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PLUTO PRESS

PLUTO PRESS has a proud history of publishing progressive critical thinking across politics and the social sciences, with an emphasis on the fields of:

• Politics • Current Affairs • International Studies • Middle East Studies • Political Theory • Media Studies • Anthropology • Development

Since the 1960s, PLUTO PRESS has provided a home to progressive thinkers and dissenting voices from across the world. Since their inception, they have been proud to publish works by the likes of Karl Marx, Frantz Fanon, Noam Chomsky, Bell Hooks, Edward Said, Augusto Boal, Vandana Shiva, and Susan George.

Their current roster of authors includes historians such as Ilan Pappé and Nick Robins, political and economic analysts such as Graham Turner, Alastair Crooke, and Gabriel Kolko, leading dissident thinkers such as Hamid Dabashi and Tommy McKearney, and fearless investigative journalists such as Syed Saleem Shahzad, David Cronin, and Jonathan Cook.

Pluto Press Launches a Brand New Series: Counterfire: aims to present radical perspectives on history, society and current affairs to a general audience of trade unionists, students and other activists. The best measure of its success will be the degree to which it inspires readers to be active in the struggle to change the world.

Featured Pluto Press Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society || The Future of World Capitalism 

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In this compelling and rigorously documented exposition, Vandana Shiva demolishes the myths propagated by corporate globalization in its pursuit of profit and...

Vandana Shiva

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The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance

Hacking the Future of Money

Popular anger against bankers and financial speculators has never been greater, yet the practical workings of the system remain opaque to many people. The...

Brett Scott

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Green Politics in China

Environmental Governance and State-Society Relations

Based on interviews with members of grassroots organizations, media and government institutions, Green Politics in China provides an in-depth and engaging...

By Joy Yueyue Zhang and Michael Barr

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Murdoch's Politics

How One Man's Thirst For Wealth and Power Shapes our World

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is the most powerful media organization in the world. Murdoch's commercial success is obvious, but less well understood is...

David McKnight

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The Islamophobia Industry

How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

The Islamophobia Industry reflects the rising tide of anti-Muslim feeling sweeping through the United States and Europe.  Lean takes us inside the minds of...

Nathan Lean Nathan Lean

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A Marxist History of the World

From Neanderthals to Neoliberals

This magisterial analysis of human history - from "Lucy," the first hominid, to the Great Recession of 2008 - combines the insights of earlier generations of...

Neil Faulkner

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A People’s History of the Second World War

Resistance Versus Empire

A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought "from below." Until now, the vast majority of historical...

"...A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought "from below." Until now, the vast majority of historical.... A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought "from below." Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focused on the regular armies of the allied powers. Donny Gluckstein shows that an important part of the fighting involved people's militias struggling against not just fasc..."

Donny Gluckstein

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Obama's Economy

Recovery for the Few

Three years after his election, Barack Obama presides over a deep economic malaise. Radical economist Jack Rasmus shows how the Obama administration has failed...

Jack Rasmus

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Bleakonomics

A Heartwarming Introduction to Financial Catastrophe, the Jobs Crisis and Environmental Destruction

Bleakonomics is a short and humorous guide to the three great crises plaguing today's world: environmental degradation, social conflict in the age of...

Rob Larson

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Geopolitical Economy

After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire

Geopolitical Economy radically reinterprets the historical evolution of the world order, as a multi-polar world emerges from the dust of the financial and...

Radhika Desai Radhika Desai

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This is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of a popular classic of modern anthropology. The authors provide summaries of "Enlightenment", "Romantic" and...

By Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Finn Sivert Nielsen

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Tweets and the Streets

Social Media and Contemporary Activism

Tweets and the Streets analyses the culture of the new protest movements of the 21st century. From the Arab Spring to the "indignados" protests in Spain and...

Paolo Gerbaudo

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Language, Resistance and Revival

Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland

Language, Resistance and Revival tells the untold story of the truly groundbreaking linguistic and educational developments that took place among republican...

Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh

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To Live and Die in America

Class, Power, Health and Health Care

To Live and Die in America details how the United States has among the worst indicators of health in the industrialized world and at the same time spends...

By Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson

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Shadow Lives

The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

Shadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the "9/11 wars": their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house...

By Victoria Brittain, John Berger and Marina Warner

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The Anarchist Turn

The concept of anarchy is often presented as a recipe for pure disorder. The Anarchist Turn brings together innovative and fresh perspectives on anarchism to...

By Jacob Blumenfeld, Chiara Bottici and Simon Critchley

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The Global Hunger Crisis

Tackling Food Insecurity in Developing Countries

Millions across the world face the daily challenge to find enough food to survive. Hunger is on the rise globally with more than 1.2 billion people suffering...

Majda Bne Saad

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It’s the Political Economy, Stupid

The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory

It's the Political Economy, Stupid brings together internationally acclaimed artists and thinkers, including Slavoj Žižek, David Graeber, Judith Butler and...

"...It's the Political Economy, Stupid brings together internationally acclaimed artists and thinkers, including Slavoj Žižek, David Graeber, Judith Butler and.... It's the Political Economy, Stupid brings together internationally acclaimed artists and thinkers, including Slavoj Žižek, David Graeber, Judith Butler and Brian Holmes, to focus on the current economic crisis in a sustained and critical manner.Following a unique format, images and text are integrated in a visually stunning bespoke produ..."

By Gregory Sholette and Oliver Ressler

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