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Mistaken Identity by Asad Haider

Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity by Asad Haider
May 15, 2018 | 144 Pages
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“A bold, fresh, and radical critique of so-called identity politics, this book deserves a wide reading. Asad Haider proclaims another universality is possible, and it’s probably not what you think.”
–Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
“Asad Haider renews the critique of identity politics for the contemporary Left. This is a fresh and timely book, thoughtful and provocative.”
–Judith Butler, author of Gender Trouble and Frames of War
“A devastating and constructive critique of what is commonly understood as ‘identity politics,’ while still maintaining the centrality race, racism and racist oppression in capitalism.”
–Bill Fletcher, Jr., coauthor of Solidarity Divided and former president of TransAfrica Forum

“Pithy, smart and readable, Mistaken Identity is a wonderful book for our time. Notwithstanding his critique of identity, there is a compelling authenticity to Haider’s voice, making him someone one wants to think with about shaping a left vision today.”
–Wendy Brown, author of States of Injury and Undoing the Demos

“Reviving what has become a deeply unfashionable anti-racist standpoint, Asad Haider indicts the complicity of ‘identity politics’ from the left. This spiky little book shows how opposition might be salvaged from an ocean of pessimism and despair.”
–Paul Gilroy, author of The Black Atlantic and There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack 
“[Haider] constructs a comprehensive and critical dissection of identity politics in his hard-hitting debut … This book is an important contribution to discourses on American politics, race, and social movements.”
Publishers Weekly

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