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Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
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ecent years have witnessed new studies on the impact of capital’s drive to augment value and profit at the same time as figures in postcolonial studies, critical race theory, and intersectionality have explored the social, psychological, and cultural dimensions of anti-black racism. While both currents have made vital contributions, they have tended to assume different or even opposed trajectories, as reflected in some reverting to "class first" analyses while others focus on issues of identity abstracted from class relations and the logic of capital accumulation. This panel will explore the potential for anti-racist and anti-colonial struggles to posit an emancipatory alternative to capitalism, by re-examining what Fanon called the "new humanism" that is integral to anti-racist struggles.

Panelists: A. Shahid Stover, "Decolonization is a Humanism"; Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, "Wright, Fanon, and Marx on Humanism: What’s Decolonial About it?"; Peter Hudis, "Racism and the Logic of Capital"; Anna Stetsenko, "Political Imagination and Transformative Agency: Developing Revolutionary Praxis with a Radical Activist Agenda"


Anna Stetsenko, born in the former Soviet Union, is a developmental psychologist at the City University of New York. She has developed theories about infants' concepts of thinking and speaking based on the research of Lev Semenovich Vygotsky and Jean Piaget. Stetsenko has expanded...

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Marilyn Nissim-Sabat is prof. emeritus, philosophy department, Lewis University, and a practicing psychotherapist. She is the author of a book, Neither Victim nor Survivor: Thinking toward a New Humanity, as well as numerous book chapters and articles on critical race theory, philosophy, and...

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Peter Hudis is Professor of Philosophy at Oakton Community College in the U.S. He has written widely on Marxist social theory and Hegelian philosophy and is author of 'Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism' (2012) and 'Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades' (...

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