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Small Towns, Austere Times

The Dialectics of Deracinated Localism

Steve Hanson

Oct 2014

This book explores small town austere Britain.

Malign Velocities

Accelerationism and Capitalism

Benjamin Noys

Oct 2014

Against the need for speed, Malign Velocities tracks acceleration as the symptom of the ongoing crises of capitalism.

Magic Kingdom, The

Property, Monarchy, and the Maximum Republic

Dan Hind

Sep 2014

What would you need if you wanted to live in a democracy? What would living in a democracy be like?

Open Book Theater Management

Ethical Theater Production

Rafe Beckley

Sep 2014

How to run a low/no budget theatre company or production, without losing either your integrity or your shirt.

Melancology

Black Metal Theory and Ecology

Scott Wilson

Sep 2014

Melancology addresses Black Metal as a form of environmental writing and provides a provocative contribution to debates on ecology.

Networkologies

A Philosophy of Networks for a Hyperconnected Age - A Manifesto

Christopher Vitale

Sep 2014

Networks are the future: here's the first philosophy based on networks, a new image of thought for a hyperconnected age.

Chaos Ethics

Chris Bateman

Sep 2014

Facing ethical disaster perhaps what we need isn't moral law but moral chaos.

OccupyMedia!

The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism

Christian Fuchs

Sep 2014

OccupyMedia! shows how Occupy activists confront capitalism and communication in a world of crisis, capitalism, surveillance and social media.

Serial Agencies

The Wire and Its Readers

Frank Kelleter

Sep 2014

Serial Agencies investigates how public and academic reactions to The Wire have contributed to the narrative's serial evolution and cultural performance

In Confidence: Talking Frankly about Fame

Laurie Taylor

Aug 2014

Celebrity artists, scientists, actors, film-makers and novelists on being famous.

That Option No Longer Exists

Britain 1974-76

John Medhurst

Aug 2014

The 1970s in Britain were years of immense social, cultural and political liberation aborted by a right-wing counter revolution.

Thing, The

A Phenomenology of Horror

Dylan Trigg

Aug 2014

Phenomenology redefined through body horror.

Scratching the Surface : Posties, Privatisation and Strikes in the Royal Mail

Phil Chadwick

Aug 2014

The story of those in the frontline of change in the Royal Mail.

Rules Without Rulers

The Possibilities and Limits of Anarchism

Matthew Wilson

Aug 2014

Is life without the state really possible, and, if so, what would such a life look like?

Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens

Myrto Tsilimpounidi
Aylwyn Walsh

Jun 2014

A taste of austerity, the limits of democracy and the overlooked, untold stories of a country in 'crisis'.

Enlightenment Interrupted

The Lost Moment of German Idealism and the Reactionary Present

Michael Steinberg

Jun 2014

Modernity isn't the realization of the Enlightenment but the forgetting of its culmination and self-critique, German idealism.

Politics by Other Means

Selected Criticism from Review 31

Houman Barekat
Alison Hugill

Jun 2014

A collection of the site's very best reviews on art, culture & theory.

Capitalised Education

An immanent materialist account of Kate Middleton

David R. Cole

Jun 2014

Understanding how Kate Middleton can be conceived in the current geopolitical situation

Night of the World

Traversing the Ideology of Objectivity

Frank Smecker

May 2014

An imaginative and incisive exposition of everything you do not know you know about ideology, and ruthlessly then some.

Ghosts of My Life

Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

Mark Fisher

May 2014

Collected essays on popular culture by a major critic.

Working the Aisles: A Life in Consumption

Robert Appelbaum

May 2014

All the world is not a stage, anymore - the world is a supermarket. This book relates one man's struggle to go 'working the aisles'.

Productive Body, The

Stephen Shapiro
Philip Barnard
François Guéry
Didier Deleule

Mar 2014

What can a body do under capitalism? Ground-breaking explanation that links Marx to Foucault.

Why are Animals Funny?

Everyday Analysis - Volume 1

EDA Collective

Mar 2014

Analysing the signs of everyday life.

Poor but Sexy

Culture Clashes in Europe East and West

Agata Pyzik

Mar 2014

How the East stayed East and the West stayed West.

10/40/70

Constraint as Liberation in the Era of Digital Film Theory

Nicholas Rombes

Mar 2014

A bold experiment in film theory for the digital era.

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