Kevin B. Anderson

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

Marx at the Margins: Ethnicity, Nationalism and non-Western Societies

  • Date: Tuesday, November 03. 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: Brecht Forum Office, 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets, New York, NY 10014
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Marx’s writings have been criticized as Eurocentric and blind to issues of race and nationalism. Anderson’s examination of Marx’s writings, especially those from his often-neglected last decade of life, will show otherwise. They indicate a greater appreciation of the contributions of non-Western societies to world culture, and a more multilinear concept of human development. These texts also show a lively interest in gender relations.

Kevin Anderson teaches sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a participant in the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) publication project, the author of Lenin, Hegel and Western Marxism (1995), the co-author of Foucault and the Iranian Revolution (2005), and a co-editor of the Rosa Luxemburg Reader (2004).