In this extract from Decolonizing Methodologies, Linda Tuhiwai Smith talks racism and the colonisation of the disciplines, highlighting the vital importance of academic freedom
The first of the Zed alt. University Reading Lists, featuring vital books on race, indigenous politics, postcolonialism and decolonization.
Hamid Dabashi discusses how translation can enhance philosophical texts, rather than detract from their meaning, in this short extract from Can Non-Europeans Think?
Asia | 09.09.16
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Chairman Mao. In this extract from their book on resurgent Maoist currents in modern China, China and the New Maoists, Kerry Brown and Simone Van Nieuwenhuizen examine how Mao’s legacy, as both man and symbol, has shaped China in the years since his death
Ece Temelkuran provides a gripping, day-by-day account of the attempted coup against the Turkish government as it happened
In this introduction to Sayyid’s A Fundamental Fear, Hamid Dabashi argues the fictive delusion of ‘the West’ is no longer a valid or legitimate interlocutor for the post-colonial world
Why work? It’s a question we all ask ourselves. In this extract from The Refusal of Work David Frayne meets those who have made a decision to break free of work, and those who struggle to do so
Holly Lewis dismisses a soft solidarity of universal, pluralistic openness in favour of something more powerful, and applies it to contemporary queer politics
Zed | 21.09.16
Take a look at our new titles catalogue and feed your mind for Spring/Summer 2017 with books from the world’s most important alternative voices.
Imogen Tyler outlines the horrifying nature of the racist British border regime, and the politics of abjection that allows this state of affairs to continue
How does work structure our so-called “free-time”, even outside the office? And how can we break free of those bonds? In this extract from The Refusal of Work David Frayne talks about the philosophical basis behind anti-work politics
Vandana Shiva is “one of the world’s most prominent radical scientists” Guardian. In her book Who Really Feeds the World? she answers the question with a number of seemingly small players who nonetheless are the real drivers of global agriculture: bees, small-scale farmers, localization and more. In this short extract she looks at the unacknowledged powerhouses of food production: women