Kevin B. Anderson

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

[New York] Casting a Critical Eye on the Foucauldian Concept of Resistance, in Light of Marcuse and Marx

Date: August 12, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets, New York, NY 10014
Kevin B. Anderson: Casting a Critical Eye on the Foucauldian Concept of Resistance, in Light of Marcuse and Marx

The Foucauldian concept of specific forms of resistance has come to the fore in radical thought, as seen in terrains as diverse as academic social theory and anarchist activism. It has displaced earlier concepts of emancipation rooted in abstract universals (Marcuse), but at a price. Marx’s emancipatory but concrete dialectic of class and ethnicity goes beyond both of these one-sided perspectives.

Kevin B. Anderson teaches Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his most recent books are Foucault and the Iranian Revolution (with Janet Afary, 2005) and Marx at the Margins (2010).

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