Kevin B. Anderson

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

Marx on Race, Class & Colonialism

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Time: 7:30 PM

Address: 451 West Street, NY, NY

Sponsor: Brecht Forum

Speakers: Kevin Anderson

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Address: 451 West Street, NY, NY

Sponsor: Brecht Forum
As we mark the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War in the U.S., Anderson will examine Marx’s extensive writings on the Civil War, which focused on the connections of race, class, and slavery.  It will also discuss his writings on colonized societies and anti-colonial resistance, especially in India.  It will be argued that Marx’s general dialectic is not one of abstract universalism but has plenty of room for the specificities of nation, ethnicity, race, and colonialism, issues on which he makes important and original contributions.

Kevin B. Anderson is a Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. His research and teaching interests are in social and political theory, especially Marx, Hegel, Marxist humanism, the Frankfurt School, Foucault, and the Orientalism debate. His work has concentrated on the Marxist, Critical Theory, post-structuralist, and post-colonial traditions and on the intersections of class, race, gender, and sexuality with social theory. His most recent book is Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies.

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