Verso Books Fall 2015

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    The Battlefield Algeria 1988-2002: Studies in a Broken Polity Paperback Hugh Roberts 9781859845714 $44.95 HISTORY Mar 31, 2015
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    The Body in the Library A Literary Anthology of Modern Medicine Paperback Iain Bamforth 9781781686287 $47.00 LITERARY COLLECTIONS Mar 31, 2015
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    Somanatha The Many Voices of a History Paperback Romila Thapar 9781784780654 $38.95 HISTORY Mar 31, 2015
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    Noise Uprising The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution Hardcover Michael Denning 9781781688557 $108.00 MUSIC Nov 10, 2015
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    Noise Uprising The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution Paperback Michael Denning 9781781688564 $29.99 MUSIC Aug 18, 2015
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    The WikiLeaks Files The World According to US Empire Hardcover WikiLeaks 9781781688748 $35.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Aug 25, 2015
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    Against the Troika Crisis and Austerity in the Eurozone Paperback Heiner Flassbeck 9781784783136 $19.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 01, 2015
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    American Socialist Hardcover Kshama Sawant 9781784781842 $34.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 09, 2018
    The socialist who’s turning American politics upside-downIn 2013, Kshama Sawant became one of the most unlikely and most exciting politicians in the United States not only because she grew up in Mumbai and earned a PhD in economics, but also because she ran for Seattle City Council as a militant socialist, basing her campaign on a bold push to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than double the national minimum wage. She won the election, and in 2014, Seattle’s mayor signed into law a $15 minimum wage.This is the story of how Saw... + Read More
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    Series: Radical Thinkers A Theory of Capitalist Regulation The US Experience Paperback Michel Aglietta 9781784782382 $21.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 01, 2015
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    Series: Radical Thinkers The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx 1843 to Capital Paperback Ernest Mandel 9781784782320 $21.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 01, 2015
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    Series: Radical Thinkers Marx on Money Paperback Suzanne De Brunhoff 9781784782269 $21.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 01, 2015
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    Series: Radical Thinkers Value The Representation of Labour in Capitalism Paperback Diane Elson 9781784782290 $21.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 01, 2015
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    Bad New Days Art, Criticism, Emergency Hardcover Hal Foster 9781784781453 $32.00 ART Sep 08, 2015
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    Series: Jacobin Class War The Privatization of Childhood Paperback Megan Erickson 9781781689486 $24.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Sep 08, 2015
    What America has at stake when some children go to school hungry and others ride in $1,000 strollers In an age of austerity, elite corporate education reformers have found new ways to transfer the costs of raising children from the state to individual families. Public schools, tasked with providing education, childcare, job training, meals, and social services to low-income children, struggle with cutbacks. Meanwhile, private schools promise to nurture the minds and personalities of future professionals to the tune of $40,000 a year. As Class W... + Read More
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    Series: Jacobin Four Futures Life After Capitalism Paperback Peter Frase 9781781688137 $22.99 POLITICAL SCIENCE Oct 11, 2016
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    Inequality and the 1% Paperback Danny Dorling 9781784782078 $18.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 08, 2015
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    No God But Gain The Untold Story of Cuban Slavery, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Making of the United States Hardcover Stephen Chambers 9781781688076 $32.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Sep 08, 2015
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    The Death and Life of American Labor Toward a New Workers' Movement Paperback Stanley Aronowitz 9781784783006 $23.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 15, 2015
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    Disaster Capitalism Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe Hardcover Antony Loewenstein 9781784781156 $32.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 15, 2015
    Crisis? What crisis? How powerful corporations make a killing out of disasterAward-winning journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across the US, Britain, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Australia to witness the reality of Disaster Capitalism—the hidden world of privatized detention centers and militarized private security, formed to protect corporations as they profit from war zones. He visits Britain’s immigration detention centers, tours the prison system in the United States, and digs into the underbelly of the companies ma... + Read More
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    The New Rulers of the World Paperback John Pilger 9781784782115 $20.95 HISTORY Mar 22, 2016
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    Walter Benjamin's Archive Images, Texts, Signs Paperback Walter Benjamin 9781784782030 $23.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 15, 2015
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    Inventing the Future Postcapitalism and a World Without Work Paperback Nick SRNICEK 9781784780968 $23.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 17, 2015
    A major new manifesto for a high-tech future free from workNeoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite. Inventing the Future is a bold new manifesto for life after capitalism. Against the confused understanding of our high-tech world by both the right and the left, this book claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented possibilities of our society can be reclaimed. Instead of running from a com... + Read More
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    The Seasons of Trouble Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War Paperback Rohini Mohan 9781781688830 $19.95 HISTORY Oct 20, 2015
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    Trans A Memoir Hardcover Juliet Jacques 9781784781644 $32.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 22, 2015
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    Absolute Recoil Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism Paperback Slavoj Zizek 9781784781996 $23.95 PHILOSOPHY Oct 06, 2015
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    Crowds and Party Hardcover Jodi Dean 9781781686942 $32.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Feb 09, 2016
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    Last Futures Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture Hardcover Douglas Murphy 9781781689752 $35.00 ARCHITECTURE Jan 12, 2016
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    Serve the People Making Asian America in the Long Sixties Hardcover Karen Ishizuka 9781781688625 $35.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Mar 01, 2016
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    The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sister Life and Death in Juárez Hardcover Sandra Nieto 9781784781040 $32.49 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 10, 2015
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    The Capitalist Unconscious Marx and Lacan Hardcover Samo Tomsic 9781784781118 $108.00 PHILOSOPHY Apr 05, 2016
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    The Capitalist Unconscious Marx and Lacan Paperback Samo Tomsic 9781784781088 $35.00 PHILOSOPHY Dec 08, 2015
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    Civil Imagination A Political Ontology of Photography Paperback Ariella Azoulay 9781784783037 $30.95 ART Oct 13, 2015
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    Man Tiger A Novel Paperback Eka Kurniawan 9781781688595 $22.99 FICTION Sep 15, 2015
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    Radical Cities Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture Paperback Justin McGuirk 9781781688687 $23.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Oct 13, 2015
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    Strike Art Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition Hardcover Yates McKee 9781784781880 $32.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Feb 16, 2016
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    Fossil Capital The Rise of Steam-Power and the Roots of Global Warming Hardcover Andreas Malm 9781784781323 $108.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Mar 15, 2016
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    Fossil Capital The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming Paperback Andreas Malm 9781784781293 $35.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Jan 12, 2016
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    No Such Thing as a Free Gift The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy Hardcover Linsey McGoey 9781784780838 $32.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 20, 2015
    Philanthro-capitalism: How charity became big business The charitable sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the global economy. Nearly half of the more than 85,000 private foundations in the United States have come into being since the year 2000. Just under 5,000 more were established in 2011 alone. This deluge of philanthropy has helped create a world where billionaires wield more power over education policy, global agriculture, and global health than ever before. In No Such Thing as a Free Gift, author and academic Linsey McGoey... + Read More
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    Capital New York, Capital of the 20th Century Hardcover Kenneth Goldsmith 9781784781569 $58.00 ART Nov 10, 2015
    Acclaimed artist Kenneth Goldsmith’s thousand-page beautiful homage to New York CityHere is a kaleidoscopic assemblage and poetic history of New York: an unparalleled and original homage to the city, composed entirely of quotations. Drawn from a huge array of sources—histories, memoirs, newspaper articles, novels, government documents, emails—and organized into interpretive categories that reveal the philosophical architecture of the city, Capital is the ne plus ultra of books on the ultimate megalopolis. It is also a book of experimental liter... + Read More
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    Portraits John Berger on Artists Hardcover John Berger 9781784781767 $53.00 ART Nov 24, 2015
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    Everything to Nothing The Poetry of the Great War, Revolution and the Transformation of Europe Hardcover Geert Buelens 9781784781491 $41.00 HISTORY Dec 01, 2015
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    Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy The Many Faces of Anonymous Paperback Gabriella Coleman 9781781689837 $25.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Oct 06, 2015
    Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.”Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street). She ended ... + Read More
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    Series: Verso World History Series Peasant-Citizen and Slave The Foundations of Athenian Democracy Paperback Ellen Meiksins Wood 9781784781026 $34.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 03, 2015
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    Planet/Cuba Art, Culture, and the Future of the Island Hardcover Rachel Price 9781784781248 $108.00 ART Apr 05, 2016
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    Planet/Cuba Art, Culture, and the Future of the Island Paperback Rachel Price 9781784781217 $38.95 ART Nov 03, 2015
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    Politics in a Time of Crisis Podemos and the Future of Democracy in Europe Paperback Pablo Iglesias 9781784783358 $23.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 03, 2015
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    Series: Verso World History Series The Pristine Culture of Capitalism A Historical Essay on Old Regimes and Modern States Paperback Ellen Meiksins Wood 9781784781033 $34.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 03, 2015
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    Red Rosa A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg Paperback Kate Evans 9781784780999 $24.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 03, 2015
    A graphic novel of the dramatic life and death of German revolutionary Rosa LuxemburgA giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. But she was much more than just a thinker. She made herself heard in a world inimical to the voices of strong-willed women. She overcame physical infirmity and the prejudice she faced as a Jew to become an active revolutionary whose philosophy enriched every corner of an incredibly productive and creative life—her many friendships, her sex... + Read More
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    The S Word A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism Paperback John Nichols 9781784783402 $25.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 03, 2015
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    Seizing Freedom Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All Paperback David R. Roediger 9781784780258 $25.95 HISTORY Nov 03, 2015
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    A History of the Barricade Hardcover Eric Hazan 9781784781255 $21.50 HISTORY Nov 10, 2015

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