Left problems, nationalism and the crisis

James, Malcolm and Valluvan, Sivamohan (2018) Left problems, nationalism and the crisis. Salvage (6).

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Abstract

At a time when nationalism is being rehabilitated as the most likely custodian of political discourse, those who propagate a left alternative also seem wedded to the nation – in asserting control over migration, over defence, over security, and over how we imagine our everyday sense of community. In this paper, James and Valluvan discuss the relationship between the current crisis and xeno-racist nationalism, including an engagement with whiteness and the working class. They argue that a realisation of alternative left visions for governance must at a minimum start with the repudiation of xeno-racism’s hold on contemporary politics, and the left’s routine submission to its lustre.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: nationalism, left, racism, migration, crisis
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
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Depositing User: Malcolm James
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 13:02
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 15:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79948

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