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Some recent books for review

  • Onur Acaroglu
    Rethinking Marxist Approaches to Transition: A Theory of Temporal Dislocation
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. 232pp. £152 hb
    ISBN 9789004436664
  • 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
  • Francesca Antonini, Aaron Bernstein, Lorenzo Fusaro, and Robert Jackson (eds)
    Revisiting Gramsci's Notebooks
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2020. 522pp. £27.37 pb
    ISBN 9781642593433
  • Jairus Banaji
    A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism
    Haymarket, Chicago and London, 2020. 200pp. $19.95 pb
    ISBN 9781642591323
  • Lelio Basso
    A Heterodox Marxist and His Century: Lelio Basso: Selected Writings
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. 204pp. $163 hb
    ISBN 9789004321687
  • Peter Beilharz
    Circling Marx: Essays 1980-2020
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. 440pp. $217 hb
    ISBN 9789004443976
  • Aaron Benanav
    Automation and the Future of Work
    Verso, London and New York, 2020. 146pp. £12.99 hb
    ISBN 9781839761294
  • Jeremy Brecher
    PM Press, Oakland,CA, 50th anniversary edn, 2020. 640pp. $28.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629638003
  • 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
  • Jeff Diamanti, Andrew Pendakis, and Imre Szeman (eds)
    The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx
    Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York, 2019. 680pp. £100 hb
    ISBN 9781474278713
  • 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
  • Christian Fuchs
    Communication and Capitalism: A Critical Theory
    University of Westminster Press, London, 2020. 406pp. £28.99 pb / open access ebook
    ISBN 9781912656714
  • Christian Fuchs
    Marxist Humanism and Communication Theory: Media, Communication and Society, Volume One
    Routledge, New York, 2021. 310pp. £29.99 pb
    ISBN 9780367697129
  • Shaibal Gupta, Marcello Musto, and Babak Amini (eds)
    Karl Marx's Life, Ideas, and Influences: A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary
    Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York, 2019. 378pp. $119.99 hb
    ISBN 9783030248147
  • Tom Hazeldine
    The Northern Question: A History of a Divided Country
    Verso Books, Brooklyn, 2020. 304pp. £20 hb
    ISBN 9781786634061
  • Mike Healy
    Marx and Digital Machines Alienation, Technology, Capitalism
    University of Westminster Press, London, 2020. 172pp. £19.99 pb / open access
    ISBN 9781912656790
  • 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
  • Walter Omar Kohan
    Paulo Freire: A Philosophical Biography
    2021. 296pp. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9781350195981
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tony McKenna
    The War against Marxism: Reification and Revolution
    Bloomsbury Academic, New York, 2021. 280pp. £21.99 pb
    ISBN 9781350201415
  • 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
  • Steve Paxton
    Unlearning Marx: Why the Soviet Failure Was a Triumph for Marx
    Zero Books, Ridgefield, CT, 2020. 184pp.
    ISBN 9781789045413
  • Lothar Peter
    Marx on Campus: A Short History of the Marburg School
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 183pp. $145 hb
    ISBN 9789004349414
  • Marco Piasentier
    On Biopolitics: An Inquiry into Nature and Language
    Routledge, New York, First Edition edn, 2020. 136pp. £96 hb
    ISBN 9781138478862
  • Robert Poole
    Peterloo: The English Uprising
    Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019. 480pp. £25 hb
    ISBN 9780198783466
  • Michael Roberts
    Engels 200 - His Contribution to Political Economy
    lulu, 2020. 172pp. £8.95 pb
    ISBN 9781716471339
  • Axel Roch and Magda Van Suntum (eds)
    Christophe Kotanyi. Cent Dérives - a Hundred Drifts - Hundert Driften
    gegenstalt, Berlin, 2020. 544pp. £75 hb
    ISBN 9783981315684
  • Eric-John Russell
    Spectacular Logic in Hegel and Debord: Why Everything Is as It Seems
    Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York, 2021. 272pp. $115 hb
    ISBN 9781350157637
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 26 July 2021.