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‘Fight with hope, fight without hope, but fight absolutely’: an interview with Mike Davis

Davis, Mike, Vogkli, Maria-Christina and Souvlis, George (2016) ‘Fight with hope, fight without hope, but fight absolutely’: an interview with Mike Davis. Researching Sociology (01 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

When in late April Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont a democratic socialist but not a Democrat, announced that he would run for president in the Democratic Party primary no one could imagine the wide social support that he would win during his electoral campaign. If Bernie Sanders wins the Democrats’ nod, it will be the most unexpected result of the modern nomination era. Since white conservatism is much closer to the tonality of the current American political affairs than to any version of democratic socialism, even a Trump nomination would rank as less surprising. The studies of Mike Davis, an American Marxist writer, political activist, urban theorist, and historian, have explored, among other topics, the American politics of the last century with an emphasis on the formation (or better the deformation) of the American working class.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/researchingsociology/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE Researching Sociology Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 11:57
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82290

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