Recent Z Books
Braverman: Labor and Monopoly Capital
Aug 07, 2010
This widely acclaimed work, first published in 1974, overturned the reigning ideologies of academic sociology and became the standard text for many basic areas of sociological inquiry, including the science of managerial control, the relationship of technological innovation to social class, and the eradication of skill from work under capitalism.
Bookchin: The Spanish Anarchists
Jul 20, 2010
This popular, well-researched book opens with the Italian Anarchist Fanelli's stirring visit to Spain in 1868 and traces the movement's checkered but steady growth for the next seventy years.
Bateman: Why Doesn't Microfinance Work?
Jul 08, 2010
In this provocative and controversial analysis, Milford Bateman reveals that microfinance doesn't actually work. Using a multitude of case studies from across the globe he exposes why many of its most fundamental building blocks are largely myths.
Bricmont: Impostures intellectuelles
Feb 07, 2010
Impostures Intellectuelles est un ouvrage d'Alan Sokal et Jean Bricmont publié en 1997.
Bello: Food Wars
Sep 01, 2009
The hike in global food prices has pushed hundreds of millions more people into poverty, and sparked riots and protests in the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Walden Bello, the leading writer and activist on the global South, provides a penetrating analysis of the various causes: not just the rise in energy costs, but also the IMF and WTO-led restructuring of the worldwide agricultural system.
Brody: America's Defense Meltdown
Jan 31, 2009
Pentagon Reform for President Obama and New Congress: 13 Pentagon insiders, retired military officers & defense specialists speak out
Bocquet: The Ego and its Own -- The case of the ...
Nov 22, 2008
The Ego And Its Own throws down a challenge to thousands of years of religious, philosophical and political depreciation of the individual.
Bonner: Revolutionizing Children's Records
Nov 16, 2008
History of an old-timey children's record company.
Bocquet: Modernity and the Holocaust
Nov 03, 2008
Sociology is concerned with modern society, but has never come to terms with one of the most distinctive and horrific aspects of modernity - the Holocaust. The book examines what sociology can teach us about the Holocaust, but more particularly concentrates upon the lessons which the Holocaust has for sociology. Bauman's work demonstrates that the Holocaust has to be understood as deeply involved with the nature of modernity. There is nothing comparable to this work available in the sociological literature.
"The very notion of the domination of nature by man stems from the very real domination of human by human." With this succinct formulation, Murray Bookchin launches his most ambitious work, The Ecology of Freedom. An engaging and extremely readable book of breathtaking scope, its inspired synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces our conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized capitalism, constantly pointing the way to a sane, sustainable ecological future.
Bennett: Species Traitor
Aug 20, 2008
Bennett: Desert Solitair
Aug 20, 2008
Bohmer: Contours of Descent
Jul 14, 2008
Good book critiquing neoliberal policies in the United States and globally. Pollin uses data well to show the limitations of Clinton's policies in the 1990's and their growing worse since 2000. He calls for regulation of trade and financial institutions at home; and global Keynesianism and fair trade.
This is a great book which illustrates how U.S. foreign policy has not changed since the second World War and probably won't change any time soon. It also illustrates how progressive movements which start to gain momentum in any country around the globe are deemed a threat to the U.S. government and must be stopped, no matter how insignificant the country may seem. A quote from Noam Chomsky on the back of the book: "Far and away the best book on the topic."
Bellegarde-smith: Haiti: The Breached Citadel
Jan 24, 2008
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith writes a historical work with emphasis on Haitian sources and the roles of women throughout Haitian history.
Bricmont: Humanitarian Imperialism
Dec 17, 2007
Using Human Rights to Sell War
Bronski: Culture Clash
Oct 12, 2007
From Walt Whitman to Boy George, gay culture has profoundly shaped American society.
Oct 12, 2007
Bellow: A Theft
Oct 12, 2007