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Some recent books for review

  • Michel Aglietta
    The Reform of Europe: A Political Guide to the Future
    Verso Books, London and New York, 2019. 280pp. £16.99 hb
    ISBN 9781786632548
  • Gregory Albo, Stephen Maher, and Alan Zuege (eds)
    State Transformations: Classes, Strategy, Socialism
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. $237 hb
    ISBN 9789004462267
  • Ian H Angus
    Groundwork of Phenomenological Marxism: Crisis, Body, World
    Lexington Books, Lanham, MD, 2021. 558pp. $155 hb
    ISBN 9781793640901
  • Himani Bannerji
    Ideological Condtion: Selected Essays on History,Race and Gender.
    Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2021. 820pp. £36.99 pb
    ISBN 9781642595932
  • Lelio Basso
    A Heterodox Marxist and His Century: Lelio Basso: Selected Writings
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. 204pp. $163 hb
    ISBN 9789004321687
  • Otto Bauer
    The Austrian Revolution
    Translated by Eric Canepa, Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2021. 400pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781642591620
  • Peter Beilharz
    Circling Marx: Essays 1980-2020
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. 440pp. $217 hb
    ISBN 9789004443976
  • Roland Boer
    Friedrich Engels and the Foundations of Socialist Governance
    Springer, Singapore, 2021. 124pp. £49.99 pb
    ISBN 9789811646959
  • Amadeo Bordiga
    Science and Passion of Communism
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2021. 658pp. $36 pb
    ISBN 9781642593471
  • Jeremy Brecher
    PM Press, Oakland,CA, 50th anniversary edn, 2020. 640pp. $28.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629638003
  • Pem Davidson Buck
    The Punishment Monopoly: Tales of My Ancestors, Dispossession, and the Building of the United States
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 384pp. $29 pb
    ISBN 9781583678329
  • Sonja Buckel
    Subjectivation and Cohesion: Towards the Reconstruction of a Materialist Theory of Law
    Koninklijke BrillNV, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2021. 1pp.
    ISBN 978-90-04-43201-7
  • Tom Bunyard
    Debord, Time and Spectacle: Hegelian Marxism and Situationist Theory
    Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2020. 430pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781608460793
  • Paresh Chattopadhyay
    Socialism in Marx's Capital: Towards a Dealienated World
    Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2021. 154pp. £69.99 hb
    ISBN 9783030552022
  • Davina Cooper
    Feeling Like a State: Desire, Denial, and the Recasting of Authority
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2019. 288pp. £20.99 pb
    ISBN 9781478004745
  • Fausto Corvino
    Global Justice, Markets and Domination: A Cosmopolitan Theory
    Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA, 2020. 175pp. £70 hb
    ISBN 9781839102554
  • Ana Cecelia Dinerstein and Frederick Harry Pitts
    A World Beyond Work?: Labour, Money and the Capitalist State between Crisis and Utopia.
    Emerald, Bingley, 2021. 232pp. £16.99 pb
    ISBN 9781787691469
  • Seth Donnelly
    The Lie of Global Prosperity: How Neoliberals Distort Data to Mask Poverty and Exploitation
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 120pp. $21 pb
    ISBN 9781583677650
  • Hal Draper
    Berkeley: The Student Revolt
    Haymarket books, Chicago, 2020. 280pp. $22 pb
    ISBN 9781642591255
  • Jean-Numa Ducange and Elisa Marcobelli (eds)
    Selected Writings of Jean Jaures: On Socialism, Pacifism and Marxism.
    Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2021. 188pp. £79.99 hb
    ISBN 9783030719586
  • Zillah R Eisenstein
    Abolitionist Socialist Feminism: Radicalizing the Next Revolution
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 160pp. $20 hb
    ISBN 9781583677629
  • Brian Elliott
    Landscape and Labour: Work, Place, and the Working Class in Eliot, Hardy, and Lawrence
    Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2021. 168pp. £81 hb
    ISBN 9781786609106
  • Jonathan Fardy
    The Real Is Radical: Marx after Laruelle
    Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York, 2021. 240pp. £85 hb
    ISBN 9781350168077
  • Silvia Federici
    Patriarchy of the Wage: Notes on Marx, Gender, and Feminism
    PM Press, Oakland, 2020. 152pp. $15 pb
    ISBN 9781629637990
  • Barbara Foley
    Marxist Literary Criticism Today
    Pluto Press, London, 2019. 265pp.
    ISBN 9780745338842
  • David Graeber and David Wengrow
    The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
    Allen Lane, London, 2021. 704pp. £30 hb
    ISBN 9780241402429
  • Antonio Gramsci
    Subaltern Social Groups: A Critical Edition of Prison Notebook 25
    Eds Joseph A. Buttigieg and Marcus Green, Columbia University Press, New York, 2021. 288pp. $35 pb
    ISBN 9780231190398
  • Tom Hazeldine
    The Northern Question: A History of a Divided Country
    Verso Books, Brooklyn, 2020. 304pp. £20 hb
    ISBN 9781786634061
  • Christoph Hermann
    The Critique of Commodification: Contours of a Post-Capitalist Society
    Oxford University Press, New York, 2021. 224pp. £64 hb
    ISBN 9780197576755
  • Mark Jay and Philip Conklin
    A People's History of Detroit
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2020. 320pp. $26.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478009351
  • Peter Jones
    The Falling Rate of Profit and the Great Recession of 2007-2009: A New Approach to Applying Marx's Value Theory and Its Implications for Socialist Strategy
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2019. $157 hb
    ISBN 9789004398320
  • Ruth Kinna and Clifford Harper
    Great Anarchists
    Dog Section Press, London, 2020. 128pp. £6 pb
    ISBN 9781916036567
  • Tarik Kochi
    Global Justice and Social Conflict: A Critical Theory of International Law
    Routledge, London, 2020. 250pp. £29.99 pb
    ISBN 9780367406813
  • Richard Lachmann
    First-Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and the Decline of Great Powers
    Verso, London and New York, 2020. 477pp. £25 hb
    ISBN 9781788734073
  • Philippe Le Goff
    Auguste Blanqui and the Politics of Popular Empowerment
    Bloomsbury, London and New York, 2021. 272pp. £28.99 pb
    ISBN 9781350076808
  • Michael A Lebowitz
    Between Capitalism and Community
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2021. 208pp. $24 pb
    ISBN 9781583678862
  • Ernest Mandel
    Introduction to Marxist Theory.
    Resistance Books, London, 2020. 306pp. £15 pb
    ISBN 9780902869653
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation
    Ed. Marcello Musto, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2020. 184pp. £65 hb
    ISBN 9783030607807
  • Brendan McGeever
    Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, 2019. 258pp. £75 hb
    ISBN 9781107195998
  • Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine (eds)
    Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry
    PM Press, Oakland, 2020. 368pp. $27.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629637822
  • Andy Merrifield
    Marx, Dead and Alive: Reading Capital in Precarious Times
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2020. 192pp. $23 pb
    ISBN 9781583678794
  • David Muhlmann
    Capitalisme Et Colonisation Mentale
    PUF, Paris, 2021. 123pp. 16,00 € pb
    ISBN 9782130826903
  • Phil Mullan
    Beyond Confrontation: Globalists, Nationalists and Their Discontents
    Emerald, 2020. 276pp. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9781839825637
  • Christopher Norris
    Socrates at Verse and Other Philosophical Poems
    Parlor Press, Anderson, SC, 2020. 199pp. £15.99 pb
    ISBN 9781643171593
  • Rodrigo Guimaraes Nunes
    Neither Vertical nor Horizontal: A Theory of Organization
    Verso Books, Brooklyn, 2021. 320pp. £19,99 pb
    ISBN 9781788733830
  • Maïa Pal
    Jurisdictional Accumulation: An Early Modern History of Law, Empires and Capital
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, 2021. 342pp. £85 hb
    ISBN 9781108497206
  • Gabriella Paolucci (ed.)
    Bourdieu E Marx. Pratiche Della Critica
    Mimesis, Milan, 2020. 446pp. € 32,00 pb
    ISBN 9788857555751
  • Cira Pascual Marquina and Chris Gilbert
    Venezuela, the Present as Struggle: Voices from the Bolivarian Revolution
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2020. 352pp. $29 pb
    ISBN 9781583678640
  • Lothar Peter
    Marx on Campus: A Short History of the Marburg School
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 183pp. $145 hb
    ISBN 9789004349414
  • Robert Poole
    Peterloo: The English Uprising
    Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019. 480pp. £25 hb
    ISBN 9780198783466
  • Eric Rahim
    A Promethean Vision. The Formation of Karl Marx's Worldview
    Praxis Press, Glasgow, 2020. 144pp. £20 pb
    ISBN 9781899155088
  • Adam Theron-Lee Rensch
    No Home for You Here: A Memoir of Class and Culture
    Reaktion Books, London, 2020. 184pp. £14.95 hb
    ISBN 9781789142006
  • Axel Roch and Magda Van Suntum (eds)
    Christophe Kotanyi. Cent Dérives - a Hundred Drifts - Hundert Driften
    gegenstalt, Berlin, 2020. 544pp. £75 hb
    ISBN 9783981315684
  • Alessandro Russo
    Cultural Revolution and Revolutionary Culture
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2020. 360pp. $28.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478009528
  • John Sayles
    Yellow Earth
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2020. 416pp. $28 hb
    ISBN 9781642590210
  • Fabian Scheidler
    The End of the Megamachine
    Zero Books, Winchester, 2020. 272pp. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9781789042719
  • Paula L. Schwartz
    Today Sardines Are Not for Sale: A Street Protest in Occupied Paris
    Oxford University Press, New York, 2020. 256pp. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9780190681548
  • Ronald Grigor Suny
    Stalin: Passage to Revolution
    Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2020. 896pp. £35 hb
    ISBN 978-0691182032
  • Eric Toussaint
    The Debt System: A History of Sovereign Debts and Their Repudiation
    Haymarket, Chicago and London, 2019. 280pp. £14.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608463091
  • Ntina Tzouvala
    Capitalism as Civilisation: A History of International Law
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2020. 276pp.
    ISBN 9781108684415
  • Neil Vallelly
    Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness
    Goldsmiths Press, London, 2021. 234pp. £24.99 hb
    ISBN 9781912685905
  • Harsha Walia
    Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism
    Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2021. 320pp. £17.99 pb
    ISBN 9781642592696
  • Derek Wall
    Climate Strike: The Practical Politics of the Climate Crisis.
    Merlin Press, London, 2020. 222pp. £10 pb
    ISBN 9780850367645
  • James D White
    Marx and Russia: The Fate of a Doctrine
    Bloomsbury, London, 2018. 240pp. £21.99 pb
    ISBN 9781474224062
  • Tom Wilber and Jerry Lembcke
    Dissenting Pows: From Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison to America Today
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2021. 160pp. $19 pb
    ISBN 9781583679081
  • Robert A Williams
    Garrison State Hegemony in U.S. Politics: A Critical Ethnohistory of Corruption and Power in the World's Oldest 'Democracy'
    Peter Lang, New York, 2021. 244pp.
    ISBN 9781433183478
  • Zhou Xun
    I Know Who Casued Covid-19: Pandemics and Xenophobia.
    Reaktion Books, London, 2021. 256pp. £16 hb
    ISBN 9781789145076
  • Paul Zarembka
    Key Elements of Social Theory Revolutionized by Marx
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. $169 hb
    ISBN 9789004432697
  • Slavoj Žižek
    Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World
    Polity, Cambridge UK and Medford, MA, 2020. 140pp. $14.95 pb
    ISBN 9781509546114
  • Jacob A. Zumoff
    The Red Thread: The Passaic Textile Strike
    Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 2021. 248pp. $32.95 pb
    ISBN 9781978809895
Updated 26 November 2021.