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On Articulation, Translation, and Populism: Gillian Hart’s Postcolonial Marxism

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Michael Ekers, Stefan Kipfer, Alex Loftus

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1577-1593
Number of pages17
JournalAnnals of the American Association of Geographers
Volume110
Issue number5
DOIs
Accepted/In press1 Jan 2020
Published2 Sep 2020

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Abstract

This article reviews Gillian Hart’s unique anticolonial Marxism, which she deftly deploys to explore questions regarding development, capitalism, and the post-apartheid trajectories of South Africa, focusing in particular on the articulations of race, class, gender, and nationalism therein. We argue that Hart’s careful engagement with Gramsci’s work enables her to be particularly attentive to both materiality and meaning in particular historical and geographical conjunctures. In so doing, we focus on how Hart enrolls and furthers understandings of articulation, language, and populism to develop a conjunctural analysis that is sensitive to the differentiation and politics of racialized capitalism.

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