negotiating internal contradictions
“It consequently becomes impossible to extract a distinct and universal model of feminine (or masculine) behavior, and the complexities surrounding the construction of Self—if we consider the diverse factors that shape subjectivity—cast doubts on the universailty of the kinds of psychoanalytic formulations that mainstream feminism often draws on. Attempts at constructing...
Marxism in music
“I’m convinced that when a group of people get together and sing the Internationale this is a more complex, more subtle, stronger and more musical experience than the whole of the avant-garde put together. This is not pseudo-scientific fantasy but represents real people in the real world engaged in the most important struggle of all-the class struggle.” “It is not...
the historical specificity of liberation struggles
“When the African peoples say in their simple language that “no matter how hot the water from your well, it will not cook your rice,” they express with singular simplicity a fundamental principle, not only of physics, but also of political science. We know that the development of a phenomenon in movement, whatever its external appearance, depends mainly on its internal characteristics. We...