Kevin B. Anderson

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

[video] New Insights into Marx’s Concept of Transition and of Revolution.

In his final years, 1877-82, Marx studied three non-capitalist agrarian societies in great depth: (1) Russia’s communal villages were increasingly penetrated by capitalist social relations, undermining the older agrarian collectivism, but new revolutionary movements had also grown there. (2) In South Asia, British colonialism had uprooted much of the precapitalist village structure, with many forms […]

[Audio] Marxism Beyond the Metropoles — by Todd Chretien, Wiktor Marzec, Christopher Araujo and Kevin Anderson

Audio of a panel at Historical Materialism 2015 (NYU): Todd Chretien – Up from Indifference: Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism and the Workers Party, 1924-1927 Wiktor Marzec Christopher Araujo – Marx on the Dualism of the Russian Commune Kevin Anderson – Late Marx and the Prospects For Revolution Outside the “Developed” World   Source  

[audio] Conversation on the Rise and Fall of Socialist Humanism – with Barbara Epstein, Kevin Anderson, and Sasha Lilley

Socialist humanist ideas were broadly championed by key thinkers in the mid-20th century, like E.P. Thompson, Fanon, Marcuse, and Fromm, but have now disappeared seemingly without a trace. Barbara Epstein and Kevin Anderson explore socialist humanism’s rise and fall, in part as postmodernism took center stage as an ideological current. They argue that the left […]

[video] Social Theory and the Non-Western Other: The Case of Karl Marx

This short video conversation with Richard Widick, pitched at an introductory level,  is part of the project, Sociological Research Traditions: Methods Tutorial, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara (15 minutes). Play Video  

[video] Karl Marx and the Emancipation Proclamation: Bill Weinberg Interviews Kevin B. Anderson

This New Year’s Day marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, with attendant media idolization of Abraham Lincoln. In the 10th YouTube edition of the Moorish Orthodox Radio Crusade, Kevin B. Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies and an editor of the International Marxist-Humanist, discusses his article […]

[audio] Dialogue on Marx at the Margins with Nagesh Rao and Alex Callinicos

Marx on Race and Colonialism – Historical Materialism Conference, New School University, New York, May 7, 2011

[audio] Marx at the Margins: Conversation with Spencer Leonard

"Radical Minds," WHPK-FM (University of Chicago), August 2, 2011 (60 minutes)

Conversation with Spencer Leonard on Marx and Eurocentrism and other issues discussed in Marx at the Margins

[audio] Marx at the Margins: Interview with Richard Estes

"Speaking in Tongues," KDVS-FM, University of California, Davis, hosted by Richard Estes, Jan. 14, 2011 (30 minutes)

Interview with Richard Estes on Marx at the Margins.  Covers Marx on colonialism, on indigenous resistance to capitalism, and on race, class and the Civil War in the US.

[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 […]

[video] Marx and the Global South

Vijay Prashad, Kevin Anderson and Ananya Mukherjee Reed. Recorded at the Historical Materialism Conference at York University, Toronto, May 15, 2010.