Pluto has a number of exciting titles due to hit the shelves in February. These are books that are sure to inspire, provoke and enlighten in equal measure.
Following the leaked revelations (or predictable confirmation?) of Israeli intransigence in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit’s Israeli Rejectionism: A Hidden Agenda in the Middle East Peace Process is a timely and fascinating book which draws on a wealth of sources – including Hebrew documents and transcripts – to show that it is the Palestinians who, for the past 80 years, have lacked a viable ‘partner for peace’.
A Hidden Agenda in the Middle East Peace Process
Zalman Amit and Daphna Levit
An analysis of the Middle East ‘peace process’ showing that peace has never been in the interest of the state of Israel.
From Andy Merrifield, author of the hugely popular The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquillity in a Chaotic World, Magical Marxism: Subversive Politics and the Imagination renovates Marxism for the 21st century, making it an imaginative and creative tool for liberation rather than a straight-jacket of orthodox beliefs and rigid certainties.
Subversive Politics and the Imagination
Breathes new life into the Marxist tradition, applying previously unexplored approaches that reveal vital new modes of political activism and debate.
“Andy Merrifield is original, erudite, politically alive and readable. And above all, this book will be (in strictly the first sense of the term) thought-provoking!” – John Berger, novelist and critic
“Andy Merrifield brings us a Marxism that is ‘warmer’ than most recent forms, Marxism as it might have been imagined by DH Lawrence or one of the great Latin American novelists. He wants us to reimagine Marxism without bureaucracy and without commissars. If we can get deep into the ideas themselves, they can be a life force for us. Andy helps us see how Marxism can make us more authentic human beings.” – Marshall Berman, author of All that is Solid Melts into Air
Edited by Henry Veltmeyer, The Critical Development Studies Handbook: Tools for Change, will be a vital resource for students, academics, researchers, and activists in field of development studies. With chapters from a variety of specialists, it provides a comprehensive overview of the new school of critical development studies which focuses on the need for development policies which produce sustainable, long term progress.
Tools for Change
Edited by Henry Veltmeyer
“Tools for Change is an extraordinary achievement: there is simply nothing like it on the market, in terms of the scope, depth, and the quality and consistency of the contributions included in this book. This is as close to a critical or heterodox textbook in development studies as we are ever likely to get.” – Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London
“An excellent reference manual in development studies for students, faculty, and practitioners of development matters.” – Berch Berberoglu, Foundation Professor of Sociology, Director of Graduate Studies, and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Duane Rousselle and Sureyyya Evren edit Post-Anarchism: A Reader, the first collection of essays on what has become a popular school of thought amongst radical activists and intellectuals. With its blend of traditional anarchism and post-structuralism and post-modernism, ‘post-anarchism’ has been the subject of much debate. This collection brings together both enthusiastic and sceptical perspectives.
Edited by Duane Rousselle and Süreyyya Evren
The essential reader on Post-Anarchism, a movement blending traditional anarchist ideas with post-structuralist and post-modernist thought.
“This book collects together key readings in post-anarchist theory and highlights the complexity and diversity of this current of thought. Acknowledging the critical attention post-anarchism has received, it provides an excellent guide to the central themes of contemporary debate. A marvellous, valuable book. “ – Ruth Kinna, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University. Editor of Anarchist Studies and author of The Beginner’s Guide to Anarchism (2009).
“I would expect readers at all academic levels, from undergraduates and/or street activists right up to the highest levels of academia, to find this work intellectually stimulating, exciting and fresh. “ – Stevphen Shukaitis, University of Essex