#hashtagactivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice

#hashtagactivism: Networks of Race and Gender JusticeHow marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter narratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent The power of hashtag activism became clear in 2011, when IranElection served as an organizing tool for Iranians protesting a disputed election and offered a global

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Four Futures: Life After CapitalismAn exhilarating exploration into the utopias and dystopias that could develop from present society Peter Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring it all tumbling down In Four Futures, Frase imagines how this post capitalist

The Science of Storytelling

The Science of StorytellingOne of my absolute favourite writers Decca Aitkenhead Who would we be without stories Stories mould who we are, from our character to our cultural identity They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions, and shape our politics and beliefs We use them to construct our relationships, to keep

The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data

The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from DataThe definitive guide to statistical thinkingStatistics are everywhere, as integral to science as they are to business, and in the popular media hundreds of times a day In this age of big data, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is important than ever if we want to separate the fact from the

Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women

Witches, Witch-Hunting, and WomenThe world is witnessing a new surge of interpersonal and institutional violence against women, including new witch hunts This surge of violence has occurred alongside an expansion of capitalist social relation In this new work, Silvia Federici examines the root causes of these developments and

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our FutureFrom Paul Mason, the award winning Channel 4 presenter, Postcapitalism is a guide to our era of seismic economic change, and how we can build a equal society Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone continual change economic cycles that lurch from boom to bust and has

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English LanguageThe word bitch conjures many images for many people but is most often meant to describe an unpleasant woman Even before its usage to mean a female canine, bitch didnt refer to gender at allit originated as a gender neutral word meaning genitalia A perfectly innocuous word devolving into a female

Carceral Capitalism

Carceral CapitalismEssays on the contemporary continuum of incarceration the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, and algorithmic policing What we see happening in Ferguson and other cities around the country is not the creation of livable spaces, but the

Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

Down Girl: The Logic of MisogynyMisogyny is a hot topic, yet it s often misunderstood What is misogyny, exactly Who deserves to be called a misogynist How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist or increase even when sexist gender roles are waning This book is an exploration of misogyny in public

Où atterrir ?

Où atterrir ?Cet essai voudrait relier trois ph nom nes que les commentateurs ont d j rep r s mais dont ils ne voient pas toujours le lien et par cons quent dont ils ne voient pas limmense nergie politique quon pourrait tirer de leur rapprochement Dabord la d r gulation qui va donner au mot de

Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From

Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came FromWho are we Indians Where did we come from Many of us believe our ancestors have lived in South Asia since time immemorial But, as it turns out, time immemorial may not have been all that long ago To tell us the story of our ancestry, journalist Tony Joseph goes 65,000 years into the past