The first synthesis of Foucauldian and Marxist theory, constituting a twenty-first century paradigm shift in political and philosophical thinking.
‘Bidet’s careful and detailed staging of the intersections of these two quite different bodies of theory is an indispensable exercise.’
– Fredric Jameson, author of The Political Unconscious and Marxism and Form
‘Shows with patient and piercing insight why it is necessary to think Foucault with Marx (and Marx with Foucault) in order to make sense of the contemporary world.’
– Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work
A ground-breaking theory of capitalist patriarchy explaining women’s exploitation from the beginning.
‘If you want to understand the roots of the economic crisis, and of violence against women, read this book. If you want to create alternatives and participate in shaping living economies, read this book. Patriarchy and Accumulation is essential reading for all, more so today than when it was first written.’
– Vandana Shiva, founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology and director at the International Forum on Globalization
Constituting a paradigm shift in gender theory, this book argues that only a materialist queer theory wedded to the realities of capitalism is capable of creating a true politics of liberation.
‘Asks incisive questions about the relationship between the universal and the particular, between sex and gender, and sameness and difference. Ultimately it is a provocative book: for it provokes both thought and action.’
– Tithi Bhattacharya, Purdue University
‘Like a breath of air from some enlightened future, this book will invigorate and inspire all readers looking for a fresh alternative to the smugly inward theoreticism of so much contemporary feminism and queer theory.’
– James Penney, Trent University
Activist and architect Stavros Stavrides calls for us to conceive of space-as-commons.
‘Stavrides was one of the first to open my eyes to the importance of the urban commons. His writings are exciting, a valuable reference for urban activists around the world. He is right: the city is the place where we can and should truly reinvent the commons.’
– Lieven De Cauter, co-editor of Art and Activism in the Age of Globalization
In this classic text Gustavo Esteva and Madhu Suri Prakash examine the post-modern epic unfolding at the grassroots and the mass movement away from the monoculture of a single global society.
‘Esteva and Prakash courageously and clear-sightedly take on some of the most entrenched of modern certainties, such as the universality of human rights, the individual self and global thinking. Grassroots Post-modernism is a much-needed and most welcome counterpoint both to the nihilism of much post-modern thinking as well as to those who view the spread of the global market and of global thinking too triumphantly.’
– Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, professor emeritus, Smith College