In this episode, we speak with Stella (she/her) and Maga (she/her or they/them) of SAL(T). SAL(T) is a multimedia project designed to produce critical inquiry about social and cultural issues from a Marxist Xicanismx perspective. We also talk with them about how social media can be utilized as a form of popular education.
Contemporary capitalism has produced stark and contradictory forms of development that by extension produce equally contradictory ways of understanding culture and the phenomenon of cultural exchange. The exchange of commodities, ideas and forms of artistic expression has always been a feature of capitalist development. Neoliberalism, however, has accelerated and accentuated these phenomena; therefore the left must reconsider the way we engage with questions of culture and cultural exchange.
Since the neoliberal-postmodern turn, the discourses of Marxism, feminism, and critical race theories have largely developed as isolated from one another. By contrast, the three papers on this panel attempt to build something new: a synthetic, integrated account of race, gender, and capital in contemporary global neoliberalism. Expanding on the fruitful and productive conversations of HM London 2014, we seek to further develop the concept of an intersectional and global marxist-feminism through situated accounts of the transformation of race, gender, and capital through the neoliberal period.