Marxism, social movements and thinking for praxis

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“[P]raxis-oriented thought is fundamentally communicative and relational. It involves exposing ourselves, stepping outside already-existing relationships and trying to create new possibilities in some way. It is not primarily about writing for a judging superior (the supervisor, editor, peer reviewer, promotions committee, grants body or whatever). Nor is it about writing for the inner circle of those who share our interests. We might seek to meet those needs, or others given by the nature of the world as it is (as when we pitch an article to an online publication or a book to a publisher): but we are trying to achieve something beyond that, fundamentally to build relationships of solidarity enabling joint collective action on a wider scale.”

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