Books published by Pluto Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
$38.95

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
$41.95

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
$30.95

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
$33.95

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
$30.95

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
$27.95

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
$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
$38.95

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

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
$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

Burning Country

Pluto Press (UK) | January 11, 2016 | 288 pages
In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a warzone where foreign journalists find it almost impossible to report on life in this devastated land.Burning Country explores the horrific and... More Info

Struggle in a Time of Crisis

Pluto Press | May 20, 2015 | 192 pages
It is becoming increasingly clear for those who care to see it, that class struggle is at the core of the crisis which started in 2007. The victory of neoliberalism is closely related to two decades of successful attacks on trade unions, in particular in the west. Progressive research is more than... More Info

Southern Insurgency

Pluto Press (UK) | October 13, 2015 | 224 pages
The site of industrial struggle is shifting. The West needs to look further if it wants to understand how workers' self-organisation is developing in countries it too often ignores. Across the Global South, peasant communities are forced off the land to live and work in harsh and impoverished... More Info

The Struggle for Food Sovereignty

Pluto Press (UK) | July 20, 2015 | 224 pages
The Struggle for Food Sovereignty explores the problems faced by Southern and Northern family agricultures in the current neoliberal era. The contributors, who include Samir Amin, João Pedro Stedile and Utsa Patnaik, base their arguments on an understanding of the revival of peasant struggles for... 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

War Against the People

Pluto Press | August 23, 2015 | 296 pages
War Against the People focuses on Israel's unique role in international affairs, highlighting how it promotes a global system of militarism and domestic control – a form of "global Palestine." Jeff Halper investigates how Israel exports the weaponry and techniques of occupation. He shows how it... More Info

Cyber-Proletariat

Pluto Press (UK) | January 5, 2015 | 240 pages
Coltan mines in the Congo; electronics factories in China; devastated neighbourhoods in Detroit. Cyber-Proletariat shows us the dark-side of the information revolution; an unsparing analysis of class power and computerisation. Nick Dyer-Witheford reveals how technology facilitates growing... More Info

From the Local to the Global

Pluto Press (UK) | January 5, 2015 | 280 pages
In recent years the international development sector has found itself confronting new as well as persistent challenges to poverty eradication and the promotion of human rights. Climate change has loomed large as a crisis for development practitioners as well as environmentalists, with natural... More Info

The Economics of Killing

Pluto Press (UK) | February 15, 2012 | 216 pages
Globalization has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence and militarism. The Economics of Killing describes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalization, has created a deadly cycle of violence. In this groundbreaking work, Vijay Mehta shows how attempts... More Info

Foucault and Law

Pluto Press | November 15, 1994 | 148 pages
The first work to introduce Foucault's ideas on law to both graduates and undergraduates.  More Info
$35.95

Popular Protest in Palestine

Pluto Press (UK) | April 15, 2015 | 224 pages
Popular Protest in Palestine provides an overview and analysis of the role and significance of unarmed civil (popular) resistance in the Palestinian national movement. The main focus is on the contemporary popular resistance movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), but it is prefaced... More Info

The Mythology of Work

Pluto Press (UK) | January 5, 2015 | 240 pages
There was once a time when 'work' was inextricably linked to survival and self-preservation; where the farmer ploughed the land so their family could eat. But the sun has long since set on this idyllic tableau, and what was once an integral part of life has slowly morphed into a painful and... More Info

Anthropology and Development

Pluto Press | January 20, 2015 | 216 pages
Western aid is in decline. Non-traditional development actors from the developing countries and elsewhere are in the ascendant. A new set of global economic and political processes are shaping the twenty-first century. Anthropology and Development is a completely rewritten new edition of the... More Info

The ABCs of Political Economy - Second Edition

Pluto Press | February 20, 2015 | 320 pages
This revised edition of ABCs is a lively and accessible introduction to modern political economy. Informed by the work of Marx, Veblen, Kalecki, Robinson, Minsky and other great political economists, Robin Hahnel provides the essential tools needed to understand economic issues today. Dispelling... More Info

Blaming the Victim

Pluto Press | December 20, 2014 | 240 pages
Poverty, it seems, is a constant in today's news, usually the result of famine, exclusion or conflict. In Blaming the Victim, Jairo Lugo-Ocando sets out to deconstruct and reconsider the variety of ways in which the global news media misrepresent and decontextualise the causes and consequences of... More Info

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