Racial Capitalism: Globalism, Empire, and War
Adom Getachew, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago
Author of Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination (In Progress)
Nikhil Pal Singh, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History and Faculty Director of NYU Prison Education Program
Author of Race and America’s Long War (University of California Press, 2017)
Recommended Reading: Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition, C.L.R. James, W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction in America and Souls of Black Folk, Marx’s Capital
For post-colonial theorists, see the works of Partha Chatterjee and Dipesh Chakrabarty
See also the works of Walter Rodney, George Beckford, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Naomi Murakawa, and Elizabeth Hinton.
Rise of the Carceral State: Prisoner Organizing, Politicization, and Surplus Labor
Toussaint Losier, Assistant Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Recommended reading: Rethinking the American Prison Movement, co-written by Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier (Routledge, 2017)
Trump’s Mafia Capitalism and the Crisis in American Politics
Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago
Co-Director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT)
See his Bio Capital: The Constitution of Post-Genomic Life (Duke University Press, 2006)
Rajan, “Plutocracy, Populism and the 2016 American Election” (EPW)
See also the works of Susan Gal, Thorstein Veblen, Lenin, and Gramsci
Recommended Reading: Marx, “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte”
Bankers and Empire: The Carribean, Capital, and Race
Peter James Hudson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at UCLA
See Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
See the works of Lenin, Rosa Luxembourg, John A. Hobson, David Harvey, WEB Du Bois, CLR James, Walter Rodney, Norman Girvan, J. Michael Dash, Augustin Acosta, George Padmore (see The Life and Struggles of Negro Toilers), Cedric Robinson (see Black Marxism), Cyril Briggs, Hubert Harrison, Harry Haywood (see Black Bolshevik), Claude McKay
For South African literature referenced: Ruth First, Harold Wolpe, Martin Legassick, Neville Alexander
Working on Race and Capitalism at UCLA: Jemima Pierre, Hannah Appel, Ananya Roy, Eric Avila, Robin Kelley
Rethinking Salvadoran Modernity: Race, Power, and Neoliberalism
Recommended Reading: Clara E. Rodriguez, Changing Race: Latinos, the Census and the History of Ethnicity (NYUPress)
Recommended Reading: Robert O. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism (2004)
See also: Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and Co-Director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory; Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley; David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY); and Robert Brenner, Professor Emeritus at UCLA.
Flip’n the Script: Michael Dawson, Beyond Linked Fate, and the Roots to Racial Capitalism
- Blacks In and Out of the Left: Past, Present, and Future (Harvard University Press, 2013).
- Not in Our Lifetimes: The Future of Black Politics (University of Chicago Press, 2011).
- Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Ideologies
(University of Chicago Press, 2001).
- Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics(Princeton University Press, 1994).
Christopher Sebastian Parker, Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice and Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, St. Louis
Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Case for Reparations”
Allison P. Harris: “Support for Black Reparations in the Early 21st Century,” with Michael C. Dawson. Forthcoming, in Reflections on Black Politics in the Early 21st Century.Oxford University Press.
Caine Jordan, Guy Emerson Mount, and Kai Parker, “A Case for Reparations at the University of Chicago”
Nancy Fraser’s (2016) “Expropriation and Exploitation: A Reply to Michael Dawson“
Neoliberalism and/or Colonialism in Black Politics?
Robert Allen: Black Awakening in Capitalist America
Suggested reading on Risk and Financialization: Ivan Ascher, Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction
Suggested reading on Case Study Methodology: N. D. B. Connolly, A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida
W. E. B. Dubois Autobiography: Autobiography of W.E.B. Dubois: A Soliloquy on Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of Its First Century
Neoliberalism and Black Politics – Part II
Dawson, Michael C. and Megan Ming Francis. 2016. “Black Politics and the Neoliberal Racial” Order. Public Culture.
Dawson, Michael C. 2011. Not In Our Lifetimes: The Future of Black Politics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department
Justin de Benedictis-Kessner and Christopher Warshaw. 2016. “Mayoral Partisanship and Municipal Fiscal Policy.” Journal of Politics, 1124-1138.