Redoing marxism at the gigi café: A conversation

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Ben Conisbee Baer

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In an autobiographical and theoretical conversation, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Ben Conisbee Baer discuss issues arising from the twentieth anniversary of the journal Rethinking Marxism. Moving from a personal discussion of their respective entryways into reading Marx in India and Britain in the 1950s and the 1980s, Spivak and Baer discuss theoretical questions that have been central for the journal’s project during the past twentyyears: the relation between capitalism andsocialism; reform versus revolution; the question of the state; vanguardism, neofeudality and new social movements; and the immense tasks of redoing as well as rethinking Marxism in the present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-643
Number of pages13
JournalRethinking Marxism
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science


  • Education
  • Feudalism
  • Internationalism
  • Reform
  • Revolution
  • State
  • Vanguardism


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