The first of the Zed alt. University Reading Lists, featuring vital books on race, indigenous politics, postcolonialism and decolonization.
In this extract from Decolonizing Methodologies, Linda Tuhiwai Smith talks racism and the colonisation of the disciplines, highlighting the vital importance of academic freedom
Take a look at the Zed alt. Gender reading list featuring award winning books on gender and migration, gender and sexual violence, gender and war as well as radical feminist and queer theory.
Holly Lewis dismisses a soft solidarity of universal, pluralistic openness in favour of something more powerful, and applies it to contemporary queer politics
The Zed alt. Economics reading list is the go-to reading list for all serious students of heterodox economics.
How does work structure our so-called “free-time”, even outside the office? And how can we break free of those bonds?
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 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
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.