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Update Your Bookshelves and Courses with the Top 20 Titles from Pluto Press

Pluto Press is one of the world’s leading radical publishers, specializing in progressive, critical perspectives in politics and the social sciences. Based in London, they have been active for 40 years and independent since 1979. Pluto Press has more than 800 titles in print by authors such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, John Pilger, Susan George, Ziauddin Sardar, Greg Palast, Eduardo Galeano, and Vandana Shiva.

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Small Places, Large Issues

An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition

This concise introduction to social and cultural anthropology has become a modern classic, revealing the rich global variation in social life and culture. ...

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

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Race and Ethnicity in Latin America

Second Edition

For over ten years, Race and Ethnicity in Latin America has been an essential text for students studying the region. This second edition adds new material and...

Peter Wade

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The Critical Development Studies Handbook

Tools for Change

This handbook provides a clear and accessible introduction to the groundbreaking and interdisciplinary new field of critical development studies. Each short...

Henry Veltmeyer

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Contemporary Islamism is a complex notion, encompassing a constellation of social, political, religious and ideological ideas that have evolved over the past...

"...Contemporary Islamism is a complex notion, encompassing a constellation of social, political, religious and ideological ideas that have evolved over the past.... Contemporary Islamism is a complex notion, encompassing a constellation of social, political, religious and ideological ideas that have evolved over the past two hundred years. These ideas have dramatically shaped modern and contemporary Arab societies, but they are little understood in the West.   The Contemporary Arab Reader on Polit..."

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Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban

Beyond bin Laden and 9/11

President Obama may have delivered on his campaign promise to kill Osama bin Laden, but as an Al-Qaeda strategist, bin Laden has been dead for years. This book...

Syed Saleem Shahzad Syed Saleem Shahzad

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Popular Resistance in Palestine

A History of Hope and Empowerment

The Western media paint Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation as exclusively violent: armed resistance, suicide bombings, and rocket attacks. In...

Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

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The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation

Repression Beyond Exploitation

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967 has many important economic aspects that are often overlooked. In this highly original book,...

Shir Hever

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Hidden Histories

Palestine And The Eastern Mediterranean

For thousands of years, Palestine and the East Mediterranean have been subject to constant colonial interference which has denied the indigenous population an...

Basem L. Ra'ad

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Inventing Africa

History, Archaeology and Ideas

Inventing Africa is a critical account of narratives which have selectively interpreted and misinterpreted the continent's deep past. Writers have created...

Robin Derricourt

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The Roman Empire

Roots of Imperialism

A millennium and a half after the end of the period of its unquestioned dominance, Rome remains a significant presence in western culture. This book explores...

Neville Morley

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War and Empire

The American Way of Life

In this provocative study, Paul Atwood attempts to show Americans that their history is one of constant wars of aggression and imperial expansion. In his long...

"...In this provocative study, Paul Atwood attempts to show Americans that their history is one of constant wars of aggression and imperial expansion. In his long.... In this provocative study, Paul Atwood attempts to show Americans that their history is one of constant wars of aggression and imperial expansion. In his long teaching career, Atwood has found that most students know virtually nothing about America's involvement in the wars of the 20th century, let alone those prior to World War I. Wa..."

Paul L. Atwood

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Barack Obama and Twenty-first Century Politics

A Revolutionary Moment in the USA

Barack Obama has been called a transformative and transcendental figure, and this book shows just how significant the movement behind him was for the politics...

"...Barack Obama has been called a transformative and transcendental figure, and this book shows just how significant the movement behind him was for the politics.... Barack Obama has been called a transformative and transcendental figure, and this book shows just how significant the movement behind him was for the politics of the United States. Horace Campbell examines the networks that made the electoral victory possible and discusses the importance of self-organization and self-emancipation in p..."

Horace Campbell

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Erasing Iraq

The Human Costs of Carnage

For nearly two decades, the US and its allies have prosecuted war and aggression in Iraq. Erasing Iraq shows in unparalleled detail the devastating human...

"...For nearly two decades, the US and its allies have prosecuted war and aggression in Iraq. Erasing Iraq shows in unparalleled detail the devastating human.... For nearly two decades, the US and its allies have prosecuted war and aggression in Iraq. Erasing Iraq shows in unparalleled detail the devastating human cost. Western governments and the mainstream media continue to ignore or play down the human costs of the war on Iraqi citizens This has allowed them to present their role as the benign g..."

By Michael Otterman, Paul Wilson and Richard Hil

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Epic Recession

Prelude to Global Depression

Epic Recession explains the origins and future direction of the current economic crisis, and the relationships between the banking system's breakdown and the...

Jack Rasmus

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'Marx's Capital'

Fifth Edition

This brilliantly concise book is a classic introduction to Marx’s key work, Capital. In print now for over a quarter of a century, and previously translated...

By Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho

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While most books and articles on Cuba seek to analyze the island’s socialist experiment from the perspective of internal dynamics or international relations,...

George Lambie

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Dark Matter

Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture

Art is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are ignored or dismissed by critics. This...

Gregory Sholette Gregory Sholette

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@ Is For Activism

Dissent, Resistance And Rebellion In A Digital Culture

@ is For Activism examines the transformation of politics through digital media, including digital television, online social networking and mobile computing....

Joss Hands

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Crack Capitalism

Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the...

"...Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the.... Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the capitalist system. John Holloway's previous book, Change the World Without Taking Power, sparked a world-wide debate among activists about the most effective methods of resisting capitalism. No..."

John Holloway

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A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilisation

And How to Save it

It often seems that different crises are competing to devastate civilization. This book argues that financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and...

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

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Fair trade has come a long way in the last 20 years. The Fair Trade Revolution celebrates the movement's achievement and takes up the challenge of improving...