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Assholes

(Available April 22, 2014)
Assholes
Written by Aaron James
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804171359
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Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
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What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. We try to avoid them, but assholes are everywhere—at work, at home, on the road, in the public... Read more >
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Making Money

(Available April 22, 2014)
Making Money
Written by Ole Bjerg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781682661
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Making Money
The Philosophy of Crisis Capitalism
Written by Ole Bjerg


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $95.00

Making Money examines the interrelation between problem gambling, drug addiction and shopaholism on the one hand and contemporary capitalism on the other. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from neurobiological research to Marx's theory of surplus value and from Andersen's tale of "The Princess and the Pea" to interviews with... Read more >
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Making Money

(Available April 22, 2014)
Making Money
Written by Ole Bjerg
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ISBN: 9781781682654
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Making Money
The Philosophy of Crisis Capitalism
Written by Ole Bjerg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $29.95

What is money? Where does it come from? Who makes our money today? And how can we understand the current state of our economy as a crisis of money itself?

In Making Money, Ole Bjerg turns these questions into a matter of philosophical rather than economic analysis. Using the thinking of... Read more >
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Making Money
The Philosophy of Crisis Capitalism
Written by Ole Bjerg


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $29.95

What is money? Where does it come from? Who makes our money today? And how can we understand the current state of our economy as a crisis of money itself?

In Making Money, Ole Bjerg turns these questions into a matter of philosophical rather than economic analysis. Using the thinking of... Read more >
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Screened Out
Screened Out
Written by Jean Baudrillard, Translated by Chris Turner
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ISBN: 9781781681558
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Screened Out

Written by Jean Baudrillard
Translated by Chris Turner


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better. Deserved to die, yes, but not... Read more >
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Screened Out

Written by Jean Baudrillard
Translated by Chris Turner


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better. Deserved to die, yes, but not... Read more >
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Lo Que el Dinero No Puede Comprar
Lo Que el Dinero No Puede Comprar
Written by Michael J. Sandel
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ISBN: 9788499922324
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Lo Que el Dinero No Puede Comprar

Written by Michael J. Sandel


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $20.00

¿Cómo impedir que los valores del mercado se impongan allí donde no corresponden?

¿Deberíamos pagar a los niños para que lean libros o saquen buenas notas?
¿Deberíamos permitir que las empresas compren el derecho a contaminar el medio ambiente? ¿Es ético pagar a gente para probar nuevos  medicamentos peligrosos o para donar... Read more >
24/7
24/7
Written by Jonathan Crary
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781680933
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24/7
Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep
Written by Jonathan Crary


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95

24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life.

Jonathan Crary... Read more >
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24/7
Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep
Written by Jonathan Crary


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95

24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life.

Jonathan Crary... Read more >
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Philosophy for a Better World

Written by Floris Van Den Berg


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $14.99

After reading this book, the world won't look the same. Imagine yourself confined to a wheelchair; or living within the severely constricted lifestyle options of a woman in Saudi Arabia; or being a homosexual in a homophobic society; or a coffee farmer in Ethiopia; or a cow on a factory farm... Read more >
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Philosophy for a Better World
Philosophy for a Better World
Written by Floris Van Den Berg
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ISBN: 9781616145033
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Philosophy for a Better World

Written by Floris Van Den Berg


Format: Trade Paperback, 290 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $23.00

You won’t see the world in the same light after reading this urgent and inspiring call to action.
 
In this thought-provoking book, Dutch philosopher Floris van den Berg proposes a new perspective, called universal subjectivism, which can be adopted by anyone regardless of religious or philosophical orientation. It takes into... Read more >
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The Ascent of Humanity
The Ascent of Humanity
Written by Charles Eisenstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583946367
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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $29.95

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's landmark book, he argues that our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science... Read more >
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The Ascent of Humanity
The Ascent of Humanity
Written by Charles Eisenstein
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ISBN: 9781583945353
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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.95

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $19.95

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's landmark book, he argues that our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Assholes
Assholes
Written by Aaron James
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385535656
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Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $23.95

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people...

Read more >
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Assholes
Assholes
Written by Aaron James
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ISBN: 9780385535687
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Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $12.99

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people...

Read more >
Assholes
Assholes
Written by Aaron James, Read by Arthur Morey
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449807118
Our Price: $17.50

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Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James
Read by Arthur Morey


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $17.50

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people...

Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
Impossible Exchange
Impossible Exchange
Written by Jean Baudrillard
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ISBN: 9781844677917
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Impossible Exchange

Written by Jean Baudrillard


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2012
Price: $15.95

Working his way through the various spheres and systems of everyday life—the political, the juridical, the economical, the aesthetic, the biological, among others—he finds that they are all characterized by the same non-equivalence, and hence the same eccentricity. Literally, they have no meaning outside themselves and cannot be exchanged for anything... Read more >
Introduction to Modernity
Introduction to Modernity
Written by Henri Lefebvre
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ISBN: 9781844677832
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Introduction to Modernity

Written by Henri Lefebvre


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2012
Price: $15.95

Originally published in 1962, when Lefebvre was beginning his career as a lecturer in sociology at the University of Strasbourg, it established his position in the vanguard of a movement which was to culminate in the events of May 1968. A classic analysis of the modern world using Marxist dialectic, it... Read more >
The Politics of Time
The Politics of Time
Written by Peter Osborne
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ISBN: 9781844676736
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The Politics of Time
Modernity and Avant-Garde
Written by Peter Osborne


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2011
Price: $15.95

If Aristotle sought to understand time through change, might we not reverse the procedure and seek to understand change through time? Once we do this, argues Peter Osborne, it soon becomes clear that ideas such as avant-garde, modern, postmodern and tradition—which are usually only treated as markets for empirically discrete periods... Read more >
The Culture Struggle

Written by Michael Parenti


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $12.95

One of America’s most astute and engaging political analysts, Michael Parenti shows us that culture is a changing process and the product of a dynamic interplay between a wide range of social and political interests. Drawing from cultures around the world, Parenti shows that beliefs and practices are readily subjected to... Read more >
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Culture and Materialism
Culture and Materialism
Written by Raymond Williams
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844676637
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Culture and Materialism

Written by Raymond Williams


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2010
Price: $24.95

Raymond Williams is a towering presence in cultural studies, most importantly as the founder of the approach that has come to be known as “cultural materialism.” Yet Williams’s method was always open-ended and fluid, and this volume collects together his most significant work from over a twenty-year period in which he... Read more >
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America
America
Written by Jean Baudrillard, Introduction by Geoff Dyer
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ISBN: 9781844676828
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America

Written by Jean Baudrillard
Introduction by Geoff Dyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2010
Price: $19.95

From the sierras of New Mexico to the streets of New York and LA by night—”a sort of luminous, geometric, incandescent immensity”—Baudrillard mixes aperçus and observations with a wicked sense of fun to provide a unique insight into the country that dominates our world. In this new edition, leading cultural critic... Read more >
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft, Introduction by Katha Pollitt
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307757814
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft
Introduction by Katha Pollitt


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $9.99

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The first novel of Samuel Beckett's mordant and exhilarating midcentury trilogy introduces us to Molloy, who has been mysteriously incarcerated, and who subsequently escapes to go discover the whereabouts of his mother. In the latter part of this curious masterwork, a certain Jacques Moran is deputized by... Read more >
The Situationists and the City
The Situationists and the City
Edited by Tom McDonough
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ISBN: 9781844673643
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The Situationists and the City
A Reader
Edited by Tom McDonough


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $26.95

The Situationist International (SI), led by the revolutionary Guy Debord, were active throughout the 1950s and 60s. They published the journal Internationale Situationniste that included many incendiary texts on politics and art, and were a galvanizing force in the revolutions of May 1968. The importance of their work has been felt... Read more >
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