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  • The Crisis of Ugliness

    An essential text in the history of Marxist art theory, available in English for the first time

  • The Long Roots of Formalism in Brazil

    The present studies on Brazilian modern art seek to specify some of the dominant contradictions of capitalism’s combined but uneven development as these appear from the global ‘periphery’.

  • Keywords

    A lexicon of our age of inequality, which decodes the new vocabulary of capitalism for a broad readership.

  • Debord, Time and Spectacle

    A detailed philosophical study of the theoretical work of Guy Debord and the Situationist International that helps to uncover a philosophy of praxis that remains useful today.

  • Art History as Social Praxis

    The key writings of one of the most important and unorthodox Marxists to study modern art.

  • The Conspiracy of Modern Art

    Internationally renowned Brazilian critic and art-historian Luiz Renato Martins presents an innovative new account of modern art from David to Abstract Expressionism.

  • Communards and Other Cultural Histories

    A wide-ranging collection of essays from Adrian Rifkin, covering cultural production, urbanism, and social conflict from a critical Marxist perspective.
  • Hip Hop's Hostile Gospel

    Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel is a wide-ranging and highly enjoyable attempt to unearth the theology of Hip Hop
  • NASCAR, Sturgis, and the New Economy of Spectacle

    A brilliant and compelling application of the analytic tools of Critical Theory to NASCAR and Motor Cycle rallies.
  • Landscape Between Ideology and the Aesthetic

    An extraordinary collection of pieces from the three plus decade career of one of Britain’s most important Marxist art-historians.
  • The Politics of Style

    An ambitious intervention, asserting the importance of a Marxist interpretation of literary style and moving towards a new Marxist poetics.
  • God, Guns, Gold and Glory

    The past, present and future of Puritanism as a defining feature of the American social character
  • A Beautiful Ghetto

    Allen asks us to see beyond the the violence and poverty that all too often defines the "ghetto."
  • Night Thoughts

    Writer and actor Wallace Shawn's probing, honest, and self-critical take on civilization and its discontents.
  • This Is Modern Art

    A glimpse into the lives of anonymous graffiti artists that asks us to question the true purpose of art.
  • 'Bitter with the Past but Sweet with the Dream'

    An engaging, wide-ranging, and groundbreaking reexamination of the relationship between African American writers and the communist movement in the US.
  • Art and Value

    Art and Value is the first comprehensive analysis of art's political economy throughout classical, neoclassical and Marxist economics.
  • Degeneration and Revolution

    An important reexamination of the cultural left in Germany during the Weimer period.
  • The Dimensions of Hegemony

    In this highly original and engaging text, Craig Brandist unearths the Russian roots of Gramsci’s concept of cultural hegemony.
  • Guernica #2

    A Guernica magazine anthology of the best features, interviews, fiction, poetry and Guernica Daily articles published over the past year.
  • A New Kind of Public

    This engaging and original work argues that modern Hollywood was forged in the fires of class struggle and economic inequality
  • Groove

    In this engaging and original book Abel explains the rise to prominence in Western Music of a new rhythm: Groove.
  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • Boots Riley

    Blending poetics, politics, and everyday life, the singular lyrics of Boots Riley, poet of the hip-hop underground are collected here.