This article first appeared as “François Maspero, éditeur (p)artisan,” in Contretemps, n°13 (Paris: Éditions Syllepse, 2005), 100-108. The life of François Maspero unfolded through writing: by turns, reader, bookseller, publisher, then translator, and today writer.1 Grandson of Egyptologist Gaston Maspero and son of the sinologist Henri Maspero, who died at Buchenwald, he is a man who illustrates in his own… Read more →
As one of the most important French editors and publishers of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, François Maspero helped shape an entire intellectual terrain.
We’ll be hosting a panel on “Social Reproduction,” the theme of our next issue, at Left Forum at the City University of New York, in New York City, from May 29-May 31st. Come watch us and many others this weekend.
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.
Outsiders must find ways to act without disrupting the integrity of the struggle of those on the inside, such that different struggles become linked together without erasing their real differences.
It may not be enough to find new answers to the old question of what is the “organizing principle” connecting patriarchy and capitalism. We may have to pose completely new questions.
If we are truly committed to a rigorous and unifying theory of capital, we must consider the possibility that race and gender are as logically necessary as class is to the capitalist mode of production.
The nation-state could be the lens through which we can try to see the necessity of gendered and racial oppression, alongside class exploitation, as preconditions and not only consequences of capital accumulation.
Sara Farris, FTC Manning, and Johanna Oksala rethink the relationships between gender, class, and capitalism through reflections on Cinzia’s Arruzza’s essay “Remarks on Gender.”
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.