Recent Z Books
Angier: The Canon
May 08, 2007
Best-selling author Natalie Angier distills the scientific canon to the absolute essentials, delivering an entertaining and inspiring one-stop science education. Angier interviewed a host of scientists, posing the simple question "What do you wish everyone knew about your field?" The Canon provides their answers, taking readers on a joyride through the fascinating fundamentals of the incredible world around us and revealing how they are relevant to us every day. Angier proves a rabble-rousing, wisecracking, deeply committed tour guide in her irresistible exploration of the scientific process and the basic concepts of physics, chemistry, evolutionary biology, cellular and molecular biology, geology, and astronomy. Even science-phobes will find her passion infectious as she strives "to make the invisible visible, the distant neighborly, the ineffable affable."
â€œLihishâ€™taâ€™weel in essence represents a movement for two Rights of Return: for Palestinians to return to places that were stolen from them, for Jews to return to the expansive roots of Jewishness that have been stolen as well, and with equally devastating results.â€ A strategic analysis of the conflict addressing its historical roots, colonialism, revolutionary and Zionist strategy and worldview, terrorism and military analysis and international solidarity. Emphasizes the agency of people on the ground.
If not capitalism, then what? Something's not working, but there's a dearth of material on what could be right - and more important how to change things. Laying out strategy & vision for his "participatory economics," Albert argues that we must change the way we view work & wages and restructure our workplaces so that everyone can become involved in controlling their working lives. The third in his "Forward" books is written in clear language and will be of interest to those just beginning to question capitalist logic & to experienced activists. Using real-world examples, Albert offers today's political discontents a valuable tool.
Which Side Are You On? begins with an exposition of the major political ideologies, with separate chapters devoted to conservatism, liberalism and democratic socialism...
Ross: Race, Ethnicity, and Education
Jun 30, 2006
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
Ross: Race, Ethnicity, and Education
Jun 30, 2006
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.
Bond: Looting Africa
Jun 15, 2006
Despite the rhetoric, the people of Sub-Saharan Africa are becoming poorer,this book contextualises Africa‘s wealth outflow within a stagnant but volatile world economy.
Amin: Capitalism in the Age of Globalization
Apr 17, 2006
In this book, Amin provides us with a powerful understanding of the new and very different era which capitalism has now entered.
Prosten: Union Steward's Guide
Jan 03, 2006
To most workers, their steward is the union. The steward is the only union presence the workers see day to day, the only personal contact they have with the union unless -- don't hold your breath -- they come out to union meetings. In a very literal way, unions simply could not function without stewards.
Shiva: Earth Democracy
Nov 26, 2005
With 'Earth Democracy', Shiva uncovers their link to the rising tide of fundamentalisms, violence against women, and planetary death.
Collective: Recipes for Disaster
Jan 01, 2005
Three years in the making, Recipes for Disaster is the long-awaited follow-up to the CrimethInc. collective’s notorious first book, Days of War, Nights of Love. This 624-page manual complements the romance and idealism of that earlier work with practical information and instruction. Over thirty collectives collaborated in testing, composing, and editing the book’s 62 sections, which range from Affinity Groups, Coalition Building, and Mental Health to Sabotage, Squatting, and Wheatpasting. These are illustrated with extensive technical diagrams and first-hand accounts, and prefaced with a thorough discussion of the diverse roles direct action can play in social transformation. If you’re looking for a tactical handbook for revolutionary action, look no further.
What is capitalism, and what are its weaknesses?
Talen: Reverend Billy in My Store
Nov 01, 2003
Reverend Billy is a revivalist preacher who leads the Church of Stop Shopping, an anti-consumerist communion devoted to putting the "Odd into God." Created by the actor Bill Talen, the Reverend first appeared alongside the sidewalk preachers in New York's Times Square during the Giuliani years, bringing his new post-religious theology to startled crowds. Before long he was pulpit thumping in the ninth circle of hell, otherwise known as the Disney Store on 42nd Street, where his spontaneous guerrilla theater led to something he describes as the "Exalted State of True Embarrassment," generally followed by the arrival of the police. The Reverend's corporate targets have since expanded to include The Gap, Starbucks, and NYU, indeed anywhere that the Church of the Stupefied Consumer holds sway.
Kat: Off the Map
Jun 17, 2003
Off The Map is a travelogue written by Hibikina Chickena and Kika Kat. It was originally a self-published zine and was later published and sold in both zine and book form by the CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective.
Freeman: Human Rights
Dec 03, 2002
The book will appeal to students in the social sciences, as well as students of human rights law who want an introduction to the non-legal aspects of their subject. It will also be read by scholars interested in ethics and the social sciences, as well as the general reader.
Oct 15, 2002
In this short and trenchant history of those bodies which have promoted this economic globalization, Walden Bello argues for a much more fundamental shift towards a decentralized, pluralistic system of global economic governance.
Freire: Pedagogy of Freedom
Dec 13, 2000
This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.
Albert: Liberating Theory
Sep 12, 1986
The authors combine and transcend various theories of history (marxism, anarchism, feminism, and nationalism) to develop an alternative conceptual framework, complementary holism. Applying this framework to questions of economics, politics, gender, race, and culture highlights the usefulness of complementary holism for understanding society and strategizing its transformation.
Sharp: Dynamics of Nonviolent Action
Nov 01, 1985
An illustrated analysis of how the technique “works” against a violent, repressive opponent. Includes discussion of the groundwork for such struggle, as well as requirements for effectiveness and reactions to repression.
Sharp: Power and Struggle
Jun 01, 1973
A rigorous analysis of political power, demonstrating that it derives from sources in the society. Even the power of dictators can be destroyed by withdrawal of necessary sources of cooperation. With an introduction to the technique of nonviolent action, its characteristics, history and achievements.