- Coming in November from Nina Power (aka Infinite Thought): One Dimensional Woman (featuring a great cover by the extraordinary Laura Oldfield Ford). This feminist polemic is “partly an attack on the apparent abdication of any systematic political thought on the part of today’s positive, up-beat feminists” and is bound to provoke a lot of discussion.
- Proud to be Flesh – a collection of work from over the years from the excellent Mute magazine (‘cultural politics after the net’).
- Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? – just around the corner, another from Zero Books, Mark Fisher (aka K-Punk) with his excellent critique of contemporary ideology. Slavoj Zizek says about it: “Let’s not beat around the bush: Fisher’s compulsively readable book is simply the best diagnosis of our predicament that we have!“
- Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction – Ray Brassier’s formidable contribution to speculative realism will be available in paperback in the new year.
- Crack Capitalism – John Holloway’s follow-up to the debate-fuelling Change the World Without Taking Power will be out in April 2010.
- Utopias – Whitechapel Gallery are doing a wonderful series of introductory readers to art and cultural theory and their new one, edited by Richard Noble, includes texts from More to Bloch to Debord.
- Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times – Andrew Ross’s fascinating discussion of precarious labour in the global market.
More non-Verso books that we like
November 3, 2009 by versouk