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Left of Karl Marx : the political life of Black Communist Claudia Jones

Author: Carole Boyce Davies
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assesses the activism, writing, and legacy of Claudia Jones (1915-1964), a pioneering Afro-Caribbean radical intellectual active in the U.S. and U.K.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Claudia Jones; Claudia Jones
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Boyce Davies
ISBN: 9780822340966 0822340968 9780822341161 0822341166
OCLC Number: 154800368
Description: xxvii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Chronology --
Introduction. Recovering the radical Black female subject: anti-imperialism, feminism, and activism --
Women's rights/workers' rights/anti-imperialism: challenging the superexploitation of Black working-class women --
From "half the world" to the whole world: journalism as Black transnational political practice --
Prison blues: literary activism and a poetry of resistance --
Deportation: the other politics of diaspora, or "what is an ocean between us? We know how to build bridges." --
Carnival and diaspora: Caribbean community, happiness, and activism --
Piece work/peace work: self-construction versus state repression --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Carole Boyce Davies.
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