Tag Archives: intersectionality

Good, thoughtful, non-reductionist writing on class and “identity”/intersectionality

Arguments about things that are described as identity politics, or intersectionality, seem to be more or less a constant on the contemporary left. These more-or-less constant debates are often characterised by unhelpful reductionism, messy use of terminology, arguments that assume … Continue reading

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Against liberalism, for intersectional class politics

Whenever controversies around issues like race, gender or sexuality erupt in the left, they always seem to produce a fairly predictable set of responses. As if by clockwork, a certain set of male leftist writers spring into life to churn … Continue reading

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Principles, priorities, popularity, pasties and power – thinking about an anarchist strategy

At around this time last year, I wrote a piece looking at some of the tensions between class unity and the need for specific groups to control their own autonomous struggles – not arguing for one over the other, but … Continue reading

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