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- Zed Books 2014; US$ 24.95
Martin Luther King once insisted that "a riot is the language of the unheard." Both a consideration of the ethics and politics of militant protest and the story of dissidents and their actions post 1968, Languages of the Unheard argues that militancy is not a danger to democratic norms of consensus-building. Instead, it is a legitimate remedy... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 27.95
Don Ross provides a concise and distinct introduction to the philosophy of economics for students in need of a short but engaging study of the main issues in the subject today. Ross offers his own provocative interpretation of the value of economics in science and public policy giving a unique perspective from a world authority. more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95
Louis Althusser?s renowned short text ?Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses? radically transformed the concept of the subject, the understanding of the state and even the very frameworks of cultural, political and literary theory. The text has influenced thinkers such as Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek. The piece is, in fact,... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95
Exploring the genesis of neoliberalism, and the political and economic circumstances of its deployment, Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval dispel numerous common misconceptions. Neoliberalism is neither a return to classical liberalism nor the restoration of ?pure? capitalism. To misinterpret neoliberalism is to fail to understand what is new about... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 14.95
After the financial crash and the great recession, the media rediscovered Karl marx, socialist theory, and the very idea that capitalism can be questioned. But in spite of the publicity, the main paths of contemporary critical thought have gone unexplored outside of the academy. Benjamin Kunkel?s Utopia or Bust leads readers ? whether politically... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
Foucault saw the notion of parrhesia (truth-telling) as the most important factor for how governments could and should communicate with their people and vice versa. This important collection compiles and analyses Foucault's views on parrhesia to shed new light on his ideas on the importance of truth-telling in democracies. more...
- Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 28.99
This book takes up Foucault's hypothesis that liberal "civil society," far from being a sphere of natural freedoms, designates the social spaces where our biological lives come under new forms of control and are invested with new forms of biopower. In order to test this hypothesis, its chapters examine the critical theory of civil society--from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
This book presents a critical appraisal of the main theories of distributive justice. It develops the view that all such theories, or at least all liberal theories, may be seen as expressions of laissez-faire with compensations for factors that they consider to be morally arbitrary. More precisely, these theories are interpreted as specifying... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Drawing on case studies and social movement theory Claire Nettle provides a new empirical and theoretical understanding of community gardening by applying a contextual framework that considers the activity as a way for people to engage in collective social action. Through this a richer, more complete understanding of community gardening as a form of... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison. Challenging the nature of giving as reciprocal, the book engages critically with the work of Mauss and... more...