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Communities of Resistance: Writings on Black Struggles for Socialism

Authors: Sivanandan, A.
Publisher: Verso Books
BISAC/Subject: POL004000, SOC001000, POL010000
ISBN: 9781788734585, Related ISBNs: 086091514X, 1788732561, 1788734580, 9780860915140, 9781788732567
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: ‘There is no socialism after liberation, socialism is the process through which liberation is won.’ Each of the essays in Communities of Resistance acts as a critical reaffirmation of socialist politics as the context for questions of race and resistance.

The left itself is under scrutiny here—from a black perspective. A series of powerful interventions covers many of the issues which have confronted radical politics in the 1980s: inner-city uprisings, the demand for black sections in the Labour Party, local government anti-racism, the move to a common European market. This collection included incisive critiques of contemporary Marxism (‘All that Melts into Air is Solid: The Hokum of “New Times” ’), of post-colonial development, and of the Eurocentric assessment of imperialism.
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