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READING POULANTZASREADING POULANTZAS
Edited by Alexander Gallas, Lars Bretthauer, John Kannankulam and Ingo Stutzle

Published November 2011
21st CENTURY SOCIALISM21st CENTURY SOCIALISM
Reinventing the Project

Edited by Henry Veltmeyer

Published October 2011

REBEL VOICESREBEL VOICES
An IWW Anthology

Edited by Joyce L. Kornbluh

3rd Edition
LIBERATING SOCIETY FROM THE STATE & other writingsLIBERATING SOCIETY FROM THE STATE & other writings
A Political Reader
by Erich Mühsam

Edited by Gabriel Kuhn

Available October 2011
CAPITAL AND ITS DISCONTENTSCAPITAL AND ITS DISCONTENTS
Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult
Edited by Sasha Lilley

Published April 2011
LENINISM UNDER LENINLENINISM UNDER LENIN
by Marcel Liebman

Reprinted November 2010
IN AND OUT OF THE CRISISIN AND OUT OF THE CRISIS
The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives

by Greg Albo, Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch

Published September 2010
REVOLUTION AND OTHER WRITINGSREVOLUTION AND OTHER WRITINGS
A Political Reader
by Gustav Landauer

Edited and translated by Gabriel Kuhn
Preface by Richard J.F. Day

Published September 2010
HISTORIES OF LABOURHISTORIES OF LABOUR
National and International Perspectives

Edited by Joan Allen, Alan Campbell & John McIlroy

Published May 2010
THE ATTACK ON WORLD POVERTYTHE ATTACK ON WORLD POVERTY
Going Back to Basics
by Benny Dembitzer

!A masterful synthesis of the current issues of world poverty and development, a blistering indictment of our failure to get to grips with them, and an incisive exploration of what can be done to begin to bring about real change.
Monica Ali

A really important, engaging and stimulating book.
Maggie Brown, The Guardian

An important contribution to the aid and development debate. Full of fascinating information and insights. It should make all participants in the debate sit up and think.
William Keegan, The Observer

Published October 2009
Published by Ethical Events Ltd. in association with Green Print

DOING MISSIONARY WORKDOING MISSIONARY WORK
The World Bank and the Diffusion of Financial Practices
by Elizabeth Ocampo and Dean Neu

Published September 2008
TOTAL CAPITALISMTOTAL CAPITALISM
Market Politics, Market State
by Colin Leys

Published Spring 2008

Co-published with Three Essays Collective, India
QUESTIONING GLOBALIZED MILITARISMQUESTIONING GLOBALIZED MILITARISM
Nuclear and Military Production and Critical Economic Theory
by Peter Custers

Published October 2007
PESSIMISM OF THE INTELLECT?PESSIMISM OF THE INTELLECT?
A History of the New Left Review
by Duncan Thompson

Published Spring 2007
SCIENCE AND THE RETREAT FROM REASON SCIENCE AND THE RETREAT FROM REASON

by John Gillot & Manjit Kumar

Today nature is often glorified and science seen as dangerous and meddlesome: can science serve humanity? The loss of faith in progress has engendered a loss of faith in the potential of science.

'A comprehensive critique of the degraded relationship between science and modern society...Science and the Retreat from Reason is the most substantial contribution to the Marxist critique of the role of science in capitalist society for at least half a century.' L M

223x142mm 287pp
ISBN. 0850364337
1995 Paperback

Rights: USA and Canada: Monthly Review Press

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Price:12.95



SCIENCE AND THE RETREAT FROM REASON SCIENCE AND THE RETREAT FROM REASON

by John Gillot & Manjit Kumar

0850364515
1995 Hardback
Rights: USA and Canada: Monthly Review Press

See above for contents.

Price:25.00



THE MAKING OF A CYBERTARIAT THE MAKING OF A CYBERTARIAT
Virtual Work in a Real World

by Ursula Huws

A new global labour force is being created working in call centres, homes and electronic sweatshops. New technologies are also transforming daily life. This book presents a coherent conceptual framework within which these developments can be understood.
This book explains the impact of technology on the workplace, and relates its arguments and analyses to the work-situations of real people, showing how larger trends influence daily activities and shape the possibilities of collective action.
It portrays working conditions experienced by both men and women, but focuses especially on the double impact on women both as workers and as consumers.

"Huws is in the myth-busting business. She does it with razor-sharp analysis and wit." Joan Greenbaum
"These essays chart the transformation of work and technology with an acute theoretical originality. Ursula Huws has the rare ability to cut through existing abstract models with a clarity based on an immense practical understanding. The implications of The Making of a Cybertariat are far reaching in rethinking a radical strategy for the future." Sheila Rowbotham,
"following the author's writings that span 30 years we get a sense not only of how the field has developed, but also of how the phenomena in question are being interpreted differently. Consequently, the early chapters and her reflections regarding why information workers (office workers, women) were largely ignored by contemporary Marxist labour research provide revealing insights, and inspire careful reflection." Bente Rasmussen

"She has established a mode of feminist political economy illuminating many of our contemporary social experiences, and offered promising lines for rethinking some key Left programmes and values." Review of Radical Political Economics


213 x 135 mm. 208 pp.
ISBN. 0850365376
2003 Paperback

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Price:13.95



THE ONTOLOGY OF SOCIAL BEING THE ONTOLOGY OF SOCIAL BEING
Volume 1: Hegel

Georg Lukács

Translated by David Fernbach
Contents: Hegel's Dialectic 'amid the manure of contradictions': Hegel's Dialectical Ontology and the Reflection Determinations: Notes.
223x142mm 116pp
ISBN. 0850362261
1978 paperback
Reprinted 2007

Price:9.95



THE ONTOLOGY OF SOCIAL BEING THE ONTOLOGY OF SOCIAL BEING
Volume 2: Marx

Georg Lukács

Contents: Methodological Preliminaries: The Critique of Political Economy: Historicity and Theoretical Generality: Notes.
223x142mm 174pp
ISBN. 085036227X
1978 paperback
Reprinted 2007

Price:9.95



THE ONTOLOGY OF SOCIAL BEING THE ONTOLOGY OF SOCIAL BEING
Volume 3: Labour

Contents: Labour as a Teleological Positing: Labour as a model of Social Practice: The Subject-Object Relation in Labour and its Consequences, Notes.
223x142mm vi+142pp
ISBN. 0850362555
Reprinted 2007


Price:9.95



THE YOUNG HEGEL THE YOUNG HEGEL
Studies In The Relations Between Dialectics & Economics

Georg Lukács

Lukács study focuses on Hegel's discussion of 'positivity', the forerunner of the later concept of 'alienation' as developed further by Marx. He argues that Hegel's philosophy evolved in reaction to events of his time. Translated by Rodney Livingstone

Contents: Hegel's early Republican phase 1793-96: Crisis in Hegel's views 179-1800: Rationale and Defence of Objective Idealism 1801-1803: The break with Schelling 1803-07.
223x142mm 576pp
ISBN. 0850361893
1975
Reprinted in paperback 2007



Price:22.50



THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Translated by Samuel Moore

The Communist Manifesto is perhaps the most influential pamphlet ever written. It has inspired generations of Socialists.
First published in 1848, its arguments and analysis still rings true:

Classes have a decisive role in history.
Capitalism impacts on the entire world.
Socialists need to organise for the liberation of all working peoples.

30 pages.
ISBN. 0850364787
Reprinted 2003 pamphlet

Price:1.25



ANTI-BOLSHEVIK COMMUNISM ANTI-BOLSHEVIK COMMUNISM
by Paul Mattick

ISBN. 9780850362237

Merlin Press
Reprinted in paperback 2007

Price:14.95



ECONOMICS, POLITICS AND THE AGE OF INFLATION ECONOMICS, POLITICS AND THE AGE OF INFLATION

Paul Mattick

'Mattick's sharp Marxist interpretation of our contemporary capitalist crisis is a welcome alternative to the increasingly sterile ruminations of conventional economists.' Robert Lekachman: City University of New York.

Contents: Crisis Of Mixed Economy: Destruction of Money: On The Concept of State-Monopoly Capital: State Capitalism: The Great Depression and the New Deal.

227x150mm 144pp
0850362598
1978 paperback

Price:12.95



ECONOMIC CRISIS AND CRISIS THEORY ECONOMIC CRISIS AND CRISIS THEORY

Paul Mattick

Paul Mattick examines the crisis cycle, both as it has asserted itself historically and with respect to the responses it has evoked in economic theory.

Contents: Bourgeois Economics: Marx's Crisis Theory: the Epigones: Splendor and Misery of the Mixed Economy: Ernest Mandel's Late Capitalism.

223x142mm 232pp
ISBN. 0850362695
1981 paperback

Price:10.95



MARX'S THEORY OF ALIENATION MARX'S THEORY OF ALIENATION
This book focuses on the origins of Marx's thought and on his early writings especially The Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844. It was a winner of the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize.
'In the hands of a creative thinker conviction and passion can give wings to the freedom struggle. Meszaros' book is a 'winger' - one of the most far-reaching books of on the subject of Marx's theory of alienation since Lukács' seminal Geschichte und Klassenbewusstsein." [History and Class Consciousness] The Review of Metaphysics.

'Immensely learned and well-read" Times Literary Supplement

Outline Contents: Origin and Structure if the Marxian Theory: Aspects of Alienation: Contemporary Significance of Marx's Theory of Alienation: Notes: Bibliography: Index.

223x142mm 356pp 4th edition
ISBN. 0850362423
1974 hardback only
Paperback reprinting 2005


Price:30.00



GLOBAL CAPITALISM & AMERICAN EMPIRE GLOBAL CAPITALISM & AMERICAN EMPIRE

by Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin

The American Empire has usually come in through the back door rather than the front door: its own empire of business was made plausible and attractive by the American state's insistence that it was not imperialistic.
The USA presented itself as the scourge of the old colonialism, spreading democracy and freedom of opportunity, rather than an old-style Empire of armed conquest. Its informal empire, uniquely combining, as Thomas Jefferson put it, 'extensive empire with self-government', has allowed American business to directly invest abroad and produce and sell there, with the American state politically requiring the host states to protect and maintain capitalism.
After the Second World War, the USA integrated the states of Japan and Western Europe into own informal empire, bringing an end to the old inter-imperial rivalries. Through the crisis of the Bretton Woods system in the 1970s, American hegemony, far from being fundamentally challenged by the other advanced capitalist states, came to be reconstituted in the form of global neoliberalism. Under American-managed globalization all international institutions and individual states are expected to become pliant but active agents in reproducing global capitalism.

96 pages, 178 x 112 mm.
ISBN. 0850365422
Paperback

Please note that this is the first essay in Socialist Register 2004. See contents here ...

Price:6.95



THE GLOBALIZATION DECADE THE GLOBALIZATION DECADE
A Critical Reader

Edited by Leo Panitch & Colin Leys

Over the past decade the contributors to Socialist Register have been widely recognised as providing the most distinctive investigations on the left today of the contradictions of globalisation, the internationalisation of the state, progressive competitiveness, the new imperialism and popular global mobilisations against it.

This anthology provides:

The most searching analyses of the political, economic and cultural contradictions of globalisation available - essential reading for students in troubled times.

The best set of readings on the role of states - and especially the American state - in making globalisation happen, and on the problems they now confront in trying to keep it going.

234x156mm. 325 pp.
ISBN. 0850365163
Paperback

Rights: Canada: Fernwood Publishing, Rest of world: Merlin Press

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Price:16.95



LENIN AS PHILOSOPHER LENIN AS PHILOSOPHER
A critical examination of the philosophical basis of Leninism
by Anton Pannekoek

In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Anton Pannekoek investigated the impact of Lenin's ideas and of his philosophical work Materialism and Empirio-criticism, which had appeared in Russian in 1908.

Price:11.95



THE COMINTERN AND ITS CRITICS THE COMINTERN AND ITS CRITICS
Edited by Al Richardson

Essays on the evolution of the Communist International: formed in 1919 to provide a revolutionary leadership for the world's working class, it degenerated despite the efforts of the left which tried to pull it back onto a revolutionary course, and, when this proved impossible, to develop new organisations that could carry out the tasks that it had abandoned.

Perspectives from early critics in Britain, Austria and Sri Lanka; essays on Stalin, Dimitrov and the Reichstag fire and on Tito; with a historiographical survey on British Communism.

Contents: Editorial I: Those Against; John McIlroy, New Light on Arthur Reade: Tracking Down Britain's First Trotskyist; Fritz Keller, Trotskyism in Austria; Charles Wesley Ervin, Philip Gunawardena: The Making of a Revolutionary II: All Change; Walter Kendall, The Communist International and the Turn from 'Social-Fascism' to the Popular Front; Jean-Jacques Marie, The Journal of Georgi Dimitrov III: Family Quarrels; Ante Ciliga, How Tito Took Over the Yugoslav Communist Party; John McIlroy, Rehabilitating Communist History: The Communist International, the Communist Party of Great Britain and Some Historians IV: Objections Overruled: Spain; Grandizo Munis and Jaime Fernández.

Revolutionary History Vol 8 No 1, 2001, ISSN 0953-2382 includes regular features: Editorial; Work in Progress; Book Reviews; Obituaries; Reader's Notes.

A5 316 pages
ISBN. 9781899438389
2001

Price:14.95



CULTURE AND REVOLUTION IN THE THOUGHT OF LEON TROTSKY CULTURE AND REVOLUTION IN THE THOUGHT OF LEON TROTSKY
Edited by Al Richardson

An anthology: over half the contents are essays on a broad range of cultural issues, including Ibsen, Gorky, Impressionism and the Secessionist school of art, and on the political and philosophical trends within the Russian intelligentsia, along with an important article from 1925 on the broader aspects of culture and socialism. These are complemented by wide-ranging writings by other writers.

Contents: Editorial The Culture of the Old World; Leon Trotsky, Ibsen; Leon Trotsky, Two Literary Souls at the Mercy of the Metaphysical Demon; Leon Trotsky, Poetry, the Machine, and the Poetry of the Machine; Leon Trotsky, On the Novel in General and on The Three of Them in Particular; Leon Trotsky, Culture and the Little White Bull; Paul Flewers, Vekhi and the Retreat from Reason Impressionism: Trotsky in Vienna; Fritz Keller, Trotsky in Vienna; Leon Trotsky, On Death and Eros; Leon Trotsky, A New Year's Conversation about Art; Leon Trotsky, The Vienna Secession of 1909; Leon Trotsky, Two Viennese Exhibitions; Leon Trotsky, On the Intelligentsia; Leon Trotsky, Vienna Secession 1913 The Culture of the Transition Period; John Plant, Trotsky, Art and the Revolution; Antonio Gramsci, A Letter to Leon Trotsky on Futurism; Leon Trotsky, For Quality -- For Culture! Culture Under the Dictators; Pierre Naville, Trotsky on Art and Literature; Richard Greeman, Did Trotsky Read Serge?; Esther Leslie, Elective Affinities; James T Farrell, A Memoir of Leon Trotsky; Leon Trotsky, Marcel Martinet; Leon Trotsky, The Attitude of Men of Letters; An Interview with Jean Malaquais; Fritz Keller, Stalinism versus Hedonism The International Federation of Independent Revolutionary Artists; Maurice Nadeau, Trotsky and Breton; Leon Trotsky, You Must Not Whisper; Leon Trotsky, Difficulties With Diego.

Revolutionary History Vol 7 No 2, 1999, ISSN 0953-2382 includes regular features: Editorial; Work in Progress; Book Reviews; Obituaries; Reader's Notes.

230 x 145 mm. 315 pages
ISBN. 9781899438327
1999

Price:14.95



THE POVERTY OF THEORY THE POVERTY OF THEORY
or an Orrery of Errors
by E. P. Thompson

A socialist humanist critique of dogmatic Marxism: and of Althusser in particular. "There can be no doubt that The Poverty of Theory is an essay that will have lasting impact. It will resonate throughout discussions of history, Marxist theory and socialist politics." Media: Culture and Society

223x142mm 303pp 2nd edition

0850364469
2013 paperback

Now back in print



Price:15.95



ART AND SOCIETY ART AND SOCIETY
Essays in Marxist Aesthetics

Alfredo Sanchez Vazquez

Vazquez grasps not only Marx's views on art but also on labour alienation and the complex relation between the world of ideas and the world of material production.

223x142mm 286pp
0850362199
1973 Paperback

Europe only: from Monthly Review Press


Price:14.95



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