Kevin B. Anderson

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

Just Published: Karl Marx, edited by Bertell Ollman and Kevin B. Anderson

Marx’s approach to analyzing society and especially his critique of capitalist society, continues to influence the work of a large number of scholars world-wide. Unfortunately, there are relatively few clear accounts of what this approach is and how to put it to use. And, despite the many attempts to use Marx’s method to study a […]

A New Book Published: The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978

Editors: Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell. The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978: Dialogues on Hegel, Marx, and Critical Theory is published by Lexington Books (April 12, 2012) This book presents for the first time the correspondence during the years 1954 to 1978 between the Marxist-Humanist and feminist philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-87) and two other noted thinkers, […]

Persian Translation of Marx at the Margins

Published by Zherf Books, Tehran, Iran, January 2012

Hassan Mortazavi’s translation of Kevin Anderson’s Marx at the Margins: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Non-Western Societies came off the press in January 2012 (Zherf Books, Tehran, Iran) This is the first published translation of the book, with French and Turkish editions underway.

“Interview with Kevin Anderson” – by Kevin Anderson and Ayob Rahmani

Hassan Mortazavi’s 2008 Persian translation of Marx’s Capital, Vol. I, is to be commended as one of the few to include the textual variants from the French edition, variants that are yet to appear in any English edition. These show Marx’s shift toward a more multilinear theory of social development in his later years and call into question some of Engels’s editing decisions. The relevance of Marx and of Marxist-Humanism for today and the enduring significance of Rosa Luxemburg are also discussed.


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Marx at the Margins Receives Sociology Book Award

This year’s winner of The Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award is Kevin Anderson for his work Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (University of Chicago Press, 2010). The award committee, chaired by Tom Keil, and consisting of Keil, Rod Bush, Tom Conroy and Wendi Kane, described the work as: “[A] […]

Occupy Wall Street movement (Chinese)

Kevin Anderson interviewed in  Chinese Social Sciences Daily Interviewed by Zhang Junni in “Occupy Wall Street: Exposing the Systemic Crisis of Capitalism in America,” Chinese Social Sciences Today, Nov. 8, 2011

Le Monde Diplomatique Reviews Marx at the Margins

Le but de ce blog et de mon compte Twitter est d’essayer faire passer une autre information sur l’Orient. Il ne s’agit pas seulement de tenter de donner des nouvelles différentes, ni d’analyser ce qui s’y passe, mais aussi de changer la grille de lecture à travers laquelle nous regardons l’Orient. Il faut arriver à […]

Portuguese Translation of “Foucault and the Iranian Revolution”

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution – by Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson – was issued in Portuguese in March 2011 by the Brazilian publisher Realizaçoes Editora (Sao Paulo): O filósofo Michel Foucault estava trabalhando como correspondente especial do Corriere della Sera e do Nouvel Observateur em 1978 quando os protestos contra o xá atingiram […]

New Books for 2010

To be published by University of Chicago Press, April 2010.

“Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies”

Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expended considerable time and energy on the analysis of non-Western societies, as well as race, ethnicity, and nationalism. While some of these writings show a problematically unilinear perspective and, on occasion, traces of ethnocentrism, the overall trajectory of Marx’s writings was toward a critique of national, ethnic, and colonial oppression and toward an appreciation of resistance movements in these spheres.

On Haiti: An open letter to French President Nicolas Sarkozy

In an open letter published today in the French national newspaper Libération, more than 90 leading academics, authors and other prominent figures from around the world are publicly calling on the French government to reimburse the 90 million gold francs France extorted from Haitians following Haiti’s independence. Read more on France Diplomatie.