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Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of by Kelly Fritsch,Clare O'Connor,A. K. Thompson,Joy James,Silvia

By Kelly Fritsch,Clare O'Connor,A. K. Thompson,Joy James,Silvia Federici

"An outstanding quantity that gives not anything under an in depth cognitive mapping of the terrain for everybody who desires to interact in radical politics."—Slavoj Žižek, writer of Living in spite of everything Times

“Keywords for Radicals acknowledges that language is either a weapon and terrain of fight, and that every one people dedicated to altering our social and fabric truth, to creating a global justice-rich and oppression-free, can't drop phrases corresponding to ‘democracy,’ ‘occupation,’ ‘colonialism,’ ‘race,’ ‘sovereignty,’ or ‘love’ with out a struggle. —Robin D. G. Kelley, writer of Freedom goals: The Black Radical Imagination

"From its thought-provoking creation even though its energizing debts of the tensions underlying our so much prized strategies, Keywords for Radicals will be crucial to any student or activist who's occupied with critique and change."—Stephen Duncombe, editor of Cultural Resistance Reader

“A primer for a brand new period of political protest.” —Jack Halberstam, writer of Female Masculinity

“This keyword phrases improve places robust guns into revolutionaries' fingers. unforeseen entries extend into new terrain.… Indispensable.” —Jodi Dean, writer of The Communist Horizon

In Keywords (1976), Raymond Williams devised a "vocabulary" that mirrored the monstrous social alterations of the post-war interval. He published how those alterations may be grasped by means of investigating adjustments in note utilization and which means. Keywords for Radicals—part homage, half development—asks: What vocabulary could light up the social variations marking our personal contested current? How do those phrases outline the imaginary of brand new radical left?

With insights from dozens of students and troublemakers, Keywords for Radicals explores the phrases that form our political panorama. every one access highlights a term's contested diversifications, lines its evolving utilization, and speculates approximately what its ancient mutations can let us know. greater than a word list, it is a an important examine of the facility of language and the social contradictions hidden inside of it.

Contributors contain Patrick Bond, Silvia Federici, John Bellamy Foster, pleasure James, Ilan Pappé, Justin Podur, Nina energy, Mab Segrest, and over 40 others.

Kelly Fritsch is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's and Gender stories on the college of Toronto.
Clare O'Connor is a doctoral scholar in communique on the college of Southern California.
A.K. Thompson teaches social concept at Fordham collage in New York.

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