Capitalism was born in England, yet the dominant Western conceptions of modernity have come from elsewhere, notably from France, the historical model of “bourgeois” society. In this lively and wide-ranging book, Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that what is supposed to have epitomized bourgeois... More Info
What is at stake when some American children go to school hungry and others go to school in $1,000 Bugaboo strollers?Class War argues that under free market capitalism, life paths prescribed by class but framed as parental choices—public or private? Gifted & Talented, general or special... More Info
On the 25th January 2015 the Greek people voted in an election of historic importance--not just for Greece but potentially all of Europe. The radical party Syriza was elected and austerity and the neoliberal agenda is being challenged. Suddenly it seems as if there is an alternative. But what? The... More Info
Published in collaboration with WikiLeaks: What Cablegate tells us about US foreign policy When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010 by releasing 2,325,961 top-secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the US really thought about national leaders, friendly... More Info
In a handful of years between the development of electrical recording in 1925 and the outset of the Great Depression in the early 1930s, the soundscape of modern music unfolded in a series of relatively unnoticed recording sessions around the world. These included the recording of tango in Buenos... More Info
From the outset, Seumas Milne's Guardian essays on the West's war on terror provoked angry denunciations on both sides of the Atlantic. A decade on, the advocates of violent capitalism have been silenced. From class to religion, Blair to Obama, Palestine to Pakistan, bank bailouts to the Arab... More Info
A study of the development of postwar global capitalism focuses on the American state to argue that its distinctiveness lies in an ability to distinguish its own capital interest and restructure other states to spread resilient capitalist social relations, examining recent economic crises and... More Info
In his new masterpiece of cultural analysis, Fredric Jameson offers an idiosyncratic examination of what might be called a provisional or disposable canon - what aesthetic history might look at as we enter an age of the immediate and of the unimaginable overpopulation of art and culture.
War and Revolution identifies and takes to task a reactionary trend among contemporary historians, one that's grown increasingly apparent in recent years. It's a revisionist tendency discernible in the work of authors such as Ernst Nolte, who traces the impetus behind the Holocaust to the excesses... More Info
What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? In his most unsettling book to date, Franco "Bifo" Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.
Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist liberation movement, with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, Woman's Estate is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time. Scrutinizing the political background of the movement, its sources and its common... More Info
Although family values are frequently lamented for being in decline, our society continues to be structured around the nuclear family. The Anti-Social Family dissects the network of household, kinship and sexual relations that constitute the family form in advanced capitalist societies. This... More Info
This volume offers a profound analysis of post-socialist economic and political transformation in the Balkans, involving deeply unequal societies and oligarchical “democracies.” The contributions deconstruct the persistent imaginary of the Balkans, pervasive among outsiders to the region, who... More Info
A critical assessment of the practices of commercial military suppliers who have profited from the War on Terror evaluates the relationships between political decision-makers and wartime commercial ventures, the wartime contributions of private contractors, and the moral issues associated with... More Info
Charts the history of women’s liberation and calls for a revitalized feminism. Nancy Fraser’s major new book traces the feminist movement’s evolution since the 1970s and anticipates a new—radical and egalitarian—phase of feminist thought and action. During the ferment of the New Left,... More Info
A powerful exposé of how political violence operates through the spaces of urban life. Cities are the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centers of the West, Cities Under Siege traces the spread of political violence... More Info
Israel's 2009 invasion of Gaza was a vicious act of aggression that left well over one thousand Palestinians dead and devastated the infrastructure of an already impoverished enclave. In this searching examination of Israel's policies, award- winning journalist Gideon Levy shows how the ground was... More Info
Explores the media's portrayal of state violence and its influence on how the western world engages in warfare, contending that misleading depictions of oppressed or troubled foreign nations has prompted the rationalization of the deaths of large population groups. Reprint.
A comprehensive history of human society covers its earliest period through the present, avoiding the typical practice of recounting history from the perspectives of dates and famous people to document how everyday people lived and contributed to societal changes. Original.
After the financial apocalypse, neoliberalism rose from the dead—stronger than ever At the onset of the Great Recession, as house prices sank and joblessness soared, many commentators thought that neoliberalism itself was in its death throes. And yet it seems that—post-apocalypse—we’ve... More Info
Documents the massive annual migration of 200 million unorganized Chinese workers who comprise half of China's GDP, arguing that they represent the country's most marginalized and impoverished group while citing the brutal conditions they endure, from illness and broken families to documented labor... More Info
Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis–Rancière's definitive statement on the aesthetic–takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a... More Info
An assessment of the influential career of the 20th-century journalist places his achievements against a backdrop of the great revolutions of his age, offering insight into his resolute anti-colonialism, his creation of a new genre of creative reporting and his personal relationships. 10,000 first... More Info
Faithfully writing letters to her imprisoned insurgent lover, A'ida describes the approach of a faceless power that is threatening her ramshackle village, a time throughout which she experiences life-affirming appreciation for small details and acts of humanity. By the author of Ways of Seeing.... More Info
Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastestgrowing—and most secretive—fronts in global war: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial drones; ten years later, it had nearly 7,500. Drones are already a $5 billion business in the US... More Info
An evaluation of the potential benefits and consequences of the Ch vez government cites the debates among Western administrations used to Venezuela's previous regime, in an in-depth study that evaluates the new government's progressive constitution and vulnerability to past issues. Simultaneous.
Postcolonial theory has become enormously influential as a framework for understanding the Global South. It is also a school of thought popular because of its rejection of the supposedly universalizing categories of the Enlightenment. In this devastating critique, mounted on behalf of the radical... More Info
The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by... More Info
Against the background of recent technological developments, Gorz's major new book explores the political agendas facing both right and left in the midst of the transformations of the nature of work and the structure of the workforce.
Containing the first complete translations of Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period, this volume, exploring his quest to find ways of relieving human suffering, reveals how he has re-emerged as an influential thinker on politics and psychology. Original.
These essays, written between 1949 and 1967, focus on a single theme: the triumph in the twentieth century of the state-bureaucratic apparatus and 'instrumental reason' and the concomitant liquidation of the individual and the basic social institutions and relationships associated with the... More Info
Explaining his fundamental criticism of the "old philosophy" of Hegel, and the advances of his own humanistic thought, which was based in life and sensuality, this collection of central essays, advancing his humanist and atheist thought, establishes the philosopher's importance and relevance.... More Info
Updated to include the essays "Hypotheses on Terrorism" and "Violence of the Global," this chilling volume views the power of the terrorists as lying in the symbolism of slaughter - not merely the reality of death, but in a sacrifice that challenges the whole system. Original.