[Marxism] To Vivek Chibber

Jeff Goodwin jgoodwin.nyu at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 06:52:16 MDT 2013


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> On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 11:31 PM, DCQ <davecq at yahoo.com> wrote
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> This sounds like a threat. Scratch that. It is a threat. Rudeness is one
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I am colleague of Vivek's in the sociology department at NYU. Yes, he can
be quite impatient, which boils over into rudeness at times. But this is no
reason to direct vague threats at him.

Vivek has just written a powerful Marxist critique of postcolonial theory,
a psuedoradical set of ideas with a great deal of currency in the academy
today. Accordingly, he should be a hero on this list, not the object of
threats. For a good introduction to his new book, see this interview:
http://jacobinmag.com/2013/04/how-does-the-subaltern-speak/



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