Together, the essays in this volume lay out a vision for a new economics, one that works for the many, not the few. Our education system has been damaged by politicians who have arrogantly imposed a regime of market-driven reforms. It is time to reframe education as an essential public good, one arising from a hunger to find more engaging ways to learn and the powerful imperative to make our society genuinely equal. Like the NHS, the NES would provide the framework for a life-long entitlement to education: from early-years provision to apprenticeships, universities and adult education.
It should be free at the point of delivery. It should nurture teachers and scholarship, moving beyond an obsession with exam results to create fully rounded, questioning citizens. Its eventual aim should be an integrated, comprehensive system available to all. Today, 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.
According to a report, one in five children belong to that number. The new poor are more often than not in work, living precariously, and enduring austerity policies that make affordable good-quality housing, good health, and secure employment increasingly unimaginable.
A Sign of Things to Come
Armstrong asks what long-term impact this will have on Brexit Britain and whether there are any solutions. A powerful challenge to the way we understand the politics of race and the history of anti-racist struggle.
In this brilliant, counter-intuitive blast, Oli Mould demands that we rethink the story we are being sold. Behind the novelty, he shows that creativity is a barely hidden form of neoliberal appropriation. This debut novel from critically acclaimed artist and musician Jenny Hval presents a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire.
Book of Black Magic, Ceremonial Magic,& Pacts
Grand Hotel Abyss combines biography, philosophy, and storytelling to reveal how the Frankfurt thinkers gathered in hopes of understanding the politics of culture during the rise of fascism. Throughout his life, Benjamin gathered together all kinds of artifacts, assortments of images, texts, and signs, themselves representing experiences, ideas, and hopes, each of which was enthusiastically logged, systematized, and analyzed by their author.
In this way, Benjamin laid the groundwork for the salvaging of his own legacy. His stories revel in the erotic tensions of city life, cross the threshold between rational and hallucinatory realms, celebrate the importance of games, and delve into the peculiar relationship between gambling and fortune-telling, and explore the themes that defined Benjamin. The novellas, fables, histories, aphorisms, parables and riddles in this collection are brought to life by the playful imagery of the modernist artist and Bauhaus figure Paul Klee.
After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition.
Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the money economy has all but evaporated. The marriage between democracy and capitalism, ill-suited partners brought together in the shadow of World War Two, is coming to an end. A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought.
Perfect reading as we approach the th anniversary of her death in January Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future.
- Jacinta, aquel artífice violento (Spanish Edition);
- Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture.
- Books and Poetry?
- The Night Man Cometh?
Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In this invigorating collection, he challenges us to rethink the ordinary world and take life seriously — in short, to stay honest in dishonest times. In a series of coruscating set pieces he asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what our concerns about diet or sex does for our fundamental worth, what political identity the hipster might possess, and what happens to us when we listen to Radiohead or hip-hop. Pettifor argues that democracies can, and indeed must, reclaim control over money production and restrain the out-of-control finance sector so that it serves the interests of society, as well as the needs of the ecosystem.
First published in and winner of the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize that year, The Heart of the Race is a testimony to the collective experience of black women in Britain, and their relationship to the British state throughout its long history of slavery, empire and colonialism. This new edition includes a foreword by Lola Okolosie and an interview with the authors, chaired by Heidi Safia Mirza, focusing on the impact of their book since publication and its continuing relevance today.
A major new manifesto for the end of capitalism. Against the confused understanding of our high-tech world by both the right and the left, this book claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented possibilities of our society can be reclaimed.
The 100 Pages That Shaped Comics
The plot then degenerates into Disney comedy as Maggie heaves a rotten cabbage at Roberts and the kids go to work. He does wander through the early pages wearing a bonnet rouge but he has none of the fire or energy of the dissident Blake, the man violently at odds with his own times. It is true that the book is sprinkled here and there with stanzas from the Songs and thus on the surface appears to be an homage to the artist and his work.
The semiotic exchange between text and image always produces multiple meanings that happily vex easy understanding of the plates. In its omission and implicit subjection of the visual, the novel is deeply reactionary. It may be argued that a clear strength of the book is its historically accurate rendering of Georgian London. Long stretches of the book unfold like a moderately interesting walk through a reconstructed set.
But the pace is slow, the exposition often laborious and dull. Not fireworks but fire is what this novel needs, the howling of Orc, his flames and fierce embrace. Burning Bright.