Recent Z Books
Jackson: Soledad Brother
Sep 26, 2010
The prison letters of Black revolutionary George Jackson.
Jones: Green Collar Economy
Sep 25, 2010
How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
Juschka: The Semiotics of Gender
Sep 08, 2010
A consistent and thoroughgoing analysis of gender has arisen in the theoretical locations of feminism, gender studies, and queer theory. Drawing upon some of the theories and coupled with the concepts of myth, symbol and ritual, Political Bodies/Body Politic discursively engages the operation/deployment of gender in a variety of sites including feminist speculative fiction, systems of belief, popular culture, and ancient historical text.
Jensen: Getting Off
Aug 14, 2010
Jensen’s treatise begins with a simple demand: “Be a man.” It ends with a defiant response: “I chose to struggle to be a human being.” The journey from masculinity to humanity is found in the candid and intelligent exploration of porn’s devastating role in defining masculinity.
Jensen: All My Bones Shake
Aug 14, 2010
At the root of the current political, economic, cultural, and ecological chaos is a national spiritual unrest, a fragmentation that has inhibited society's self-awareness and slowed theological progress to a glacial crawl.
Jensen: The Heart of Whiteness
Aug 14, 2010
In The Souls of Black Folks, W.E.B. DuBois wrote that the question whites wanted to ask him was: “How does it feel to be a problem?” In The Heart of Whiteness, Robert Jensen writes that it is time for white people in America to self-consciously reverse the direction of that question and to fully acknowledge that in the racial arena, they are the problem.
Jones: Intro to Politics
Feb 18, 2010
Politics 101 in plain English.
Johnson: The Declarations of Havana
Oct 14, 2009
Three speeches from Fidel Castro with introduction by Tariq Ali. Part of Verso Revolutions series.
Johnson: Atlas Shrugged
Apr 21, 2009
In a world at a time when government legislation serves the sole purpose of relegating the power of America's greatest industrial minds into the hands of cowardly, shiftless, and bankrupt politicians and business leaders, there is need for refusal. If power thinks it can force our minds to produce their wealth, let our minds lay idle, until there is understanding that such power is only as useful as that which it steals. Invent, improve, and produce no more for anyone but ourselves. Let the government see that it needs great minds, not that great minds need government.
Sam Pulsifer is the man who accidentally burned down the Emily Dickinson house in Amherst, Massachusetts, killing two people in the process, and serving ten years in a cushy prison surrounded by stock-broker memoirists. Upon his release, several other writers' homes begin to go up in smoke, and Detective Wilson has an obvious suspect. Sam bumbles around New England trying to prove his innocence (and prove he's more than just a bumbler). Who knows? He might even find out what kind of a man he is along the way...
In Jailhouse Lawyers, award-winning journalist and death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal presents the stories and reflections of fellow prisoners-turned-advocates who have learned to use the court system to represent other prisoners - many uneducated or illiterate - and in some cases, to win their freedom.
Jacobs: To Serve the Devil: Natives and Slaves
Oct 12, 2007