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  1. The Neocolonialism of the Global Village
    The term “global village”—coined in the 1960s by Marshall McLuhan—has persisted into the twenty-first century as a key trope of techno-humanitarian discourse, casting economic and technical transformations in a utopian... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2018
    Paperback | £6.99
  2. The End of Man
    Debugging the Anthropocene\u2019s insistence on apocalyptic tropes Where the Anthropocene has become linked to an apocalyptic narrative, and where this narrative carries a widespread escapist belief that salvation will come from... Learn More
    Published: 20th March 2018
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  3. Callous Objects
    Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundingsCallous Objects unearths cases in which cities push homeless people out of public spaces through a combination of policy and strategic design. Robert Rosenberger examines... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2017
    Paperback | £6.99
  4. Aspirational Fascism
    Coming to terms with a new period of uncertainty when it is still replete with possibilities This quick and engaging study clearly lays out the United States\u2019 current democratic crisis. Examining the early stages of the Nazi... Learn More
    Published: 12th October 2017
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  5. Shareveillance
    Cracking open the politics of transparency and secrecy In an era of open data and ubiquitous dataveillance, what does it mean to \u201cshare\u201d? This book argues that we are all \u201cshareveillant\u201d subjects, called upon... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2017
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  6. UW Struggle
    A Wisconsin story that serves as a national warningUW Struggle provides an on-the-ground view of the smoldering attack on public higher education in Wisconsin. Chuck Rybak, who works in the University of Wisconsin System, provides... Learn More
    Published: 28th August 2017
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  7. A Third University Is Possible
    A Third University is Possible unravels the intimate relationship between the more than 200 US land grant institutions, American settler colonialism, and contemporary university expansion. Author la paperson cracks open uncanny... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2017
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  8. Carceral Humanitarianism
    Considering the uneasy alliance between humanitarian aid, human rights, and military operations Coopted by military operations, humanitarianism has never been neutral. Rather than welcoming refugees, host countries assess... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2017
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  9. The Politics of Bitcoin
    Since its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has been widely promoted as a digital currency that will revolutionize everything from online commerce to the nation-state. Yet supporters of Bitcoin and its blockchain technology subscribe... Learn More
    Published: 26th September 2016
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  10. Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics
    Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics is an invitation to culture makers, political thinkers of all kinds, and everyday spectators to reconsider their love of the world of appearances. Inspired by Jacques Ranci\u00e8re\u2019s... Learn More
    Published: 26th September 2016
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  11. Fifty Years of The Battle of Algiers
    The Battle of Algiers, a 1966 film that poetically captures Algerian resistance to French colonial occupation, is widely considered one of the greatest political films of all time. With an artistic defiance that matched the boldness... Learn More
    Published: 30th August 2016
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  12. The Uberfication of the University
    Even after the 2008 financial crisis, neoliberalism has been able to advance its program of privatization and deregulation. The Uberfication of the University analyzes the emergence of the sharing economy—an economy that... Learn More
    Published: 17th August 2016
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  13. Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age
    Once, humans were what they believed. Now, the modern person is determined by data exhaust—an invisible anthropocentric ether of ones and zeros that is a product of our digitally monitored age. Author Mark Jarzombek argues... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2016
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  14. How Noise Matters to Finance
    As scores of crises over the past century have shown, the stock market is manipulable and manipulated. The market is composed of human-made machines, which are affected by a lack of predictability more fundamental than the human:... Learn More
    Published: 6th July 2016
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  15. Dark Deleuze

    Dark Deleuze

    By Andrew Culp

    Series Forerunners: Ideas First

    University Of Minnesota Press

    French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is known as a thinker of creation, joyous affirmation, and rhizomatic assemblages. In this short book, Andrew Culp polemically argues that this once-radical canon of joy has lost its resistance... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2016
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  16. Cinema without Reflection
    Cinema without Reflection traces an implicit film theory in Jacques Derrida\u2019s oeuvre, especially in his frequent invocation of the myth of Echo and Narcissus. Derrida\u2019s reflections on the economies of image and sound... Learn More
    Published: 30th March 2016
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