Books for review

If you would like to write a review please send a request with the following information to the Editor, Ane Engelstad (

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Suggestions are welcome of recent books not in the lists below that you would like to review or that we should review, include publication details if possible.

Some recent books

      • Kieran Allen
        1916: Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition
        Pluto Press, London, 2016. 232pp. £12.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745336329
      • Louis Althusser
        How to Be a Marxist in Philosophy
        Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York, 2017. 256pp. £21.99 pb
        ISBN 9781474280549
      • Ian Angus
        A Redder Shade of Green: Intersections of Science and Socialism
        Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 160pp. $22 pb
        ISBN 9781583676448
      • Johannes Beetz and Veit Schwab (eds)
        Material Discourse-Materialist Analysis: Approaches in Discourse Studies
        Lexington Books, Lanham, MD, 2017. 192pp. £60 hb
        ISBN 9781498558150
      • Richard J Bernstein
        Ironic Life
        Polity Press, Cambridge and Malden, MA, 2016. 184pp. £15.99 pb
        ISBN 9781509505739
      • Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson
        The Profit Doctrine: Economists of the Neoliberal Era
        Pluto, London, 2017. 240pp. £17.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745335858
      • Joseph Choonara
        Reader’s Guide to Marx’s Capital
        Bookmarks, London, 2017. 160pp. £9.99 pb
        ISBN 9781910885482
      • Stephen Cushion
        A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution: How the Working Class Shaped the Guerillas’ Victory
        Monthly Review Press, New York, 2016. 336pp.
        ISBN 9781583675816
      • Benoît Dillet and Tara Puri
        The Political Space of Art: The Dardenne Brothers, Arundhati Roy, Ai Weiwei and Burial
        Rowman & Littlefield International, Lanham, MD, 2016. 138pp. £23.95 pb
        ISBN 9781783485680
      • Terry Eagleton
        Radical Sacrifice
        Yale University Press New Haven, CT and London, 2018. 216pp. $25 / £18.99 hb
        ISBN 9780300233353
      • Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Elisabeth Schober
        Identity Destabilised: Living in an Overheated World
        Pluto, London, 2016. 272pp. £19.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745399126
      • Neil Faulkner
        People’s History of the Russian Revolution
        Pluto, London, 2017. 304pp. £12.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745399034
      • Andrew Feenberg
        Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason
        Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 235pp. £25.95 hb
        ISBN 978-0674971783
      • Dominik Finkelde
        Excessive Subjectivity: Kant, Hegel, Lacan, and the Foundations of Ethics
        Translated by Deva Kemmis and Astrid Weigert, Columbia University Press, New York, 2017. 368pp. $65/£54 hb
        ISBN 9780231173186
      • John Bellamy Foster
        Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce
        Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 144pp. $11 pb
        ISBN 9781583676806
      • Christian Fuchs
        Critical Theory of Communication
        University of Westminster Press, London, 2016. 236pp. £18.99 pb; free download
        ISBN 9781911534044
      • Diego Fusaro
        The Place of Possibility: Towards a New Philosophy of Praxis
        Translated by Steven M Cenci, The Pertinent Press, Oxford, 2017. 242pp. £59 hb
        ISBN 9781912142125
      • Henry A Giroux
        America’s Addiction to Terrorism
        Monthly Review Press, New York, 2016. 288pp. $20 pb
        ISBN 9781583675700
      • Eric Holt-Giménez
        A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat
        Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 256pp. $25 pb
        ISBN 9781583676592
      • Kōjin Karatani
        Isonomia and the Origins of Philosophy
        Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2017. 176pp. £19.99 pb
        ISBN 9780822369134
      • Miroslav Krleža
        Harbors Rich in Ships: The Selected Revolutionary Writings of Miroslav Krleza, Radical Luminary of Modern World Literature
        Translated by Željko Cipriš, Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 230pp. $29 pb
        ISBN 9781583676486
      • Helen Lackner
        Yemen in Crisis Autocracy,Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State
        Saqi Books, London, 2017. 384pp. £25 hb
        ISBN 978-0863561931
      • Lauren Langman and George N Lundskow
        God, Guns, Gold and Glory: American Character and Its Discontents
        Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2016. 358pp. €165,00 / $198.00 hb
        ISBN 9789004328631
      • David Lapoujade
        Aberrant Movements: The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze
        Semiotext(e), South Pasadena, CA, 2017. 376pp. £14.95 pb
        ISBN 9781584351955
      • Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams
        Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation
        Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 387pp. £20 pb
        ISBN 9781583676295
      • Alejandra Mancilla
        The Right of Necessity: Moral Cosmopolitanism and Global Poverty
        Rowman & Littlefield International, Lanham, MD, 2016. 140pp. £19.95 / $29.95 pb
        ISBN 9781783485864
      • Peter Marshall
        William Godwin: Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary
        PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2nd edn, 2017. 544pp. $29.95 pb
        ISBN 9781629633862
      • Adam Mayer
        Naija Marxisms: Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria
        Pluto Press, London, 2016. 248pp. £17.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745336572
      • Tony McKenna
        The Dictator, the Revolution, the Machine: A Political Account of Joseph Stalin
        Sussex Academic Press, Brighton, 2016. 240pp. £25 pb
        ISBN 9781845198268
      • Bill V Mullin
        W E B Du Bois Revolutionary across the Color Line
        Pluto Press, London, 2016. 176pp. £12.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745335056
      • Phil A Neel
        Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict
        Reaktion Books, London, 2018. 192pp. £14.99 hb
        ISBN 9781780239026
      • Nick Nesbitt (ed.)
        The Concept in Crisis: Reading Capital Today
        Duke University Press, Durham NC, 2017. 328pp. £21.99 pb
        ISBN 9780822369073
      • Ron Nixon
        Selling Apartheid
        Pluto Press, London, 2016. 256pp. £15.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745399140
      • Luiz Bernardo Pericás
        Caio Prado Júnior: Uma Biografia Política
        Boitempo, São Paulo, 2016. 483pp. R$ 63,00 pb
        ISBN 9788575594483
      • Juliane Rebentisch
        The Art of Freedom: On the Dialectics of Democratic Existence
        Polity Press, Cambridge and Malden, MA, English edition edn, 2016. 320pp. £18.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745682136
      • César Rendueles
        Sociophobia: Political Change in the Digital Utopia
        Columbia University Press, New York, 2017. 200pp. £21/$25 pb
        ISBN 9780231175272
      • Michael Roberts
        The Long Depression: How It Happened, Why It Happened, and What Happens Next
        Haymarket, Chicago, 2016. 380pp. $19 pb
        ISBN 9781608464685
      • Alfred Rosmer
        Lenin’s Moscow
        Haymarket, Chicago, 3rd edn, 2016. 288pp. $19.95 pb
        ISBN 9781608466153
      • Howard Ryan
        Educational Justice: Teaching and Organizing against the Corporate Juggernaut
        Monthly Review Press, New York, 2016. 248pp. $23 pb
        ISBN 9781583676134
      • Tiphaine Samoyault
        Barthes: A Biography
        Polity Press, Cambridge and Malden, MA, 2016. £25 hb
        ISBN 9781509505654
      • Ingo Schmidt (ed.)
        Three Worlds of Social Democracy: A Global View
        Pluto Press, London, 2016. 256pp. £15.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745336084
      • Helena Sheehan
        The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left
        Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 247pp. £16.99 pb
        ISBN 9781583676257
      • Ayesha Siddiqa
        Military Inc.
        Pluto Press, London, 2nd edn, 2016. 400pp. £17.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745399010
      • Luke Sinwell and Siphiwe Mbatha
        The Spirit of Marikana: The Rise of Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa
        Pluto Press, London, 2016. 224pp. £19.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745336480
      • Bernard Stiegler
        Automatic Society, Volume 1. The Future of Work
        Polity Press, Cambridge, UK and Malden, MA, 2016. 280pp. £17.99 pb
        ISBN 9781509506316
      • Enzo Traverso
        The End of Jewish Modernity
        Pluto, London, 2016. 176pp. £14.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745336664
      • Richard D Wolff
        Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown 2010-2014
        Haymarket, Chicago, 2016. 223pp. $18.95 pb
        ISBN 9781608465958
      • Jamie Woodcock
        Working the Phones
        Pluto Press, London, 2016. 208pp. £17.99 pb
        ISBN 9780745399065
      • James Young
        Union Power: The United Electrical Workers in Erie, Pennsylvania
        Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 264pp. $24.95 pb
        ISBN 9781583676172