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[Los Angeles] Launching Kevin B. Anderson’s new book, “Dialectics of Revolution: Hegel, Marxism, and Its Critics Through a Lens of Race, Gender, and Colonialism”

Sunday, March 21, 2021 6-9:00 PM, Los Angeles Time


Speaker: Kevin B. Anderson, with introductory remarks by Lilia D. Monzo

We are taking another break from our series on “Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution” by Raya Dunayevskaya by holding a book launch for Kevin B. Anderson’s newest work, which collects four decades of his writings on dialectics. The essays cover dialectics of revolution in a variety of settings, from Hegel and the French Revolution, through Lenin, Lukács, Marcuse, and Dunayevskaya, to dialectics today and its poststructuralist and pragmatist critics like Foucault and Derrida. The book also takes up the dialectic in global, intersectional settings via a reconsideration of the themes of Anderson’s “Marx at the Margins,” where nationalism, race, and colonialism were theorized alongside capital and class as key elements in Marxist dialectical thought. “Dialectics of Revolution” speaks to us today, at a time of radical transformation in all spheres of society and of everyday life.


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Praise for “Dialectics of Revolution”:

“This is a collection of essays of paramount importance written by one of the most noteworthy authorities on Marx and Hegel within the field of Western Marxism” —Peter McLaren, author of “Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution”

“Anderson provides much provocative material in developing critical theory and revolutionary practice for the contemporary era” —Douglas Kellner, author of “Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism”



Lilia D. Monzó teaches at Chapman University, where she uses Marxist-Humanist and decolonial approaches to confront capitalism and imperialism, racism, and the hyper-exploitation of women of color, while envisioning a socialist alternative. She is the author of “A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity” (2019) and has published in such journals as “Postcolonial Directions in Education” and “Truthout.”

Kevin B. Anderson, UC-Santa Barbara professor, has written widely on Marxism, critical theory, and on race and gender, and is the author of “Marx at the Margins: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies” and the coauthor of “Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism.” He is also the coeditor of “The Rosa Luxemburg Reader” and of “Raya Dunayevskaya’s Intersectional Marxism.”


Anderson’s “Dialectics of Revolution” can be ordered here

A 20% discount from the publisher will be made available at the meeting.

Here are links to 2 previously published chapters of Anderson’s “Dialectics of Revolution”


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