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Black Marxism

The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

Cedric J. Robinson



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04 May 2021
A foundational work of Black Radical critical theory, now to be widely available here for the first time
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.
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9780241514177
ISBN 10:   0241514177
Pages:   496
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cedric Robinson was a professor in the Department of Black Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He headed the Department of Black Studies and the Department of Political Science and served as the Director of the Center for Black Studies Research.

Reviews for Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

Black Marxism shattered the taken-for-granted of understanding the modern world, allowing us to see the racist nature of capitalism. There are very few books that transform how we have to approach the world and Black Marxism is one of them -- Kehinde Andrews I can say, without a trace of hyperbole, that this book changed my life. -- Robin Kelley Cedric Robinson's brilliant analyses revealed new ways of thinking and acting -- Angela Davis A towering achievement. There is simply nothing like it in the history of Black radical thought -- Cornel West

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