Futures of Black Radicalism (Paperback)
Verso, 9781784787585, 272pp.
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
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Library Binding (8/29/2017)
Black rebellion has returned. Dramatic protests have risen up in scores of cities and campuses; there is renewed engagement with the history of Black radical movements and thought. Here, key intellectuals—inspired by the new movements and by the seminal work of the scholar Cedric J. Robinson—recall the powerful tradition of Black radicalism while defining new directions for the activists and thinkers it inspires.
In a time when activists in Ferguson, Palestine, Baltimore, and Hong Kong immediately connect across vast distances, this book makes clear that new Black radical politics is thoroughly internationalist and redraws the links between Black resistance and anti-capitalism. Featuring the key voices in this new intellectual wave, this collection outlines one of the most vibrant areas of thought today.
With contributions from Greg Burris, Jordan T. Camp, Angela Davis, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Avery F. Gordon, Stefano Harney, Christina Heatherton, Robin D.G. Kelley, George Lipsitz, Fred Moten, Paul Ortiz, Steven Osuna, Kwame M. Phillips, Shana L. Redmond, Cedric J. Robinson, Elizabeth P. Robinson, Nikhil Pal Singh, Damien M. Sojoyner, Darryl C. Thomas, and Françoise Vergès.
About the Author
Alex Lubin is Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and author of Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary and Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945–1954.
Praise For Futures of Black Radicalism…
—Cornel West, author of The Radical King
“In America, issues of race, poverty, and injustice haunt our nation. Futures of Black Radicalism examines causes and resolutions of these troubling challenges. The need for radical thinking has never been more evident. To this end, this book is not just a gift; it is a necessity.”
“An astonishing gathering of essays and interviews featuring leading and emerging radical intellectuals.”
—David Roediger, author of Class, Race, and Marxism
“What stands out about this book is the richness of intellectual discourse within its pages. A variety of historians, sociologists, and other scholars all tackle a central question: what, precisely, does the Black Radical Tradition say about life in the twenty-first century?”
—Robert Greene III, Society for US Intellectual History Blog