|Buzz for Leta Hong Fincher's Leftover WomenExcitement is growing for Leta Hong Fincher's (@LetaHong) Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China. Leta will be in London to launch the book on 17 April at the Royal Asiatic Society. RSVP is essential: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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Next stop for Critique, Influence, ChangeWe are proud to be sponsoring a debate at How the Light Gets In, the world's biggest philosophy and music festival, to mark the launch of the Critique, Influence, Change series.
Series authors Robert Wade and Pnina Werbner will join Saskia Sassen and Pippa Malmgren to debate 'The End of Capitalism' on Monday 26 May, 12pm in the Globe Hall.
You can now watch highlights from the London launch of Critique, Influence, Change with world-renowned economist Ha-Joon Chang, The Guardian's Ellie Mae O'Hagan and Oxfam's Duncan Green.
| ||Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power|
Crucial reading for all those questioning the imposition of austerity and hoping for a fairer future beyond it.
'The right has taken possession of the field of values with a politics that is inadequate to deal with the crises therein, whereas the left has the concepts needed to deal with the crises but has all but abandoned the field. This is a conundrum that must be explored and solved. Haiven is to be thanked for formulating this problem so precisely.' - George Caffentzis, author of In Letters of Blood and Fire
Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva
foreword by Ariel Salleh
Part of the Critique, Influence, Change series. Two of Zed's best-known authors argue that ecological destruction and industrial catastrophes constitute a direct threat to everyday life, the maintenance of which has been made the particular responsibility of women.
'This book provides an extraordinarily productive framework for entire generations of scholars and activists' - Michael Hardt, co-author of the Empire trilogy
| ||Languages of the UnheardWhy Militant Protest is Good for Democracy|
Both a consideration of the ethics and politics of militant protest and the story of dissidents and their actions post 1968, this book argues that militancy is not a danger to democratic norms of consensus-building. Instead, it is a legitimate remedy for elite intransigence and unresponsive systems of power that ignore, or silence, the people.
'Stephen D'Arcy presents a rigorous and convincing defence of militancy. Anyone who takes protest and riot seriously needs to confront the issues that D'Arcy identifies.' - Nina Power, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Roehampton University
Feminisms, Empowerment and Development
Changing Women's Lives
Edited by Andrea Cornwall and Jenny Edwards
Part of the Feminisms and Development series. Explores what women are doing to change their own personal circumstances whilst providing an in-depth analysis of collective action and institutionalized mechanisms aimed at changing structural relations.
'This book, with rich empirically grounded chapters from around the world, is a truly feminist multidisciplinary collection that brings the discourse on women's empowerment to a new level.'
- Radhika Balakrishnan, professor of women's and gender studies at Rutgers University
|The New Extractivism|
A Post-Neoliberal Development Model or Imperialism of the Twenty-First Century?
Henry Veltmeyer and James Petras
With fresh insight and analysis from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, this book looks at the political dynamics of capitalist development in a region where the neoliberal model is collapsing under the weight of a resistance movement lead by peasant farmers and indigenous communities.
'This is a crucial book for scholars and activists hoping both to understand and dismantle the latest, devastating dynamics of the region's long history of capitalist development.' - Jeffery R. Webber, Queen Mary University of London
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