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Joel Modiri

This article sets out a few key questions, themes, and problems animating an Azanian social and political philosophy, with specific reference to the radical promise of undoing South African disciplinary knowledges. The article is made up of two parts: The first part discusses the epistemic and political forces arrayed against black radical thought in South Africa and beyond. A few current trends of anti-black thinking – liberal racism, Left Eurocentrism, and postcolonial post-racialism – which pose challenges for the legibility of Azanian critique are outlined. Part two constructs an exposition and synthesis of key tenets of Azanian thinking elaborated upon under three signs: ‘South Africa’, ‘race and racism’, and ‘Africa’. The aim of the discussion is to illustrate the critical, emancipatory potential of Azanian thought and its radical incommensurability with dominant strands of scholarship in the human and social sciences today. The article ultimately defends the reassertion of black radical thought in the South African academy today and underscores in particular the abolitionist drive of Azanian political thought.

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Report from the Region

The “Anti-Gender” Wave Contested: Gender Studies, Civil Society, and the State in Eastern Europe and Beyond*

kindergarten children), similarly aggressive anti-immigration discourse or anti-Muslim racism in particular and aggressive responses to other feminist discourses and policies, on the other. Fourth, as this dual “argument” unfolds we witness, in parallel, the

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

; eating habits and alcoholism; specific illnesses that afflicted the rural population (pellagra); and racial degeneration. It was the latter that coalesced anxieties of depopulation with nationalism, racism, and anti-Semitism. Within this amalgam

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Becoming Communist

Ideals, Dreams, and Nightmares

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

early days, through attempts to perfect the behavior of those at the Lenin School and purge them of racism, classism, and sexism, to the lived experience in Spain during the civil war, to the general fight against fascism during World War II, to the

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Amílcar Cabral and Amartya Sen

Freedom, Resistance and Radical Realism

Lawrence Hamilton

overcome our climate crisis, the legacies of colonial oppression and racism are apt. Progressive gradualists, as they might be labelled, assume (or hope) that enough scientific and rhetorical pressure on national and international representatives

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Realizing Interspecies Democracy

The Preconditions for an Egalitarian, Multispecies, World

Sue Donaldson, Janneke Vink, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

land, to dismantling ableist architectures, to calling for democratization of the workplace, to challenging systemic racism, to critiquing gendered and cultured ideas of reason, and so on. As Engin Isin notes: The images of being political

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Ian Moll

. Virdee , S. and McGeever B . 2018 . ‘ Racism, Crisis, Brexit ’. Ethnic and Racial Studies 41 ( 10 ): 1802 – 1819 . doi: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1361544 . 10.1080/01419870.2017.1361544 Visser , J. 2019a . ‘ Can Unions Revitalize Themselves

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Maria Bucur, Alexandra Ghit, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Ivana Pantelić, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Elizabeth A. Wood, Anna Müller, Galina Goncharova, Zorana Antonijević, Katarzyna Sierakowska, Andrea Feldman, Maria Kokkinou, Alexandra Zavos, Marija M. Bulatović, Siobhán Hearne, and Rayna Gavrilova

University Press, 2018, 487 pp., BGN 16 (paperback), ISBN: 978-954-07-4474-2. Book review by Galina Goncharova Department of Cultural Studies, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria Since the mid-1990s, the question “Is there fascism/racism

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Communication, Context, and Narrative

Habermas and Contemporary Realist Thought

Navid Hassanzadeh

historical setting of xenophobia and racism. This would include the past and consequences of German colonialism in southwest Africa, the long-standing marginalisation of and denial of rights to migrant ‘guest workers’ (and their descendants) from southern