Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

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  • Title: Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition
  • Author: Cedric J. Robinson
  • ISBN: 9780807848296
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

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  1. A book of immense scope and impressive in its immensity It felt absolutely overwhelming as I read it, but going back over it, it feels like some kind of treasure trove that will continue to yield new things every time you open its cover so some initial lengthy yet also paradoxically brief notesIt begins at the European beginning of Capitalism, going through the rise of the bourgeoisie through first cities, then absolutist and colonial states As Robinson states European civilization is not the p [...]


  2. I think that this is sort of a masterpiece, even if I disagree with him in many ways I interviewed him about this book and other topics around a decade ago it s online and the dialogue was extremely fun and informative.


  3. I read this for fun with a friend who is by far better informed about Marxist theory than I am Which was important, because although Black Marxism is a rewarding read, it is at times a dense and difficult one The argument is that an autonomous, Black radical tradition exists outside of Western Marxism This book offers an important corrective to hegemonic Western historiography and white Marxism However, the author somehow failed to discuss gender or sexuality in any significant way, making for a [...]


  4. Great doesn t even begin to describe this book It s a shame it isn t popular in radical socialist circles.It starts off tracing historical roots of racism It is not unique to the era of European U.S Colonialism or Capitalism, but has roots throughout humanity s history of conquest war There were always groups of people that were othered Later came the hierarchy of white races used to divide them as well as divide them from colored races as better than them Contends that the impact The Industria [...]


  5. This book is a great study of some of the difficulties that Marxism in the west has had with addressing the problems associated with petit bourgeois and IMO labor aristocratic class consciousness and how they relate to issues of race which is often directly class I m not convinced by the pessimism Robinson has about the project of Marxism in general, largely because there are important traditions in Marxism that have done work in addressing the issues that Robinson raises, they just tend not to [...]


  6. This DuBois Black Reconstruction can humble your Germanophile theory bro pals and provoke a dramatic shift in people s thinking about political concepts and human history Not actually about Black Marxists or Marxism in Black America but rather a reconsideration of the history of racialized class oppression from before the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade arguing that protocapitalist class oppression never existed without racial, ethnic, or national othering of oppressed producers Centers the mythologi [...]


  7. Stupendous historiography I started reading for class and ended up purchasing so that I could read the rest With extreme detail Robinson describes the struggles of African Blacks in the Western Hemisphere as well as the faults in Marxist and pan African theories that try to encapsulate this struggle to form revolution Perhaps not the best read for someone new to Marxist theory and or the Black Radicalism Of which were new to me so I admit that during my course on racial capitalism I understood h [...]


  8. The book is important than it is enjoyable It took me a long time to read, but I m happy that I did I very much respect Robinson s attempt to consolidate the Black Radical tradition into one tome, and I think he largely succeeds That the book is so densely written, however, will be quite an obstacle to this ever becoming a widely read analysis as I would argue it should be.His main point is that Marxism Communism Socialism what have you, while good entries for black intellectuals into the ideol [...]


  9. Good material but very dated, the important information and theory from the first 2 3 is embedded throughout much modern literature, and the last 1 3 mostly of interest to those interested in an intellectual history of leftist politics


  10. Just an incredible work The scope is jaw dropping and the analysis so sharp that it s a real contribution to radical thought.


  11. I first bought this book six years ago, on a whim in leftist bookstore After a glance at Robin Kelley s introduction, I decided the book was best put aside until I could devote some real time to it Kelley s description of the book s momentous accomplishment, its range of erudition, and its radical challenge to Marxist theory proved a bit intimidating, and I resolved to return to the work when I could devote the appropriate amount of time to the encounter.Having just turned the last page, I have [...]


  12. For the vast majority of the planet s peoples, the global economy publicizes itself in human misery These events were to leave tell tale marks on Western consciousness the fear and hatred of blackamoors the demonization of Islam the transfiguration of Muhammad the Prophet into the anti Christ Not surprisingly, Europeans, that is Christendom, still experience recurrences of antipathy toward what became their shared phantasmagoria Black radicalism is a negation of Western civilization, but not in [...]


  13. I love this book for the simple fact that he wrote this while teaching at Binghamton University, my alma mater Most people on the outside don t know this, but BU is a hotbed of radical political theory Marxists who truly understand the full breadth of post colonial theory accompanied by anarchism and who have actually taken the time to read Capital are a dying breed There are maybe a half a dozen people in America who could have written a book like this without selling out to some sort of petty [...]


  14. In Cedric Robinson s Black Marxism The Making of the Black Radical Tradition, Robinson responds to Eugene Genovese s supposition that the B lacks did not establish a revolutionary tradition of much significance, with a tremendous amount of theory and evidence to the contrary 176 Robinson suggests rather that it is the refusal of the theoretical ground of Marxist analysis to abide by the reality in which it arises that allows for an poorly formed analytic of political praxis with regard to what G [...]


  15. The book is an immense work and an attempt at establishing a coherent sense of A Black Radical Tradition that exists prior to European epistemological conceptions, as the a whole the thrust of the argument is unconvincing but that doesn t mean this is a bad or worthless book perhaps Robinson s most important tradition is the historical counternarrative he supplies as an antidote to the pitfalls of Eurocentricity as epistemology that teleologically rationalizes exploitation.



  16. this book is amazing i was lucky enough to take a seminar with cedric in which he taught this book i only wish i would have had time to read it slowly and really enjoy it thoroughly one day i will have some time to come back to this, i hope


  17. Read selected chapters Introduction, Chapter 1 on racial capitalism, Chapters 4 and 6, under The Roots of Black Radicalism, Chapter 7 on the nature of the black radical tradition, and Chapter 10 on C.L.R James and the Black Radical Tradition.


  18. Actually only read a little piece Chapter 1 but I m impressed and intrigued It s not just about Afro centric theories on race since Marx as the title led me to assume but also a deep historical examination of race in a much broader sense as well.


  19. Amazing Concise Erudite Robinson s text is a critical read when attempting to dissect or contextualize the development of racial theory and class in the American context.



  20. A book whose argument is completely dependent on the reader having no familiarity with Marxist theory Even at its best, it s not great.