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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
  • 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
  • Eric T Chester
    Free Speech and the Suppression of Dissent During World War I
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2020. 416pp. £18.99 pb
    ISBN 9781583678688
  • 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
  • Guy Debord
    Marx Hegel
    L'echappee, Paris, 2021. 528pp. EUR 24 pb
    ISBN 9782373090826
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Research Unit for Political Economy
    Crisis and Predation: India, Covid-19, and Global Finance
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2020. 216pp. $15 pb
    ISBN 9781583679241
  • Zillah R Eisenstein
    Abolitionist Socialist Feminism: Radicalizing the Next Revolution
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 160pp. $20 hb
    ISBN 9781583677629
  • Spencer Ellsworth
    The Great Faerie Strike
    Broken Eye Books, 2020. 292pp. £15.95 pb
    ISBN 9781940372396
  • Christian Fuchs
    Marxism: Karl Marx's Fifteen Key Concepts for Cultural and Communication Studies
    Routledge, New York, 2019. 296pp. £22.99 pb
    ISBN 9780367418779
  • 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
  • Paolo Gerbaudo
    The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic
    Verso Books, Brooklyn, 2021. 288pp. £17.99 hb
    ISBN 9781788730501
  • Bruno Gullì
    Singularities at the Threshold: The Ontology of Unrest
    Lexington Books, Lanham, MD, 2020. 166pp. £73 hb
    ISBN 9781793606761
  • 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
  • George Hull (ed.)
    Debating African Philosophy: Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics, and Comparative Philosophy
    Routledge, London and New York, 2019. 321pp. £32.99 pb
    ISBN 9781138344969
  • Makoto Itoh
    Value and Crisis: Essays on Marxian Economics in Japan
    Monthly Review Press, New York, Second edn, 2020. 296pp. $29 pb
    ISBN 9781583678985
  • Mark Jay and Philip Conklin
    A People's History of Detroit
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2020. 320pp. $26.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478009351
  • Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn, Patrick Anderson, and Johann Salazar (eds)
    Lenin 150 (Samizdat)
    KckAss Books, Hamburg, 2020. €15 pb
    ISBN 9783000662126
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alessandra Mezzadri
    Marx in the Field
    Anthem Press, New York, 2021. 256pp. £80 hb
    ISBN 9781785274497
  • 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
  • Robert Ovetz (ed.)
    Workers' Inquiry and Global Class Struggle Strategies, Tactics, Objectives
    Pluto, London, 2021. 288pp. £24.71 pb
    ISBN 9780745340869
  • 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
  • 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
  • Karl Radek
    Karl Radek on China: Documents from the Former Secret Soviet Archives
    Translated by Richard Abraham and Steven I. Levine, Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2021. 510pp. $246 hb
    ISBN 9789004432062
  • Eric Rahim
    A Promethean Vision. The Formation of Karl Marx's Worldview
    Praxis Press, Glasgow, 2020. 144pp. £20 pb
    ISBN 9781899155088
  • J. Jesse Ramirez
    Against Automation Mythologies: Business Science Fiction and the Ruse of the Robots
    Routledge, New York, 2021. 116pp. £35.99 hb
    ISBN 9780367520144
  • Jacques Rancière
    What Times Are We Living In? A Conversation with Eric Hazan
    Polity Press, Medford, MA, 2020. 75pp. £9.99 pb
    ISBN 9781509536993
  • 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
  • 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
  • Norman Roessler and Anthony Squiers (eds)
    Philosophizing Brecht: Critical Readings on Art, Consciousness, Social Theory and Performance
    Brill Rodopi, Leiden and Boston, 2019. 206pp. €94.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004404434
  • 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
  • Jason E Smith
    Smart Machines and Service Work: Automation in an Age of Stagnation
    Reaktion Books, London, 2020. 160pp. £14.95 hb
    ISBN 9781789143188
  • Sylvana Tomaselli
    Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, Passion, and Politics
    Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2020. 248pp. £25 hb
    ISBN 9780691169033
  • Eric Toussaint
    The Debt System: A History of Sovereign Debts and Their Repudiation
    Haymarket, Chicago and London, 2019. 280pp. £14.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608463091
  • Derek Wall
    Climate Strike: The Practical Politics of the Climate Crisis.
    Merlin Press, London, 2020. 222pp. £10 pb
    ISBN 9780850367645
  • Mike Wayne
    Marxism Goes to the Movies
    Routledge, London and New York, 2020. 218pp. £31.99 pb
    ISBN 9781138677876
  • James D White
    Marx and Russia: The Fate of a Doctrine
    Bloomsbury, London, 2018. 240pp. £21.99 pb
    ISBN 9781474224062
  • Fred A Wilcox
    Shamrocks and Oil Slicks: A People's Uprising against Shell Oil in County Mayo, Ireland
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 168pp. $22 pb
    ISBN 9781583678466
  • Calvin Winslow
    Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2020. 280pp. $26 pb
    ISBN 9781583678527
  • 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
Updated 13 June 2021.