Dispossessed Capital in Neo-Dickensian London
A radical reinterpretation of Dickens's novels made consequential to an understanding of capitalism in the neoliberal age.
We live in a time of great social, political and economic crisis that many date to the collapse of the global banking system in 2008. Many are finding it difficult to contextualise the hardships that have taken place in the years following on from those events. It is difficult to find the answers in our present media landscape, or in a political and intellectual climate that continues to laud capitalism as the winning economic system coming out of both World War II and the end of the Cold War, which has become over the last century synonymous with democracy itself. The irony is that in our times the majority of the world’s people feel disenfranchised by both capitalism and democracy. How did we come to this historical juncture? What can we learn not just from history, but from our cultural artefacts that might tell us how we first came to conduct ourselves within a system of global finance capitalism?
This volume proposes that we reinterpret the writings of Charles Dickens to find the antecedents of our present situation with regards to capital, empire and subjectivity.
A provocative challenge to the standard ideology that Western power is a benevolent force in the world.
An interrogation of art's ability to face unpleasant truths.
Life in the West Bank, the nature of pedagogy and the role of a university under occupation.
David J. Blacker
Our education system is chained to the hold of a sinking capitalist ship. Is there any escape?
Local food, local business and buying local won't change the world. Challenging market priorities will. Here's why.
An activists’ history of the collective anti-fascist struggle in Britain
Melancology addresses Black Metal as a form of environmental writing and provides a provocative contribution to debates on ecology.
A lucid and groundbreaking analysis of contemporary neoliberalism and its devastating effects for young people today.
Despite its crises the European Union keeps on getting stronger – its power comes from the decline of participation in national politics.
The People v. Tony Blair argues that even a hostile media can be neutralised when a mass movement becomes powerful enough.