Recent Z Books
Ruin: Paths toward Utopia
Oct 09, 2012
"Writing-speaking differently is part of the struggle for the world we want to create and are creating, a world that moves against-and-beyond capitalism. These picture-essay-poems break the existing world both in what they say and how they say it. A fabulous book". —John Holloway, author of Crack Capitalism
ricketts: The Activists Handbook
Mar 08, 2012
'The Activists' Handbook' is a powerful guide to grassroots activism. A priceless resource for everyone ready to make a difference, environmental activist Aidan Ricketts offers a step-by-step handbook for citizens eager to start or get involved in grass-roots movements and beyond. Providing all essential practical tools, methods and strategies needed for a successful campaign and extensively discussing legal and ethical issues, this book empowers its readers to effectively promote their cause. Lots of ready-to-use documents and comprehensive information on digital activism and group strategy make this book an essential companion for any campaign. Including case studies from the US, UK, Canada and Australia, this is the ultimate guidebook to participatory democracy.
Ryan: Chocolate Nations
Jan 20, 2011
FROM BEAN TO BAR - WHERE DOES YOUR CHOCOLATE COME FROM?
Reitman: Sister of the Road
Oct 20, 2010
"Another raging slab of real American history you're not likely to find in the textbooks."
Ross: Race, Ethnicity, and Education
Oct 08, 2010
Race, Ethnicity and Education moves beyond traditional thinking and approaches to multicultural education to more accurately reflect the dramatically changing circumstances faced by North American schools in an age of globalization. The volumes address ways in which race and ethnicity affect learning across the life span, at all levels of formal education as well as in informal educational settings. Issues of school curriculum, instruction, and administration are examined. These volumes aim to address both the foundational assumptions and the practices of education in relation to changing conceptions of race and ethnicity. Volume One, Principles and Practices of Multicultural Education, examines issues of equity, school reform, teacher education, and school leadership. Volume 2, Language and Literacy in Schools, presents an overview of language and literacy learning for Latino and Asian American students, and gives general and specific recommendations for improved performance. The third volume, Racial Identity in Education, examines concepts of racial and ethnic identity and how they affect teaching and learning. The final volume, Racism and Antiracism in Education, looks at "color-blind racism;" "white supremacy" in the curriculum; race and testing; critical race pedagogy and anti-racist education; and globalization. Outstanding scholars contributing to this timely collection include: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva; George J. Sefa Dei; Donna Y. Ford; Vivian Gadsden; Carl A. Grant; Edmund W. Gordon; Joyce E. King; and Kevin K. Kumashiro.
Roberts: The Energy Glut
Sep 16, 2010
The Energy Glut tells the story of energy and how our abuse of fossil fuel energy links many public issues as manifestations of the same fundamental planetary malaise.
Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Social Education: New Perspectives for Social Studies Education begins with the assertion that there are emergent and provocative theories and practices that should be part of the discourse on social studies education in the 21st century. Anarchist, eco-activist, anti-capitalist, and other radical perspectives, such as disability studies and critical race theory, are explored as viable alternatives in responding to current neo-conservative and neo-liberal educational policies shaping social studies curriculum and teaching.
Rubenstein: Reasons to Kill
Aug 23, 2010
The first book to analyze in depth the arguments and images that are used to persuade ordinary Americans to fight dubious wars. “A powerful and frank discussion of the peculiar American rationales for war and the essential questions to ask about them," says Prof. Jack Womack of Harvard. "You may not agree with everything Rubenstein says, but he makes more sense of American justifications for war than anyone writing now."
Ramonet: My Life
Aug 21, 2010
Ignacio Ramonet interviewed Fidel Castro over one hundred hours between 2003 and 2005.
Reich: Sex Pol
Aug 16, 2010
A collection of essays on consciousness and strategy...
Rowbotham: Woman's Consciousness
Aug 11, 2010
Powerful presentation of feminist theory and analysis...
Rowbotham: Century of Women
Aug 11, 2010
As its title suggests, Sheila Rowbotham's A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States is a monumental study--scholarly, readable, well-illustrated, well-indexed--of Western women's experience in the 20th century.
Rocker: Anarcho Syndicalism
Aug 07, 2010
An introduction to anarchist ideas, a history of the international workers movement and an outline of the strategies and tactics embraced at the time. A prolific writer and speaker,
Roy: Listening to Grasshoppers
Jun 20, 2010
Combining fierce conviction, deft political analysis, and beautiful writing, this is the essential new book from Arundhati Roy
Rogan: Radical Hollywood
Jan 16, 2010
In Transforming Power, veteran activist Judy Rebick champions new ways of achieving political goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship. Rebick argues that today's combination of environmental crisis, globalization, and rapid technological innovation is producing profound new ideas about social and political life, and that this groundswell is truly the vanguard of a global movement to change the way we live our lives, from the ground up.
Reeve: The Making of an Elder Culture
Oct 04, 2009
This publisher's description about says it. Roszak, like me, is just a little too old to have been a Boomer himself, but young enough to be part of what happened, to have been there, and to be here. He sometimes seems a little puzzled by the turn he sees things taking, by the surprises and contradictions which he analyses. But that's part of the book's appeal. It is a puzzling time. Now, what do we do?
A ringing manifesto for change by Canada's Green Party leader and activist, Elizabeth May
Roelofs produces a comprehensive picture of philanthropy's critical role in society. She shows how a vast number of policy innovations have arisen from the most important foundations, lessening the destructive impact of global "marketization". Conversely, groups and movements that might challenge the status quo are nudged into line with grants and technical assistance, and foundations have considerable power to shape such things as public opinion, higher education, and elite ideology. The cumulative effect is that foundations, despite their progressive goals, have a depoliticizing effect, one that preserves the hegemony of neoliberal institutions.
Ross: Battleground Schools
Mar 27, 2009
No topic sparks an argument faster among the American public, even with relatively apolitical people, than how their children are taught. In schools across the country, school boards, parents, teachers, and students themselves debate issues ranging from charter schools, to the first amendment rights of students, to the efficacy of the No Child Left Behind Act. School districts in Georgia and Pennsylvania have seen battles over the teaching of evolution; places as diverse as Colorado, Washington, and Kentucky have had debates over how best to protect children while at school. Battleground: Schools provides an in-depth, balanced overview of these controversial topics and enables teachers, students, and their parents to better understand the foundations of these conflicts. Battleground: Schools cover the 100 most relevant conflicts involving education issues today.