Black Marxism

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In this text the author demonstrates that the efforts to understand black people’s history of resistance solely through the prism of Marxist theory are incomplete and inaccurate, because it presupposes European models of history. Black radicalism, he argues, must be linked to the African traditions.

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‘A towering achievement. There is simply nothing like it in the history of Black radical thought’ Cornel West

‘Cedric Robinson’s brilliant analyses revealed new ways of thinking and acting’ Angela Davis

‘This work is about our people’s struggle, the historical Black struggle’

Any struggle must be fought on a people’s own terms, argues Cedric Robinson’s landmark account of Black radicalism. Marxism is a western construction, and therefore inadequate to describe the significance of Black communities as agents of change against ‘racial capitalism’. Tracing the emergence of European radicalism, the history of Black African resistance and the influence of these on such key thinkers as W. E. B. Du Bois, C. L. R. James and Richard Wright, Black Marxism reclaims the story of a movement.

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Weight 0.36 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

496

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

335.4308996 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F