Catching History on the Wing

‘Catching History on the Wing: Race, Culture and Globalisation’ is part of Pluto’s 21st birthday series ‘Get Political’, which brings essential political writing by Marx, Lenin, Fanon et al to a new audience.

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‘Catching History on the Wing: Race, Culture and Globalisation’ by the IRR’s director and editor of Race & Class contains three sections:

The personal and the political
  • The liberation of the black intellectual
  • The hokum of New Times
  • La trahison des clercs
State racism and resistance
  • Race, class and the state: the political economy of immigration
  • From resistance to rebellion: Asian and Afro-Caribbean struggles in Britain
  • RAT and the degradation of black struggle
  • Race, terror and civil society
Globalisation and displacement
  • Imperialism and disorganic development in the silicon age
  • New circuits of imperialism
  • A Black perspective on the Gulf war
  • Poverty is the new black

Also includes a foreword by Colin Prescod and a bibliography of writings by A. Sivanandan.

Catching History on the Wing: Race, Culture and Globalisation, can be ordered at the link above.

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Celebrating 50 years of the IRR: Catching History on the Wing

Pluto Books


By A. Sivanandan. Published by Pluto Press. A5, 262pp., ISBN 978 0 7453 2834 8, 2008.