: Reflections for the Future (pdf), presented at forum on the Centenary of Raya Dunayevskaya, Chicago, July 2010, this article originally appeared in US Marxist-Humanists on August 20,, 2010.  The video and in some cases hard copies the presentations — by Peter Hudis, Ba Karang, Peter McLaren, Sandra Rein, David Schweickart , and me– can […]

Overcoming Some Current Challenges to Dialectical Thought

A report from the successfully concluded Founding Conference of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, Chicago, July 3-4, 2010 The views set out in our Statement of Principles and our commitment to the dialectics of revolution place us in conflict with the dominant philosophical perspectives, even on the Left. Two of these dominant perspectives on the Left […]

About the Book “Das Kapital”

Interview with Mohsen Hakimi by Yousef Fahrhad

The 2008 Persian edition of Marx’s ‘Capital,’ Vol. I, translated by Hassan Mortazavi with Kaveh Boveiri, is a an important achievement because it has incorporated alternate texts from Marx’s 1872-75 French edition that were ignored by Engels and in most later editions. This interview with Mohsen Hakimi, the translator of Lukács’s ‘The Young Hegel,’ originally appeared on the website Akbar-Rooz.

Der Obama-Effekt untergräbt die Linke – Interview by Simon Birnbaum

Interview by Simon Birnbaum with Peter Hudis and Kevin Anderson [Published in German as “Der Obama-Effekt untergräbt die Linke,” iz3w No. 317 (Freiburg, March-April 2010), pp. 33-35] pdf file