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England's Discontents

by Mike Wayne Pluto Press (October 20, 2018)

England's Discontents unpacks the genealogy of British identities over the last two hundred years as they have been shaped by the main political cultures and their interactions with cultural politics.*BR**BR*Conservatism,...

Talking to North Korea

by Glyn Ford Pluto Press (September 20, 2018)

Despite recents attempts at ‘negotiation’, the attitudes of both Kim Jong-un’s regime and the West seem unchanged. North Korea is still shrouded in mystery, and there are no clear plans for the future......

Art after Money, Money after Art

by Max Haiven Pluto Press (August 20, 2018)

We imagine that art and money are old enemies, but this myth actually reproduces a violent system of global capitalism and prevents us from imagining and building alternatives.*BR**BR*From the chaos unleashed...

The Rise of Nerd Politics

by John Postill Pluto Press (August 20, 2018)

The recent irruption of WikiLeaks, Anonymous, Snowden and other tech-savvy actors onto the global political stage raises urgent questions about the impact of digital activism on political systems around the...

The Latino Question

by Armando Ibarra, Alfredo Carlos & Rodolfo D Torres Pluto Press (August 20, 2018)

While so many Latino/Chicano Americans struggle in pursuit of the 'American dream', while figures such as Donald Trump are accepted in mainstream politics, and scaremongering and paranoia is rife, the need for...

Why Turkey is Authoritarian

by Halil Karaveli Pluto Press (June 20, 2018)

For the last century, the Western world has regarded Turkey as a pivotal case of the 'clash of civilisations' between Islam and the West. Why Turkey is Authoritarian offers a radical challenge to this conventional...


by Thomas Schmidinger Pluto Press (June 20, 2018)

The Kurdish territory of Rojava in Syria has become a watchword for radical democracy, communalism and gender equality. But while Western radicals continue to project their own values onto the revolution, the...

Constructing China

by Mobo Gao Pluto Press (July 20, 2018)

From fear and anxiety, to celebration, China's rise has provoked a variety of responses across the world. In light of this phenomenon, how are our understandings of China produced?*BR**BR*From West to East,...

Seeds of Hate

by Lawrence Pintak Pluto Press (October 20, 2003)

In the aftermath of 9/11, America has been haunted by one question: why do they hate us? *BR**BR*This book answers that question, tracing the roots of the crisis back to American's involvement in the Middle...

Cracks in the Wall

by Ben White Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

After decades of occupation and creeping annexation, the situation on the ground in Palestine/Israel can only be described as a system of apartheid. Peace efforts have failed because of one, inconvenient truth:...

Shut Down the Business School

by Martin Parker Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

Business schools are institutions which, a decade after the financial crash, continue to act as loudspeakers for neoliberal capitalism with all its injustices and planetary consequences. In this lively and incendiary...

Towards a Gay Communism

by Mario Mieli Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

First published in Italian in 1977, Mario Mieli's groundbreaking book is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory - now available for the first time in a complete and unabridged English translation. *BR**BR*Among...

Ukraine and the Empire of Capital

by Yuliya Yurchenko Pluto Press (December 20, 2017)

Since 1991, nominally independent Ukraine has been in turmoil, with the Orange Revolution and the Maidan protests marking its most critical moments. Now, its borders are threatened and the civil unrest and armed...

Making Workers

by Katharyne Mitchell Pluto Press (December 20, 2017)

As globalisation transforms the organisation of society, so too is its impact felt in the classroom. Katharyne Mitchell argues that schools are spaces in which neoliberal practices are brought to bear on the...


by Alfredo Saad-Filho & Lecio Morais Pluto Press (December 20, 2017)

Brazil is the world's sixth largest economy, has played a key role as one of the 'pink wave' administrations in Latin America, and was also responsible for wrecking the US-sponsored proposal for a Free Trade...

Media Amnesia

by Laura Basu Pluto Press (April 20, 2018)

From Donald Trump, to Brexit and the rise of nationalist populism across Europe, what role has the media played in shaping our current political moment?

Following the news coverage of a decade-long crisis that...

Choke Points

by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson & Immanuel Ness Pluto Press (April 20, 2018)

Global capitalism is a precarious system. Relying on the steady flow of goods across the world, trans-national companies such as Wal-Mart and Amazon depend on the work of millions in docks, warehouses and logistics...

Rosa Luxemburg and the Struggle for Democratic Renewal

by Jon Nixon Pluto Press (April 20, 2018)

What can contemporary activists and political theorists learn from the life and work of Rosa Luxemburg? Examining her contribution to radical democracy and revolutionary socialism, Jon Nixon shows why Red Rosa's...

A Certain Amount of Madness

by Amber Murrey Pluto Press (March 20, 2018)

Thomas Sankara was one of Africa's most important anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th Century. His declaration that fundamental socio-political change would require a 'certain amount of madness' drove...

Hope Lies in the Proles

by John Newsinger Pluto Press (March 20, 2018)

George Orwell was one of the most significant literary figures on the left in the twentieth century. While titles such as 1984, Animal Farm and Homage to Catalonia are still rightly regarded as modern classics,...

Digital Demagogue

by Christian Fuchs Pluto Press (February 20, 2018)

From 'Covfefe' to #FraudNewsCNN and #FakeNews, Donald Trump's tweets have caused an international frenzy. He is a reality TV and Twitter-President, who uses digital and entertainment culture as an ideological...

A Party with Socialists in It

by Simon Hannah Pluto Press (February 20, 2018)

For over a hundred years, the British Labour Party has been a bastion for working class organisation and struggle. However, has it ever truly been on the side of the workers? Where do its interests really lie?...

Under the Cover of Chaos

by Lawrence Grossberg Pluto Press (January 20, 2018)

Are Donald Trump's irrationality, cruelty, and bombast symptoms of his personality? Is the chaos surrounding him a sign of his incompetence? Are his populism, illiberalism and nationalism just cynical appeals...

Small is Necessary

by Anitra Nelson Pluto Press (January 20, 2018)

Does small mean less? Not necessarily. In an era of housing crises, environmental unsustainability and social fragmentation, the need for more sociable, affordable and sustainable housing is vital. The answer?...

The Privatization of Israeli Security

by Shir Hever Pluto Press (November 20, 2017)

Between 1994-2014, Israel’s security service was transformed, becoming one of the most extreme examples of privatised security in the world. This book is an investigation into this period and the conditions...

A Theory of ISIS

by Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou Pluto Press (November 20, 2017)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been the subject of intense scrutiny in the West. Considered by many to be the most dangerous terrorist organisation in the world, it has become shrouded in numerous myths...

Development Against Democracy - New Edition

by Irene L. Gendzier Pluto Press (August 20, 2017)

This new, updated edition of the influential Development Against Democracy is a critical guide to postwar studies of modernisation and development. In the mid-twentieth century, models of development studies...

Man-Made Woman

by Ciara Colin Cremin Pluto Press (August 20, 2017)

On July 27th, 2015, Colin Cremin overcame a lifetime of fear and repression and came to work dressed as a woman called Ciara. This book charts her personal journey as a male-to-female cross-dresser in the ever-changing...

Private Oceans

by Fiona McCormack Pluto Press (August 20, 2017)

As the era of thriving, small-scale fishing communities continues to wane across waters that once teamed with (a way of) life, Fiona McCormack opens a window into contemporary fisheries quota systems, laying...

In Their Place

by Stephen Crossley Pluto Press (August 20, 2017)

This book critiques how impoverished communities are represented by politicians, the media, academics and policy makers - and how our understanding of these neighbourhoods is, often misleadingly, shaped by these...

The Palestine-Israel Conflict - Fourth Edition

by Gregory Harms & Todd M. Ferry Pluto Press (July 20, 2017)

The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict in living memory. Yet the way it is reported in the media is often confusing, leading many to falsely assume the hostilities stretch...

Space Invaders

by Paul Routledge Pluto Press (July 20, 2017)

Space Invaders argues for the importance of a radical geographic perspective in enabling us to make sense of protests and social movements around the world. Under conditions of increasing global economic inequalities,...

Rubbish Theory

by Michael Thompson Pluto Press (June 20, 2017)

Rubbish is something we ignore. By definition we discard it, from our lives and our minds, and it remains outside the concerns of conventional economics. However, this book explores the dynamics through which...

Double Crossed

by Michael Woodiwiss Pluto Press (June 20, 2017)

In the United States, the popular symbols of organised crime are still Depression-era figures such as Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Meyer Lansky - thought to be heads of giant, hierarchically organised mafias....

What is Anthropology?

by Thomas Hylland Eriksen Pluto Press (May 20, 2017)

Leading anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen shows how anthropology is a revolutionary way of thinking about the human world. Perfect for students, but also for those who have never encountered anthropology...

What is Islamophobia?

by Narzanin Massoumi, Tom Mills & David Miller Pluto Press (June 20, 2017)

As racist undercurrents in many western societies become manifestly entrenched, the prevalence of Islamophobia - and the need to understand what perpetuates it - has never been greater.

Critiquing the arguments...

The Violence of Austerity

by Vickie Cooper & David Whyte Pluto Press (May 20, 2017)

Austerity, a response to the aftermath of the financial crisis, continues to devastate contemporary Britain.

In The Violence of Austerity, Vickie Cooper and David Whyte bring together the voices of campaigners...

Unreal Objects

by Kate O'Riordan Pluto Press (July 20, 2017)

Science and technology are playing increasingly important roles in our lives. New projects in development today will fundamentally shape the world around us, and manipulate our lived experience. But how and...

What's Wrong with Rights?

by Radha D'Souza Pluto Press (January 20, 2018)

Through mapping the rights discourse and the transformations in transnational finance capitalism since the world wars, and interrogating the connections between the two, Radha D'Souza examines contemporary rights...

Bittersweet Brexit

by Charlie Clutterbuck Pluto Press (October 20, 2017)

Although widely criticised and hugely wasteful, The Common Agricultural Policy did at least afford British farmers a degree of support. Post-Brexit, that support will vanish - to be replaced with a woefully...

Social Reproduction Theory

by Tithi Bhattacharya Pluto Press (October 20, 2017)

This groundbreaking collection explores the profound power of Social Reproduction Theory to deepen our understanding of everyday life under capitalism. While many Marxists tend to focus on the productive economy,...

Elinor Ostrom's Rules for Radicals

by Derek Wall Pluto Press (October 20, 2017)

Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics. Her theorising of the commons has been celebrated as groundbreaking and opening the way for non-capitalist economic alternatives, yet,...


by Kieran Allen Pluto Press (September 20, 2017)

If we are serious about finding a different way to run the post-credit crunch society, we must start by introducing alternatives to undergraduates. Kieran Allen begins the task with an accessible and comprehensive...


by Kieran Allen & Brian O'Boyle Pluto Press (September 20, 2017)

Emile Durkheim, along with Karl Marx and Max Weber, is one of the three ‘founding fathers of sociology’. This is the first book to situate his sociology in the context of his republican politics, freeing...

Reclaiming the State

by William Mitchell & Thomas Fazi Pluto Press (September 20, 2017)

The crisis of the neoliberal order has resuscitated a political idea widely believed to be consigned to the dustbin of history. Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the neo-nationalist, anti-globalisation...

The Islamophobia Industry - Second Edition

by Nathan Lean Pluto Press (September 20, 2017)

This is a disturbing account of the campaign to promote fear and hatred of Muslims in the United States and Europe, from the 'War on Terror' to Trump's travel ban.


Nathan Lean takes us through a world of conservative...

Looking to London

by Cynthia Cockburn Pluto Press (September 20, 2017)

London is celebrated as one of the most ethnically diverse capitals in the world, and has been a magnet of migration since its origin. Looking To London steps into the maelstrom of current and recent wars and...

Footwork: Urban Outreach and Hidden Lives

by Tom Hall Pluto Press (December 20, 2016)

An original street-corner ethnography drawing on the themes of urban regeneration, lost space and the 24-hour city.

The Profit Doctrine: Economists of the Neoliberal Era

by Robert Chernomas & Ian Hudson Pluto Press (December 20, 2016)

A comprehensive account of the role of professional economists in the economic, social and environmental crises of the early 21st century

Children of the Welfare State: Civilising Practices in Schools, Childcare and Families

by Laura Gilliam & Eva Gulløv Pluto Press (December 20, 2016)

An original ethnography looking at childhood socialisation in schools and in families, under the Welfare State