Dialectical Anthropology

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 489–494 | Cite as

Response to commentaries

  • Bryan D. PalmerEmail author

Let me begin by thanking Dialectical Anthropology and its editors, Winnie Lem and Anthony Marcus, for inviting me to contribute to the journal’s “Workers of the World” forum and for gathering together such an impressive array of respondents. Reactions to my “Approaching working-class history as struggle: a Canadian contemplation; a Marxist meditation” were both magnanimous and substantive. I am grateful for the fair-minded nature of the discussion, and pleased that my thoughts generated such wide-ranging commentary.

I found especially enlightening those critical elucidations that used my reflections as a springboard into spheres to which I alluded all too briefly or was unable to address with any sophistication. In this regard, Charles R. Menzies’s outline of indigeneity, class inequalities, and the contemporary political terrain is critically important. Canadian discussion of ostensible reconciliation of a seemingly classless white settler society and equally undifferentiated First...


  1. Davis, Mike. 2017. Old Gods, new engimas. Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy 1 (Summer): 7–40.Google Scholar
  2. Denning, Michael. 2010. Wageless life. New Left Review 66 (November–December): 79–97.Google Scholar
  3. Marx, Karl. 1967. Capital: A critical analysis of capitalist production, Volume 1. New York: International.Google Scholar
  4. Palmer, Bryan D. 1987. Solidarity: The rise and fall of an opposition in British Columbia. Vancouver: New Star.Google Scholar
  5. Palmer, Bryan D. 2013. Reconsiderations of class: Precariousness as proletarianization. In The socialist register, 2014, ed. Leo Panitch, Greg Albo, and Vivek Chibber, 40–62. London: Merlin.Google Scholar
  6. Palmer, Bryan D. 2018. The ghost of Jack Munro. Ormsby Review 348. 22 August 2018.Google Scholar
  7. Palmer, Bryan D., and Gaetan Héroux. 2016. Toronto’s poor: A rebellious history. Toronto: Between the Lines.Google Scholar
  8. Thompson, E.P. 1960. Homage to Tom Maguire. In Essays in labour history: In memory of G.D.H. Cole, 25 September 1989–14 January 1959, eds., Asa Briggs and John Saville. London: Macmillan.Google Scholar
  9. Thompson, E.P. 1977. William Morris: Romantic to revolutionary. New York: Pantheon.Google Scholar
  10. Thompson, E.P. 1987. Homage to Thomas McGrath. Triquarterly 70 (Fall): 158–192.Google Scholar
  11. Williams, Raymond. 1989. Resources of hope: Culture, democracy, socialism. New York & London: Verso.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature B.V. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Canadian StudiesTrent UniversityPeterboroughCanada

Personalised recommendations