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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Communist Horizon by Jodi Dean
    The Communist Horizon - by Jodi Dean

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786635525 | ISBN 10: 1786635526

    Jodi Dean unshackles the communist ideal from the failures of the Soviet Union.  In the new capitalism of networked information technologies, our very ability to communicate is exploited, but revolution is still possible if we organise on the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Towards a Gay Communism: Elements of a Homosexual Critique by Mario Mieli
    Towards a Gay Communism: Elements of a Homosexual Critique - by Mario Mieli

    £18.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745399515 | ISBN 10: 0745399517

    First published in Italian in 1977, Mario Mieli's groundbreaking book is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory – now available for the first time in a complete and unabridged English translation.   Among the most important works ev ... more

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  • Cover image of book For A Libertarian Communism by Daniel Guérin
    For A Libertarian Communism - by Daniel Guérin

    £13.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781629632360 | ISBN 10: 1629632368

    Daniel Guérin not only provides a critique of the socialist and communist parties of his day, he analyzes some of the most fundamental and pressing questions with which all radicals must engage.   In his foreword to an earlier collection of e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists by David Aaronovitch
    Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists - by David Aaronovitch

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099478973 | ISBN 10: 0099478978

    In July 1961, just before David Aaronovitch's seventh birthday, Yuri Gagarin came to London. The Russian cosmonaut was everything the Aaronovitch family wished for - a popular and handsome embodiment of modern communism.  But who were they, these ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lost World of British Communism by Raphael Samuel
    The Lost World of British Communism - by Raphael Samuel

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784780418 | ISBN 10: 1784780413

    A fascinating account of life as a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain.   The Lost World of British Communism is a vivid account of the Communist Party of Great Britain. Raphael Samuel, one of post-war Britain’s most notable histo ... more

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    'Bitter with the Past but Sweet with the Dream': Communism in the African American Imaginary - by Cathy Bergin

    £21.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608466399 | ISBN 10: 1608466396

    Most literary critics take it for granted that mid-century African-American writers considered the Communist movement to be incapable of comprehending and responding to racial oppression.  In this groundbreaking study, Cathy Bergin argues that i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings by Owen Hatherley
    Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings - by Owen Hatherley

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141975894 | ISBN 10: 014197589x

    "In the craven world of architectural criticism Hatherley is that rarest of things: a brave, incisive, elegant and erudite writer, whose books dissect the contemporary built environment to reveal the political fantasies and social realities it embodi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Communist Women in Scotland by Neil Rafeek
    Communist Women in Scotland - by Neil Rafeek

    £25.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780760414 | ISBN 10: 1780760418

    During the first half of the twentieth century Glasgow was witness to an unparalleled wave of working class protest and political agitation. The protestors challenged the capitalist social order and also, on occasion, the state itself. What was the l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophy for Militants by Alain Badiou, translated by Bruno Bosteels
    Philosophy for Militants - by Alain Badiou, translated by Bruno Bosteels

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688694 | ISBN 10: 1781688699

    A philosophical guidebook for the struggles to come.  An urgent and provocative account of the modern militant, a transformative figure at the front line of emancipatory politics. Around the world, recent events have seen the creation of a ra ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Communist Hypothesis by Alain Badiou
    The Communist Hypothesis - by Alain Badiou

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688700 | ISBN 10: 1781688702

    A new program for the Left after the death of neoliberalism. "We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracythe form of state s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Philosophy and the Idea of Communism: Alain Badiou in Conversation with Peter Engelmann by Alain Badiou and Peter Engelmann
    Philosophy and the Idea of Communism: Alain Badiou in Conversation with Peter Engelmann - by Alain Badiou and Peter Engelmann

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745688367 | ISBN 10: 0745688365

    In a well-known text called The Communist Hypothesis, first published in 2007, the renowned philosopher Alain Badiou breathed fresh life into the idea of communism as an intellectual representation that provides a critical perspective on existing p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Communist Movement by Gilles Dauv
    Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Communist Movement - by Gilles Dauv

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629630434 | ISBN 10: 1629630438

    In the years following 1968, a number of people involved in the most radical aspects of the French general strike felt the need to reflect on their experiences and to relate them to past revolutionary endeavors. This meant studying previous attempts ... more

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  • Cover image of book Britain
    Britain's Communists: The Untold Story - by John Green, with contributions by Andy Croft and Graham Stevenson

    £12.50   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780955822841 | ISBN 10: 095582284x

    Since its founding in 1920 the Communist Party has been an integral part of the British political scene and, despite its small size, has had an impact on the political and social life of the country far greater than would have been expected and certa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Communism in Britain, 1920-39: From the Cradle to the Grave by Thomas Linehan
    Communism in Britain, 1920-39: From the Cradle to the Grave - by Thomas Linehan

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780719071416 | ISBN 10: 0719071410

    Based on extensive use of primary evidence, and newly available in paperback, this study of interwar British communism sets the communist experience within the framework of the life cycle. Communism offered a complete identity that could reach into v ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism by Slavoj iek
    Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism - by Slavoj iek

    £16.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241004968 | ISBN 10: 0241004969

    In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj iek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism.   There is obviously trouble in the global capital ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Idea of Communism 2 by Slavoj iek (Editor)
    The Idea of Communism 2 - by Slavoj iek (Editor)

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844679805 | ISBN 10: 1844679802

    Key theorists discuss the future of communism in New York.  The first volume of The Idea of Communism followed the 2009 London conference called in response to Alain Badious communist hypothesis, where an all-star cast of radical intellectua ... more

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  • Cover image of book British Communism: A Documentary History by John Callaghan and Ben Harker (Editors)
    British Communism: A Documentary History - by John Callaghan and Ben Harker (Editors)

    £18.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780719082115 | ISBN 10: 0719082110

    Wide-ranging and richly researched, this is the first sourcebook to reconstruct the tumultuous history of the Communist Party of Great Britain. Drawing together over one hundred and fifty documents including party statements, press releases, publis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison
    Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man - by Barbara Foley

    £23.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780822348290 | ISBN 10: 0822348292

    In Wrestling with the Left, Barbara Foley presents a penetrating analysis of the creation of Invisible Man. In the process she sheds new light not only on Ralph Ellisons celebrated novel but also on his early radicalism and the relationship between ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Palestinian Communist Party 1919-1948: Arab and Jew in the Struggle for Internationalism by Musa Budeiri
    The Palestinian Communist Party 1919-1948: Arab and Jew in the Struggle for Internationalism - by Musa Budeiri

    £17.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781608460724 | ISBN 10: 160846072x

    Musa Budeiris history of the Palestine Communist Party is the only English-language study of the heroic and ultimately, unsuccessful attempt to create a political alternative to Zionism in Palestine based on class solidarity of Palestinian Arabs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rosa Luxemburg: Ideas in Action by Paul Frlich
    Rosa Luxemburg: Ideas in Action - by Paul Frlich

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781608460748 | ISBN 10: 1608460746

    Written by a contemporary of (and sometime collaborator with) Rosa Luxemburg with an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the German Social Democratic Party, this biography strikes the right balance between personal insight and political analy ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Idea of Communism by Slavoj iek and Costas Douzinas (Editors)
    The Idea of Communism - by Slavoj iek and Costas Douzinas (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844674596 | ISBN 10: 1844674592

    An all-star cast of radical intellectuals discuss the continued importance of communism. "Separating the promise of communism from the disasters of the twentieth century is no easy task. But it feels necessary. Already we know that choices wil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Creating a Movement with Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brigade by Daniel Burton-Rose
    Creating a Movement with Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brigade - by Daniel Burton-Rose

    £21.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781604862232 | ISBN 10: 1604862238

    Bursting into existence in the Pacific Northwest in 1975, the George Jackson Brigade claimed 14 pipe bombings against corporate and state targets, as many bank robberies, and the daring rescue of a jailed member. Combining veterans of the prisoners' ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Frock-coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels by Tristram Hunt
    The Frock-coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels - by Tristram Hunt

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141021409 | ISBN 10: 0141021403

    Friedrich Engels is one of the most attractive and contradictory figures of the nineteenth century. Born to a prosperous mercantile family in west Germany, he spent his career working in the Manchester cotton industry, riding to the Cheshire hounds, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole  Boyce Davies
    Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones - by Carole Boyce Davies

    £22.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780822341161 | ISBN 10: 0822341166

    In Left of Karl Marx, Carole Boyce Davies assesses the activism, writing, and legacy of Claudia Jones (19151964), a pioneering Afro-Caribbean radical intellectual, dedicated communist, and feminist. Jones is buried in Londons Highgate Cemetery, to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life by Sofia Zinovieff
    Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life - by Sofia Zinovieff

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781862079922 | ISBN 10: 1862079927

    In 1907 Princess Sophy ('Sofka') Dolgorouky was born in St Petersburg. Members of the Imperial family had attended her parents' wedding earlier that same year, and the child was born into a privileged world of nurses, private tutors and elegant tea p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walden Bello presents Ho Chi Minh: Down with Colonialism! by Walden Bello
    Walden Bello presents Ho Chi Minh: Down with Colonialism! - by Walden Bello

    £17.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781844671779 | ISBN 10: 1844671771

    Ho Chi Minh (18901969) was the founder of the Vietminh and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He played a key role in the formation of the French, Chinese, and Vietnamese Communist movements and fought successfully against Japanese, Fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The ABC of Communism by N Bukharin and E Preobrazhensky
    The ABC of Communism - by N Bukharin and E Preobrazhensky

    £17.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780850365436 | ISBN 10: 0850365430

    In 1919, in the midst of chaos and destruction, communists in Russia wrote a short programme to set out priorities and goals.  Next year came The ABC of Communism, an extended popular guide to the Programme.  A new Afterword poses critica ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hollywood and Anticommunism: HUAC and the Evolution of the Red Menace, 1935-1950 by John Gladchuk
    Hollywood and Anticommunism: HUAC and the Evolution of the Red Menace, 1935-1950 - by John Gladchuk

    £115.00   hardback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415955683 | ISBN 10: 0415955688

    There have been numerous works produced in recent years dealing with the era commonly known as McCarthyism. There have been few, if any, however, that detail the evolution of the repressive social climate that nourished the McCarthy age. This work co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anastasia
    Anastasia's Very Large Communism Book - by Anastasia Sichkarenko

    £4.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780954842147 | ISBN 10: 0954842146

    Communism is like religion; wonderful in theory and disastrous in practice. This may be because both are conducted by humans rather than angels.  This little book aims to introduce the reader to the whole idea of communism, its origins and its d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Star - The First Bolshevik Utopia and Engineer Menni by Alexander Bogdanov
    Red Star - The First Bolshevik Utopia and Engineer Menni - by Alexander Bogdanov

    £14.99   paperback   (1984) - ISBN 13: 9780253203175 | ISBN 10: 0253203171

    A communist society on Mars, the Russian Revolution, and class struggle on two planets are the subjects of two remarkable science fiction novels by Alexander Bogdanov (1873-1928), one of the early organisers and prophets of the Russian Bolshevik Part ... more

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