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Sociological Imagination, ‘Lived Theory’ and Black Liberation: The Legacy of A. Sivanandan

By Jasbinder S. Nijjar The contribution of Ambalavaner Sivanandan to the anti-racist and anti-imperialist struggle in Britain and beyond far exceeds the features of his legacy saluted in this short piece. His intellect was as inspirational in local community halls as across university campuses and lecture theatres. His writings were resources of resistance as much […]

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Catching the Future on the Wing

By Adam Elliott-Cooper Of all the late Sivanandan’s writing which has had the most profound effect on me, it is his speech to the GLC in March 1983, which was turned in to the introduction of Challenging Racism: Strategies for the ‘80s, that remains at the forefront of my mind. While it offered a detailed yet […]

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Sivanandan’s Pessimistic Hope in a Degraded Age

By Ben Gidley I moved to London in 1991. In many ways, it was a miserable year for me. I started a Philosophy degree at a Russell Group university, and I found myself loathing the entitlement and privilege, the casual homophobia, racism and class conceit of the student body and most of the lecturers. Reading […]

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