A socialist critique of identity politics with Sarah Garnham
May 30th, 2021 by Red Flag Radio
What are the differences between a socialist approach to fighting for liberation from oppression and the ideas that dominate what has become known as 'identity politics'? How can we genuinely combat oppression based on attributes of identity? What are the strengths of a politics of solidarity rather than 'allyship'? How important is it to experience oppression in order to understand it? On this episode we're joined by socialist activist Sarah Garnham to answer these questions and more.
Further reading on this topic:
The problem with identity politics by Louise O'Shea - https://redflag.org.au/node/5900
Against reductionism: Marxism and oppression by Sarah Garnham - https://marxistleftreview.org/articles/against-reductionism-marxism-and-oppression/
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