Dan Hancox

Dan Hancox is a journalist who has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman, Independent, Frieze, New Inquiry, National, Dazed & Confused, Q magazine, Mute and The Wire. He is the author of two ebooks: Kettled Youth and Utopia and the Valley of Tears.

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  • Our London podcast: Take Back the City!

    Dan Hancox
    hosts the Verso podcast in collaboration with Compass for the latest conversation in Our London, a series of discussions looking ahead to the 2016 London Mayoral and Assembly elections. Amina Gichinga and Linda Bellos join him to discuss London and its tensions—and how the capital could be changed for the better. They look at Take Back the City, a grassroots campaign to address inequality and the imbalance of power in the capital, and explore what we can learn from the Greater London Council's work in the 1980s before its dissolution by the Thatcher government in 1986.

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  • Verso's Summer Reads 2015

    No matter which body of water you'll be sluicing your speedos in this summer, Verso's got your back.  From forty proud years of radical publishing, we've cherry-picked an eclectic mix of fiction, travel, politics, philosophy, feminism, art, graphic novels and more for your delectation this summer.

    Whether you're reacquainting yourself with an old classic or taking a chance with one of our latest titles, all books on this list will be 50% off on our website for this week (July 9-July 17), with free worldwide shipping, and free ebook where available.  Just be careful around the pool with your e-reader eh?

    A lovely picture of Theodor Adorno in his swimwear, with a copy Narcoland presumably tucked away out of shot.

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  • Learning to be poor, again: Dan Hancox on a town waking itself from Spain's property nightmare

    "Spain could not stop building" writes Dan Hancox in his expansive article on the nation's property boom—and crash—of the last decade. The financial crisis that began in 2008 has decimated the construction industry, which, at its height, made up 20% of the country's economy – the fifth largest in the EU. Now, with unemployment running at over 25%, and youth unemployment an incredible 57%, it is becoming clear that the height of the boom is reflected in the depth of the crash, and Hancox uses the abandoned housing mega-project of Valdeluz as a lens through which to view the human scale of this economic tragedy.

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