By Phil Hubbard
Over recent years, Brexit, COVID and the ‘migrant crisis’ have put Kent in the headlines like never before. This book considers the past, present and future of the southeast coast, alighting on the key sites which symbolise the changing relationship between the UK and its continental neighbours.
Queer beyond London
By Matt Cook & Alison Oram
Explores and compares the queer dimensions of four English cities – Manchester, Leeds, Plymouth, and Brighton – using pioneering community histories from each place, and including the voices of queer people who have made their lives there.
The punk rock politics of Joe Strummer
By Gregor Gall
Drawing on Strummer’s lyrics, interviews and bootleg recordings, as well as interviews with contemporaries like Billy Bragg, this book reveals the wide-ranging political influence of one of the twentieth century’s iconic rock’n’roll rebels.
The Value of a Whale
By Adrienne Buller
Beyond the fossil fuel industry, it is the lesser-known but vastly more powerful world of asset managers and shadow banking which is inhibiting our ability to pursue climate and environmental justice. Both honest and optimistic, this book asks us – in the face of crisis – what we really value.
Killing Men & Dying Women
By Griselda Pollock
Explores how theories of embodiment, the gesture, hysteria and subjectivity can deepen our understanding of New York abstract painting. Examining images of Pollock and Frankenthaler at work, it bridges the New York artist-women and their other, Marilyn Monroe.
By Russell Southwood
An important history of how two technologies – mobile calling and internet – impacted the lives of millions of Sub-Saharan Africans. The book deals with the political challenges of liberalisation and privatisation that needed to be in place to get these technologies built.
By Tom Haines-Doran
What if the railways were seen as an indispensable feature of the national economy, a social good that needs to be supported? This insightful new book calls for a radical rethink of how we view the railways and explains the problems we face and how to fix them.
Odd men out
By John-Pierre Joyce
Examining the transformation of homosexual men from ‘odd’ to ‘normal’ during the tumultuous decades of the 1950s and 1960s, this book preserves the voices of a disappearing generation who revolutionised what it meant to be a gay man in twentieth-century Britain.
Bankruptcy, bubbles and bailouts
By Aeron Davis
In his latest book, Aeron Davis (author of Reckless opportunists) argues that it is the Treasury, more than any other institution, public or private, which is responsible for socio-economic disparities in the UK, as well as the Brexit paralysis.
The art of the observer
By David MacDougall
A personal perspective on documentary filmmaking, based on the author’s own experiences and reflections on the genre, with a particular emphasis on observational cinema.
I want to break free
By Matt Qvortrup
Ever dreamed of starting your own country or just want to understand how that happens? In this refreshing new book, Qvortrup provides an accessible and entertaining primer to those aspiring to make a new state.
By Melissa Febos
In this bold and exhilarating mix of memoir and writing masterclass, Melissa Febos tackles the emotional, psychological, and physical work of writing intimately while offering an utterly fresh examination of the storyteller’s life.
By Jill Liddington
A new edition of Jill Liddington’s classic work on Anne Lister’s extraordinary diaries, which inspired BBC & HBO’s Gentleman Jack. Tells the story of how Anne Lister wooed and seduced neighbouring heiress Ann Walker, who moved in to live with Anne and her family in 1834.
By The Foundational Economy Collective
This book shows how the foundational economy – public services, infrastructure, education and health care – has been undermined in the age of privatisation and outsourcing.
Held in contempt
By Hannah White
The House of Commons is the United Kingdom’s key democratic institution. But it faces serious challenges which it is ill-equipped to meet. This book examines what is wrong with the House of Commons, how we got here and what can be done about it.
Russian Grand Strategy in the era of global power competition
Edited by Andrew Monaghan
A nuanced and detailed examination of current debates around Russia’s international activity: is Moscow acting strategically or opportunistically, and should this be understood in regional or global terms?
Beef, Bible and bullets
By Richard Lapper
Written by a journalist with decades of experience in the field, Beef, Bible and bullets looks at the social, political and economic trends that brought a maverick right-wing populist to office in Latin America’s largest economy.
By Celeste Hicks
This is a story of hope in the face of widespread consternation over the global climate crisis. Can the UK expand Heathrow airport, bringing in 700 extra planes a day, and still stay within ambitious carbon budgets? One legal case sought to answer this question.
By Angela Stienne
Mummified explores the curious, unsettling and controversial cases of mummies held in French and British museums. From powdered mummies eaten as medicine to mummies unrolled in public, dissected for racial studies and tested in modern labs, there is a lot more to these ancient remains than first meets the eye.