Racism after Apartheid

Challenges for Marxism and Anti-Racism
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  • Publication Date: March 2019
  • Dimensions and Pages: 230 x 150mm Extent: 288pp
  • Paperback EAN: 978-1-77614-306-1
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Over the years Marxism has sustained scathing criticism for its alleged class reductionism and
blindness to race. Without pronouncing finality on these issues, this volume examines the
unfi nished business of Marxism and its treatment of race and racism.
– Phindile Kunene, feminist and popular educator, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

This collection challenges many of the dogmas that have defined issues of anti-racism and
social justice in the past. In this spirit of rethinking, the contributors point us in the necessary
direction of deepening and evolving non-racialism in contemporary South Africa.
– Neeshan Balton, executive director, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

How to navigate race and defeat racism is one of the great questions facing social justice
activists. Upon it hinges success or failure. This volume will not only guide thought, it will also
guide action. That makes it a most valuable contribution.
– Mark Heywood, executive director, SECTION27 and co-founder, Treatment Action Campaign

Through diverse theoretical and empirical investigations on race, racism and Marxism, the
authors advance cutting-edge formulations and insights. The scope of the work is impressive,
but equally impressive is the depth of analysis in each chapter.
– William K. Carroll, professor of sociology, University of Victoria, Canada

Racism after Apartheid, volume four of the Democratic Marxism series, brings together leading scholars and activists from around the world studying and challenging racism. In eleven thematically rich and conceptually informed chapters, the contributors interrogate the complex nexus of questions surrounding race and relations of oppression as they are played out in the global South and global North. Their work challenges Marxism and anti-racism to take these lived realities seriously and consistently struggle to build human solidarities.

Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Chapter 1 The Anti-Racism of Marxism: Past and Present – Vishwas Satgar

PART ONE AGAINST RACISM IN THE WORLD
Chapter 2 The International Indigenous Peoples’ Movement: A Site of Anti-Racist Struggle Against Capitalism – Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Chapter 3 Emancipation, Freedom or Taxonomy? What Does It Mean to be African?  – Firoze Manji
Chapter 4 Colonialism, Apartheid and the Native Question: The Case of Israel/Palestine – Ran Greenstein
Chapter 5 The Role of Racism in the European ‘Migration Crisis’: A Historical–Materialist Perspective – Fabian Georgi
Chapter 6 Hindutva, Caste and the ‘National Unconscious’ – Aditya Nigam
Chapter 7 Marxism, Feminism and Caste in Contemporary India – Nivedita Menon

PART TWO AGAINST RACISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
Chapter 8 The Reproduction of Racial Inequality in South Africa: The Colonial Unconscious and Democracy – Peter Hudson
Chapter 9 Democratic Marxism and the National Question: Race and Class in Post-Apartheid South Africa – Khwezi Mabasa
Chapter 10 Seven Theses on Radical Non-Racialism, the Climate Crisis and Deep Just Transitions: From the National Question to the Eco-cide Question – Vishwas Satgar
Chapter 11 Foreign Nationals are the ‘Non-Whites’ of the Democratic Dispensation – Sharon Ekambaram

Conclusion Vishwas Satgar
Contributors
Index

About the editor

Vishwas Satgar is a democratic eco-socialist, activist and Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Over the years Marxism has sustained scathing criticism for its alleged class reductionism and
blindness to race. Without pronouncing fi nality on these issues, this volume examines the
unfi nished business of Marxism and its treatment of race and racism.
– Phindile Kunene, feminist and popular educator, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

This collection challenges many of the dogmas that have defi ned issues of anti-racism and
social justice in the past. In this spirit of rethinking, the contributors point us in the necessary
direction of deepening and evolving non-racialism in contemporary South Africa.
– Neeshan Balton, executive director, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

How to navigate race and defeat racism is one of the great questions facing social justice
activists. Upon it hinges success or failure. This volume will not only guide thought, it will also
guide action. That makes it a most valuable contribution.
– Mark Heywood, executive director, SECTION27 and co-founder, Treatment Action Campaign

Through diverse theoretical and empirical investigations on race, racism and Marxism, the
authors advance cutting-edge formulations and insights. The scope of the work is impressive,
but equally impressive is the depth of analysis in each chapter.
– William K. Carroll, professor of sociology, University of Victoria, Canada

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