As one of the most important French editors and publishers of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, François Maspero helped shape an entire intellectual terrain.
C.L.R. James linked the self-activity of the proletariat in the industrialized countries with the self-activity of the proletariat in the colonized countries.
We are pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting two panels on “Social Reproduction,” the theme of our next issue, at the Historical Materialism conference at New York University, in New York City, from April 24-26th. Come watch us, and many others this weekend.
The activities associated with “reproduction” continue to be a terrain of fundamental struggle for women, as they were for the feminist movement of the ‘70s, and a link to the history of witches.
Stereolab is an intellectual’s dream, equal parts vintage synth manual, obscure bossa nova record, and communist tract. Their fetish for odd keyboard and odd jazz is well discussed, but their lyrics, often deeply Marxist, far less so.
There is, on the other hand, an understanding of provincialization as a stretching that underlines the need for an extension and displacement of the borders of theory beyond Europe, as a condition of possibility of an authentic universalization.