Thinking Through: Essays on Feminism, Marxism, and Anti-Racism

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Himani Bannerji transforms the theorizing of race, gender and class in these essays illuminating the politics of differenceas they affect non-white women in the post-colonial world.

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Himani Bannerji is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University and the author of several books, including: Thinking Through: Essays in Feminism, Marxism, and Anti-Racism; Unsettling Relations: The University as a Site of Feminist Struggles; Mirror of Class: Essays on Bengali Theatre; Returning the Gaze: Essays on Racism, Feminism, and Politics; Coloured Pictures The Two Sisters; and The Writing on the Wall: Essays on Culture and Politics.

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"Himani Bannerji combines an impressive theoretical understanding with a poetic sensibility. A fascinating exploration of identity." -- Sheila Rowbotham, author of Women, Resistance, and Revolution

"Himani Bannerji transforms the theorizing of race, gender and class - a poet's language, passionate and political." -- Dorothy E Smith, Ontario Institue for Studies in Education, author of The Everyday World is Problematic

"The narration is precise and powerful in refuting the myth of universal sisterhood. A major text in studying cultural identity." -- Swasti Mitter, United Nations University

Thinking Through: Essays on Feminism, Marxism and Anti-Racism brings together new and recent writing by Himani Bannerji linking social analysis with politics. Bannerji unravels "experience" in the sense of personal happenings and feelings, and elicits its social and political elements. She forwards a politics of anti-racist, marxist feminism which questions the notion of "distinct/separate oppressions" based on concepts of gender, race and class as separate "issues" or discrete categories spelling multiple social subjectivities or identities and political agencies. Thinking Through is an integrative, reflexive social analysis and politics which speaks in the language of class while expanding the notion of class as social relations of power, inclusive of racism and sexism in the context of capitalism, colonialism and slavery. Bannerji shifts the problematic and politics from one of a multicultural or liberal politics of difference to that of new ways of thinking through socialists projects. Incisive and important, this is a new approach to theorizing gender, "race", class and socialist revolution. -- Midwest Book Review

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