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Continuity and Rupture

Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain

J. Moufawad-Paul

A philosophical examination of the theoretical terrain of contemporary Maoism premised on the counter-intuitive assumption that Maoism did not emerge as a coherent theory until the end of the 1980s.
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Officious

Rise of the busybody state

Josie Appleton

Anatomy of the new breed of state regulation colonising everyday life.
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Dark Matters

A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City

Nick Dunn

Where now for the secret, the contemplative, the quiet and subterranean in our cities? The question may no longer be what spaces we wish to engage with but when we do.
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Politactics

Political Conversations from Everyday Analysis

EDA Collective

The everyday of politics is the politics of the everyday.
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Why Young People Don’t Vote

Mitchell Agg

Why don't young people vote? Through four main reasons, Mitchell helps us answer this question as well as giving some solutions.
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Defiance: Greece and Europe

Roger Silverman

The story of Greece's resistance to European domination past and present.
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Feminism's Founding Fathers

The Men Who Fought for Women's Rights

Kaevan Gazdar

The first book to tell the untold story of the male pioneers and fellow-travellers of Women's Lib.
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Colloquium: Sound Art and Music

Thomas Gardner
Salomé Voegelin

Declares the relationship between sound art and music “colloquial”: spoken and accessible, rather than locked behind disciplinary boundaries.
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World of Failing Machines, The

Speculative Realism and Literature

Grant Hamilton

How speculative realism impacts the art of literary criticism.
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Thoughts on an Index Not Freely Given

John Roberts

In this unprecedented ‘fictive’ construction of the work of five imaginary artists from the 1980s, John Roberts produces an exhilarating theoretical encounter between futures past and futures present.
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