Forthcoming Books

After Israel
Towards Cultural Transformation
Marcelo Svirsky
8 May 2014

In this unique new contribution, Marcelo Svirsky asserts that no political solution currently on offer can provide the cultural marrow necessary to effect a transformation of modes of being and ways of life in the State of Israel.

Controversially, Svirsky argues that the Zionist political project cannot be fixed - it is one that negatively affects the lives of its beneficiaries...

Confessions of a Terrorist
A Novel
Richard Jackson
8 May 2014

P: Who is the real terrorist in this room?

M: What're you saying?

In a claustrophobic, concrete cell, two men face each other across a bare table. One is a wanted terrorist, the other a British intelligence officer. But this is no ordinary interrogation, and as they talk deep into the night and violent secrets are revealed, the line between interrogator and confessor...

Displacement Economies in Africa
Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity
Amanda Hammar
8 May 2014

Large-scale displacement - whether caused by war, state-related political or development projects, different forms of political violence, structural crisis, or even natural disasters - evokes many stereotyped assumptions about those forcibly displaced or emplaced. At the same time there is a problematic lack of attention paid to the diversity of actors, strategies and practices that reshape...

Media and Development
Martin Scott
8 May 2014

Media matters. From encouraging charitable donations and delivering public health messages to promoting democratic participation and state accountability, the media can play a crucial role in development. Yet the influence of the media is not always welcome. It can also be used as a mechanism of surveillance and control or to disseminate hate speech and propaganda.

How then...

North Korea: State of Paranoia
Paul French
8 May 2014

North Korea continues to make headlines, arousing curiosity and fear in equal measure. The world’s most secretive nuclear power, it still has Gulag-style prison camps, allows no access to the Internet and bans its people from talking to foreigners without official approval. In this remarkable and eye-opening book, internationally best-selling author Paul French examines in forensic...

Women in Politics
Gender, Power and Development
Mariz Tadros
8 May 2014

Women the world over are being prevented from engaging in politics. Women’s political leadership of any sort is a rarity and a career in politics rarer still. We have, however, begun to understand what it takes to create an enabling environment for women’s political participation.

In this exciting and pioneering collection, writers from Africa, Latin America, and the...

Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia
Sindre Bangstad
12 June 2014

In late July 2011, Norway was struck by the worst terror attacks in its history. In a fertilizer-bomb attack on Government Headquarters in Oslo, and a one-hour long shooting spree at the Labour Party Youth Camp at Utøya, seventy-seven people, mostly teenagers, were killed by Anders Behring Breivik. By targeting young future Norwegian social democratic leaders, his actions were meant to...

Chinese Migrants and Africa's Development
New Imperialists or Agents of Change?
Giles Mohan, Ben Lampert, May Tan-Mullins and Daphne Chang
12 June 2014

China's recent stepping up of relations with Africa is one of the most significant developments on the African continent for decades. For some it promises an end to Africa's dependent aid relationships as the Chinese bring expertise, technology, and a stronger business focus. But for others it is no more than a new form of imperialism.

This book is the first to systematically...

Girl Trouble
Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women
Carol Dyhouse
12 June 2014

Girls behave badly. If they're not obscenity-shouting, pint-swigging laddettes they're narcissistic, living dolls floating around in a cloud of self-obsession, far too busy twerking to care. And this is news.

In this witty and wonderful book, eminent historian Carol Dyhouse shows that for over a century now, where there's a horrific headline, a scandal or a wave of moral outrage...

The Radical Imagination
Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity
Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish
12 June 2014

The idea of the imagination is as evocative as it is elusive. Not only does the imagination allow us to project ourselves beyond our physical and temporal limits, it also allows us to envision the future, individually and collectively. The radical imagination, then, is that spark of difference, desire, and discontent that can be fanned into the flames of social change. Yet what precisely is...

Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa
From the Margins to the Centre
Mary Njeri Kinyanjui
12 June 2014

In this highly original work, Mary Njeri Kinyanjui explores the trajectory of women's movement from the margins of urbanization into the centers of business activities in Nairobi, Kenya and its accompanying implications for urban planning. While women in much of Africa have struggled to gain urban citizenship and continue to be weighed down by poor education, low incomes and confinement to...

Debating Cultural Hybridity
Multicultural Identities and the Politics of Anti-Racism
Pnina Werbner and Tariq Modood (Eds)
10 July 2014

Why is it still so difficult to negotiate differences across cultures? In what ways does racism continue to strike at the foundations of multiculturalism?

Bringing together some of the world's most influential postcolonial theorists, this classic collection examines the place and meaning of cultural hybridity in the context of growing global crisis, xenophobia and racism....

Capitalism and Its Alternatives
Chris Rogers
14 August 2014

The global economic crisis has catalysed debates about the merits of capitalism as a system for organizing production, distribution and exchange. Capitalism, political elites have argued, is not a fundamentally pernicious or crisis-prone system, and it can be successfully reformed if the right set of policies is found. Conversely, many have argued that a wholesale change of attitude towards...

Grassroots Post-modernism
Remaking the Soil of Cultures
Gustavo Esteva and Madhu Suri Prakash
14 August 2014

With the publication of this remarkable book in 1998, Gustavo Esteva and Madhu Suri Prakash instigated a complete, epistemological rupture.

Grassroots Post-modernism resolutely attacks the three sacred cows of modernity - the idea, entrenched in globalisation, that there is only one, universally valid way of understanding social reality; the exclusive and general validity of...

Land and Freedom
The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism
Leandro Vergara-Camus
11 September 2014

The Zapatistas of Chiapas and the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) of Brazil are often celebrated as shining examples in the global struggle against Neoliberalism. But what have these movements achieved for their members in more than two decades of resistance and can any of these achievements realistically contribute to the rise of a real alternative?

Through a perfect...