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Some recent books for review

  • Special Issue: The Return of Economic Planning, South Atlantic Quarterly, 119:1 (2020)
  • 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
  • Louis Althusser
    History and Imperialism: Writings, 1963-1986
    Translated by G. M. Goshgarian, Polity, Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA, USA, 2019. 190pp. £17.99 pb
    ISBN 9781509537235
  • Samir Amin
    Only People Make Their Own History: Writings on Capitalism, Imperialism, and Revolution
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 246pp. £16.55 pb
    ISBN 9781583677698
  • Attila Antal
    Rise of Hungarian Populism: State Autocracy and the Orban Regime
    Emerald, Bingley, 2019. 184pp. £40 pb
    ISBN 9781838677541
  • Alain Badiou
    The Pornographic Age
    Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2020. 136pp. £15.99 pb
    ISBN 9781350014794
  • Ashley J. Bohrer
    Marxism and Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality under Contemporary Capitalism
    Transcript, Bielefeld, 2019. 279pp. €29.99 hb
    ISBN 9783837641608
  • Nicholas Brown
    Autonomy: The Social Ontology of Art under Capitalism
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2019. 232pp. $24.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478001591
  • 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
  • Michael Burawoy
    Symbolic Violence: Conversations with Bourdieu
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2019. 240pp. $24.95 / £22.99 pb
    ISBN 9781478006473
  • Guglielmo Carchedi and Michael Roberts (eds)
    World in Crisis: A Global Analysis of Marx's Law of Profitability
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 350pp. $22.95 pb
    ISBN 9781608461813
  • François Chesnais
    Finance Capital Today Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 328pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608468270
  • W. Paul Cockshott
    How the World Works: The Story of Human Labor from Prehistory to the Modern Day
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2020. $32 pb
    ISBN 9781583677773
  • 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
  • Mark Cowling
    Norman Geras's Political Thought from Marxism to Human Rights: Controversy and Analysis
    Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2018. 220pp. £119.99 hb
    ISBN 9783319740478
  • Asa K Cusack
    Venezuela, Alba, and the Limits of Postneoliberal Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Springer, New York, 2018. 218pp. $84.99 hb
    ISBN 9781349950027
  • Glyn Daly
    Speculation: Politics, Ideology, Event
    Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Illinois, 2019. 224pp. $34.95 pb
    ISBN 9780810139350
  • Raju J Das
    Marxist Class Theory for a Skeptical World
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 694pp. $50 pb
    ISBN 9781608469291
  • Bernard D'Mello
    India after Naxalbari: Unfinished History
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 384pp. $27 pb
    ISBN 9781583677063
  • 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
  • Raya Dunayevskaya
    Marx's Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day: Selected Writings
    Edited by Franklin Dmitryev, Brill, Boston, 2018. $174 hb
    ISBN 9789004323322
  • 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
  • Jonathan Fardy
    Althusser and Art
    Zero Books, Ridgefield, CT, 2020. 80pp. £7.99 pb
    ISBN 9781789043075
  • Adam Fishwick and Heather Connolly (eds)
    Austerity and Working-Class Resistance: Survival, Disruption and Creation in Hard Times
    Rowman & Littlefield International, London and New York, 2018. 232pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781786603531
  • 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
    Nationalism on the Internet: Critical Theory and Ideology in the Age of Social Media and Fake News
    Routledge, New York and London, 2020. 326pp. £29.99 pb
    ISBN 9780367357665
  • James Furner
    Marx on Capitalism: The Interaction-Recognition-Antinomy Thesis
    Haymarket, Chicago and London, 2019. 522pp. $36 pb
    ISBN 9781642590463
  • Hermann Levin Goldschmidt
    Contradiction Set Free
    Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2020. 168pp. £91 hb
    ISBN 9781350079816
  • Simon Hannah
    A Party with Socialists in It: A History of the Labour Left
    Pluto Press, London, 2018. 288pp. £12.99 pb
    ISBN 9780745337470
  • Nigel Harris
    Selected Essays of Nigel Harris: From National Liberation to Globalisation
    Ahmed Shawki, Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 522pp. £31.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608460106
  • Chris Hedges
    America: The Farewell Tour
    Simon & Schuster, New York, 2018. 388pp. £27 hb
    ISBN 9781501152672
  • Henry Heller
    The French Revolution and Historical Materialism: Selected Essays
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2018. 268pp. $28 / £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608469956
  • Marcelo Hoffman
    Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles.
    SUNY Press, Albany, 2020. 204pp. $22.95 pb
    ISBN 9781438472621
  • Gerald Horne
    Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 456pp. $27 pb
    ISBN 9781583677858
  • 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
  • Neetu Khanna
    The Visceral Logics of Decolonization
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC and London, 2020. 200pp. $24.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478008170
  • Tarik Kochi
    Global Justice and Social Conflict: A Critical Theory of International Law
    Routledge, London, 2020. 250pp. £29.99 pb
    ISBN 9780367406813
  • Christopher Kul-Want (ed.)
    Philosophers on Film from Bergson to Badiou: A Critical Reader
    Columbia University Press, New York, 2019. 384pp. £30 pb
    ISBN 9780231176033
  • Jeremy Kuzmarov and John Marciano
    The Russians Are Coming, Again: The First Cold War as Tragedy, the Second as Farce
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 237pp. $19 pb
    ISBN 9781583676943
  • Leigh Claire La Berge
    Wages against Artwork: Decommodified Labor and the Claims of Socially Engaged Art
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2019. 280pp. $26.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478004820
  • Costas Lapavitsas
    Marxist Monetary Theory: Collected Papers
    Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2018. 336pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608468300
  • Phiippe Le Goff
    Auguste Blanqui and the Politics of Popular Empowerment.
    Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York, 2020. 272pp. £85 hb
    ISBN 9781350076792
  • Kfir Cohen Lustig
    Makers of Worlds, Readers of Signs: Israeli and Palestinian Literature of the Global Contemporary
    Verso, London and Brooklyn, NY, First edition edn, 2019. 304pp. £25 pb
    ISBN 9781788737579
  • Iain Mackenzie
    Resistance and the Politics of Truth: Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou
    Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2018. 146pp. €29.99 pb
    ISBN 9783837639070
  • John McDonnell (ed.)
    Economics for the Many
    Verso, London, 2018. 227pp. £12.99 pb
    ISBN 9781788732239
  • Tony McKenna
    Toward Forever: Radical Reflections on History and Art
    Zero Books, Ridgefield, CT, 2020. 272pp. £14.99 pb
    ISBN 9781789043570
  • Christoph Menke
    Critique of Rights
    Polity, Cambridge, UK and Medford, MA, 2020. 350pp. £18.99 pb
    ISBN 9781509520398
  • René Zavaleta Mercado
    Towards a History of the National-Popular in Bolivia
    Translated by Anne Freeland, Seagull Books, London and Calcutta, 2018. 304pp. $35 hb
    ISBN 9780857423580
  • Lola Miesseroff
    Voyage En Outre-Gauche: Paroles De Francs-Tireurs Des Années 68
    Libertalia, Paris, 2018. 280pp. €10,00 pb
    ISBN 9782377290246
  • Jeremiah Morelock (ed.)
    Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism
    University of Westminster Press, London, 2018. 298pp. £22.99 pb
    ISBN 9781912656219
  • David Morgan (ed.)
    The Labour Party in Historical Perspective
    Socialist History Society, London, 2018. 110pp. £6 pb
    ISBN 9780993010477
  • Brian Morris
    Kropotkin: The Politics of Community
    PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2018. 320pp. $24.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629635057
  • Marcello Musto (ed.)
    Marx's Capital after 150 Years: Critique and Alternative to Capitalism
    Routledge, New York, 2019. 312pp. $131.67
    ISBN 9780367350086
  • Karma Nabulsi
    Invisible History: Prevent and the Persistance of Empire.
    Verso, London and New York, 2018. 144pp. £12.99 pb
    ISBN 9781786637918
  • Oliver Nachtwey
    Germany's Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe
    Verso, London and New York, 2018. 256pp. £16.99 pb
    ISBN 9781786636348
  • 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
  • William L Remley
    Jean-Paul Sartre's Anarchist Philosophy
    Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2018. 272pp. £85 hb
    ISBN 9781350048249
  • 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
  • Ben Reynolds
    The Coming Revolution: Capitalism in the 21st Century
    Zero books, Winchester, 2018. 328pp. £17.99 pb
    ISBN 9781785357091
  • Michael Joseph Roberto
    The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Genesis of Fascism in the United States, 1920-1940
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 463pp. $25 pb
    ISBN 9781583677315
  • 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
  • Michael Rosen
    The Author. Towards a Marxist Approach to Authorship
    Michael Rosen, 2018. 404pp. £13.99 pb
    ISBN 9781999923839
  • Pavlos Roufos
    A Happy Future Is a Thing of the Past: The Greek Crisis and Other Disasters
    Reaktion Books, London, 2018. 218pp. £14.95 hb
    ISBN 9781780239859
  • John Sayles
    Yellow Earth
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2020. 416pp. $28 hb
    ISBN 9781642590210
  • Helena Sheehan
    Navigating the Zeitgeist: A Story of the Cold War, the New Left, Irish Republicanism, and International Communism
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 384pp. $25 pb
    ISBN 9781583677278
  • Evan Smith
    British Communism and the Politics of Race
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2018. 275pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781608469987
  • Steven G Snow
    Bourgeois Ideology and Education: Subversion through Pedagogy
    Routledge, London, 2018. 138pp. £105 hb
    ISBN 9781138721111
  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew and Joshua Moufawad-Paul
    Methods Devour Themselves: A Conversation
    Zero Books, Alresford, Hants, 2018. 160pp. £10.99 pb
    ISBN 9781785358265
  • Intan Suwandi
    Value Chains: The New Economic Imperialism
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 215pp. £20 pb
    ISBN 9781583677810
  • Mike Taber (ed.)
    Communist Movement at a Crossroads: Plenums of the Communist Internationals
    Haymarket books, Chicago and London, 2019. 796pp. $50 pb
    ISBN 9781642590128
  • Elinor Taylor
    Popular Front Novel in Britain, 1934-1940
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2018. 224pp. $28 / £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608460465
  • Michael E Tigar
    Mythologies of State and Monopoly Power
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 168pp. $22 pb
    ISBN 9781583677421
  • Eric Toussaint
    The Debt System: A History of Sovereign Debts and Their Repudiation
    Haymarket, Chicago and London, 2019. 280pp. £14.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608463091
  • Enzo Traverso
    The Jewish Question: History of a Marxist Debate
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2019. 264pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781642590548
  • Voline
    The Unknown Revolution: 1917-1921
    PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2018. 832pp. $32.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629635774
  • Victor Wallis
    Socialist Practice: Histories and Theories
    Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, 2020. 252pp.
    ISBN 978-3-030-35065-9
  • D N Wang
    Before the Market: The Political Economy of Olympianism
    Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, 2018. 191pp. $25 pb
    ISBN 9781612299013
  • Peter Weiss
    The Aesthetics of Resistance. Volume Ii
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2020. 336pp. $27.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478007562
  • Colin White
    A History of the Global Economy: The Inevitable Accident
    Edward Elgar, Northampton, MA, 2018. 512pp.
    ISBN 9781788971973
  • 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
  • Okbazghi Yohannes
    The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 344pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781583677025
  • Slavoj Žižek
    A Left That Dares to Speak Its Name: 34 Untimely Interventions
    Polity, Cambridge and Medford, MA, 2020. 290pp. £14.99 pb
    ISBN 9781509541188
Updated 1 April 2020.