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.
Ece Temelkuran provides a gripping, day-by-day account of the attempted coup against the Turkish government as it happened
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
In this powerful extract from her eponymous memoir, Assata Shakur recounts her arrest and shooting on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973
Asia | 16.05.16
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?
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.
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
Has the radicalism of sexual liberation given way to the conservative goals of marriage, adoption rights and the commercialisation of gay and lesbian subcultures?
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
Paul Richards draws on his on-the-ground experiences in Sierra Leone to discuss the relationship between ritual and medicine in the fight against the Ebola virus
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
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
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
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