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Communities of Resistance: Writings on Black Struggles for Socialism

Author: Sivanandan, A.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 16/11/1990
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9780860915140
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'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 includes 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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