Pluto authors at Marxism 2011

The timetable for Marxism 2011, which runs from 30th June to 4th July in central London, is now available on-line, and features a range of Pluto authors speaking in the meetings and panel discussions.

Gareth Dale, editor of First the Transition, then the Crash: Eastern Europe in the 2000s (forthcoming), speaks on ‘Is growth destroying the planet?’

Ghada Karmi, author of Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine, speaks on ‘Target Israel: Boycott, Dis-investment and Sanctions’

Ilan Pappe, author of Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel, speaks on ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine’

Graham Turner, author of The Credit Crunch and No Way to Run an Economy, speaks on ‘Where is the global economy going?’

China Mieville, co-editor of Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction and author of Between Equal Rights: a Marxist Theory of International Law, speaks on ‘Committed fictions: politics and writing’

John Rose, author of The Myths of Zionism, speaks on ‘A 3,000-year history of Jerusalem in 30 minutes’

Kieran Allen, author of Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism, speaks on ‘Crisis and Resistance in Ireland’

Jane Hardy, author of Poland’s New Capitalism, speaks on ‘Is capitalism’s core shifting east?’

Ben Fine, co-author of Marx’s Capital, speaks on ‘Reading Marx’s Capital’

Esther Leslie, author of Walter Benjamin: Overpowering Conformism, speaks on ‘Art and Revolution’

Neil Davidson, author of The Origins of Scottish Nationhood and Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692–1746, speaks on ‘Japan, Germany and Revolution from Above’

Mike Haynes, co-author of  A Century of State Murder? Death and Policy in Twentieth Century Russia, speaks on ‘Consumerism, mass media and neoliberalism: has society become more atomised?’ 

Eamonn McCann, author of War and an Irish Town and The Bloody Sunday Inquiry, speaks on ‘The myth of humanitarian intervention’

John Bellamy Foster, co-editor of Pox Americana: Exposing the American Empire, speaks on ‘Marxist theory and the economic crisis’ and ‘Marxism and Ecology’ 

Visit the Marxism 2011 website to view the full timetable and for more information about the event.

Married to Another Man

Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine

Ghada Karmi

Celebrated author Ghada Karmi argues that the only practical solution to the conflict is for Palestinians and Israelis to live together in a secular democratic state

“Ghada Karmi’s storytelling eloquence is celebrated. Now the sheer power and sense of her analysis throws down a challenge to those who claim the ‘problem’ of Israel and Palestine cannot be solved. She shows it can.” – John Pilger

“The demise of the  two-state solution makes Ghada Karmi’s work a compelling read. Her book is well-written and extraordinarily honest. Her bold vision of a single egalitarian  state for Palestinians and Israelis is the only way to break the current log jam and bring an end to Apartheid Israel” – Dr Nur Masalha, Reader in Religion and Politics, Director of the Centre for Religion and  History and of the Holy Land Research Project, St Mary’s University College, University of Surrey

£14.99 only £13.00 on the Pluto site

Out of the Frame

The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel

Ilan Pappe

Bestselling author and historian Ilan Pappe tells the story of his struggle against the Israeli academy to reveal truths about the 1948 Nakbah.

“A courageous, honest painful personal account of what goes on in Israel to silence dissent and to curb freedom of thought and expression. A daring cri du Coeur that exposes academia and other institutions in Israel to using subtle ways of pressure to ensure conformity and loyalty to the state and alerts the world to this unseen dangerous trend that in the long run may be detrimental to Israel and to others.” – Mariam C. Said

“In this long-awaited intellectual autobiography, Prof Ilan Pappe, Israel’s most important critical historian, who was hounded out of Haifa University for his clear-headed insistence on theorising the vital links between the 1948 Nakbah and Israel’s unabashed militarism, charts the real road map to Israel’s ideological dismantling and to reconciliation with the Palestinians via the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.” – Ronit Lentin, Head of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin

£14.99 only £13.00 on the Pluto site

The Credit Crunch

Housing Bubbles, Globalisation and the Worldwide Economic Crisis

Graham Turner

‘A timely analysis of the pressures on world money markets and the fundamental weaknesses in the global financial system.’ Hamish McRae, Independent

“Graham Turner is one of only a handful of economists to understand the roots of the current financial crisis, its implications for all of us and – crucially – what should be done now. I strongly recommend you read this book.” – Larry Elliott, Guardian

“A timely analysis of the pressures on world money markets and the fundamental weaknesses in the global financial system. Graham Turner is a clear and independent voice in a confused and noisy world.” – Hamish McRae, Independent

£14.99 only £13.00 on the Pluto site

No Way to Run an Economy

Why the System Failed and How to Put It Right

Graham Turner

Essential guide to understanding the roots of the economic crisis, and how to solve it.

“Turner argues that we urgently need a thorough rethink of the shareholder model that blindly chases short-term profit and denies a voice to workers – and, indeed, to small investors. And you don’t have to be a Marxist to think he has a point.” – New Statesman

£12.99 only £11.50 on the Pluto site

Red Planets

Marxism and Science Fiction

Edited by Mark Bould and China Miéville

Analyzes science fiction literature and cinema within broad overview of Marxist theories of the genre.

“This collection shows what science fiction criticism can do when Marxist critical practice is joined by science studies and the rest of theory. The results are tremendously exciting and powerful, explaining not just a genre but our world, from the financial crash of 2008 to the utopian impulses that remain always in us.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy

“This collection marks a red shift in thinking about the history, form, and impact of science fiction literature and film. In robust dialectical manoeuvres, the essays, by a dynamic mix of scholars, simultaneously revive, critique, and transform the vibrant tradition of Marxist sf criticism. The book is a timely, readable, and incisive intervention in contemporary cultural critique.” – Tom Moylan is Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English and Director of the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies at the University of Limerick.

£19.99 only £17.50 on the Pluto site

Between Equal Rights

A Marxist Theory of International Law

China Miéville

Leading Marxist thinker makes a case for a new approach to international law.

£21.99 only £19.50 on the Pluto site

The Myths of Zionism

John Rose

Analyses the myths — religious and cultural — that are used to justify the aggressive expansionist policies of Israel.

“This is an impressive work of deconstruction with many crucial new insights […] written in such an accessible way, despite the very complicated issues with which Rose deals: such as the cultural and ideological sources of the Zionist narrative.” – Ilan Pappe

£22.99 only £20.69 on the Pluto site

Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism

Kieran Allen

An accessible and comprehensive overview of the ideas of Karl Marx that elucidates his theories and suggests crucial alternatives to capitalism.

£16.99 only £15.00 on the Pluto site

Poland’s New Capitalism

Jane Hardy

An in-depth study of the effects of free market reforms in Poland since the collapse of communism.

“A timely and bracing analysis of Poland. … Jane Hardy has written a valuable addition to the literature of contemporary political economy. [The book] is analytically sharp, empirically grounded, and always sensitive to the impact of structures and policies on the wellbeing and capacity to resist of those at the bottom.” – Alex Callinicos, Professor of European Studies, King’s College London

“At last, a book on Poland’s post-communist transformation that takes the issues facing regular people seriously. This is a well-researched book with a clear point of view, a solid grasp of history, and a strong grasp of the facts. … With its historical, political, and class-based critique, this book is one of the best yet on Poland’s postcommunist experience.” – Professor David Ost, Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, NY, and author of The Defeat of Solidarity (2005)

£17.99 only £16.00 on the Pluto site

Marx’s ‘Capital’ – Fifth Edition

Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho

‘This expert guide to the political economy of Marx’s Capital has always been the very best available.’ – David Harvey

“This expert guide to the political economy of Marx’s Capital has always been the very best available. … It is thoroughly recommended not only for beginners but to anyone interested in the applicability of Marxian theory to the parlous condition of contemporary capitalism.” – David Harvey, author of Limits to Capital and The Condition of Postmodernity

“For almost thirty years, Marx’s Capital has provided an invaluable introduction to Marx’s great work. … It should be compulsory reading for all serious students of economics.” – Professor Simon Clarke, University of Warwick

£12.99 only £11.50 on the Pluto site

Walter Benjamin

Overpowering Conformism

Esther Leslie

‘Provides important contributions to understanding one of the past century’s most original thinkers.’ Douglas Kellner, UCLA

£23.99 only £21.59 on the Pluto site

The Origins of Scottish Nationhood

Neil Davidson

‘The great merit of The Origins of Scottish Nationhood is that it seeks to encourage clear thinking about the national condition.’ Allan Massie, TLS

£19.99 only £17.50 on the Pluto site

Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692–1746

Neil Davidson

Offers a groundbreaking reassessment of Scottish politics and society in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century.

£24.99 only £22.00 on the Pluto site

A Century of State Murder?

Death and Policy in Twentieth Century Russia

Michael Haynes and Rumy Husan

A fascinating demographic study of Russian society through the 20th century, challenging conventional views on key political events to create a different political landscape.

£18.99 only £17.00 on the Pluto site

War and an Irish Town – New Edition

Eamonn McCann

A Pluto Classic. “An essential reference work for those interested in the roots of the conflict in the North” Irish Post

£17.99 only £16.00 on the Pluto site

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry

The Families Speak Out

Edited by Eamonn McCann

The story of the longest legal proceedings in British history in the raw words of those most intimately involved.

£12.99 only £11.50 on the Pluto site

Pox Americana

Exposing the American Empire

Edited by John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney

Noam Chomsky, Immanuel Wallerstein, Peter Gowen and others discuss the dynamics at work behind the ‘War on Terrorism’.

£14.99 only £13.00 on the Pluto site

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