Books published by Pluto Pr

Choke Points

Pluto Press (UK) | April 9, 2018 | 288 pages
Global capitalism is a precarious system. Relying on the steady flow of goods across the world, trans-national companies such as Wal-Mart and Amazon depend on the work of millions in docks, warehouses and logistics centres to keep their goods moving.This is the global supply chain, and, if the... More Info

Rosa Luxemburg and the Struggle for Democratic Renewal

Pluto Press (UK) | April 20, 2018 | 208 pages
What can contemporary activists and political theorists learn from the life and work of Rosa Luxemburg? Examining her contribution to radical democracy and revolutionary socialism, Jon Nixon shows why Red Rosa's legacy lives on.Luxemburg's political and intellectual formation was in itself a 'long... More Info

The Last Earth

Pluto Press (UK) | June 19, 2018 | 280 pages
Spanning decades and encompassing war, mass exodus, epic migrations and the search for individual and collective identity, The Last Earth tells the story of modern Palestine through the memories of those who have lived it.Ordinary Palestinians have rarely narrated their own history. In this... More Info

Media Amnesia

Pluto Press (UK) | April 20, 2018 | 272 pages
From Donald Trump, to Brexit and the rise of nationalist populism across Europe, what role has the media played in shaping our current political moment?Following the news coverage of a decade-long crisis that includes the 2008 financial crash and the Great Recession, the UK deficit, the eurozone... More Info

Hope Lies in the Proles

Pluto Press (UK) | March 12, 2018 | 208 pages
George Orwell was one of the most significant literary figures on the left in the twentieth century. While titles such as 1984, Animal Farm and Homage to Catalonia are still rightly regarded as modern classics, his own politics are less well understood.Hope Lies in the Proles offers a sympathetic... More Info

Digital Demagogue

Pluto Press (UK) | February 12, 2018 | 336 pages
From 'Covfefe' to #FraudNewsCNN and #FakeNews, Donald Trump's tweets have caused an international frenzy. He is a reality TV and Twitter-President, who uses digital and entertainment culture as an ideological weapon - as an expression of his authoritarianism.This book delves into new... More Info

Under the Cover of Chaos

Pluto Press (UK) | June 19, 2018 | 192 pages
Are Donald Trump's irrationality, cruelty, and bombast symptoms of his personality? Is the chaos surrounding him a sign of his incompetence? Are his populism, illiberalism and nationalism just cynical appeals to existing feelings of abandonment, resentment and rage?Lawrence Grossberg shows that the... More Info

Burning Country

Pluto Press (UK) | February 12, 2018 | 320 pages
*Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2017*In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad.  More Info

'A Certain Amount of Madness'

Pluto Press (UK) | March 20, 2018 | 400 pages
Thomas Sankara was one of Africa's most important anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th Century. His declaration that fundamental socio-political change would require a 'certain amount of madness' drove the Burkinabe Revolution and resurfaced in the country's popular uprising in 2014.This book... More Info

Managerial Capitalism

Pluto Press (UK) | March 12, 2018 | 272 pages
The debate around growing inequality is raging amongst economists, and Marxists are finding new ways to map-out the modern economy. Managerial Capitalism introduces a new way of understanding the changing structure of our economy through the emergence and behaviour of a new class - managers.In the... More Info

A Party with Socialists in It

Pluto Press (UK) | February 12, 2018 | 288 pages
For over a hundred years, the British Labour Party has been a bastion for working class organisation and struggle. However, has it ever truly been on the side of the workers? Where do its interests really lie? And can we rely on it to provide a barrier against right-wing forces? By looking into its... More Info

What's Wrong with Rights?

Pluto Press (UK) | January 11, 2018 | 216 pages
Through mapping the rights discourse and the transformations in transnational finance capitalism since the world wars, and interrogating the connections between the two, Radha D'Souza examines contemporary rights in theory and practice through the lens of the struggles of the people of the Third... More Info

Small Is Necessary

Pluto Press (UK) | January 11, 2018 | 320 pages
Does small mean less? Not necessarily. In an era of housing crises, environmental unsustainability and social fragmentation, the need for more sociable, affordable and sustainable housing is vital. The answer? Shared living - from joint households to land-sharing, cohousing and ecovillages.Using... More Info
$38.95

Wobblies of the World

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 320 pages
Founded in 1905, Chicago's Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a union unlike any other. With members affectionately called "Wobblies" and an evolutionary and internationalist philosophy and tactics, it rapidly grew across the world. Considering the history of the IWW from an international... More Info
$37.95

Brazil

Pluto Press (UK) | May 20, 2017 | 216 pages
Brazil is the world's sixth largest economy, has played a key role as one of the 'pink wave' administrations in Latin America, and was also responsible for wrecking the US-sponsored proposal for a Free Trade Area of the Americas.  More Info
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Making Workers

Pluto Press (UK) | September 20, 2017 | 176 pages
As capitalism sinks its logic ever deeper into the organisation of society, so too is its impact felt in the field of education. Katharyne Mitchell argues that as capitalist logic seeps into every aspect of education, so it imprints itself deep into the psyche of children. Education, in a context... More Info
$38.95

Mapping Social Reproduction Theory

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 256 pages
This groundbreaking collection explores the profound power of Social Reproduction Theory to deepen our understanding of everyday life under capitalism.  More Info

The Death of Homo Economicus

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 320 pages
In today's workplaces we work harder and longer, labouring under the illusion that this will bring us more wealth. As this myth becomes increasingly preposterous, it's time to understand why we believe in it, and where it came from.The Death of Homo Economicus explores the origin of this oppressive... More Info
$31.95

Elinor Ostrom's Rules for Radicals

Pluto Press (UK) | August 20, 2017 | 160 pages
Elinor Ostrom was both a groundbreaking thinker and one of the foremost economists of our age. The first and only woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics, her revolutionary theorizing of the commons opened the way for non-capitalist economic alternatives on a massive scale. And yet,... More Info
$39.95

Reclaiming the State

Pluto Press (UK) | September 15, 2017 | 320 pages
The crisis of the neoliberal order has resuscitated a political idea widely believed to be consigned to the dustbin of history. Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the neo-nationalist, anti-globalisation and anti-establishment backlash engulfing the West all involve a yearning for a relic of... More Info
$30.95

The Islamophobia Industry

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 336 pages
This is a disturbing account of the campaign to promote fear and hatred of Muslims in the United States and Europe, from the 'War on Terror' to Trump's travel ban. Nathan Lean takes us through a world of conservative bloggers, right-wing talk show hosts, evangelical religious leaders and... More Info
$52.95

Introducing a New Economics

Pluto Press | August 22, 2015 | 288 pages
This fresh and unique textbook provides students and general readers with an introduction to economics from a new and much needed perspective, characterised by its uniquely pluralist, sustainable, progressive and global approach. Unlike traditional textbooks, Introducing a New Economics contains... More Info
$37.95

A Theory of Isis

Pluto Press (UK) | November 7, 2017 | 272 pages
In the course of a few years, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria--more commonly known as ISIS--has become classified as the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world. It is the subject of intense Western scrutiny, demonized by all, and shrouded in numerous myths and narratives. Against... More Info
$38.95

The Message Is Murder

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 224 pages
Written as a wake-up call to the field of media studies, The Message is Murder analyses the violence bound up in the everyday functions of digital media.  More Info
$41.95

Red International and Black Caribbean

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 320 pages
This is the history of the black radicals who organised as Communists between the two imperialist wars of the twentieth century.  More Info

The Privatisation of Israeli Security

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 256 pages
Between 1994-2014, Israel's security service was transformed, becoming one of the most extreme examples of privatised security in the world. This book is an investigation into this period and the conditions that created 'Occupation Inc.': the institution of a private military-security-industrial... More Info
$34.95

Man-Made Woman

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 224 pages
On July 27th, 2015, Colin Cremin overcame a lifetime of fear and repression and came to work dressed as a woman called Ciara. This book charts her personal journey as a male-to-female cross-dresser in the ever-changing world of gender politics.Interweaving the personal and the political, through... More Info
$37.95

In Their Place

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 176 pages
This book critiques how impoverished communities are represented by politicians, the media, academics and policy makers - and how our understanding of these neighbourhoods is, often misleadingly, shaped by these stories.The alleged behavioural failings of 'poor people' have attracted a great deal... More Info
$33.95

The Palestine-Israel Conflict

Pluto Press (UK) | July 10, 2017 | 304 pages
The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict in living memory. Yet the way it is reported in the media is often confusing, leading many to falsely assume the hostilities stretch continuously back to an ancient period.The Palestine-Israel Conflict provides a balanced,... More Info
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On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and Other Displacements

Pluto Press (UK) | February 15, 2017 | 480 pages
Spanning several decades, Ella Shohat's work has introduced conceptual frameworks that fundamentally challenged conventional understandings of Palestine, Zionism and the Middle East, focusing on the pivotal figure of the Arab-Jew. This book gathers together her most influential political essays,... More Info
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Ante-Matter

Pluto Press (UK) | April 15, 2017 | 224 pages
Capitalist crises do not begin within art, but, as Gregory Sholette argues in Delirium and Resistance, art can reflect and amplify their ideas. In this follow-up to his influential 2010 book, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette engages in critical dialogue with... More Info
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Include Me Out

Pluto Press (UK) | May 20, 2017 | 320 pages
'Belonging' is both a fundamental human emotion and a political project that affects millions. Since its foundation in 1957, the European Union has encouraged people across its member states to feel a sense of belonging to one united community, with mixed results.  More Info
$38.95

What Is Islamophobia?

Pluto Press (UK) | June 15, 2017 | 240 pages
As anti-Muslim undercurrents in the United States and other western societies become increasingly entrenched, the phenomenon of Islamophobia--and the need to understand what perpetuates it--has never been greater. Critiquing mainstream, conservative, and notionally left arguments, What Is... More Info
$34.95

The Violence of Austerity

Pluto Press (UK) | May 15, 2017 | 256 pages
Austerity, a response to the aftermath of the financial crisis, continues to devastate contemporary Britain.In The Violence of Austerity, Vickie Cooper and David Whyte bring together the voices of campaigners and academics including Danny Dorling, Mary O'Hara and Rizwaan Sabir to show that rather... More Info

Palestine's Horizon

Pluto Press (UK) | March 3, 2017 | 176 pages
Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine (2008-2014), has dedicated much of his life to the study of the Israel/Palestine conflict. In Palestine's Horizon, he brings his experiences to bear on one of the most controversial issues of our times.This book explores the intricacies and... More Info

Sound System

Pluto Press (UK) | March 2, 2017 | 224 pages
Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground grime artists to pop icons, many have believed in the political power of music. Rulers recognise it too. Music has been used to unsettle the most fundamental political and social conventions - and to prop up the status-quo.Sound... More Info
$31.95

The Unchosen

Pluto Press (UK) | March 3, 2017 | 288 pages
Drawing on a decade of pioneering reporting, Mya Guarnieri Jaradat brings us an unprecedented and compelling look at the lives of asylum seekers and migrant workers in Israel, who hail mainly from Africa and Asia. From illegal kindergartens to anti-immigrant rallies, from detention centers to... More Info
$45.95

For Humanism

Pluto Press (UK) | February 13, 2017 | 240 pages
Today, anti-humanism is a dominant, even definitive, feature of contemporary theory. This book sets out to challenge this by establishing the historical context that resulted in humanism s eclipse, critiquing anti-humanism, and exploring alternative, neglected traditions and possible new... More Info
$41.95

Reading 'Capital' Today

Pluto Press (UK) | April 15, 2017 | 272 pages
Recent years have seen a surge of interest in Marxian political economy, particularly evident by the resurgence of readers picking up Marx's most famous work, Capital. Now 150 years after its original publication, there are still fresh interpretations of Capital that can help readers find new... More Info

A People's History of the Russian Revolution

Pluto Press (UK) | January 11, 2017 | 304 pages
The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People's History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction to the tumultuous events, the Russian people are the heroes. Faulkner shows how a mass... More Info

Revolutionary Learning

Pluto Press (UK) | February 15, 2017 | 160 pages
Going beyond previous books on Marxism and education, Revolutionary Learning is a groundbreaking collection of essays exploring the Marxist and feminist theories of education and learning. Scholar-activists Sara Carpenter and Sharazad Mojab closely examine the core philosophical concepts behind... More Info
$13.95

The Communist Manifesto

Pluto Press (UK) | January 20, 2017 | 176 pages
'Workers of the world, Unite!'The Communist Manifesto is arguably the world's most influential political manuscript.  More Info

My father was a freedom fighter

Pluto Pr | March 30, 2010 | 320 pages
The frontline in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Gaza is constantly reported as a place of violence and terror. Ramzy Baroud's memoir explores the daily lives of the people in that turbulent region: the complex human beings -- revolutionaries, mothers and fathers, lovers, and... More Info

Naija Marxisms

Pluto Press (UK) | July 6, 2016 | 248 pages
Since the 1940s, Marxist thought has developed considerably in Nigeria. Long gone are the days when Marxism meant imported pamphlets and a rootless foreign ideology. The history of "Naija" or Nigerian Marxism is also that of the country's labor movement, its feminist movement, its social thought,... More Info

Egypt

Pluto Press (UK) | June 15, 2016 | 240 pages
The tumultuous events that began in Egypt in 2011 have embraced revolution and counter-revolution. For Philip Marfleet they are best understood as part of a complex, ongoing process in which millions of people have become agents of change.Amidst a surge of publishing on the 'Arab Spring' this book... More Info

A People's History of Modern Europe

Pluto Press (UK) | April 15, 2016 | 256 pages
From the monarchical terror of the Middle Ages to the mangled Europe of the twenty-first century, A People's History of Modern Europe tracks the history of the continent through the deeds of those whom mainstream history tries to forget.Europe provided the perfect conditions for a great number of... More Info

Paul Robeson

Pluto Press (UK) | January 11, 2016 | 256 pages
A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages.  More Info

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Pluto Press (UK) | October 13, 2015 | 176 pages
Today, Percy Bysshe Shelley has memorials in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey and at Oxford University. Most famous for poems such as 'To A Skylark', 'Ozymandias' and 'The Mask of Anarchy', he is considered a major Romantic poet with important new editions of his work currently being produced.... More Info
$32.95

The Last Drop

Pluto Press (UK) | September 7, 2015 | 224 pages
Indispensable for human existence yet increasingly owned and controlled by private capital; the last decade has witnessed an intensifying battle for water. The exploding profits of the multinational companies which dominate the water industry are testimony to how high the stakes are - by 2012 it... More Info
$41.95

The Secure and the Dispossessed

Pluto Press (UK) | November 13, 2015 | 248 pages
While the world's scientists and many of its inhabitants despair at the unfolding impacts of climate change, corporate and military leaders see nothing but challenges and opportunities. For them, melting ice caps mean newly accessible fossil fuels, borders to be secured from 'climate refugees',... More Info

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