Identity Politics, Past and Present
Burgmann has produced an interesting analysis of the liberating potential of the Seattle Movement. However, “identity politics,” as the term is currently employed, does not provide a useful framework for understanding the recent past, and therefore it cannot help academics in their attempts to analyze the meaning of current trends. Instead of using the flawed framework of “identity politics,” scholars should look to the opportunities and limitations inherent in all modern social movements.
International Labor and Working-Class History
67 Int'l Lab. & Working-Class Hist. 33 (2005)