E030 Gargi Bhattacharyya: Rethinking Racial Capitalism

What are the links between ecological crisis, capitalism and racism? How has racism in the UK changed since the ’70s? And why do celebrities suddenly feel they need to come out as TERFs*? Chantelle and Saskia revel in a bit of Marxism with Gargi Bhattacharyya, who talks to us about her new book Rethinking Racial Capitalism, and we have a think about why the idea of racial capitalism offers more questions than answers. The usual disclaimers about ranting, swearing and laughing apply 😉

*Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist

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E019 Surviving Society with The Sociological Review: Satnam Virdee

In the first of our collaborations with The Sociological Review, Professor Satnam Virdee talks to Tissot, Chantelle and Saskia about the importance of ‘race’ when it comes to understanding class and capitalism. Satnam argues that, looking at the last three centuries of capitalism in Britain and its empire, we can see that ‘‘race’ and nation, when it comes to thinking about Britain, run hand in hand’. As informative about the current political moment as he is about histories of capitalism, we especially love Satnam’s challenge to the idea that Britain was ever a ‘white’ nation, and the hope he offers about the role migrants can and have played in the democratisation of our society.

Warning: This episode contains some academic jargon.

Edited by Art of Podcast

Recorded in Gateshead at The Sociological Review conference, June 2018

Special thanks to Michaela Benson and everyone at The Sociological Review

 

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