Reviews

  • “Intellectually ambitious attempt to synthesize Marxism, feminism, and post-colonialism, not with the usual sellotaped hyphenations.”
    Jenny Turner, London Review of Books
  • “Selma James is a treasure, as this volume of riches makes clear. Pioneering analysis of ‘race-class-gender’. . . One of the key political thinkers and activists of our times.”
    Marcus Rediker, from the preface
  • “This book is not only an intellectual tour de force, it is the best how to organise manual I have ever read . . . The staggering breadth of James’ writing takes your breath away . . . practical how-to feminism from one of the outstanding thinkers of our time.” — Cary Gee, Tribune
  • “The final essay ‘Striving for Clarity and Influence’ is a fierce defence of CLR James’s political legacy against those who would see his achievements in purely literary terms. Fascinating.”
    Becky Gardiner, The Guardian
  • “Strong stuff . . . James has clearly walked the talk during six decades of activism.”
    Angela Cobbinah, Camden New Journal & West End Extra
  • “Rather than being dense and abstract, this book is inspiring because of James' ability to write plainly, incisively, and accessibly about complex ideas and complicated political moments.”
    Paul Kivel, paulkivel.com

Reviews and Press about Selma James and Sex, Race and Class — The Perspective of Winning

14 December 2012 Rediscovering the Power and Utility of Selma James (Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women)
30 November 2012 Selma James Speaks Out on Obama’s Reelection (Uprising Radio, Los Angeles)
15 November 2012 Sex, Race and Class by Selma James, a review (Amrita Shodhan, Feminists India)
13 November 2012 Radio interview with Selma James on WDET Detroit (Craig Fahle)
18 September 2012 They Want the Money, So Do We (Madame Tlank, Mute Magazine)
13 July 2012 Hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore (Tribune Magazine, Cary Gee)
8 June 2012 A life in writing: Selma James (Becky Gardiner, The Guardian)
'By demanding payment for housework we attack what is terrible about caring in our capitalist society'
June 2012 Sex, Race, and Class by Selma James (Seth Sandronsky, Z Magazine)
26 April 2012 Review of Sex, Race and Class — The Perspective of Winning (Angela Cobbinah, West End Extra)
24 April 2012 Radio interview on Sojourner Truth (Margaret Prescod, KPFK radio Los Angeles)
18 April 2012 Video and transcript: Sex, Race and Class — Extended Interview with Selma James on Her Six Decades of Activism (Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!)
29 March 2012,
4 April 2012
Radio interviews with Selma James: Letters and Politics, Against the Grain (KPFA San Francisco)
28 March 2012 Video interview on Uprising (Sonali Kolhatkar, KPFK radio Los Angeles)
19 March 2012 Care Work and the Power of Women: An Interview with Selma James (Julie McIntyre, Viewpoint Magazine)
15 December 2011 As Many Pairs of Shoes as She Likes (Jenny Turner, London Review of Books)