Society & Culture > Anthropology

World-historic defeat of women

19 Apr 2012

Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group examines myths about a supposed "primitive matriarchy"

Marx’s concept of the human

26 Jan 2017

Rex Dunn begins his three-part exploration of Marx’s essentialism, the nature of the epoch, decline and transition

Overthrowing a false prophet

06 Oct 2016

Jack Conrad reviews: Chris Knight, 'Decoding Chomsky', Yale University Press 2016, pp285, £18.99

Two Noam Chomskys

01 Sep 2016

Chris Knight discusses his new book, where he contrasts Chomsky, the principled political activist, with Chomsky, the military researcher

Life of a heroic traitor

04 Aug 2016

Jim Creegan looks back at the extraordinary story of Roger Casement on the 100th anniversary of his execution

Missing from the story

07 Jul 2016

The story of prehistoric human communism was missing from the SWP's Marxism reports Stan Keable

Communism in living

09 Jun 2016

What can early human society teach us about the future? Camilla Power looks at the lessons of primitive communism

Origin of language lies in song

28 Jan 2016

Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group examines one of science’s most intriguing unsolved problems. This is an edited transcript of a talk given to Communist University in August 2015

Humans, nature and dialectics

07 May 2015

Sadly Marxism must be defended against some who claim to be Marxists, or at least sympathetic to Marxism. Jack Conrad shows that this is especially the case when it comes to attacks on Frederick Engels and his work on the dialectics of nature

What can chimpanzees teach us about human nature?

05 Feb 2015

Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group explores the relationship between sex, language and culture

Mission Mars and the final frontier

11 Dec 2014

The successful Orion flight has revived dreams of returning to the moon or even going straight to Mars. Yet, no matter how marvellous the technology, Jack Conrad warns that the left would be ill-advised to cheer on the project

Animal liberation and Marxism

23 Jan 2014

Maciej Zurowski attended the weekend school of the Assoziation Dämmerung in Hamburg and spoke to Susann Witt-Stahl, Christian Wittgen and Christin Bernhold

Anthropology: Luxemburg was right

21 Nov 2013

How do Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas on primitive communism stand up today? This is an edited version of a speech given by Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group to this month’s Historical Materialism conference

Science and collaboration

17 Oct 2013

The ‘standard model’ has been confirmed, writes Anthony Rose. But it is not only Peter Higgs who should be celebrated

Anthropology: Engels was right

12 Sep 2013

In April Sheila McGregor’s ‘Marxism and women’s oppression today’ was published in the Socialist Workers Party’s International Socialism. The journal declined to carry this response from radical anthropologist and SWP member Lionel Sims

Elaine Morgan: Debt of gratitude

01 Aug 2013

Chris Knight remembers the woman who saw off the ‘savanna hypothesis’

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