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A modern day David and Goliath


The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists Dave Smith and Phillip Chamberlain ‘Blacklist - A list of people or groups regarded as unacceptable or untrustworthy and often marked down for punishmant or exclusion.’ The New Oxford Dictionary of English’ The Consulting Association blacklist scandal was the worst human rights abuse of workers in the UK for 60 years. This book tells the new and controversial story of the illegal strategies that multinational construction companies were willing to resort to in their attempt to keep union activists away from their places of work. This is a story of a bitter unionised struggle, where collusion with the police and security services resulted in victimisation, violence and unemployment leading to the destruction of families and communities. Based on first hand accounts of the workers, Blacklisted reveals how they unionised major construction projects, how they were unlawfully victimised for their troubles and how they finally won justice for their years of pain. From building sites to the High Court and parliament, this is a story of ordinary working people taking on some of the most powerful multinational construction firms in the world: a modern-day David and Goliath. Dave Smith is a blacklisted union activist from the construction industry,

and award winning campaigner on human rights, health and safety, antifascism and employment rights issues. He currently works as a trade union education tutor. Phillip Chamberlain is an experienced investigative journalist who has written for the Guardian, Observer and the Independent amongst others. He is also a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

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Blacklisting destroyed the lives of many workers and their families over the years. It took courage and determination to stand up to it and expose its operation. This book makes a significant contribution to telling the truth of the blacklist. John McDonnell MP


Struck Out Why Employment Tribunals Fail Workers and What Can be Done David Renton Pb 978-0-7453-3255-0 £19.99

We Sell Our Time No More Workers’ Struggles Against Lean Production in the British Car Industry Paul Stewart, Mike Richardson, Andy Danford, Ken Murphy, Tony Richardson and Vicki Wass Pb 978-0-7453-2867-6 £19.99 PlutoPress


A new legacy drawn from a lifetime's work

Constructed Situations A New History of the Situationist International Frances Stracey Series: Marxism and Culture

October 2014 240pp 215mm x 135mm 16 plates Pb 978-0-7453-3526-1 £21.99 Hb 978-0-7453-3527-8 £70 Epub 978-1-7837-1224-3 £21.99 Kindle 978-1-7837-1225-0 £21.99


Frances Stracey was an original and committed interpreter of the Situationist International, who saw their work not just as art history but as contributing to an ongoing challenge to commodified life, down into our own times. McKenzie Wark, author of The Beach

The Situationist International has provided inspiration for generations of revolutionary activists and artists. This is no less the case today, with new waves of anti-capitalist protest deploying political strategies of aesthetic disruption pioneered by the Situationists. This book addresses and seeks to understand their continued relevance through investigating the idea from which they took their name: the constructed situation. Beginning with a deep philosophical genealogy, Stracey methodically examines the Situationists' development and realisations through a constellation of extraordinary case studies. Finally, on this basis, she considers Situationism's legacy afresh. Never before has this movement been looked at through the prism of their political interventions. The result is a radically new approach to the Situationist International. The outcome of many years of dedicated research, Constructed Situations consolidates Stracey’s groundbreaking studies and finally exposes the movement's framework, which she was only able to formulate in the final years of her life. Frances Stracey (1963-2009) was Senior Lecturer in the History of Art Department, University College London, and organising committee member for the 'Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture' seminar, London.


Dark Matter Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture Gregory Sholette Pb 978-0-7453-2752-5 £17.99


Marxism and the History of Art From William Morris to the New Left Edited by Andrew Hemingway Pb 978-0-7453-2329-9 £24.99

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Israel's laboratory of repression

War Against the People

Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification Jeff Halper War Against the People focuses on the rise of 'securocratic war.' As hegemons at all levels of the world-system strive to secure domination, they combine militaries, security agencies and police forces into an effective instrument of what Jeff Halper calls 'global pacification'. In this book, Halper, an Israeli anthropologist and activist, casts Israel as a pivotal actor in enforcing global pacification. Examining the techniques and weaponry of securocratic war that Israel has developed over the past century in trying to pacify the Palestinians, particularly in the ‘laboratory’ of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Halper argues that Israel’s strategy of ‘globalising Palestine,’ of exporting its model and instruments of control, provides crucial contributions to efforts at pacification worldwide. The book provides a disturbing window into the workings of state violence and suggests ways in which activists can fight back. Jeff Halper is the head of the Israeli Committee Against House

Demolitions (ICAHD). He is the author of Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century (Westview, 1991), An Israeli in Palestine (Pluto, 2010) and Obstacles to Peace (Fifth Edition, 2013).


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The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation Repression Beyond Exploitation Shir Hever Pb 978-0-7453-2794-5 £17.99

An Israeli in Palestine Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel Jeff Halper Pb 978-0-7453-3071-6 £21.99 PlutoPress


A glimpse into the Israeli prison system

Captive Revolution Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System Nahla Abdo

August 2014 240pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 978-0-7453-3493-6 £19.99 Hb 978-0-7453-3494-3 £60 Epub 978-1-7837-1185-7 £19.99 Kindle 978-1-7837-1186-4 £19.99


By interviewing Palestinian women political detainees and by situating their experiences both historically and globally, Abdo fills an important gap in both feminist and nonfeminist scholarship on gender and resistance. Simona Sharoni


Women throughout the world have always played their part in struggles against colonialism, imperialism and other forms of oppression. However, there are few books on Arab political prisoners, fewer still on the Palestinian women who have been detained in their thousands for their political activism and resistance. Nahla Abdo's Captive Revolution seeks to break the silence on Palestinian women political detainees, providing a vital contribution to research on women, revolution, national liberation and anti-colonial resistance. Based on interviews with the women themselves, as well as her own experiences as a former political prisoner, Abdo draws on a wealth of oral history and primary research in order to analyse their anti-colonial struggle, their agency and appalling treatment. Making crucial comparisons with the experiences of female political detainees in other conflicts, and emphasising the vital role Palestinian political culture and memorialisation of the Nakba have had on their resilience and resistance, Captive Revolution is a rich and revealing addition to our knowledge of this little-studied phenomenon. Nahla Abdo is an Arab feminist activist, and Professor of Sociology at

Carleton University, Ottawa. She has published widely on women, racism, nationalism, and the state in the Middle East, with a special focus on Palestinian women.


Language, Resistance and Revival Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh. Foreword by Phil Scraton Pb 978-0-7453-3226-0 £21.99

Leila Khaled Icon of Palestinian Liberation Sarah Irving Pb 978-0-7453-2951-2 £12.99

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A palimpsest in Tel Aviv

White City, Black City

Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa Sharon Rotbard Published originally in Hebrew in 2005, Sharon Rotbard's widely acclaimed, groundbreaking and controversial book White City, Black City challenges Tel Aviv's official narrative. The book shows how Tel Aviv’s tale of a modernist 'White City' had 'emerged from the dunes' and gained international recognition which led to Tel Aviv’s inscription in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list, and how it served as a fundamental element in the building of both the city and the national identity, culture and rhetoric. However, behind this skyline a palimpsest remains of a city whose history has been buried. White City, Black City offers a new story, in which Tel Aviv is born in Jaffa and is shaped according to its conflict with Jaffa, thus influencing the fate of Palestine, Israel and the Middle East. This new urban parable is not only about architecture, building and writing, but also at its heart about war, destruction and erasure.

South Tel Aviv. He is a senior lecturer at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.

September 2014 312 pp 205mm x 150mm Highly illustrated Pb 978-0-7453-3511-7 £20


Sharon Rotbard is an architect, activist, writer and publisher based in

The New Urban Question Andy Merrifield Pb 978-0-7453-3483-7 £15.00

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A path-breaking and brilliant analysis.

Eyal Weizman, author of Hollow Land:

Israel’s Architecture of Occupation

From Palestine to Israel A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation, 1947-1950 Ariella Azoulay. Translated by Charles S Kamen Pb 978-0-7453-3169-0 £17.99

A masterpiece of critical essay writing.

Ariella Azoulay, author of From

Palestine to Israel: A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation, 1947-1950

A challenging book that deserves to be read and argued over […] Rotbard here slaughters an especially sacred cow. Tom Segev, HAARETZ PlutoPress


Lucid economics against the grain

The ABCs of Political Economy: A Modern Approach Second Edition Robin Hahnel

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Robin Hahnel is Professor Emeritus of Economics at American

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University in Washington DC. He is author of Economic Justice and Democracy (2005), Green Economics (2011), and Of the People, By the People: The Case for a Participatory Economy (2012).

Lucidly written, comprehensive in coverage, based on expert understanding and insight. Noam Chomsky

Most economists worship the market, describing it as a fair, impersonal arbiter of efficiency. Robin Hahnel brilliantly debunks this religion, providing powerful explanations of market failures on both micro- and macroeconomic levels. He combines clear exposition and mathematical illustration with a compelling passion for progressive social change. Nancy Folbre, Professor of

Economics, University of Massachusetts


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 myths about financial liberalisation, fiscal austerity, globalisation and free markets, ABCs offers a critical perspective on our present system and outlines clear alternatives for the future. This second edition applies the analytical tools developed to help readers understand the origins of the financial crisis of 2007, the ensuing 'Great Recession', and why government policies in Europe and North America over the past six years have failed to improve matters for the majority of their citizens. The second edition also helps explain what is causing climate change and what will be required if it is to be reversed effectively and fairly. PlutoPress


Capitalism: Should You Buy It? An Invitation to Political Economy Charles Derber and Yale R. Magrass Pb 978-1-6120-5689-0 £18.99

Multi-faceted, enlightened economics

Introducing a New Economics

Pluralist, Sustainable and Progressive Jack Reardon, Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi and Molly Scott Cato This fresh 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 emphasises the key concepts of pluralism, sustainability and justice. It provides students with an overview of the central questions covered by economics including resources, work, employment, poverty, inequality, power, capital, markets, money, debt and value. The book also addresses important and timely issues such as the challenges to firms and industries, economic democracy, the business cycle and financial crises. Based on three seperate continents, the authors are leading authorities in their fields, and provide a rich and and authentically global perspective. Introducing a New Economics is fundamentally an economics textbook for the 21st century. Jack Reardon is founding editor of the International Journal of Pluralism

and Economics Education and author of The Handbook of Pluralist Economics Education (Routledge, 2009). He teaches economics at the School of Business at Hamline University in Minnesota. Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi is Retired Professor at the Instituto de Economia, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil. She is also Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Green Economics. Molly Scott Cato  is Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at Roehampton University. She is author of The Bioregional Economy: Land, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (2013).


Economics for Everyone A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism Jim Stanford Pb 978-0-7453-2750-1 £13.99

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The news today is dominated by interrelated economic and ecological crises, and economic theory should enable you to better understand both. Conventional economic textbooks take far too narrow an approach to help here. Reardon, Madi and Cato's text is the exception that embeds economics in society and ecology and enables these complex interacting problems to be properly appreciated. ProFfessor Steve Keen



The political economy of state repression

Crisis and Control The Militarization of Protest Policing Lesley J. Wood Crisis and Control explains how neoliberal transformations of political and economic systems are militarizing the policing of protest, based on a compelling empirical study of police agencies and practices from 1995 until the present. Lesley J. Wood shows that the increasing role of the security and defence industries, professional police associations, anti-terrorism initiatives and ‘best practices’ in policing networks have accelerated the use of ‘less lethal’ weapons, pre-emptive arrests, infiltration and barricading strategies against protesters. The book draws on the rhetorical frameworks of Bourdieu and Boltanski to analyse court transcripts, police reports, policy, training materials and the conference programmes of professional police organisations to argue that police agencies are neither omnipotent strategists, nor simple tools of the elite, but institutions struggling to maintain legitimacy, resources and autonomy in a changing field.

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In this balanced, detailed and convincing look at global policing, Lesley Wood traces the complex relations between the police force as an institution and its neoliberal context. Avoiding the temptation to reduce the police's function to simply that of some anonymous capitalist force, this is a necessary and rare account that is vital for anyone interested in protest policing and its increasing militarization, as well as wider forms of global social control under neoliberalism. Nina Power, senior lecturer in

philosophy at Roehampton University

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LESLEY WOOD is Associate Professor of Sociology at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Direct Action, Deliberation and Diffusion (2012) and co-author of the third edition of Social Movements 1768-2012. she is an activist in the global justice and anti-poverty movements.


The Twilight of the Social Resurgent Politics in an Age of Disposability Henry A. Giroux Pb 978-1-6120-5056-0 £14.99

The Will of the Many How the Alterglobalisation Movement is Changing the Face of Democracy Marianne Maeckelbergh Pb 978-0-7453-2925-3 £17.99

Unflinching alternatives to the neoliberal narrative

Polarizing Development

Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis Edited by Lucia Pradella and Thomas Marois The global economic crisis has exposed the limits of neoliberalism and intensified social polarization. Amid increasing social resistance and opposition, however, neoliberalism prevails globally. Within political economic debates, however, radical alternatives are rarely debated or are reduced to new Keynesian and new developmental agendas, which fail to address existing class divisions and imperialist relations of domination. This unique collection of essays polarizes the debate between radical and reformist alternatives by exploring head-on the antagonistic structure of capitalist development in Latin America, South Asia, Europe, the US and the Middle East. The contributors ground the question of alternatives in an international, non-Eurocentric and avowedly Marxian analysis of the capitalist system and its crises. This new generation of scholars has written accessible yet theoretically informed and empirically rich chapters elaborating radically different worldwide strategies for moving beyond neoliberalism, and beyond capitalism. The intent is to provoke critical reflection and positive action towards substantive change. Lucia Pradella works at the University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari, and is a Research Associate in the SOAS Department of Development Studies. She is conducting research on the working poor in Western Europe, globalisation, and the history of political economy. She is the author of Globalisation and the Critique of Political Economy (2014). Thomas Marois  is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London. He works in the field of comparative political economy researching problems of finance, development, privatisation, and alternatives to neoliberal capitalism. He is the author of States, Banks and Crisis: Emerging Finance Capitalism in Mexico and Turkey (2012).


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Beyond the Developmental State Industrial Policy into the Twenty-first Century Edited by Ben Fine, Jyoti Saraswati and Daniela Tavasci Pb 978-0-7453-3166-9 £24.99

The Political Economy of Development The World Bank, Neoliberalism and Development Research Edited by Kate Bayliss, Ben Fine and Elisa Van Waeyenberge Pb 978-0-7453-3103-4 £24.99 PlutoPress


Reporting the lies behind poverty

Blaming the Victim How Global Journalism Fails the Poor Jairo Lugo-Ocando

December 2014 240pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 978-0-7453-3441-7 £18.99 Hb 978-0-7453-3442-4 £65 Epub 978-1-7837-1227-4 £18.99 Kindle 978-1-7837-1228-1 £18.99


Jairo Lugo-Ocando reveals clearly and concisely how, for the last three decades, the news media of the world has constructed pedestals for the super-rich, where voices criticizing growing inequality and rising poverty have been often dismissed as utopian fantasists. Danny Dorling Halford Mackinder

Jairo Lugo-Ocando is a lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Freedom of the Media at the University of Sheffield (UK). His research addresses the relations between journalism, development, poverty and social exclusion. Before becoming an academic he worked as a journalist and news editor in South America.


Bad News for Refugees Greg Philo, Emma Briant and Pauline Donald Pb 978-0-7453-3432-5 £16.99

The Universal Journalist

Professor of Geography, University of

David Randall

Oxford , and author of All that is solid (2014)

Pb 978-0-7453-3076-1 £17.99

and population 10 billion (2013)


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 poverty worldwide. The result is that the fundamental determinant of poverty - inequality - is removed from their accounts. The book asks many biting questions. When, and how, does poverty become newsworthy? How does ideology come into play when determining the ways in which 'poverty' is constructed in newsrooms, and how do the resulting narratives frame the issue? And why do so many journalists and news editors tend to obscure the structural causes of poverty? In analysing the processes of news production and presentation around the world, Lugo-Ocando reveals that the newsmakers' agendas are often as problematic as the geopolitics they seek to represent. This groundbreaking study reframes the ways in which we can think and write about the enduring global injustice of poverty. PlutoPress

Reclaiming Marxism as neoliberalism falters

We Make Our Own History

Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen We live in the twilight of neoliberalism: the ruling classes can no longer rule as before, and ordinary people are no longer willing to be ruled in the old way. Pursued by global elites since the 1970s, neoliberalism is defined by dispossession and ever-increasing inequality. The refusal to continue to be ruled like this - ‘ya basta!’ - appears in an arc of resistance stretching from rural India to the cities of the global North. From this network of movements, new visions are emerging of a future beyond neoliberalism. We Make Our Own History responds to these visions by reclaiming Marxism as a theory born from activist experience and practice. This book marks a break both with established social movement theory and with those forms of Marxism which treat the practice of social movement organising as an unproblematic process. It shows how movements can develop from local conflicts to global struggles; how neoliberalism operates as a social movement from above, and how popular struggles can create new worlds from below. Laurence Cox directs the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at the National University of Ireland Maynooth and coedits the social movements journal Interface. He is active in a wide range of movements and co-editor of Marxism and Social Movements (2013) and Understanding European Movements (2013). Alf Gunvald Nilsen  is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Bergen. His research focuses on social movements in the global South. He is the author of Dispossession and Resistance in India (2012) and co-editor of Social Movements in the Global South (2011) and Marxism and Social Movements (2013).


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Crack Capitalism John Holloway Pb 978-0-7453-3008-2 £17.99

The Will of the Many How the Alterglobalisation Movement is Changing the Face of Democracy Marianne Maeckelbergh Pb 978-0-7453-2925-3 £17.99 PlutoPress


A set of practical proposals for the incoming government

Fighting Corporate Abuse Beyond Predatory Capitalism Corporate Reform Collective

September 2014 192pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 978-0-7453-3516-2 £15.99 Hb 978-0-7453-3517-9 £50 Epub 978-1-7837-1195-6 £15.99 Kindle 978-1-7837-1196-3 £15.99

Fighting Corporate Abuse demonstrates, through compelling and revelatory analysis, the legislation and regulation needed to deal with the abuses in the corporate sector that have been revealed in recent years. It highlights the more general contribution of company law and practice to the current crisis in capitalism. The first section develops a controversial argument, using detailed illustrations and vivid examples, which show how the various abuses of predatory capitalism have been carried out through the manipulation of the corporate form and the creation of highly complex corporate groups. The authors, all experts in their fields, tackle headon the issues of tax evasion, extraction of value and asset stripping, environmental destruction and managerial self-interest. In doing so, they paint a picture of a system that is abusive and degenerated, but also a system which can be reformed. In the run-up to the UK general election, the authors develop a set of practical proposals for an incoming government, outlining how each of these abuses could be curtailed and how a more acceptable and accountable form of corporate capitalism can be developed through national and international action. TOM HADDEN is Emeritus Professor at Queens University Belfast; PADDY IRELAND is Professor of Law at the University of Bristol Law School; GLENN MORGAN is Professor of International Management at Cardiff Business School; MARTIN PARKER is Professor of Organisation and Culture at the School of Management; GORDON PEARSON is author of Strategic

Thinking, Integrity in Organizations, The Rise and Fall of Management and The Road to Co-operation; SOL PICCIOTTO is Emeritus Professor of Law at Lancaster University; PREM SIKKA is Professor of Accounting at the Essex Business School and HUGH WILLMOTT is Research Professor in Organisational Studies at Cardiff University.


Corporate Europe How Big Business Sets Policies on Food, Climate and War David Cronin Pb 978-0-7453-3332-8 £17.99

The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance Hacking the Future of Money Brett Scott Pb 978-0-7453-3350-2 £12.99

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Six decades of exile

Out of Place, Out of Time

Refugees, Rights and the (Re)Making of Palestine/Israel Susan M. Akram and Terrance Rempel Forced displacement is one of the primary and most visible consequences of the conflict over Palestine/Israel. In this much-needed book, Susan M. Akram and Terrance Rempel examine the role of law and politics in the creation and resolution of one of the largest and most protracted refugee situations in the world today. The authors review the historical and political background to Palestinian displacement, the situation of refugees in exile and efforts to resolve the issue over more than six decades. Drawing on years of research and advocacy, they examine the legal framework and related state practice governing solutions for refugees worldwide. They also consider the collective and individual rights involved in the Palestinian case, and discuss options for solutions from the perspective of global precedent and comprehensive plans of action implemented in comparative mass refugee flows. In placing refugees at the centre of its legal and political analysis, Out of Place, Out of Time is a vital intervention in the search for a lasting settlement to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Susan M. Akram is a Clinical Professor at Boston University School

of Law where she teaches international human rights, refugee and immigration law.

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Extremely relevant on several levels.

Randa Farah, Associate Professor at

Terry Rempel is an independent research consultant and Honorary

Research Fellow in Politics at Exeter University. He is a founding member of BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights.


the University of Western Ontario

The Palestinian Refugee Problem The Search for a Resolution Edited by Rex Brynen and Roula El-Rifai Pb 978-0-7453-3338-0 £25.00

Palestinian Refugees The Right of Return Edited by Naseer Aruri Pb 978-0-7453-1776-2 £18.99 PlutoPress


Countering Zionist dominance, radically

Zionism and its Discontents Radical Currents in Israel/Palestine Ran Greenstein

October 2014 248pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 978-0-7453-3467-7 £17.99 Hb 978-0-7453-3468-4 £60 Epub 978-1-7837-1204-5 £17.99 Kindle 978-1-7837-1205-2 £17.99

Mainstream nationalist narratives and political movements have dominated the Israeli-Palestinian situation for too long. In this muchneeded book, Ran Greenstein challenges this hegemony by focusing on four different, but at the same time connected, attempts which stood up to Zionist dominance and the settlement project before and after 1948. Greenstein begins by addressing the role of the Palestinian Communist Party, and then the bi-nationalist movement, before moving on to the period after 1948 when Palestinian attempts to challenge their unjust conditions of marginalisation became more frequent. Finally, he confronts the radical anti-Zionist Matzpen group, which operated from the early 1960s–80s. In addition to analyses of the shifting positions of these movements, Greenstein examines perspectives regarding a set of conceptual issues: colonialism and settlement, race/ethnicity and class, questions of identity, rights and power, and how, such as in the case of South Africa, these relations should be seen as global. Ran Greenstein is Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He studied at the University of Haifa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of Genealogies of Conflict: Class, Identity and State in Palestine/Israel and South Africa (1995), and editor of Comparative Perspectives on South Africa (1998).


Our Way to Fight Peace-Work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine Michael Riordon Pb 978-0-7453-3022-8 £17.99

Out of the Frame The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel Ilan Pappe Pb 978-0-7453-2725-9 £14.99

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Revealing corporate murder on Papua New Guinea

State Crime on the Margins of Empire

Rio Tinto, the War on Bougainville and Resistance to Mining Kristian Lasslett Series: State Crime This book offers a pioneering window into the elusive workings of state-corporate crime within the mining industries. It follows a single, brutal campaign of resistance organised by indigenous activists on the island of Papua New Guinea, who struggled against a decision to close a Rio Tinto-owned copper mine, and investigates the subsequent state-corporate response, which led to the shocking loss of some 10,000 lives. Drawing on internal records and interviews with senior officials, Kristian Lasslett examines how an articulation of capitalist growth mediated through patrimonial politics, imperial state power, largescale mining, and clan-based, rural society, prompted an ostensibly ‘responsible’ corporate citizen, and liberal state actors, to organise a counterinsurgency campaign punctuated with gross human rights abuses. State Crime on the Margins of Empire represents a unique intervention rooted in a classical Marxist tradition that challenges positivist streams of criminological scholarship, in order to illuminate with greater detail the historical forces faced by communities in the global South caught in the increasingly violent dynamics of the extractive industries. Kristian Lasslett is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Ulster and sits on the International State Crime Initiative’s executive board. He is editor of the State Crime Testimony Project and joint editor-in-chief of State Crime.


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This is quite simply the best case study so far that explicitly addresses state violence in the global South through a state crime ‘lens’.


From Kosovo to Kabul and Beyond Human Rights and International Intervention David Chandler Pb 978-0-7453-2504-0 £22.99

The Intensification of Surveillance Crime, Terrorism and Warfare in the Information Age Edited by Kirstie Ball and Frank Webster Pb 978-0-7453-1994-0 £17.99 PlutoPress


A political account of a radical anthropologist

Bruno Latour Reassembling the Political Graham Harman Series: Modern European Thinkers

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Bruno Latour, the French anthropologist, sociologist and longestablished superstar in the social sciences is revisited in this pioneering account of his ever-evolving political philosophy. Breaking from the traditional focus on his metaphysics, most recently seen in Harman’s book Prince of Networks, the author instead begins with the Hobbesian and even Machiavellian underpinnings of Latour’s early period, encountering his shift towards Carl Schmitt before finishing with his final development into the Lippmann/Dewey debate. Harman brings these twists and turns into sharp focus in terms of Latour’s personal political thinking. Along with Latour’s most important articles on political themes, the book chooses three works as exemplary of the distinct periods in Latour’s thinking: The Pasteurization of France, Politics of Nature, and the recently published An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence, as his conception of politics evolves from a global power struggle between individuals, to the fabrication of fragile parliamentary networks, to just one mode of existence among many others. Graham Harman is Distinguished University Professor at the American

University in Cairo, Egypt. He is the author of numerous books, including Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects (2002) and Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics (2009).


Félix Guattari A Critical Introduction Gary Genosko Pb 978-0-7453-2820-1 £22.95

Alain Badiou A Critical Introduction Jason Barker Pb 978-0-7453-1800-4 £22.99

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Religion in extremis

Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque

A Collaborative Ethnography of War and Peace Jonathan Spencer, Jonathan Goodhand, Shahul Hasbullah, Bart Klem, Benedikt Korf and K. Tudor Silva Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society Is religion best seen as only a cause of war, or is it a source of comfort for those caught up in conflict? Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque is based on fieldwork in Sri Lanka’s most religiously diverse and politically troubled region in the closing years of the civil war. It provides a series of new arguments about the promise of a religiously based civil society, and the strengths and weaknesses of religious organisations involved in conflict mediation. The book argues that for people trapped in long conflicts, religion plays a contradictory role, often acting as a stabilising force but also, in certain situations, acting as a source of new conflict. Additionally, war itself can lead to profound changes in religious institutions: Catholic priests engage with Buddhist monks and new Muslim leaders, while Hindu temples and Pentecostal churches offer the promise of healing. This book will provoke new debate and will be of great interest to students of anthropology, development studies, religious studies and peace/conflict studies. Jonathan Spencer is Professor of the Anthropology of South Asia at the University of Edinburgh; JONATHAN GOODHAND  is Professor of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne; SHAHUL HASBULLAH   is Professor of Geography at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; BART KLEM  is Lecturer in Geography at the University of Zurich; BENEDIKT KORF  is Professor of Geography at the University of Zurich; K. TUDOR SILVA  is Professor of Sociology at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.


November 2014 216pp 215mm x 135mm 6 photographs, 4 maps Pb 978-0-7453-3121-8 £19.99 Hb 978-0-7453-3122-5 £60 Epub 978-1-7837-1215-1 £19.99 Kindle 978-1-7837-1216-8 £19.99

Learning Politics From Sivaram The Life and Death of a Revolutionary Tamil Journalist in Sri Lanka Mark P. Whitaker Pb 978-0-7453-2353-4 £21.99

Ethnic Warfare in Sri Lanka and the UN Crisis William Clarance Pb 978-0-7453-2525-5 £21.99 PlutoPress


Transitory and unstable labour in the Gulf

Transit States Labour, Migration & Citizenship in the Gulf Edited by Abdulhadi Khalaf, Omar AlShehabi and Adam Hanieh

November 2014 224pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 978-0-7453-3520-9 £19.99 Hb 978-0-7453-3522-3 £65 Epub 978-1-7837-1221-2 £19.99 Kindle 978-1-7837-1222-9 £19.99

A novel and crucial contribution to the study of migration through the lens of political economy, applicable to sociology, anthropology, and historical studies, [...] a rich and comprehensive collection that is relevant to the most contemporary debates. Immanuel Ness


The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar) form the largest destination for labour migration in the global South. In all of these states, however, the majority of the working population is composed of temporary, migrant workers with no citizenship rights. The cheap labour power these workers provide has created the extraordinary development boom across the region, and neighbouring countries are almost fully dependent on the labour markets of the Gulf to employ their working populations. For these reasons, the Gulf takes a central place in contemporary debates around migration and labour in the global economy. This book attempts to bring together and explore these issues. The relationship between ‘citizen’ and ‘non-citizen’ holds immense significance for understanding the construction of class, gender, city and state in the Gulf. Bringing together experts on the Gulf, Transit States confronts the precarious working conditions of migrants in an accessible, yet in-depth manner. Abdulhadi Khalaf is a senior lecturer in the Sociology Department at

Lund University. omar alshehabi writes from Bahrain and is Director of the Gulf Centre

for Development Policies. He has previously worked at the World Bank and the IMF as well as McKinsey & Co. Adam Hanieh is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the School

of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is author of Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East (2013).


Migration Changing the World Guy Arnold Pb 978-0-7453-2905-5 £19.99

Global Cities At Work New Migrant Divisions of Labour Jane Wills, Kavita Datta, Yara Evans, Joanna Herbert, Jon May and Cathy McIlwaine Pb 978-0-7453-2798-3 £22.99

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African forms of protest

The Making of an African Working Class

Politics, Law, and Cultural Protest in the Manual Workers Union of Botswana Pnina Werbner Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society It is now 50 years since E.P. Thompson published his classic, The Making of the English Working Class. The Making of an African Working Class follows Thompson in exploring the formation of working-class identity among low-paid African workers. In arguing for a radical public anthropology of worker identity, the book seeks to analyse the cultural, legal, ideological and experiential dimensions of labour activism often neglected in other labour studies. Pnina Werbner shows that by fusing cosmopolitan and local popular cultural forms of protest, unionists have created a distinctive, vernacular way of being a worker in Botswana: one that does not deny workers’ roots at home or in the countryside, while being cognisant of a wider world of cosmopolitan labour rights. The assertion of workingclass dignity, honour and respect, Werbner argues, is a powerful motivating force for manual workers. Against legal-sceptical approaches, The Making of an African Working Class argues that in challenging the government - their employer - in court, manual workers’ protests and mobilisation are deeply embedded in ethics, social justice and the law. Pnina Werbner is Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology, Keele University, author of ‘The Manchester Migration Trilogy’ - The Migration Process (1990/2002), Imagined Diasporas (2002), Pilgrims of Love (2003) and editor of several theoretical collections on hybridity, cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism, migration and citizenship, including Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism and The Political Aesthetics of Global Revolt.


Contesting Transformation Popular Resistance in Twenty-First Century South Africa Edited by Marcelle C. Dawson and Luke Sinwell

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Pnina Werbner shows how dignity, justice and morality underlay the resurgence of the Manual Workers Union and how these claims were to find support in the courts. There is no account that rivals her astute understanding of the marriage of worker militancy and civic activism in Africa. This is a formidable achievement. Professor Robin Cohen


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The Scramble for African Oil Oppression, Corruption and War for Control of Africa's Natural Resources Douglas A. Yates Pb 978-0-7453-3045-7 £19.99 PlutoPress


A violent, symbiotic relationship in Colombia

Paramilitarism and Neoliberalism Violent Systems of Capital Accumulation in Colombia and Beyond Jasmin Hristov

November 2014 224pp 215mm x 135mm Hb 978-0-7453-3501-8 £50

The people of Colombia have long been subject to a specific form of violence: paramilitarism. An embodiment of the underbelly of capitalist accumulation, this form of pervasive violence expresses the exacerbation of social inequalities and class formation under capitalism. In Paramilitarism and Neoliberalism, Jasmin Hristov theorises this extreme phenomemon in light of forced displacement, labour repression, subjugation of social movements, decentralisation of violence, drug trafficking and the emergence of a variety of parainstitutional armed actors across Latin America. The activities of paramilitary groups in the era after demobilisation, their involvement in human rights violations, and their multi­level support networks inside major state institutions are documented, with a particular emphasis on violent dispossession and illegal land appropriation that has benefited agro-industries and mining enterprises. Hristov adopts a Marxist political economy approach, combined with a global sociology perspective, allowing for an expansive and deep-reaching understanding of paramilitarism as a phenomenon with many faces, whilst emphasising how capitalism cannot function without it. Jasmin Hristov is a sessional lecturer of Sociology at the University of Toronto, York University, and Trent University in Canada. She is a research associate at the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean and author of Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarisation of Colombia (2009). She has also had her work featured in the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, the Journal of Peasant Studies, Social Justice, Latin American Perspectives and Labour, Capital and Society.


The Violence of Development Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America Martin Mowforth Pb 978-0-7453-3394-6 £24.99

Revolutionary Social Change in Colombia The Origin and Direction of the FARC-EP James J. Brittain Pb 978-0-7453-2875-1 £24.99

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A study of fieldwork in contemporary settings

Organisational Anthropology

Doing Ethnography in and Among Complex Organisations Edited by Christina Garsten and Anette Nyqvist Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society Organisational Anthropology, newly published in paperback, is a pioneering analysis of doing ethnographic fieldwork in different types of complex organisations. The book focuses on the process of initiating contact, establishing rapport and gaining the trust of the organisations’ members. The contributors work from the premise that doing fieldwork in an organisation shares essential characteristics with fieldwork in more ‘classical’ anthropological environments, but that it also poses some particular challenges to the ethnographer. These include the ideological or financial interests of the organisations, protection of resources and competition between organisations. Organisational Anthropology brings together crucial aspects of doing anthropology in contemporary complex settings, and will have wide appeal to students, researchers and academics in anthropology and organisation studies. Christina Garsten is Professor at the Department of Social

Anthropology at Stockholm University and Chair of the Stockholm Centre for Organisational Research (S) at Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Economics. She is the author of Workplace Vagabonds: Career and Community in Changing Worlds of Work (2008) and co-editor of Ethical Dilemmas in Management Organizing (2009), Transnational Accountability (2008) and Transparency in a New Global Order (2008). Anette Nyqvist is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social

Anthropology at Stockholm University and holds a research position at Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (Score) at Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Economics. She is the author of Opening the Orange Envelope: Risk and Responsibility in the Remaking of Sweden’s National Pension System (2008).


The Gloss of Harmony The Politics of Policy-Making in Multilateral Organisations Birgit Müller Pb 978-0-7453-3374-8 £24.99

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This vital and vibrant collection is sure to appeal to graduate students in anthropology and sociology as well as those in organizational psychology. Highly Recommended. CHOICE

For more than a hundred years, anthropologists have excelled in making the exotic familiar and the familiar exotic. This excellent and timely book shows that the anthropological gaze continues to shed light on all things human in surprising ways, as well as providing a much-needed alternative analytical perspective on bureaucracies and other formal organisations. Thomas Hylland Eriksen PlutoPress


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We the Peoples A UN for the 21st Century Kofi A. Annan

July 2014 272pp 229mm x 152mm Hb 978-1-6120-5558-9 £18.99

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This long-awaited book provides remarkable lessons of history, combined with the advice and counsel that are valuable to all world leaders. Jimmy Carter

During his momentous time as Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan played a decisive role in launching the Millennium Development Goals, establishing the International Criminal Court, and articulating the Responsibility to Protect as a guiding principle for international action. In 2001 - just after 9/11 - he and the UN jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize, 'for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.' These and other crucial events - including the crises over Kosovo and East Timor, and the war in Iraq - are encapsulated in this book of Kofi Annan's key speeches from throughout his term of office. The selection gives a broad view of Annan's most pressing concerns, and the eloquence with which he addressed them. Covering subjects from development, health and climate change to the prevention of genocide and the ideal of diversity, these statements show how deeply involved the UN was in the most important issues of the era. We the Peoples is a timely and much-needed reminder of Annan's ideas and priorities; his words on war, peace, humanity and 'man’s inhumanity to man' still resonate today. This book will offer many pointers for maintaining and developing the UN as a vital instrument for humanity in the coming decades. Kofi A. Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations,

serving two terms from January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2006, and was the first to emerge from the ranks of UN staff. In 2001 Kofi Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, with the citation praising his leadership for bringing new life to the organisation.


Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Contemporary Themes and Challenges Edited by Marwan Darweish and Carol Rank Pb 978-0-7453-3287-1 £19.99

Are Americans Becoming More Peaceful? Paul Joseph Pb 978-1-5945-1300-8 £24.99

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Strengthening Governance Globally

Forecasting the Next 50 Years Barry B. Hughes, Devin K. Joshi , Jonathan D. Moyer, Timothy D. Sisk and José R. Solórzano Strengthening Governance Globally is the fifth volume in the series 'Patterns of Potential Human Progress'. Each volume considers one key aspect of how development unfolds globally and how better to move it in desired directions. This volume identifies the provision of security, the building of government capacity, and the broadening of inclusion of governance on which high-income countries have traditionally made long historical transitions. In contrast, many developing countries today struggle with all three governance transition dimensions simultaneously. Strengthening Governance Globally uses the growing empirical database on governance variables to understand historical change. Barry B. Hughes is Professor of International Relations in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver; DEVIN K. JOSHI  is an Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver; JONATHAN D. MOYER;  is the Associate Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver. TIMOTHY D. SISK;  is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. JOSE R. SOLORZANO; MSCS/MSF, is a Senior Consultant for the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures.

July 2014 386pp 280mm x 216mm Hb 978-1-6120-5560-2 £125

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Pedagogy of Commitment Paulo Freire This first English translation of Pedagogy of Commitment takes readers deep into the acts and meaning of living a life of community and social commitment. Paulo Freire discusses how, for teachers specifically, this commitment is not only to students, to the underprivileged or to the education of those who speak a different language, but to the transformation of the self to become more deeply responsive to the needs of social transformations. More than any other Freire book, this speaks directly and plainly to the lives of individuals and to teachers. It is an inspiring and passionate call from a global giant of progressive education. Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was one of the world's most influential

education writers. He is the author of many books, including Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Pedagogy of Freedom (2001).

August 2014 160pp 216mm x 140mm Pb 978-1-5945-1973-4 £16.99 Hb 978-1-5945-1972-7 £60

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From Jicama to Jackfruit The Global Political Economy of Food Kimberly A. Weir What did you have for breakfast? Did you ever stop to think about the people and steps involved with how your banana or cereal got on your plate? Nearly everyone is a part of the global food system, yet few people are aware of how it operates. Kimberly A. Weir evaluates where readers fit in the global food chain and what this means in a global context. She examines the supply, processing and sale of food items as a way to consider the different facets of the global political economy. Showing how we are connected with spice farmers, cocoa bean growers and tuna fishers gives insight into where we lie in the chain. From Jicama to Jackfruit provides that insight in abundance.

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Kimberly A. Weir is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northern Kentucky University. She has written on a variety of issues in political economy and pedagogy including 'Teaching about the Global Political Economy' (with Vicki Golich) in the International Studies Association Compendium.

Global Democracy and the World Social Forums, 2nd Edition Jackie Smith, et al. Series: International Studies Intensives The World Social Forum quickly became the largest political gathering in human history and continues to offer a direct challenge to the extreme inequities of corporate-led globalisation. It continues to be an exciting experiment in global and participatory democracy. The book's contributors have participated in World Social Forums around the globe. Recounting dozens of dramatic firsthand experiences, they draw on their knowledge of global politics to introduce ongoing transnational efforts toward democracy. This second edition of Global Democracy shows how the Forums have developed since their inception in 2001 and how they are now connected with other global movements including the Arab Spring.

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Jackie Smith is Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. MARINA KARIDES  is assistant professor of sociology at Florida Atlantic University. MARC BECKER  teaches Latin American History at Truman State University. DORVAL BRUNELLE  is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Observatory of the Americas at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). CHRISTOPHER CHASEDUNN, University of California, Riverside, is the author of Rise and Demise: Comparing World-Systems (1997). DONATELLA DELLA PORTA is Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute in Florence.

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To the Cloud

Big Data in a Turbulent World Vincent Mosco Cloud computing and big data are arguably the most significant forces in information technology today. In the wake of revelations about National Security Agency (NSA) activities, many of which occur ‘in the cloud’, this book offers both enlightenment and a critical view. Vincent Mosco explores where the cloud originated, what it means, and how important it is for business, government and citizens. He describes the intense competition among cloud companies like Amazon and Google, the spread of the cloud to government agencies like the controversial NSA, and the astounding growth of entire cloud cities in China. Is the cloud the long-promised information utility that will solve many of the world’s economic and social problems? Or is it just marketing hype? To the Cloud provides the first thorough analysis of the potential and the problems of a technology that may very well disrupt the world. Vincent Mosco (PhD, Harvard University) is Professor Emeritus of

Sociology at Queen’s University, Ontario. He is the author of The Political Economy of Communication and The Digital Sublime.

August 2014 288pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 978-1-6120-5616-6 £17.99 Hb 978-1-6120-5615-9 £100

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The Battle for America

The Tea Party, Occupy, and their impact on Mainstream Politics David Meyer The Tea Party and Occupy—two large, volatile and diverse movements that have captured significant political space in recent years—illustrate both the high aspirations Americans have for their government and the deep disappointments they feel in it. These movements offer contrasting visions of America’s past and, more importantly, its future. This book focuses on the time between the election of Barack Obama in 2008 and his re-election in November 2012. Meyer argues that protest politics, represented by both organisations, respond to— and influence—politics in mainstream political institutions. The Battle for America tells the stories of two emblematic movements, shows how each relates to mainstream politics and policy, and examines the way that protest politics of any era shape the greater political milieu in which they operate. David Meyer is Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the

University of California–Irvine. He is the author or editor of six books, including The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America.

September 2014 244pp 229mm x 152mm Hb 978-1-6120-5166-6 £95

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Observational Skills for Effective Teaching, 7th Edition Gary D. Borich Thoroughly updated for the new era of Common Core Standards, this seventh edition of Observational Skills for Effective Teaching is vital in this time of educational change. It offers a detailed, yet easily accessible, handbook for teachers to prepare for and design their first classroom experiences. Updated with the newest research on effective teaching and learning, the book cogently introduces such topics as learning climate, classroom management and lesson clarity with the newest findings that lead to desirable cognitive, social and emotional outcomes in learners.

September 2014 330pp 280mm x 216mm Pb 978-1-6120-5677-7 £36.99

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Gary D. Borich is Professor of Educational Psychology and a Cissy McDaniel Parker Endowed Fellow in the College of Education at the University of Texas–Austin. Dr. Borich’s other books include The Appraisal of Teaching and Teacher Behavior and Pupil Self Concept.

Critical Sociology, Second Edition Steven M. Buechler Critical Sociology is a thoroughly revised, updated and sophisticated introduction to the sociological perspective as a critical lens on society. Much has happened since the first edition: the Great Recession, the Obama presidency, the burgeoning role of social media, and recent global social movements such the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring. In this second edition, Buechler discusses the changing relationship between social movements and democracy. The book contains chapters on how to think sociologically; an overview of scientific, humanistic, and critical schools of sociology; and a detailed exposition of the critical tradition. Steven M. Buechler , Professor of Sociology at Minnesota State University, is the author of Social Movements in Advanced Capitalism (OUP 1999).

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Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts

New Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Social Change Edited by Mauricio A. Font and Araceli Tinajero Puzzled by the conditions that made possible a socialist revolution in Cuba—the first and only in the Western Hemisphere—scholarship after 1959 focused on the historical and cultural aspects of the making of a revolutionary order. This handbook explores key themes in the current debate about Cuba’s contemporary cultural and historical dynamics. Leading academics from Cuba, the United States, and Europe bring to light significant revisions of the artistic and literary canon and the historical archive, and they reconsider often neglected subjects and dynamics in historiography as well as contemporary affairs.

September 2014 376pp 6 1/8” x 9 1/2” Hb 978-1-6120-5679-1 £125

Mauricio A. Font is Director of the Bildner Center for Western

Hemisphere Studies and Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York. ARACELI TINAJERO is Professor of Spanish at the Graduate Center and the City College of New York.

Life in Schools

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An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education, 6th Edition Peter McLaren This new edition brings McLaren’s popular, classic textbook into a new era of Common Core Standards and online education. The book is renowned for its clear, provocative classroom narratives and its coverage of political, economic, and social factors that are undervalued in other educational textbooks. An international committee of experts ranked Life in Schools among the top twelve education books in the world. Peter McLaren is world-renowned in the fields of education and social justice. He is Professor of Urban Schooling at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. September 2014 348pp 254mm x 178mm Pb 978-1-6120-5658-6 £49

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Public Administration Research Strategies, Concepts, and Methods B. Guy Peters, Tero Erkkila and Patrick von Maravic Public Administration explores how scholars of public administration and institutional politics can improve their analysis by focusing on the contextual particularities of their research problems and considering the use of multiple theories and methods. The book functions as an introduction to central themes of public administration and related traditions of research, but also proposes a new pluralist approach for studying public institutions.

B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government at the University

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of Pittsburgh and Professor of Comparative Governance at Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany. Tero Erkkila (D.Soc.Sci.) works as a University Lecturer of Political Science at the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki. Patrick von Maravic  is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Management and Governance at Zeppelin University, Germany.

Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers Problematizing the Culture of Schooling Edited by Anna V. Wilson and Veronica Bloomfield Despite recent changes in legislation, the needs of LGBTQ students, families, and teachers remain marginalised in the curriculum, the physical spaces of schools, and the minds of many well-meaning educators. Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers problematises the heteronormativity inherent in the culture of schools, pointing out inequalities, exposing assumptions, and providing concrete examples of transformation. Drawing from personal history, classroom experience, and empirical research data, this volume brings together a diversity of perspectives in a unified statement to the field of education: educators must be at the forefront of creating safe and nurturing environments for our LGBTQ students.

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Anna V. Wilson is Associate Professor of Cultural and Curricular Studies

in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Veronica Bloomfield is a Doctoral Candidate in Cultural and

Curricular Studies in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University in Orange, CA.

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Capitalism: Should You Buy It?

An Invitation to Political Economy Charles Derber and Yale R. Magrass Before there was economics, there was political economy, an interdisciplinary adventure boldly and critically seeking to understand capitalism. Over time, the social sciences evolved into specific disciplines - economics, sociology, political science - that less often questioned capitalist perspectives and the state. Contrasting three traditions - neoclassicism, Keynesianism, and neo-Marxism - Capitalism: Should You Buy It? traces the historical development of each and evaluates whether they view capitalism as the root cause of or the solution to the pressing problems now facing humanity. This accessible and hopeful book is a call to everyone citizen, student, public intellectual - to revive the critical edge towards capitalism. Charles Derber is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. He is the

author of many books including Sociopathic Society, Hidden Power, Greed to Green, Marx’s Ghost, The Wilding of America and Morality Wars. Yale R. Magrass is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He is the author of three other books and more than thirty articles on political and social theory.

Studies in Ethnomethodology

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Harold Garfinkel and Anne Rawls Although not widely known, Harold Garfinkel pioneered the use of ethnomethodology as a field of inquiry in sociology. He influenced generations of scholars and researchers. This expanded and updated edition of Garfinkel’s classic Studies in Ethnomethodology includes, for the first time, additional Garfinkel papers that helped form the author’s ideas. This is the fullest and most authoritative edition ever published. It gives readers a chance to see how Garfinkel developed his pathbreaking ideas and later expanded them into new lines of thought. ‘Garfinkel’s arguments are expressed with a power and richness that is singular and imperishable... The renewed availability of these classic studies will give rise to the widest understanding of Garfinkel’s seminal arguments.’ Times Higher Education Supplement Harold Garfinkel is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UCLA and the author of the classic book, Studies in Ethnomethodology. Anne Rawls , Professor of Sociology at Bentley College, Massachusetts, is the author of Epistemology and Practice: Durkheim's The Elementary Forms of Religous Life (Cambridge University Press 2004).

November 2014 368pp 229mm x 152mm Hb 978-1-5945-1392-3 £95

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They and We Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States—and Beyond, 7th Edition Peter I. Rose The first edition appeared shortly after the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his memorable ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. They and We has now been now read by tens of thousands, and has been updated and expanded five times. It maintains the author’s original intention to provide a critical study of America’s people, their origins, and encounters by examining prejudice, discrimination and minority status, in jargon-free prose. This new edition covers recent developments, including the rise of Islamophobia in the wake of 9/11. An entirely new chapter compares perspectives in the United States with situations overseas, particularly with regard to nativist and nationalist movements and the rise of xenophobia in this society and in many others.

SEPTEMBER 2014 345pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 978-1-6120-5660-9 £31.99

PETER I. ROSE, a sociologist and writer, is Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College. His the author of many books including Dispossessed: An Anatomy of Exile (2004).

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How to Explain a Social Movement Jeff Goodwin How to Explain a Social Movement brings together essays written by Jeff Goodwin over the past twenty years, including several award-winning papers and a number of provocative new essays that reflect on the field of social-movement studies. The collected essays draw on a wide range of empirical cases to illustrate the author’s theoretical claims. Among these are the Iranian and Nicaraguan revolutions, the Communist-led Huk rebellion in the Philippines, the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and the gay and lesbian movement in the US. This book will interest and challenge students, teachers, activists and general readers who want to learn more about social movements, revolutions and terrorism in the contemporary age.

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Jeff Goodwin is Professor of Sociology at New York University and editor and author of many books and articles including No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements, 1945–1991 (2001).

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Peace Ecology

Randall Amster Peace Ecology presents a cutting-edge exploration of an emerging paradigm that links the essence of peace and non-violence with the tenets of ecology and the principles of environmentalism. Looking at issues including food justice, water sharing, climate change, peace zones and the ‘free economy,’ this book considers examples and illustrations from around the world where people, communities, and nations are employing the teachings of ecology as a tool for mitigating conflict and promoting peace. RANDALL AMSTER, J.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the Justice and Peace Studies program at Georgetown University. Among his works are the coedited volumes Building Cultures of Peace: Transdisciplinary Voices of Hope and Action (2009) and Exploring the Power of Nonviolence: Peace, Politics, and Practice (2013). He is the Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, publishes and edits the news and commentary website New Clear Vision, and serves on the editorial boards of journals including Contemporary Justice Review and the Journal of Sustainability Education. AUGUST 2014 224pp 229mm x 152mm Hb 978-1-6120-5-2960 £70

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Politics in Popular Movies

John S. Nelson Popular movies are, surprisingly to some, full of politics. These tend to be the portentous politics of state or war; but often, they are also the everyday politics of family, romance, business, church, and school. Politics in Popular Movies analyses well-known films in four genres: horror, war, thriller, and science fiction. Its aims are to appreciate specific movies and their shared forms, to understand their many politics, and to provoke some rollicking conversations. The book’s style is ambitious, playful, and engaging. It explores how thrillers prefigured American experiences of 9/11 and then shaped aspects of the War on Terror. It also details how horror films embrace new media, while others use ultra-violence to spur political action. It then traces how recent war movies develop a fascinating range of political arguments, and it appreciates ways that science-fiction movies reflect populist politics from the Occupy and Tea Party movements. JOHN S. NELSON teaches political theory and communication at The University of Iowa, where he has directed the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry, the Bridging Project, and the Honors Program. He has edited Poroi, an electronic journal. His books include Video Rhetorics (1999) and Tropes of Politics (1998).

November 2014 368pp 229mm x 152mm Hb 978-1-5945-1392-3 £95

Not available in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand amd United States PlutoPress


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Texting Toward Utopia

Kids, Writing, and Resistance

Ben Agger

Theory, Eccentricity, and the Globalized World

A guide to understanding the meeting point between a new generation of children and new communication technologies. november 2014 192pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612053080 £21.99 Hb 9781612053073 £90

Marianna Papastephanou december 2014 192pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612050805 £25.99 Hb 9781612050799 £95

Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism

Justice, Politics, and the Family

Using first-hand research, a shocking account revealing widespread racist and sexist attitudes amongst white men towards black women in the US. december 2014 176pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612050508 £21.99 Hb 9781612050492 £90

Edited by Daniel Engster and Tamara Metz Brings together essential readings in political and legal theory to illuminate pressing contemporary debates on the family. October 2014 320pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612051505 £32.99 Hb 9781612051499 £105

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Mythologizing Black Women Brittany C. Slatton

Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Henry A. Giroux, Sophia McClennen and Kenneth J. Saltman Four leading US public intellectuals come together to analyse education and society under the twin shadows of neoliberalism and terrorism.

Argues for a new conception of cosmopolitanism as an ethico-political ideal.

Unveiling White Men's Racist Deep Frame on Race and Gender

Contemporary Dialogues

november 2014 144pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612050409 £21.99 Hb 9781612050393 £90

Thinking Differently About Cosmopolitanism

Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy Max Weber's Analysis of a Unique Political Culture, Past, Present, and Future

February 2014 176pp 216mm x 140mm Pb 9781612054452 £13.99 Hb 9781612054445 £85

Stephen Kalberg Rich new insights into the particular contours of today’s American political culture, based on Max Weber's insights.

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Manhood Acts

The 1% vs. Democracy

Michael Schwalbe

A masterful historical and political analysis, revealing what lies beneath the surface of US society.

Paul Street

Radically reclaims gender studies by revitalising radical feminism in claiming that gender is a field of domination economic as well as social. october 2014 224pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612055473 £21.99 Hb 9781612055466 £95

december 2014 252pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612053271 £16.99 Hb 9781612053264 £95

Who's Running America?

Gun Violence and Public Life

The Obama Reign, Eighth Edition

Edited by Ben Agger and Timothy W. Luke

Thomas R. Dye

Neither demonising nor mythologising guns, this collection of case studies sheds light on this controversial issue.

Focussing on the Obama administration, Dye opens up the White House to reveal where the power really lies. november 2014 256pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612056661 £21.99 Hb 9781612056630 £100

April 2014 248pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612055558 £18.99

Sociopathic Society

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Andre Gunder Frank, edited by Robert A. Denemark

Charles Derber A sharp analysis of our sociopathic society, with stories of Hurricane Sandy, global warming, cheating scandals and more, which also offers hope.

ReOrienting the 19th Century Global Economy in the Continuing Asian Age

A People's Sociology of the United States

December 2013 304pp 229mm x 152mm Pb 9781612054384 £18.99 Hb 9781612054377 £105

They Rule

Gender and the Practices of Domination

March 2014 384pp 229mm x 152mm Hb 9781612051246 £105

Final major work on Western hegemony by the late pre-eminent historian and political economist Andre Gunder Frank. PlutoPress


Recent Highlights

A Collection of Ranter Writings

Spiritual Liberty and Sexual Freedom in the English Revolution

Andy Merrifield A lucid and vibrant contribution to the field of urban studies, tracing the connections between radical urban theory and political activism.

Nigel Smith. Foreword by John Carey

April 2014 288pp 240mm x 170mm Pb 9780745333601 £17.99 Hb 9780745333618 £55

The most comprehensive attempt to anthologise the key Ranter writings bringing together some remarkable, visionary and unforgettable texts.

March 2014 160pp 198mm x 129mm Pb 9780745334837 £15 Hb 9780745334844 £50 Epub 9781783711369 £15 Kindle 9781783711376 £15

How we Can Fix the Crisis they Made

The Second World War

Richard Seymour

A Marxist History

A blistering, accessible and invigorating polemic against the current political consensus.

Chris Bambery

Against Austerity

Israeli Apartheid


A Beginner's Guide

Drone Warfare and Global Security

Ben White

Ann Rogers and John Hill

Updated and expanded edition of best-selling introduction to the IsraelPalestine conflict.

Shows how unmanned systems are changing not simply how wars are fought, but the meaning of conflict itself.

February 2014 224pp 198mm x 129mm 7 maps, 12 photographs Pb 9780745334639 £11.99 Hb 9780745334646 £45 Epub 9781783710270 £11.99 Kindle 9781783710287 £11.99


Argues that the Second World War was about a division of the world between the great powers, as well as a rising of ordinary people against fascism. May 2014 304pp 230mm x 150mm 6 maps Pb 9780745333014 £18 Hb 9780745333021 £65 Epub 9781849649230 £18 Kindle 9781849649223 £18

March 2014 208pp 198mm x 129mm Pb 9780745333281 £12.99 Hb 9780745333298 £50 Epub 9781783710201 £12.99 Kindle 9781783710218 £12.99

Second Edition

The New Urban Question PlutoPress

April 2014 192pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 9780745333342 £17.99 Hb 9780745333359 £60 Epub 9781783711482 £17.99 Kindle 9781783711499 £17.99

Recent Highlights

Stitched Up The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion

Tansy E. Hoskins

Perspectives from the Frontline of Policing, Counter-Terrorism and Border Control

Delves into the exclusive and alluring world of fashion, to expose class division, gender stereotyping and wasteful consumption. July 2014 224pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 9780745334578 £22.99 Hb 9780745334585 £75 Epub 9781783711635 £22.99 Kindle 9781783711642 £22.99

January 2014 256pp 215mm x 135mm 11 line drawings Pb 9780745334561 £15 Hb 9780745332901 £50 Epub 9781783710072 £15 Kindle 9781783710089 £15

Deception in High Places

A History of Bribery in Britain's Arms Trade

A collection of anthropological studies which reveals the vast, overwhelming presence of security systems across modern Europe.

Elite Transition new edition Patrick Bond Fully updated edition of best-selling work of political analysis. Released to coincide with 20th anniversary of the end of Apartheid in South Africa.

Reveals the corruption endemic in Britain’s biggest arms deals over the last fifty years. July 2014 336pp 230mm x 150mm Pb 9780745334776 £19.99 Hb 9780745334783 £65 Epub 9781783711451 £19.99 Kindle 9781783711468 £19.99

May 2014 256pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 9780745334264 £15.99 Hb 9780745334271 £55 Epub 9781783711307 £15.99 Kindle 9781783711314 £1.99

The Poverty of Capitalism

Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next

John Hilary

The Squatters' Movement in Europe Commons and Autonomy as Alternatives to Capitalism

Looks at the failure of conventional economic theories based on capitalist growth, and explores alternative models being developed around the world. October 2013 240pp 215mm x 135mm 3 figures Pb 9780745333304 £14.99 Hb 9780745333311 £45 Epub 9781849649674 £14.99 Kindle 9781849649681 £14.99

Edited by Mark Maguire, Catarina Frois and Nils Zurawski

From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa

Nicholas Gilby

The Anthropology of Security

May 2014 288pp 215mm x 135mm 10 figures Pb 9780745333953 £19.99 Hb 9780745333960 £65 Epub 9781783710416 £19.99 Kindle 9781783710423 £19.99

Squatting Europe Kollective, edited by Claudio Cattaneo and Miguel A. Martínez First definitive guide to squatting as an alternative to capitalism, offering a unique insider's view on the movement. PlutoPress


Recent Highlights

June 2014 240pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 9780745334172 £17.99 Hb 9780745334189 £60 Epub 9781783710331 £17.99 Kindle 9781783710348 £17.99

War Reporters Under Threat

The United States and Media Freedom

How an Elite Hijacked a Continent and How we Can Take it Back

Chris Paterson

Thomas Fazi

Combines critical scholarship with investigative journalism to examine the US government threat to journalists, a threat ignored or dismissed to date.

Explains what has happened in Europe following the financial crash of 2008 as a case of neo-liberal economic shock doctrine.

A Flawed Freedom

February 2014 240pp 230mm x 150mm 30 figures Pb 9780745334509 £16.99 Hb 9780745334516 £65 Epub 9781783710232 £16.99 Kindle 9781783710249 £16.99

Caroline Knowles By tracing the footprint of a unremarkable object across the globe, this book provides new ways of thinking about globalisation.

John S. Saul

Examines the grim reality of southern Africa’s contemporary post-'liberation' plight, with up-to-date analysis of the ANC and social movements.

The Implosion of Capitalism

May 2014 232pp 215mm x 135mm 11 photos Pb 9780745334110 £18.99 Hb 9780745334127 £60 Epub 9781783711512 £18.99 Kindle 9781783711529 £18.99

Samir Amin Comprehensive survey of the world capitalist system in crisis – from the Eurozone, to the BRIC nations and the Arab Spring. November 2013 160pp 198mm x 129mm Pb 9780745334523 £11.99 Hb 9780745334530 £45 Epub 9781783710027 £11.99 Kindle 9781783710034 £11.99

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Flip-Flop A Journey Through Globalisation's Backroads

Rethinking Southern African Liberation

April 2014 208pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 9780745334790 £14.99 Hb 9780745334806 £50 Epub 9781783711420 £14.99 Kindle 9781783711437 £14.99

The Battle for Europe

The Discipline of Western Supremacy Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy, Volume III

Kees van der Pijl January 2014 288pp 215mm x 135mm Hb 9780745323183 £25 Epub 9781849648899 £25 Kindle 9781849648905 £25

Magisterial historical sociology of International Relations theory.

Revolutionary Lives

Hugo Chavez

Socialist for the Twenty-first Century

The Digger's Life and Legacy

Mike Gonzalez

John Gurney

The first biography published after Chavez's death, tracing his life from a poor rural family to the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas.

Life and ideas of the great British radical who founded rural communes during the English Civil War.

February 2014 176pp 198mm x 129mm 7 photos Pb 9780745334653 £12.99 Hb 9780745334660 £50 Epub 9781783710300 £12.99 Kindle 9781783710317 £12.99

November 2012 176pp 198mm x 129mm 5 photographs Pb 9780745331836 £12.99 Hb 9780745331843 £50 Epub 9781849646772 £12.99 Kindle 9781849646789 £12.99

Ellen Wilkinson

Sarah Irving

Paula Bartley

Compelling account of a legendary Palestinian resistance fighter. From refugee camp to international infamy.

Charts the life and career of notable socialist, suffragist and Labour government minister, Ellen Wilkinson.

May 2012 168pp 198mm x 129mm 6 photographs Pb 9780745329512 £12.99 Hb 9780745329529 £50 Epub 9781849646741 £12.99 Kindle 9781849646758 £12.99

February 2014 168pp 198mm x 129mm 10 photographs Pb 9780745332376 £12.99 Hb 9780745332383 £50 Epub 9781783710171 £12.99 Kindle 9781783710188 £12.99

Sylvia Pankhurst

Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire

Salvador Allende Revolutionary Democrat

Victor Figueroa Clark

Katherine Connelly

A political biography of one of the 20th century’s most emblematic political figures.

Lively and accessible biography of Sylvia Pankhurst, from suffragette to antiFascist activist.

September 2013 176pp 198mm x 129mm 7 photos Pb 9780745333229 £12.99 Hb 9780745333236 £50 Epub 9781849649438 £12.99 Kindle 9781849649445 £12.99

Leila Khaled Icon of Palestinian Liberation

From Red Suffragist to Government Minister

Gerrard Winstanley

August 2013 176pp 198mm x 129mm 8 photos, 1 map Pb 9780745333076 £12.99 Hb 9780745333083 £50 Epub 9781849649353 £12.99 Kindle 9781849649346 £12.99 PlutoPress



The Failure of Capitalist Production

The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory

Underlying Causes of the Great Recession

Edited by Gregory Sholette and Oliver Ressler

Andrew Kliman November 2011 256pp 215mm x 135mm 59 graphs and 14 tables Pb 9780745332390 £17.99 Hb 9780745332406 £60 Epub 9781849646208 £17.99 Kindle 9781849646192 £17.99

Distinctive and detailed account of the current economic crisis, identifying it as a crisis of capitalism caused by longterm falling profit rates.

Leading critical artists and theorists analyse the current crisis of capitalism. January 2013 192pp 240mm x 170mm 45 Photos Hb 9780745333694 £19.99 Epub 9781849648684 £19.99 Kindle 9781849648691 £19.99

Tweets and the Streets

Shadow Lives

Social Media and Contemporary Activism

Victoria Brittain. Foreword by John Berger. Afterword by Marina Warner

The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

Paolo Gerbaudo Analyses the impact of new social media on activism and political dissent, from Cairo to New York. February 2013 192pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 9780745333267 £14.99 Hb 9780745333274 £50 Epub 9781849648523 £14.99 Kindle 9781849648530 £14.99

October 2012 208pp 215mm x 135mm 10 b & w images Pb 9780745332482 £16.99 Hb 9780745332499 £60 Epub 9781849648011 £16.99 Kindle 9781849648028 £16.99

Jean Paul Marat Tribune of the French Revolution

Clifford D. Conner Accessible introduction to the most 'dangerous' and subversive figure of the French revolution and a popular, radical journalist.

May 2012 192pp 198mm x 129mm 6 photographs Pb 9780745331935 £12.99 Hb 9780745331942 £50 Epub 9781849646802 £12.99 Kindle 9781849646819 £12.99


It’s the Political Economy, Stupid PlutoPress

Reveals the impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison in Britain and the US, during the 'war on terror'.

How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women Lindsey German Shows how conflict has changed women’s lives and how those changes have put women at the centre of peace campaigning.

February 2013 272pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 9780745332505 £16 Hb 9780745332512 £65 Epub 9781849648493 £16 Kindle 9781849648509 £16


Making Peace with the Earth

Second Edition

Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Finn Sivert Nielsen

Vandana Shiva Demolishes the myths of corporate globalisation and shows its devastating environmental impact.

Thoroughly updated and revised edition of a popular classic of modern anthropology. May 2013 264pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 9780745333526 £17.99 Hb 9780745333533 £65 Epub 9781849649193 £17.99 Kindle 9781849649209 £17.99

March 2013 288pp 215mm x 135mm Pb 9780745333762 £14.99 Hb 9780745333779 £50 Epub 9781849649285 £14.99 Kindle 9781849649292 £14.99

The Great University Gamble

Anbara Salam Khalidi. Foreword by Marina Warner. Translated by Tarif Khalidi

Andrew McGettigan

A critical and deeply informed survey of the brave new world of UK Higher Education emerging from government cuts and market-driven reforms.

April 2013 184pp 215mm x 135mm 17 photographs Pb 9780745333564 £16.99 Hb 9780745333571 £55 Epub 9781849648837 £16.99 Kindle 9781849648844 £16.99

A Marxist History of the World

The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance Brett Scott

Neil Faulkner

Pb 9780745332147 £18 Hb 9780745332154 £70 Epub 9781849648646 £18 Kindle 9781849648653 £18

The first English translation of the memoirs of Anbara Salam Khalidi, the iconic Arab feminist.

Hacking the Future of Money

From Neanderthals to Neoliberals Magisterial analysis of human history, from the first hominid to the Great Recession of 2008. Written from the April 2013 perspective of ordinary men and 352pp 230mm x 150mm 15 black and white photos women.

Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist The Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi

Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education

April 2013 232pp 215mm x 135mm 17 figures Pb 9780745332932 £16.99 Hb 9780745332949 £60 Epub 9781849647656 £16.99 Kindle 9781849647663 £16.99

A History of Anthropology

May 2013 272pp 198mm x 129mm 2 figures Pb 9780745333502 £12.99 Hb 9780745333519 £50 Epub 9781849648806 £12.99 Kindle 9781849648813 £12.99

Shows how activists can tap into the internal dynamics of the sector to disrupt it and showcases the growing alternative finance movement. PlutoPress


Index Index

Abdo, Nahla


Agger, Ben

34, 35


Ireland, Paddy


Sikka, Prem


Silva, Kalinga Tudor


Akram, Susan M.


Joshi, Devin K.


Sisk, Timothy D.


AlShehabi, Omar


Justice, Politics and the Family


Slatton, Brittany C.


Annan, Kofi A


Kalebrg, Stephen


Smith, David


Battle for America, The


Karides, Marina


Smith, Jackie


Becker, Marc

26 3


Khalaf, Abdulhadi


Sociopathic Society


Klem, Bart


Solórzano, José R.


Blaming the Victim


Korf, Benedikt


Spencer, Jonathan


Bloomfield, Veronica


Lasslett, Kristian


State Crime on the Margins of Empire


Borich, Gary D.


Life in Schools


Stracey, Frances

Brunelle, Dorval


Lugo-Ocando, Jairo


Street, Paul



Strengthening Governance Globally


Studies in Ethnomethodology


Texting Toward Utopia


Bruno Latour


Luke, Timothy W.

Buechler, Steven M.


Madi, Maria Alejandra Caporale

Capitalism, Should You Buy It?


Magrass, Yale R.

9 31

Captive Revolution


Making of an African Working Class, The 21

Chamberlain, Phillip


Manhood Acts

Chase-Dunn, Christopher


Checkpoint, Temple, Church and Mosque 19

The ABCs of Political Economy




They and We


Maoris, Thomas


They Rule


Maravic, Patrick von


Thinking Differently About Cosmopolitanism

McClennen, Sophia


Corporate Reform Collective


McLaren, Peter


Tinajero, Araceli


Cox, Laurence


Metz, Tamara


To the Cloud


Crisis and Control


Morgan, Glenn


Transit States


Critical Sociology


Mosco, Vincent


Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers


Della Porta, Donatella


Moyer, Jonathan D.


War Against The People

Denemark, Robert A.


Myer, Danny


We Make Our Own History


Constructed Situations


5 13

Mythologizing Black Women


We the Peoples


Di Leo, Jeffrey R.


Nelson, John S.


Weir, Kimberly A.

26 21

Derber, Charles

31, 35

Dye, Thomas R.


Neoliberalism, Education, Terrorism


Werbner, Pnina

Engster, Daniel


Nilsen, Alf Gunvard


White City, Black City

Erkkila, Tero


Nyqvist, Anetta


Who’s Running America?


Fighting Corporate Abuse


Observational Skills for Effective Teaching 28

Willmott, Hugh


Font, Mauricio A.


Organisational Anthropology


Wilson, Anna V


Frank, Andre Gunder


Out of Place, Out of Time


Wood, Lesley J.


Freire, Paulo


Paramilitarism and Neoliberalism


Zionism and its Discontents


From Jicarma to Jackfruit


Parker, Martin


Garfinkel, Harold


Peace Ecology


Garsten, Christina


Pearson, Gordon


Giroux, Henry A.


Pedagogy of Commitment


Peters, B. Guy


Global Democracy and the World Social Forums


Pittiotto, Sol


Goodhand, Jonathan


Polarizing Development


Goodwin, Jeff


Politics in Popular Movements


Greenstein, Ran


Pradella, Lucia


Gun Violence and Public Life


Public Administration


Hadden, Tom


Randall, Amster

33 31

Hahnel, Robin


Rawls, Anne

Halper, Jeff


Reardon, Jack


Handbook on Cuban History, Literature and the Arts 29

Rempel, Terry


Hanieh, Adam


Introducing a New Economics


Harman, Graham


Hasbullah, Shahul


How to Explain a Social Movement


Hristov, Jasmin


Hughes, Barry B.

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ReOrienting the 19th Century


Rose, Peter I.


Saltman, Kenneth J.


Schwalbe, Michael


Scott Cato, Molly


Searching for the Spirit of American Democracy



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Pluto Press New Books Catalogue - Autumn/Winter 2014  

New books catalogue from Pluto Press, including Paradigm Publishers titles. Autumn/Winter 2014.