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Some recent books for review

  • Levy del Aguila Marchena
    Communism, Political Power and Personal Freedom in Marx: Beyond the Dualism of Realms
    Translated by Luis Felipe Bartolo Alegre, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2022. 282pp. £89.99 hb
    ISBN 9783030828936
  • Gregory Albo, Stephen Maher, and Alan Zuege (eds)
    State Transformations: Classes, Strategy, Socialism
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. $237 hb
    ISBN 9789004462267
  • Kevin Anderson
    Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism: A Critical Study
    Brill, Leiden ; Boston, revised edn, 2022. 384pp. $186 hb
    ISBN 9789004471603
  • Ian H Angus
    Groundwork of Phenomenological Marxism: Crisis, Body, World
    Lexington Books, Lanham, MD, 2021. 558pp. $155 hb
    ISBN 9781793640901
  • 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
  • Andy Blunden
    Hegel, Marx and Vygotsky: Essays on Social Philosophy
    Brill, Leiden and Boston MA, 2022. 430pp. £198 hb
    ISBN 9789004470972
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vivek Chibber
    The Class Matrix: Social Theory after the Cultural Turn
    Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2022. 192pp. £28.95 pb
    ISBN 9780674245136
  • Fausto Corvino
    Global Justice, Markets and Domination: A Cosmopolitan Theory
    Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham and Northampton, MA, 2020. 175pp. £70 hb
    ISBN 9781839102554
  • 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
  • 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
  • Joseph Grim Feinberg, Ivan Landa, and Jan Mervart (eds)
    Karl Kosík and the Dialectics of the Concrete
    Brill, Leiden and Boston MA, 2021. €135.00 / $163.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004325364
  • George García-Quesada
    Karl Marx, Historian of Social Times and Spaces
    Brill, Leiden, 2021. 190 pp. €120 hb
    ISBN 9789004501799
  • V Geetha
    Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and the Question of Socialism in India
    Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021. 341pp. £89.99 hb
    ISBN 9783030803759
  • Vangelis Giannakakis
    Negative Dialectics and Event: Nonidentity, Culture, and the Historical Adequacy of Consciousness
    Lexington Books, Lanham, MD, 2022. 186pp. £73 hb
    ISBN 9781793638861
  • David Goodhart
    Head Hand Heart: The Struggle for Dignity and Status in the 21st Century
    Penguin, London, 2021. 368pp. £10.99 pb
    ISBN 978-0141990415
  • 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
  • Simon Hannah
    Radical Lambeth 1978-1991
    Breviary Stuff Publications, London, 2021. 224pp. £16 pb
    ISBN 9781916158634
  • 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
  • Jean Jaurès
    Selected Writings of Jean Jaurès: On Socialism, Pacifism and Marxism
    Translated by David Broder, Jean-Numa Ducange and Elisa Marcobelli, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2021. 158pp. £79.99 hb
    ISBN 9783030719586
  • Mark Jay and Philip Conklin
    A People's History of Detroit
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2020. 320pp. $26.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478009351
  • Jens Johansson and Kristopher Baumgartner (eds)
    Marxist-Humanism in the Present Moment. Reflections on Theory and Practice in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Uprisings
    International Marxist-Humanist Organization, Chicago, 2021. 138pp. $14.00 pb
    ISBN 9781736880401
  • Michael A Lebowitz
    Between Capitalism and Community
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2021. 208pp. $24 pb
    ISBN 9781583678862
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx's Writings on Alienation
    Ed. Marcello Musto, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2020. 184pp. £65 hb
    ISBN 9783030607807
  • 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
  • David Muhlmann
    Capitalisme Et Colonisation Mentale
    PUF, Paris, 2021. 123pp. 16,00 € pb
    ISBN 9782130826903
  • Marcello Musto (ed.)
    Rethinking Alternatives with Marx: Economy, Ecology and Migration
    Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2021. 354pp. £54.99 hb
    ISBN 9783030817633
  • Jennifer Poulos Nesbitt
    Rum Histories: Drinking in Atlantic Literature and Culture
    University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2021. 236pp. $32.50 pb
    ISBN 9780813946597
  • Nick Nesbitt
    The Price of Slavery: Capitalism and Revolution in the Caribbean
    University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2022. 286pp. $35 pb
    ISBN 9780813947099
  • Christopher Norris
    Socrates at Verse and Other Philosophical Poems
    Parlor Press, Anderson, SC, 2020. 199pp. £15.99 pb
    ISBN 9781643171593
  • 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
  • H. F. Pimlott
    Wars of Position? Marxism Today, Cultural Politics and the Remaking of the Left Press, 1979-90
    Brill, Leiden and Boston MA, 2022. €160.00 / $192.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004231894
  • Eric Rahim
    A Promethean Vision. The Formation of Karl Marx's Worldview
    Praxis Press, Glasgow, 2020. 144pp. £20 pb
    ISBN 9781899155088
  • Axel Roch and Magda Van Suntum (eds)
    Christophe Kotanyi. Cent Dérives - a Hundred Drifts - Hundert Driften
    gegenstalt, Berlin, 2020. 544pp. £75 hb
    ISBN 9783981315684
  • Sheila Rowbotham
    Daring to Hope: My Life in the 1970s
    Verso, London and New York, 2021. 336pp. £20 hb
    ISBN 9781839763892
  • 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
  • Bryan Smyth and Richard Westerman (eds)
    Marxism and Phenomenology: The Dialectical Horizons of Critique
    Lexington Books, Lanham, MD, 2022. 298pp. £85 hb
    ISBN 9781793622556
  • George Sotiropoulos
    Materialist Theory of Justice: The One, the Many, the Not-Yet
    Rowman & Littlefield, London, 2021. 268pp. £31 pb
    ISBN 9781538158777
  • 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
  • Miguel Vedda
    Siegfried Kracauer, or, the Allegories of Improvisation: Critical Studies
    Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021. 239pp. £79.99 hb
    ISBN 9783030679644
  • Harsha Walia
    Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism
    Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2021. 320pp. £17.99 pb
    ISBN 9781642592696
  • Richard Westra
    Economics, Science and Capitalism
    Routledge, 2021. 206pp. £120 hb
    ISBN 9780367610425
  • 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
  • Tsuyoshi Yuki
    Socialism, Markets, and the Critique of Money: The Theory of "Labor Notes"
    Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2021. 278pp.
    ISBN 978-3-030-80408-4
  • Paul Zarembka
    Key Elements of Social Theory Revolutionized by Marx
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. $169 hb
    ISBN 9789004432697
  • Jacob A. Zumoff
    The Red Thread: The Passaic Textile Strike
    Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 2021. 248pp. $32.95 pb
    ISBN 9781978809895
Updated 7 August 2022.