and of ecosystems’’ (1992: 5).
1 One deﬁnition for expediency given by the OxfordEnglishDictionary is ‘‘suitability to
the circumstances or conditions of the case.’’
by Haraway mentioned here. See, however, Haraway 1989a.
2 I use the term ‘‘cultural leftist’’ for those who espouse social justice for a range of
that social justice can be achieved largely by cultural means, especially the critique
what Haraway writes could be characterized by this statement. Like other current
in great part because politics are not only deﬁned by ideological stances regard-
ing economic and class-based issues but are permeated by more slippery questions
of identity and culture. A ‘‘leftist’’ in the 1960s could be expected to be welfare-
and antiracist in the terms generated by the civil rights movement. Women’s lib-
eration, nationalist positions among ethnoracial minority groups, lesbian and gay
liberation activism, however, crosscut that conception of leftist, such that it is not
necessarily predictable that a gay activist would also be antiracist or anticapitalist,
despite the presumed generalization of minority struggles.Todd Gitlin (1995), for