'Concrete freedom' : C.L.R. James on culture and black politics

Smith, A. (2011) 'Concrete freedom' : C.L.R. James on culture and black politics. Cultural Sociology, 5(4), pp. 479-499. (doi:10.1177/1749975510391588)

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Abstract

This article aims to provide a synoptic account of the cultural writings of the West Indian intellectual and activist C.L.R. James. I aim to make a case for greater recognition of his work among cultural sociologists. I go on to show how James’ original, historicising account of cultural forms relates closely to his wider political interventions including, specifically, his ground-breaking discussion of mid-twentieth century black politics in America.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:C.L.R. James, sport, history, culture, racism, black politics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Dr Andrew
Authors: Smith, A.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Cultural Sociology
Publisher:Sage
ISSN:1749-9755

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