Class, Race, and Marxism

Class, Race, and Marxism

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Author/Contributor(s): Roediger, David R
Publisher: Verso
Date: 10/08/2019
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
Winner of the Working-Class Studies Association C.L.R. James Award

Seen as a pioneering figure in the critical study of whiteness, US historian David Roediger has sometimes received criticism, and praise, alleging that he left Marxism behind in order to work on questions of identity. This volume collects his recent and new work implicitly and explicitly challenging such a view. In his historical studies of the intersections of race, settler colonialism, and slavery, in his major essay (with Elizabeth Esch) on race and the management of labor, in his detailing of the origins of critical studies of whiteness within Marxism, and in his reflections on the history of solidarity, Roediger argues that racial division is part of not only of the history of capitalism but also of the logic of capital.