Zed | 21.09.16

Spring/Summer 2017

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.

Philosophy | 12.09.16

Found in Translation

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

Mao’s Life after Death

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

Asia | 16.05.16

Risks and Possibilities in the Korean Peninsula

Following what appears to be the DPRK’s fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test Paul French addresses the tense stand-off between DPRK, China and the United States. Does the future of the Korean peninsula lie in engagement, or war?

Environment | 26.07.16

The Fat Planet

Are climate change and obesity linked? In this excerpt from The Energy Glut Ian Roberts and Phil Edwards explain how and why they are indeed.

Culture and Media | 08.09.16

Disinformed is Disenfranchised

How does mass media inform and structure democratic engagement with the political system? In this extract from Beasts and Gods Roslyn Fuller examines the historical link between the media and political engagement, and looks at its future in the digital age

Environment | 26.07.16

Why Women Will Save the Planet

Caroline Lucas MP describes how the pioneering German Green MP Petra Kelly inspired her to take action into her own hands in this chapter from Why Women Will Save the Planet

Environment | 07.09.16

Women Feed the World, Not Corporations

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

Middle East | 09.01.15

Islamism – A Eurocentric Position?

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

09.08.16

Introducing ZED

To launch Zed’s new website, we’ve posted hundreds of extracts and chapters from some of our most recent titles, from Assata Shakur to Nawal El Saadawi