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In the newly published Metaphilosophy, Henri Lefebvre works through the implications of Marx’s revolutionary thought to consider philosophy’s engagement with the world.
Designed with this beautiful die-cut cover (cover design by Neil Donnelly), Metaphilosophy is a key text in Lefebvre’s oeuvre and a milestone in contemporary thinking about philosophy’s relation to the world.
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Metaphilosophy by Henri Lefebvre. Edited by Stuart Elden. Translated by David Fernbach
Leading French thinker with his key work on philosophical thought.
Critique of Everyday Life: The One-Volume Edition by Henri Lefebvre
Lefebvre's classic analysis of daily life under capitalism in one complete volume.
Reading Capital: The Complete Edition by Louis Althusser, Etienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey, and Jacques Rancière. Translated by Ben Brewster and David Fernbach.
A classic work of Marxist analysis, available unabridged for the first time.
An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army by Fredric Jameson. Edited by Slavoj Žižek
Controversial manifesto by acclaimed cultural theorist debated by leading writers.
What Is Subjectivity? by Jean-Paul Sartre. Translated by David Broder and Trista Selous. Afterword by Fredric Jameson. Introduction by Michel Kail and Raoul Kirchmayr
Jean-Paul Sartre, at the height of his powers, debates with Italy’s leading intellectuals.
Crowds and Party by Jodi Dean
How do mass protests become an organized activist collective?
Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism after the War on Terror by Christine Delphy
Feminist Christine Delphy co-founded the journal Nouvelles questions féministes with Simone de Beauvoir in the 1970s and became one of the most influential figures in French feminism. Separate and Dominate is Delphy’s manifesto, lambasting liberal hypocrisy and calling for a fluid understanding of political identity that does not place different political struggles in a false opposition.
Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? by Judith Butler
Analyzing the different frames through which we experience war, Butler calls for a reorientation of the Left.
Public Sphere and Experience: Analysis of the Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere by Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt. Foreword by Miriam Hansen
In Kluge and Negt’s groundbreaking book they examine the material conditions of experience in an arena that had previously figured only as an abstract term: the media of mass and consumer culture.
Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism by Ellen Meiksins Wood
Historian and political thinker Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that theories of “postmodern” fragmentation, “difference,” and con-tingency can barely accommodate the idea of capitalism, let alone subject it to critique.
Marx and Human Nature: Refutation of a Legend by Norman Geras
In this passionate and polemical classic work, Norman Geras argues that the view that Marx broke with all conceptions of human nature in 1845 is wrong.
Understanding Class by Erik Olin Wright
Leading sociologist examines how different readings of class enrich our understanding of capitalism.
The Capitalist Unconscious: Marx and Lacan by Samo Tomšič
A major systematic study of the connection between Marx and Lacan’s work.
The Modernist Papers by Fredric Jameson
A new perspective on Proust, Joyce, Kafka and others from a master of literary theory.
In the Flow by Boris Groys
The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the Internet.
Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis by Nancy Fraser traces the feminist movement’s evolution since the 1970s and anticipates a new—radical and egalitarian—phase of feminist thought and action.
Sociology, Capitalism, Critique by Klaus Dörre, Stephan Lessenich, and Hartmut Rosa. Translated by Loren Balhorn and Jan-Peter Herrmann
Three radical perspectives on the critique of capitalism.
Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century by Sheila Rowbotham
The acclaimed exploration of the women who revolutionized American and British life.
Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings by Joshua Clover
Award-winning poet Joshua Clover theorizes the riot as the form of the coming insurrection.
The Ancients and the Postmoderns: On the Historicity of Forms by Fredric Jameson
Fredric Jameson sweeps from the Renaissance to The Wire.
Radio Benjamin by Walter Benjamin. Edited by Lecia Rosenthal. Translated by Jonathan Lutes. With Lisa Harries Schumann and Diana Reese
“The German critic was not only a theorist of the media – he was a gifted broadcaster as well.” – Financial Times
Woman’s Consciousness, Man’s World by Sheila Rowbotham
A groundbreaking examination of the birth, development and impact of Feminist consciousness.
The Anti-Social Family by Michèle Barrett and Mary McIntosh
A sensitive but uncompromising socialist-feminist critique of the nuclear family
Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure by Lynne Segal is a manifesto of sexual liberation, from the leading feminist thinker.
Woman's Estate by Juliet Mitchell combines the energy of the early seventies feminist movement with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, making it one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time.
Women’s Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter by Michèle Barrett
A classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism, exploring how gender, sexuality and the “family-household system” operate in relation to contemporary capitalism.
Walter Benjamin’s Archive by Walter Benjamin. Edited by Ursula Marx, Gudrun Schwarz, Michael Schwarz, and Erdmut Wizisla. Translated by Esther Leslie
An absorbing selection of Walter Benjamin’s personal manuscripts, images, and documents.
Politics and Letters: Interviews with New Left Review by Raymond Williams. Introduction by Geoff Dyer
The celebrated literary critic Raymond Williams, in his own words.
The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution by Shulamith Firestone
“A landmark manifesto” — Susan Faludi, New Yorker
The Hidden God: A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pensées of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine by Lucien Goldmann. Translated by Philip Thody. Preface by Michael Löwy
A new edition of a major philosophical work.
The Spectacle of Disintegration: Situationist Passages out of the Twentieth Century by McKenzie Wark
Acclaimed author follows the work of the Situationist International after May 1968.
The Idea of Communism edited by Costas Douzinas and Slavoj Žižek
In 2009 Slavoj Žižek brought together an acclaimed group of intellectuals to discuss the continued relevance of communism. Unexpectedly the conference attracted an audience of over 1,000 people.
The discussion has continued across the world and these 3 books gathers responses from the conference in Seoul.
The Idea of Communism 2: The New York Conference edited by Slavoj Žižek
The Idea of Communism 3: The Seoul Conference edited by Alex Taek-Gwang Lee and Slavoj Žižek
Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism by Slavoj Žižek
In Less Than Nothing, the product of a career-long focus on the part of its author, Slavoj Žižek argues it is imperative we not simply return to Hegel but that we repeat and exceed his triumphs, overcoming his limitations by being even more Hegelian than the master himself.
Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism by Slavoj Žižek
Absolute Recoil is a startling reformulation of the basis and possibilities of contemporary philosophy. While focusing on how to overcome the transcendental approach without regressing to naïve, pre-Kantian realism, Žižek offers a series of excursions into today’s political, artistic, and ideological landscape, from Arnold Schoenberg’s music to the films of Ernst Lubitsch.