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HAYMARKET

BOOKS
SPRING 2020

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About Haymarket Books
Haymarket Books is a radical, independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Chicago.
Our mission is to publish books that contribute to struggles for social and economic justice,
as a vibrant and organic part of social movements and the education and development of a
critical, engaged, international left. Since our founding in 2001, we’ve published more than
five hundred titles. Our authors include Arundhati Roy, Rebecca Solnit, Angela Y. Davis,
Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Amy Goodman, Wallace Shawn, Mike Davis, Winona
LaDuke, Dave Zirin, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

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Choice Words
Writers on Abortion
Edited by Annie Finch

With reproductive freedom under sustained


attack, this powerful literary collection re-
claims the conversation on abortion.

“The poems, essays, and stories in Choice


Words prove that women’s bodies cannot be
nationalized.”
—GLORIA STEINEM

A landmark literary anthology of poems, sto-


ries, and literary essays about abortion, Choice Words is a compelling collection of
timely pieces on the struggle to defend reproductive rights. Twenty years in the
making, this book spans continents and centuries. Contributors include Audre
Lorde, Margaret Atwood, Lucille Clifton, Amy Tan, Gloria Steinem, Ursula K.
Le Guin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Joyce Carol Oates, Gloria Naylor, Dorothy Parker,
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anne Sexton, Ntozake Shange, Sholeh Wolpe, Ai, Jean
Rhys, Mahogany L. Browne, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Frank O’Hara, Vi Khi Nao,
Sharon Olds, Judith Arcana, Alice Walker, Molly Peacock, Carol Muske-Dukes,
Mo Yan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Kathy Acker, Anne
Sexton, Langston Hughes, Sharon Doubiago, and numerous other classic and
contemporary writers including voices from Canada, France, China, India, Iran,
Ireland, Kenya, and Pakistan.

ANNIE FINCH is an award-winning feminist poet and writer and the author or editor
of twenty books, including eight anthologies from publishers including Universi-
ty of Michigan Press, University of Arkansas Press, and Penguin/Random House.
She earned a PhD from Stanford, has taught widely, and currently lives in Wash-
ington, DC.

978-1-64259-148-4 · April 2020 · $28.95 · Trade Cloth · 420 pages


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LatiNext
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4
Edited by Felicia Chavez,
Willie Perdomo, and José Olivarez

A BreakBeat Poets anthology that opposes


silence and re-mixes the soundtrack of
the Latinx diaspora across diverse poetic
traditions.

In the dynamic tradition of the BreakBeat


Poets anthologies, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4:
LatiNext celebrates the embodied narratives
of Latinidad. Poets speak from an array of
nationalities, genders, sexualities, races, and writing styles, staking a claim to
our cultural and civic space. Like Hip-Hop, we honor what was, what is, and
what’s next.

FELICIA ROSE CHAVEZ is a native New Mexican with an MFA in creative non-
fiction from the University of Iowa. An award-winning educator, Felicia is
currently at work on The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the
Creative Classroom, forthcoming from Haymarket Books.

JOSÉ OLIVAREZ is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems,
Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award and won the 2018
Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize.

WILLIE PERDOMO is an Afro-Caribbean Nuyorican from East Harlem. He is


the author of The Crazy Bunch; The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, a finalist for
the National Book Critics Circle Award; Smoking Lovely, winner of the PEN
Open Book Award; and Where a Nickel Costs a Dime, a finalist for the Poetry
Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award. He teaches at Phillips
Exeter Academy.

978-1-64259-129-3 · April 2020 · $19.95 · Trade Paper · 350 pages


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Too Much Midnight
Krista Franklin

Krista Franklin’s work emerges at the inter-


section of poetics, popular culture, and the
dynamic histories of the African Diaspora.

“Celebrating the possibilities for extrasenso-


ry powers to resist oppressive narratives and
change the minds of a society, Franklin reor-
ders ritual and constructs fantasies.”
—Matt Morris, Artforum

Krista Franklin draws on pan-African histories, Black Surrealism, Afrofuturism,


pop culture, art history, and the historical and present-day micro-to-macro vi-
olence inflicted upon Black people and other people of color, working to forge
imaginative spaces for radical possibilities and visions of liberation.
Featuring forty-five poems and forty artworks, Too Much Midnight chroni-
cles the intersections between art and life, art and writing, the historical and the
speculative, cultural and personal identity, the magical and the mundane.

KRISTA FRANKLIN is a writer and visual artist whose work has appeared in Po-
etry, The Offing, Black Camera, Copper Nickel, Callaloo, BOMB Magazine, Ency-
clopedia, Vol. F–K and L–Z, and the anthologies The End of Chiraq: A Literary
Mixtape, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and
Gathering Ground. Her chapbook of poems, Study of Love & Black Body, was
published by Willow Books in 2012.

978-1-64259-130-9 · April 2020 · $30 · Paper Over Board · 112 pages


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Text Messages
How to Speak to Oneself
While Time Traveling
Yassin Alsalman

Text Messages is a survival guide for our anx-


ious age from Iraqi-Canadian rapper and
multimedia artist Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman.

Pioneering Iraqi-Canadian rapper Yassin


“Narcy” Alsalman is a founding member of
WeAreTheMedium, an international multi-
media artist collective of Arab, African, and
Indigenous artists and creators.
Text Messages is his survival guide, a multimedia collection about finding
one’s self in the anxious intersections of a post-9/11 world, through a combina-
tion of poetry, rap verse, short stories, and comic book illustrations. Text Mes-
sages is a written exploration of the imminent crisis in technology, the pressures
of selfawareness, and an ode to the resilience of displaced communities.

YASSIN “NARCY” ALSALMAN, formerly known as the Narcicyst, is a musician,


actor, professor, and multimedia artist based out of Montreal, Canada. He was
a pioneer of the Arab hip-hop movement through his Iraqi trio Euphrates in
the early 2000s. He is a founding member of the international multimedia arts
collective WeAreTheMedium, and currently teaches one of Canada’s only hip-
hop courses at Concordia University in Montreal, where he blends performance
with education, media with literacy, and creativity with cultural heritage.

978-1-64259-150-7 · August 2020 · $16 · Trade Paper · 100 pages


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The Brother You Choose
Panthers, Politics, and Revolution
Susie Elaine Day
Introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Former Black Panthers Paul Coates and Ed-


die Conway discuss their lives, politics, and
the friendship that helped Eddie survive de-
cades in prison.

In 1971, Eddie Conway, lieutenant of secu-


rity for the Baltimore chapter of the Black
Panther Party, was convicted of murdering a
police officer and sentenced to life, plus thirty years behind bars. For over for-
ty-three years, as he raised a family and started a business, Paul visited Eddie
in prison, often taking his kids with him. He and Eddie shared their lives and
worked together on dozens of legal campaigns in hopes of gaining Eddie’s re-
lease. Paul’s founding of The Black Classic Press in 1978 was originally a way
to get books to Eddie in prison. When, in 2014, Eddie finally walked free onto
the streets of Baltimore, Paul Coates was there to greet him. Today, these two
men remain rock-solid comrades and friends﹘each the other’s chosen brother.
This book is a record of their lives and their relationship, told in their own
voices. Paul and Eddie talk about their individual stories, their work, their poli-
tics, and their immeasurable bond.

SUSIE ELAINE DAY began listening to people in prison at the DC jail, where she
interviewed four women charged with the 1985 bombing of the US Capitol.

TA-NEHISI COATES is the author of multiple bestselling books including Between


The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015.

978-1-64259-154-5 · June 2020 · $21.99 · Trade Paper · 180 pages


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The Tragedy of
American Science
From Truman to Trump
Clifford D. Conner

A compelling and timely account of the cor-


ruption, corporatization, and militarization
of science in the United States.

Despite a facade of brilliant technological ad-


vances, American science has led humanity
to the brink of interrelated disasters. In The
Tragedy of American Science, historian of sci-
ence Clifford D. Conner describes the dual processes by which this history has
unfolded since the Second World War, addressing the corporatization and the
militarization of science in the US. First, he examines the role of private profit
considerations in determining the direction of scientific inquiry and the ways
those considerations have dangerously undermined the integrity of sciences im-
pacting food, water, air, medicine, and the climate. Second, Conner explores the
relationship between scientific industries and the US military, discussing the in-
numerable financial and human scientific resources that have been diverted from
other critical areas in order to further military aggrandizement and development.
The first comprehensive critique of the corporatization and militariza-
tion of American science from World War II to the present day, The Tragedy
of American Science deals specifically with a number of themes, including: the
Cold War Nazification of American rocket science and biochemical weapons
production; an explanation of “weaponized Keynesianism;” a review of the ideo-
logical context that has fostered the corruption of American science; a critique
of American exceptionalism with a focus on its relationship to militarism; and
a case for an alternative to our current science-for-profit system.

CLIFFORD D. CONNER is a historian of science at the School of Professional


Studies, CUNY Graduate Center and the author of A People’s History of Science.

978-1-64259-127-9 · May 2020 · $35 · Trade Cloth · 300 pages


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Dying for an iPhone
Apple, Foxconn, and
the Lives of China’s Workers
Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun, and Mark Selden

A harrowing look at the lives and struggles


of a new generation of Chinese workers con-
fronting the Apple-Foxconn empire and the
Chinese state.

Suicides, excessive overtime, and hostility and


violence on the factory floor in China. Draw-
ing on vivid testimonies from rural migrant
workers, student interns, managers, and trade union staff, Dying for an iPhone is
a devastating expose of two of the world’s most powerful companies: Foxconn
and Apple.
As the leading manufacturer of iPhones, iPads, and Kindles, and employ-
ing one million workers in China alone, Taiwanese-invested Foxconn’s drive to
dominate global electronics manufacturing has aligned perfectly with China’s
goal of becoming the world leader in technology. This book reveals the human
cost of that ambition and what our demands for the newest and best technology
means for our workers.
Foxconn workers have repeatedly demonstrated their power to strike and
key nodes of transnational production, challenge management and the Chinese
state, and confront global tech behemoths. Dying for an iPhone allows us to
assess the impact of global capitalism’s deepening worker crisis.

JENNY CHAN is an assistant professor of sociology and China studies in the De-
partment of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

PUN NGAI is an assistant professor in social science at the Hong Kong Universi-
ty of Science and Technology. She is coeditor of Remaking Citizenship in Hong
Kong: Community, Nation, and the Global City.

MARK SELDEN is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Chi-
nese Society: Change Conflict and Resistance.

978-1-64259-124-8 · June 2020 · $19.95 · Trade Paper · 300 pages


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Stardust to Stardust
Reflections on Living and Dying
Erik Olin Wright

One of the twenty-first century’s most bril-


liant sociologists confronts his own mortality.

“Erik Olin Wright was an extraordinarily


kind mentor to his students, including me.
But what stood out as he faced the end of his
life was his courage and insight as he turned
his analytical mind to himself and his own
relationship to dying. The result is a deeply
life-affirming take on death.”
—Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Assistant Professor of Sociology,
University of Minnesota

Erik Olin Wright, one of the most important sociologists of his time, takes us
along on his intimate and brave journey toward death, and asks the big ques-
tions about human mortality.
Human life is a wild, extraordinary phenomenon: elements are brewed in
the center of stars and exploding supernova, spewed across the universe; they
eventually clumped into a minor planet around a modest star; then after some
billions of years this “stardust” became complex molecules with self-replicating
capacities that we call life. More billions of years pass and these self-replicating
molecules join together into more complex forms, evolve into organisms which
gain awareness and then consciousness, and finally, eventually, consciousness
of their consciousness. Stardust turned into conscious living matter aware of
its own existence. And with that comes consciousness of mortality That I, as a
conscious being will cease to exist pales in significance to the fact that I exist at
all. I don’t find that this robs my existence of meaning; it’s what makes infusing
life with meaning possible.

ERIK OLIN WRIGHT (1947–2019) was Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociolo-


gy at the University of Wisconsin. He authored many books.

978-1-64259-158-3 · July 2020 · $26.95 · Trade Cloth · 260 pages


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The ABCs of Hip-Hop
Illustrated by Nicer
Rebel Diaz

A fresh, multigenerational journey through


the ABC’s featuring hip-hop legends, rhyth-
mic flow, and eye-popping illustrations.

Learn the ABCs in style from Rebel Diaz,


pioneers of modern political hip-hop, who take the reader on a rhythmic and
rhyming adventure through the alphabet, featuring bars and verses that high-
light the four elements of hip-hop that defined a generation of resistance cul-
ture. Hip-hop heads and their kids will love the cool characters and dynamic
graffiti and collage illustrations that weave together East Coast to West Coast
icons from hip-hop history with an ongoing theme of liberation.

REBEL DIAZ is a political hip-hop duo out of the Bronx, New York and Chicago,
Illinois consisting of Chilean brothers RodStarz and G1. Rebel Diaz uses their
music as an organizing tool and to spread knowledge about injustice. Hip-hop
website AllHipHop.com named Rebel Diaz one of the top fifty emerging/un-
derground hip hop artists of 2013.

NICER, aka Hector Nazario, is a graffiti artist from South Bronx. He was named
one of New York City’s most influential graffiti artists in 2017.

978-1-64259-156-9 • August 2020 • $16.99 • Trade Cloth • 32 pages


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The Package King
A Rank and File History of UPS
Joe Allen

If the twentieth century was the American century,


it was also UPS’s Century. Joe Allen’s The Package
King tears down the brown wall surrounding one of
America’s most admired corporations—United Parcel
Service (UPS). How did a company that began as a
bicycle messenger service in Seattle, Washington be-
come a global behemoth? How did it displace General
Motors, the very symbol of American capitalism, to become the largest pri-
vate-sector, unionized employer in the United States? And, at what cost to its
workers and surrounding communities?

JOE ALLEN worked for nearly a decade at UPS.

978-1-64259-164-4 · April 2020 · $17.95 · Trade Paper · 180 pages

Rx Appalachia
Stories of Treatment and Survival in Rural Kentucky
Lesly-Marie Buer

Through the narratives of women who use or have


used drugs, this account challenges popular under-
standings of Appalachia such as that advanced by JD
Vance’s bestselling Hillbilly Elegy, in documenting
how women, families, and communities cope with
generational systems of oppression.
Rx Appalachia explores the gendered inequalities
that situate women’s encounters with substance abuse treatment as well as addi-
tional state interventions targeted at women who use drugs in one of the most
impoverished regions in the United States.

LESLY-MARIE BUER is an activist and public health practitioner whose work


on substance use and harm reduction has appeared in such publications as the
Boston Review.
978-1-64259-123-1 · May 2020 · $22.95 · Trade Paper · 220 pages
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A People’s Guide to Capitalism
Hadas Thier

Economists regularly promote capitalism as the great-


est system ever to grace the planet. With the same
breath, they implore us to leave the job of understand-
ing the magical powers of the market to the “experts.”
Despite the efforts of these mainstream commen-
tators to convince us otherwise, many of us have be-
gun to question why the system has produced such vast
inequality and wanton disregard for its own environ-
mental destruction. This book offers answers to exactly
these questions on their own terms: in the form of a radical economic theory.

HADAS THIER is an activist, writer, and socialist, and in her spare time, an ama-
teur paleontologist (aka mom to a toddler).

978-1-64259-169-9 · June 2020 · $19.95 · Trade Paper · 300 pages

The Socialist Challenge Today


SYRIZA, Sanders, Corbyn
Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin
With Stephen Maher

Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, and Stephen Maher pro-


vide a newly updated and expanded primer for twen-
ty-first century democratic socialists. The Socialist
Challenge Today presents an essential historical, theo-
retical, and critical perspective for understanding the
potential as well as the limits of three important recent
phenomena: the Sanders electoral insurgency in the United States; the Syriza
experience in Greece; and Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party in the UK.
The renowned coauthors compellingly convey the importance of developing
strategic and practical capacities to democratically transform state structures so
as to render them fit for realizing collective democracy, social equality, sustain-
able ecology, and human solidarity.

978-1-64259-128-6 · May 2020 · $12.95 · Trade Paper · 100 pages


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Revolutions
A Photographic History
Michael Lowy

The approximately 350 photographs collected in this


unique book provide a startling visual documentation
of seminal revolutionary events, from the Paris Com-
mune of 1871 to the Cuban Revolution of 1953, to
more recent struggles in Brazil.
The immediacy of the images tells the story of
these struggles in a way that texts rarely can, with rev-
olutions appearing as complex and messy events driven by the actions of real,
breathing humans who make their own history. Commentary on the images
is provided by leading scholars Gilbert Achcar, Enzo Traverso, Janette Habel,
Pierre Rousset, and Michael Löwy.

978-1-64259-160-6 · August 2020 · $45 · Trade Cloth · 550 pages

Blood and Money


War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire
David McNally

In most accounts of the origins of money we are of-


fered pleasant tales in which it arises to the mutu-
al benefit of all parties as a result of barter. In this
groundbreaking study David McNally reveals the true
story of money’s origins and development as one of
violence and human bondage. Money’s emergence
and its transformation are shown to be intimately
connected to the buying and selling of slaves and the waging of war.

DAVID MCNALLY is the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business


at the University of Houston (UH) and director of the Center for the Study of
Capitalism.

978-1-64259-160-6 · August 2020 · $45 · Trade Cloth · 550 pages


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Black Power Afterlives
The Enduring Significance of the Black Panther Party
Edited by Diane Fujino and Matef Harmachis

The first book to comprehensively examine how the


Black Panther Party has directly shaped the practices
and ideas of grassroots activism in the decades since
its decline, Black Power Afterlives represents a major
scholarly contribution as well as an important resource
for today’s activists. Through its focus on the enduring
impact of the Black Panther Party, this volume expands
the historiography of Black Power studies beyond the 1960s–70s and serves as
a bridge between the studies of the BPP during its organizational existence and
studies of presentday Black activism, allowing today’s readers and organizers to
situate themselves in a long lineage of liberation movements.

978-1-64259-126-2 · August 2020 · $26.95 · Trade Paper · 450 pages

A Brief History
of Commercial Capitalism
Jairus Banaji

While the mills and factories of 18th and 19th century


Britain tend to evoke the rise of modern-day capital-
ism in the popular imagination, Jairus Banaji adopts a
broader historical perspective. Here, we learn of earlier
stages of capitalist globalization through a rich his-
torical framework which includes accounts of Mus-
lim merchants in eighth-century Guangzhou, China,
and the battles between Venetian, Genoese, and Jewish traders for commercial
dominance of Constantinople, now Istanbul. This framework, argues Banaji,
has set the scene for modes of labor and production that have come to shape
modern economic and social relations.

JAIRUS BANAJI is the author of Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity.

978-1-64259-132-3 · June 2020 · $19.95 · Trade Paper · 200 pages


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Berkeley
The Student Revolt
Hal Draper
Introduction by Mario Savio

In this rousing and insightful participant’s account,


Hal Draper recounts the now iconic events of the
Berkeley Free Speech Movement (FSM). From the
impromptu speak out atop a police car after the ad-
ministration decided to clamp down on students
“distributing communist literature,” to the inspir-
ing student strike that shut down the entire campus,
Draper’s narrative captures the energy and dynamism of each twist and turn in
the struggle, and offers invaluable analysis along the way.
Brimming with lessons still relevant for today’s activists, Berkeley: The Stu-
dent Revolt is a classic, on-the-ground historical reportage. With an introduc-
tion by FSM leader Mario Savio.
978-1-64259-125-5 · July 2020 · $22 · Trade Paper · 280 pages

Capitalism, Technology, Labor


Socialist Register Reader Vol. 2
Edited by Leo Panitch, Greg Albo, and Alan Zuege

The Socialist Register has been at the forefront of in-


tellectual enquiry and strategic debate on the left for
five decades. This expertly curated collection analyzes
technological innovation against the backdrop of the
recurrent crises and forms of class struggle distinctive
to capitalism.
As we enter what some term the “fourth industrial
revolution” and both mainstream commentators and the left grapple with the
implications of rapid technological development, this volume is a timely and
crucial resource for those looking to build a political strategy attentive to sweep-
ing changes in how we produce goods and live our lives.

978-1-64259-125-5 · July 2020 · $22 · Trade Paper · 280 pages


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The Dialectics of Art
John Molyneux

In this insightful look at renaissance Italy and the


Dutch Republic to Andy Warhol and leading contem-
porary figures, John Molyneux sets out to answer the
question: what is art?
His answer places artistic production within
broader social relations, with the masterpieces Moly-
neux analyzes seen as exemplifying a unique field of
creative human labor. This comes to be regarded as “art”
alongside and in opposition to the alienation and com-
modification brought about by capitalism.
Always existing in tension with the prevailing order, art has an inherent
political import, and points toward a different possible future.

JOHN MOLYNEUX is a socialist, activist, and writer.

978-1-64259-131-6 · August 2020 · $24 · Trade Paper · 300 pages

The Austrian Revolution


Otto Bauer,
Edited by Walter Baier and Eric Canepa

Europe lies in the ruins of war, and the Russian Rev-


olution seems to herald a new world. The vast Aus-
tro-Hungarian Empire fragments and falls. Nation-
alists fight for self-determination. Liberals call for
parliamentary republics. Communists and socialists
lead mass struggles for workers’ democracies. “Red Vi-
enna” seemed to be building a new, egalitarian society.
As leader of the Austrian Social Democratic
Workers’ Party, Otto Bauer was uniquely placed to chronicle these events. The
overarching concerns of his magisterial work—reform or revolution, state pow-
er, and political strategy—give it a contemporary relevance almost one hundred
years after its first publication.

OTTO BAUER was a leading figure of the Austrian Social Democratic Workers’ Party.

978-1-64259-162-0 · August 2020 · $36.99 · Trade Paper · 400 pages


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Historical Materialism Book Series
Editorial Board: Sebastian Budgen (Paris), David Broder (Rome),
Steve Edwards (London), Juan Grigera (London), Marcel van
der Linden (Amsterdam), Peter Thomas (London)
The capitalist crisis of the twenty-first century has been met by a resurgence of interest
in critical Marxist theory. Yet the publishing institutions committed to Marxism have
contracted markedly since the high point of the 1970s. The Historical Materialism Book
Series is dedicated to addressing this situation by making available important works of
Marxist theory. The aim of the series is to publish important theoretical contributions—
in the form of original monographs, translated texts, and reprints of classics—as the basis
for vigorous intellectual debate and exchange on the left.

How Language Informs The Making of


Mathematics Capitalism in France
Bridging Hegelian Dialectics Class Structures, Economic
and Marxian Models Development, the State and
Dirk Damsma the Formation of the French
Most economic model building in- Working Class, 1750-1914
tentionally ignores political and social Xavier Lafrance
reality; Damsma makes a compelling Political Scientist Xavier Lafrance
case for an alternative approach. provides a pathbreaking account of
978-1-64259-186-6 · $28 · 250 pages the emergence of capitalism in France.
9781642591880 • $28 • 312 pages

The Corporation, Law,


and Capitalism Becoming Marxist
A Radical Perspective on the Role of Studies in Philosophy,
Law in the Global Political Economy Struggle, and Endurance
Grietje Baars Ted Stolze
This radical and innovative volume In Becoming Marxist, Ted Stolze
develops a Marxist understanding offers a series of studies that take up
of the symbiosis between law and the importance of philosophy for the
capital in our society. development of an open and critical
978-1-64259-187-3 • $36 • 498 pages
Marxism. He argues that an adequate
“philosophy for Marxism” must be
open to engagement with a diverse
range of traditions, texts, and authors.
978-1-64259-189-7 • $28 • 410 pages

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Studies in Critical Social Sciences
Editor: David Fasenfest
The peer-reviewed Studies in Critical Social Sciences book series and the subseries Studies
in Critical Research on Religion and Critical Global Studies explore the content and con-
sequences of power relationships under capitalism by considering the spaces of opposition
and resistance to these changes, and by articulating capitalism with other systems of power
and domination—for example, race, gender, culture—that have been defining our new age

The “Greek Crisis” in Europe The Rest Write Back


Race, Class and Politics Discourse and Decolonization
Yiannis Mylonas Esmaeil Zeiny
This important study critically assesses A timely collection of essays ex-
the role of the mainstream media in amining the legacies and politics
shaping the politics and the popular of knowledge production and the
understanding of the “Greek Crisis.” writing-back paradigm.
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Value and Crisis Teaching Marx & Critical


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Acquiring Modernity Reaction Formation:


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Modern Unconscious
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Arbitrage in Post-Socialist Romania
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