Author: Marc James Léger

Class Struggle and Identity Politics: A Guide

Routledge, 2024

Contemporary bipartisan politics undermines socialist solidarity by ignoring class issues and pitting advocates of social justice against ethno-national chauvinists. This guide to the recent wave of “woke” culture wars provides a radical class analysis and critique of the most popular academic trends around diversity and inclusion: radical democracy, privilege theory, critical race theory, intersectionality and decoloniality. The book further explains the complexity of today’s cultural conflicts by examining how these issues are viewed across the political spectrum, including populist and postmodern perspectives. Exploring historical, cultural, political and economic developments since the postwar era, this follow-up to Identity Trumps Socialism provides the reader with everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about the campus wars that have gone mainstream.