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John Maclean

by Henry Bell Pluto Press (October 20, 2018)

'I am not here, then, as the accused; I am here as the accuser of capitalism dripping with blood from head to foot' – John Maclean, Speech from the Dock, 1918.*BR**BR*Feared by the government, adored by workers,...


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,...


Scenes from the Revolution

by Kim Wiltshire & Billy Cowan Pluto Press (September 20, 2018)

Political theatre thrives on turbulence. By turning the political issues of the day into a potent, dramatic art form, its practitioners hold up a mirror to our society - with the power to shock, discomfit and...


Staying Power

by Peter Fryer Pluto Press (September 20, 2018)

Staying Power is a panoramic history of black Britons. Stretching back to the Roman conquest, encompassing the court of Henry VIII, and following a host of characters from Mary Seacole to the abolitionist Olaudah...


A Radical History of the World

by Neil Faulkner Pluto Press (September 20, 2018)

History is a weapon. The powerful have their version of events, the people have another. And if we understand how the past was forged, we arm ourselves to change the future.*BR**BR*This is a history of struggle,...


Long Road to Harpers Ferry

by Mark A. Lause Pluto Press (September 20, 2018)

This is the first comprehensive history of pre-Civil War American radicalism, mapping the journeys of the land reformers, Jacksonian radicals and militant abolitionists on the long road to the failed slave revolt...


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...


Decolonizing the University

by Kerem Nişancıolu, Gurminder K. Bhambra & Dalia Gebrial Pluto Press (August 20, 2018)

In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry '#RhodesMustFall' sparked an international...


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...


Introducing a New Economics

by Jack Reardon, Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi & Molly Scott Cato Pluto Press (November 20, 2017)

Introducing a New Economics is a groundbreaking textbook that heralds a revolution in the teaching of economics. Students and lecturers alike are rejecting the narrow curricula and lack of intellectual diversity...


Cults, Martyrs and Good Samaritans

by James Crossley Pluto Press (July 20, 2018)

James Crossley holds a mirror up to English politics, examining how Christianity is often used to legitimise ideological positions and parties. *BR**BR*From the paternalistic Christianity used to justify ever-intensifiying...


Boomtown

by Thomas Hylland Eriksen Pluto Press (July 20, 2018)

Sitting next to the Great Barrier Reef, marinated in coal and gas, the industrial boomtown of Gladstone, Australia embodies many of the contradictions of the 'overheated' world: prosperous yet polluted; growing...


Overripe Economy

by Alan Nasser Pluto Press (June 20, 2018)

From industrialisation to the present day, Overripe Economy is a genealogy of the emergence of a finance-ridden, authoritarian, austerity-plagued American capitalism. *BR**BR*This panoramic political-economic...


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...


Outsourced Empire

by Andrew Thomson Pluto Press (June 20, 2018)

There has been a shift in the way that we understand the forces behind imperialism. In this book, Andrew Thomson re-evaluates the history of US imperialism, from the Cold War to today, by looking at the influence...


Rojava

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...


A People's History of the German Revolution, 1918-1919

by William A. Pelz Pluto Press (June 20, 2018)

In October 1918, war-weary German sailors mutinied when the Imperial Naval Command ordered their engagement in one final, fruitless battle with the British Royal Navy. This revolt, in the dying embers of 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...


Postcolonial France

by Paul A. Silverstein Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

France is a bellwether for the postcolonial anxieties and populist politics emerging across the world today. This book explores the dynamics and dilemmas of the present moment of crisis and hope in France, through...


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...


Faith and Resistance

by Sarah Marusek Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

What kind of decolonial possibilities exist in today’s world? Exploring the rise of Shi'i activism in Lebanon and the Middle East, and drawing transnational parallels with other revolutionary religious struggles...


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...


Brazil

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...


Painting the Town Red

by Bob Dent Pluto Press (March 20, 2018)

The intensely political cultural production that erupted during Hungary's short-lived Soviet Republic of 1919 encompassed music, art, literature, film and theatre. Painting the Town Red is the little-known history...


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...


Managerial Capitalism

by Gérard Duménil & Dominique Levy Pluto Press (March 20, 2018)

Marx's analysis of society has traditionally advanced a two-class framework; of worker and capitalist. In Managerial Capitalism, Gerard Dumenil and Dominique Levy argue that a transition is underway towards...


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,...


The Last Earth

by Ramzy Baroud Pluto Press (February 20, 2018)

Spanning decades and encompassing war, mass exodus, epic migrations and the search for individual and collective identity, The Last Earth tells the story of modern Palestine through the memories of those who...


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...


Burning Country - New Edition

by Robin Yassin-Kassab & Leila Al-Shami Pluto Press (February 20, 2018)

*Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2017*

In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a war zone...


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?...


Art and Production

by Boris Arvatov, John Roberts & Alexei Penzin Pluto Press (August 20, 2017)

Boris Arvatov's Art and Production is a classic of the early Soviet avant-garde. Now nearing a century since its first publication, it is a crucial intervention for those seeking to understand the social dynamic...


The Message is Murder

by Jonathan Beller Pluto Press (November 20, 2017)

Written as a wake-up call to the field of media studies, The Message is Murder analyses the violence bound up in the everyday functions of digital media. At its core is the concept of 'computational capital'...


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...