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The Polemics of C.L.R. James and Contemporary Black Activism

Authors: D. Clennon, Ornette

  • Provides thought-provoking ideas designed to bring the debate about critical theory into the community arenaIntegrates theory and praxis in terms of critical theory and political activismIntroduces aspects of cultural and critical race theories 

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This book draws on case examples of contemporary black activism in South Manchester and contrasts them with events that surrounded C.L.R. James and his activism between 1935 and 1950. In doing so, the author considers what Brexit, the Labour Party and Theresa May’s audit on racism in the UK have in common with the wartime decline of the British Empire, the rise and fall of the trade unions and the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. Clennon dialogues with James’ theoretical frameworks around capitalism, neoliberalism and post-colonialism, and uses this creative interplay of ideas to help make sense of contemporary events and issues of social justice from a UK ethnic minority perspective. Using Fanon, Gordon, Marx and Chakrabarty amongst others, the study explores James’ take on dialectical materialism and uses this as an ongoing analytical tool throughout the volume with which he weaves an uneasy path between post-colonial and post-Marxist theories.

The Polemics of C.L.R. James and Contemporary Black Activism will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of social science disciplines, including sociology, cultural studies, education and black studies. 

About the authors

Ornette D. Clennon is Visiting Research Fellow and a critical race scholar in The Research Centre for Social Change: Community Wellbeing, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK where he leads the Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster. He is also Visiting Professor at the Federal University of the Amazonas, Brazil. He has written and published widely on a range of topics including community engagement, education and multiculturalism.

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eBook 44,02 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47548-6
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Hardcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47547-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Polemics of C.L.R. James and Contemporary Black Activism
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47548-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47548-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47547-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 129
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