Cedric J. Robinson, 1940-2016: Memorials, Tributes, and a Bibliography

Tributes and Memorials

Tributes to Cedric Robinson, Race & Class, June 9, 2016.

Black Study Group (London), “Cedric Robinson 1940 – 2016,” dark matter: in the ruins of imperial culture (June 12, 2016)

Tributes to Cedric Robinson on the African American Intellectual History Society blog.

Josh Myers, Cedric Robinson and the Black Radical Tradition., U.S. Intellectual History Society Blog, June 15 2016

Robin D.G. Kelley, Cedric J. Robinson: the Making of a Black Radical intellectual, Counterpunch, June 17, 2016

Books by Cedric J. Robinson

Leadership: A Mythic Paradigm (Ph.D. Dept. of Political Science, Stanford University 1975)

The Terms of Order: Political Science and the Myth of Leadership (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1980) [republished by UNC Press, 2016, with a foreword by Erica R. Edwards].

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. (London: Zed Books, 1983) [Republished by UNC Press, 2000, with a new preface and a foreword by Robin D.G. Kelley]

Black Movements in America (New York: Routledge, 1997).

An Anthropology of Marxism. (Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Burlington, VT, 2001).

Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film Before World War II (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012).

Articles, Essays, and Reviews

“Malcolm Little As a Charismatic Leader.” Afro-american Studies. (1972).

“A critique of W.E.B. DuBois’ Black Reconstruction,” The Black Scholar, Vol. 8, No. 7, THE BLACK SOUTH (May 1977), pp. 44-50

“The emergent Marxism of Richard Wright’s ideology,” Race & Class, vol. 19, 3 (January 1978); pp. 221-237.

“The emergence and limitations of European radicalism,” Race & Class, vol. 21, 2, (October 1979): pp. 145-170.

“Richard Wright: marxism and the petite-bourgeoisie,” Race & Class, vol. 21, 4 (April 1980): pp. 353-368.

Review: Race and Politics in South Africa, Contemporary Sociology. 9.3 (1980)

Notes toward a “Native” Theory of History,” Review (Fernand Braudel Center), Vol. 4, No. 1 (Summer, 1980), pp. 45-78

“Domination and imitation: Xala and the emergence of the black bourgeoisie,” Race & Class, vol. 22, 2 (October 1980), pp. 147-158.

“Black Intellectuals at the British Core, 1920s and 1930s,” (London, Institute of Education, 1981 [?])

“Coming to terms: the Third World and the dialectic of imperialism,” Race & Class, vol. 22, 4 (April 1981): pp. 363-386.

“Amilcar Cabral and the Dialectics of Portuguese Colonialism,” Radical America, 15.3 (May-June, 1981), 39-57

Review: The People’s Cause: a history of guerrillas in Africa By Basil Davidson (Harlow, Longmans, 1981), Race & Class, vol. 23, 4 (April 1982): pp. 333-337.

“Class antagonisms and black migrations: a review article,” Race & Class, vol. 24, 1 (July 1982), pp. 47-60

Review: Blackwater: historical studies in race, class consciousness and revolution, by Manning Marable (Dayton, Ohio, Black Praxis Press, 1981), Race & Class, vol. 24, 2(October 1982): pp. 193-195.

C. L. R. James and the Black Radical Tradition,” Review (Fernand Braudel Center), Vol. 6, No. 3 (Winter, 1983), pp. 321-391

Review: Indiana Jones, the Third World and American foreign policy: a review article, Race & Class, vol. 26, 2 (October 1984) pp. 83-92.

“The African diaspora and the Italo-Ethiopian crisis,” Race & Class, vol. 27, 2 (October 1985): pp. 51-65.

“The American press and the repairing of the Philippines,” Race & Class, vol. 28, 2 (October 1986) pp. 31-44.

Capitalism, Slavery and Bourgeois Historiography,” History Workshop, No. 23 (Spring, 1987), pp. 122-140

Review: Long Gone: the Mecklenburg Six and the theme of escape in black folklore, by Daryl Cumber Dance, (Tennessee, University of Tennessee Press, 1987), Race & Class, vol. 29, 2 (October 1987): pp. 96-98.

“DuBois and Black sovereignty: the case of Liberia,” Race & Class, vol. 32, 2 (October 1990): pp. 39-50.

Oliver Cromwell Cox and the Historiography of the West,” Cultural Critique, No. 17 (Winter, 1990-1991), pp. 5-19

“C. L. R. James and the World System.” The Clr James Journal. 3.1 (1992)

“The appropriation of Frantz Fanon,” Race & Class, vol. 35, 1 (July 1993): pp. 79-91.

“Race, Capitalism, and the Anti-Democracy” in Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising, ed. by Robert Gooding-Williams. New York: Routledge, 1993.

“US The real world of political correctness,” Race & Class, vol. 35, 3 (January 1994): pp. 73-79.

“Mass Media and the US Presidency” in Questioning the Media: A Critical Introduction, ed. by John Downing et al. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1995.

In Search of a Pan-African Commonwealth,” Social Identities, Volume 2, Issue 1, February 1996, pages 161-168

In the Year 1915: D.W. Griffith and the Whitening of America,” Social Identities, Volume 3, Issue 2, (June 1997), pages 161-192

Blaxploitation and the misrepresentation of liberation,” Race & Class, vol. 40, 1 (July 1998): pp. 1-12.

The Inventions of the Negro,” Social Identities, Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2001, pages 329-361

“The Mulatta on Fillm: From Hollywood to the Mexican Revolution (With Luz Maria Cabral), Race & Class, vol. 45, 2 (October 2003) pp. 1-20.

The Comedy of Terror,” Radical History Review, Issue 85, Winter 2003, pp. 164-170

“The Black middle class and the mulatto motion picture,” Race & Class, vol. 47, 1 (July 2005): pp. 14-34.

Review: Black Power in the Belly of the Beast by Judson Jeffries, The Journal of African American History, Vol. 92, No. 4, New Black Power Studies: National, International, and Transnational Perspectives (Autumn, 2007), pp. 561-566


Capitalism, Marxism, and the Black Radical Tradition: An Interview with Cedric Robinson, January 1999.

Image: Cover of Race & Class special issue: Cedric Robinson and the Philosophy of Black Resistance, October 2005.

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