This special double issue of Race & Class focuses on the work of one of today’s seminal thinkers on Marxism, imperialism and racism, who is also a key figure in the black movement, an often trenchant critic of the Left and an award-winning novelist.
Contributors from the worlds of the academy, journalism, public office, black activists; from education, literature and religion analyse in depth the significance and impact of Sivanandan’s life’s work on their particular fields. The result is a brilliant collection that illuminates history, politics and the contemporary world.
The theory of practice
- Out of the dust of idols AIJAZ AHMAD
- Poetry and polemic TIMOTHY BRENNAN
- The prose of insurgency: Sivanandan and Marxist theory NEIL LAZARUS
- Sivanandan and the technological revolution JERRY HARRIS
- Soul writing: the existential / personal vein in Sivanandan’s work PAUL GORDON
- Apprehending reality: Race & Class as an anti-imperialist journal NANCY MURRAY
- The village and plantation: a metaphor for North-South relations JAN CAREW
- Are the Irish black? BILL ROLSTON
- A return of service PAUL GRANT
- Teacher and interrupter CHRIS SEARLE
- The surrogate university LIZ FEKETE
- From chaplaincy towards prophecy: racism and Christian theology over four decades KENNETH LEECH
- In the chorus of the partisans MELISSA BENN
- Race and social policy: Sivanandan’s ‘grounded theory’ LEE BRIDGES
- To be or not to be Black YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN
- The Black intellectual, liberated COLIN PRESCOD
The novel as emancipation
- Communalism, socialism and liberation in When Memory Dies NAGESH RAO
- Unmaking the present, remaking memory: Sri Lankan stories and a politics of coexistence SUVENDRINI PERERA
- From: Wilfred Wood; Mike Marqusee; Steve Buckley; Herman Ouseley; David Edgar; Anjuli Gupta Basu and Biplab Basu; Inpa, Sussi and Tino; Elizabeth and Cedric Robinson; Basil Davidson; John Pilger; Victoria Brittain
- Bibliography of writings by A. Sivanandan VALERIE ALLPORT
Race & Class is published quarterly, in January, April, July and October, by Sage Publications for the Institute of Race Relations; individual subscriptions are £27/$47, for four issues, with an introductory rate of £20/$35 for new subscribers.
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