"Anthropology of Marxism" - Seeta Chaganti

Event Date

Voorhies 126

Please join us next week on Wednesday May 23 from 4-6 pm in Voorhies 126 for our final event of the quarter. 

Next week's event will be a reading group discussion based on Cedric Robinson's Anthropology of Marxism led by Professor Seeta Chaganti (English, UC Davis). Please see Professor Chaganti's remarks about the event below:

"I'm writing to draw your attention to an event now on the Racial Capitalism MRI calendar: a discussion of Cedric J. Robinson's Anthropology of Marxism (2001), which makes significant reference to Western European medieval history in building an argument about Marxism and the black radical tradition. The book, out of print, is largely unknown to medievalists and also less familiar to some contemporary critics than is Robinson's better-known Black Marxism (1983, 2000); thus, while An Anthropology of Marxism represents an important opportunity for medievalists and critical race scholars to converse, that conversation hasn't happened. Until now! I will be moderating, and I'd love to see you there and would also appreciate your forwarding this around to other interested colleagues."

Robinson's Anthropology of Marxism is attached to this email and can also be accessed on our website at: http://racialcapitalism.ucdavis.edu/?attachment_id=204

This initiative brings UC Davis faculty and graduate students together with outside scholars and activists to advance a research agenda that focuses on racial capitalism. The historical relationship between race and capitalism is one of the most enduring and controversial debates in U.S. historiography. Sometimes explicitly, often only implicitly acknowledged, it shapes fundamental questions about inequality, value, life, bondage, and freedom, among others, across the disciplines of race and ethnic studies, history, literary studies, law, economics, sociology and anthropology. 

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