Forthcoming Books

Africa Uprising
Popular Protest and Political Change
(Paperback)
Adam Branch and Zachariah Mampilly
12 March 2015

From Egypt to South Africa, Nigeria to Ethiopia, a new force for political change is emerging across Africa: popular protest. Widespread urban uprisings by youth, the unemployed, trade unions, activists, writers, artists, and religious groups are challenging injustice and inequality. What is driving this new wave of protest? Is it the key to substantive political change?

Drawing...

An Alternative Labour History
Worker Control and Workplace Democracy
(Paperback)
Dario Azzellini (Ed.)
12 March 2015

The global financial crisis has led to a new shop-floor militancy. Radical forms of protest and new workers’ takeovers have sprung up all over the globe. In the US, Republic Windows and Doors started production under worker control in January 2013. Later that year workers in Greece took over and managed a hotel, a hospital, a newspaper, a TV channel and a factory.

The...

Male Daughters, Female Husbands
Gender and Sex in an African Society
(Paperback)
Ifi Amadiume, Foreword by Pat Caplan
12 March 2015

In 1987, more than a decade before the dawn of queer theory, Ifi Amadiume wrote Male Daughters, Female Husbands, to critical acclaim.

This compelling and highly original book frees the subject position of 'husband' from its affiliation with men, and goes on to do the same for other masculine attributes, dislocating sex, gender and sexual orientation. Boldly arguing that the...

Marxism and Feminism
(Paperback)
Shahrzad Mojab
12 March 2015

Global events, from economic crisis to social unrest and militarization, disproportionately affect women. Yet around the world it is also women who are leading the struggle against oppression and exploitation. In light of renewed interest in Marxist theory among many women activists and academics, Marxism and Feminism presents a contemporary and accessible Marxistfeminist analysis on a host of...

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear
(Paperback)
Fiona Jeffries
12 March 2015

Our 24/7 lives are saturated with round-the-clock fear. Scare-tactic headlines fill our homes and our public spaces. If it’s not the war on terror, it’s the new war on the middle class. Crisis is the new black, as catastrophe after casualty after crash shape the order of the day. Nothing to Lose But Our Fear delivers a counter blow to this rampant culture of fear fuelled by the...

Planet Dialectics
Explorations in Environment and Development
(Paperback)
Wolfgang Sachs, Foreword by Susan George
12 March 2015

All effects of human action will inevitably be played out within our planet’s limits; any hope of infinity is an illusion. And yet, as Wolfgang Sachs warned almost twenty years ago, environmental concerns have been assimilated into the rhetoric, dynamics and power structures of development.

This classic collection of trenchant and elegant explorationsaddresses the crisis of...

Spaces of Aid
How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism
(Paperback)
Lisa Smirl
12 March 2015

Aid workers commonly bemoan that the experience of working in the field sits uneasily with the goals they’ve signed up to: visiting project sites in air-conditioned Land Cruisers while the intended beneficiaries walk barefoot through the heat, or checking emails from within gated compounds while surrounding communities have no running water.

Spaces of Aid provides the first...

Thank You, Madagascar
The Conservation Diaries of Alison Jolly
(Hardback)
Alison Jolly
12 March 2015

Madagascar is one of the world’s natural jewels, with over ninety per cent of its wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. Few people knew it better than the pioneering primatologist and conservationist, Alison Jolly. Thank You, Madagascar is her eyewitness account of the extraordinary biodiversity of the island, and the environment of its people.

At the book’s heart is a...

The 1% and the Rest of Us
A Political Economy of Dominant Ownership
(Paperback)
Tim Di Muzio
12 March 2015

While the Occupy movement faces many strategic and organizational challenges, one of its major accomplishments has been to draw global attention to the massive disparity of income, wealth and privilege held by 1% of the population in nations across the world. In The 1% and the Rest of Us, Tim Di Muzio explores what it means to be part of a socio-economic order presided over by the super-rich...

Africa's New Oil
Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes
(Paperback)
Celeste Hicks
9 April 2015

In recent years, technological advances, higher commodity prices and an insatiable global thirst for energy have meant that African oil is increasingly in demand. Countries as far apart as Niger, Uganda, Chad, Ghana and Kenya are looking at the prospect of almost unimaginable flows of money into their national budgets.

But the story of African oil has usually been associated with...

Breathing Space
The Natural and Unnatural History of Air
(Paperback)
Mark Everard
9 April 2015

In this book Mark Everard argues that governments and citizens too often take the air we breathe for granted. Air and the wider atmosphere are vital in protecting us from radiation, maintaining climate and weather patterns, dispersing water, seeds, and pollen, and in serving as a source of alternative energy.

Breathing Space overturns conventional thinking on the atmosphere, and...

Can Non-Europeans Think?
with a foreword by Walter Mignolo
(Paperback)
Hamid Dabashi
9 April 2015

What happens with thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical 'pedigree'? In this powerfully honed polemic, Dabashi argues that they are invariably marginalised, patronised and mis-represented.

Challenging, pugnacious, but also stylish, Can Non-Europeans Think? forges a new perspective in postcolonial studies by looking at how intellectual debate continues to reinforce...

Ghost Cities of China
(Paperback)
Wade Shepard
9 April 2015

Featuring everything from sports stadiums to shopping malls, hundreds of new cities in China stand empty, with hundreds more set to be built by 2030. Between now and then, the country's urban population will leap to over one billion, as the central government kicks its urbanization initiative into overdrive. In the process, traditional social structures are being torn apart, and a rootless,...

Marxism and the Muslim World
(Paperback)
Maxime Rodinson, Foreword by Gilbert Achcar
9 April 2015

In the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings Maxime Rodinson's Marxist commentary has a new and powerful resonance. Political repression, corruption and economic stagnation stimulated revolt across the Arab world. Now the revolutionary euphoria has faded, leaving violent power struggles, overtly Islamic political parties have begun to take power. Meanwhile hysteria over terrorism and fundamentalism...

Social and Solidarity Economy
Beyond the Fringe
(Paperback)
Peter Utting
9 April 2015

As contexts of economic crises, vulnerability, inequality and climate change prompt a global debate on the meaning and trajectory of development, increasing attention is focusing on 'social and solidarity economy' as a distinctive approach to sustainable and rights-based development.

While we are beginning to understand what social and solidarity economy is, what it promises and...