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
An influential scholarly classic argues for a reexamination of the relationship between Marxist theory and bourgeois philosophy, calling for a centrality of the Hegelian dialect and a commitment to revolutionary praxis. Original.
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.
The Obama administration, under some pressure from its antiwar base, has begun to release carefully selected evidence concerning the widespread use of torture in the “War on Terror.” In a set of devastating essays, Gareth Peirce argues that there needs to be a similar accounting of the British... More Info
Since his death in 1967, Ernesto #xE2;#x80;#x9C;Che#xE2;#x80;#x9D; Guevara has become a universally knownrevolutionary icon and political figure whose image is among the mostrecognizable in the world. This dramatic and extensively researchedbook breathes new life into his story, portraying his... More Info
Kashmir is one of the most protracted and bloody occupations in the world-and one of the most ignored. Under an Indian military rule that, at half a million strong, exceeds the total number of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, freedom of speech is non-existent, and human- rights abuses and... More Info
An updated edition of an influential treatise on the role of imaginative literature on the writings and critical vision of Karl Marx explores his extensive use of literary texts while considering examples from his unpublished correspondence, pamphlets and majors works. Original.
The last few years have shown how badly the financial services industry performs as a custodian of savings and pension funds. The "skimming" of US mutual funds, the see-saw of the stock markets and a string of business scandals from Enron to Parmalat have wiped billions from the savings of... More Info
"The cultural front," James T. Farrell once wrote, was made up of "commercial writers, high-priced Hollywood scenarists, a motley assortment of mystery-plot mechanics, humorists, newspaper columnists, stripteasers, band leaders, glamour girls, actors, press agents, Broadway producers, aging wives... More Info
In November 2003, Verso will publish a devastating critique of America's military occupation of Iraq, by one of the leaders of the global antiwar movement, Tariq Ali. Eschewing the liberal option of hand-wringing and the fashionable lurch to the right by some former leftists, Bush in Babylon will... More Info
1999 saw two major international crises which, looked at side-by-side by Noam Chomsky, starkly illuminate the strategies of the Western powers in the new century. In this volume Chomsky convincingly argues that humanitarianism was not the moving force behind NATO's intervention in Yugoslavia, and... More Info
Based on firsthand reporting from Iraq as well as interviews with soldiers and their families, this work illustrates that the damaging legacy of torture is not only borne by the detainees, but also by American soldiers and the country to which they've returned.
For the last two centuries, Western philosophy has developed in the shadow of Hegel, whose influence each new thinker tries in vain to escape: whether in the name of the pre-rational Will, the social process of production, or the contingency of individual existence. Hegel 's absolute idealism has... More Info