Contemporary culture has eliminated the concept and public figure of the intellectual. A cretinous anti-intellectualism presides, cheer-led by hacks in the pay of multinational corporations who reassure their bored readers that there is no need to rouse themselves from their stupor. Zer0 Books knows that another kind of discourse – intellectual without being academic, popular without being populist – is not only possible: it is already flourishing. Zer0 is convinced that in the unthinking, blandly consensual culture in which we live, critical and engaged theoretical reflection is more important than ever before.
Zer0 Books is an imprint of John Hunt Publishing, which is now part of Watkins Media Group. Zer0 is no longer taking manuscript submissions but will continue to publish new books and all books currently in print or production will be published and promoted by a dedicated and active team.