Kevin B. Anderson

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

[Spanish] Karl Marx y la Interseccionalidad

This article was published in el delfin, a website associated with the Carrera de Ciencias Políticas y Administración Pública de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The English original, “Karl Marx and Intersectionality,” first appeared in Logos: a journal of modern society & culture, Vol. 14:1 (2015) and can be found here The Spanish […]

Revisiting Lenin’s Hegel Notebooks, 100 Years Later

Originally appeared in Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 28: 1 (2014)

I originally sought to do three things in Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism. First, I argued that Lenin’s 1914-15 notes on Hegel and dialectics constituted a serious and original engagement with dialectics, one that went beyond that of his mechanistic earlier work, especially Materialism and Empirio-Criticism (1908). Second, I attempted to show that the Hegel […]

Karl Marx and Intersectionality

Originally appeared in Logos, Winter 2015: Vol 14, no. 1.

In the late twentieth century, a theoretical discourse of intersectionality became almost hegemonic in many sectors of radical intellectual life. In this discourse, which concerned social issues and movements around race, gender, class, sexuality, and other forms of oppression, it was often said we should avoid any kind of class reductionism or essentialism in which gender and race are subsumed under the category of class.

(Spanish Translation)

Japanese translation of Marx at the Margins

Marx at the Margins was published in Japanese by Shakai Hyouron Sha (Tokyo: February 2015) and was translated from the English by Tairako Tomonaga, Soichiro Sumida, Ryuji Sasaki, Kohei Saito, and Hideto Akashi, with new prefaces for the Japanese edition by Tairako Tomonaga and Kevin Anderson. More information here:

Préface à l’édition française (2015) de « Marx aux antipodes. Nations, ethnicité et sociétés non occidentales »

This preface was written for the 2015 international editions of Marx at the Margins, in French, Japanese, and other languages. The English version of the preface will appear in 2016 in the second edition with University of Chicago Press. The French version of the preface can be located HERE.

[Persian] Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

This article by Janet Afary and me, entitled ““The Seductions of Islamism: Revisiting Foucault and the Iranian Revolution,” New Politics (Summer 2004)   has just been translated into Persian by Aydin Zarf and published in Problematicaa (Tehran), Feb. 11, 2015.  The original English version is HERE. PDF Download

[Spanish] Los asesinatos de París en un contexto global

This article was translated into Spanish by José Demócrito Pérez-Ardá and published in Marxismo Critico. The original, entitled “The Paris Assassinations in Global Context,” was published in the International Marxist-Humanist (Jan. 12, 2015) and can be accessed HERE.  The Spanish translation can be accessed HERE.

[Persian] The Paris Assassinations in Global Context

Summary: This article was translated into Persian by Mehrdad Emami and published in Critique of Political Economy. The original, entitled “The Paris Assassinations in Global Context,” was published in the International Marxist-Humanist, January 12, 2015. The Persian translation can be accessed HERE.

The Paris Assassinations in Global Context – Kevin Anderson

Originally appeared in The International Marxist-Humanist on January 12, 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.”

Ferguson Protests Place American Civilization on Trial: A Symposium – by David Black, Kevin Anderson, Richard Abernethy, Dan Beltaigne, Antony H., and Remah Sufi

Introduction The mass outpourings in the USA protesting the growing epidemic of police murders of Black youth have exposed, more than ever, the great divides in American society. Whilst people of color in the US feel ever more threatened and angered by a gendarmerie newly-militarized with deadly hardware surplus from overseas wars, the supporters of […]