Marxism and Intersectionality

Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality under Contemporary Capitalism

Ashley J. Bohrer

Transcript-Verlag

Marxism and Intersectionality

Pub Date: May 2019

ISBN: 9783837641608

320 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Marxism and Intersectionality

Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality under Contemporary Capitalism

Ashley J. Bohrer

Transcript-Verlag

What does the development of a truly robust contemporary theory of domination require? Ashley J. Bohrer argues that it is only by considering all of the dimensions of race, gender, sexuality, and ability within the structures of capitalism and imperialism that we can understand power relations as we find them nowadays. Bohrer explains how many of the purported incompatibilities between Marxism and intersectionality arise more from miscommunication rather than a fundamental conceptual antagonism. As the first monograph entirely devoted to this issue, Marxism and Intersectionality serves as a tool for activists and academics working against multiple systems of domination, exploitation, and oppression.

About the Author

Ashley J. Bohrer is an academic, activist, and public intellectual based in New York, where she currently teaches philosophy at Hamilton College. Her research in the fields of philosophy, critical race studies, decolonial theory, intersectional feminism, and Marxism explores the intersections of capitalism, colonialism, racism, and hetero/sexism. Bohrer has studied and worked at universities in the United States, France, China, and Germany. As an activist, she is affiliated with various feminist, antiracist, and anticapitalist grassroots collectives.