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

Michael Ekers, Stefan Kipfer, Alex Loftus

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1577-1593
Number of pages17
JournalAnnals of the American Association of Geographers
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2020


  • Antonio Gramsci
  • articulation
  • Gillian Hart
  • populism
  • translation


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