What’s New – 28th November 2023

28th Nov 2023

– Now Online: Robert Wedderburn’s ‘Universal War’: Anti-Colonial Universality in the Age of Revolution, by Ajmal Waqif

– Bodies and Artefacts Vol. 1 and Vol 2. Historical Materialism as Corporeal Semiotics, By Joseph Fracchia

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– CfP: Rethinking the History of Global Capitalism, Rio de Janeiro, March 12-14, 2024. Submit a double-spaced three-page proposal and a copy of your CV combined as a single PDF no later than January 1, 2024, to

– CfP for a topical issue of Open Philosophy on Lukács and the Critical Legacy of Classical German Philosophy

– The Global 1956: Call for papers for Twentieth Century Communism special issue and workshop 23 April 2024. 300 word abstracts and correspondence should be addressed in the first instance to by 15th Dec.

– Wolfgang Streeck: “Irresponsible Bystanders: Reflections on the Collective Origins of War”

November 28, 2023 – 1pm US Eastern Time/ 6pm UK Time

Register here:

– Rencontres internationales Max Horkheimer 2023 Philosophie sociale et éclipse de la raison Sur la Théorie critique de Max Horkheimer à l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de sa mort, Université de Lausanne Géopolis, salle 2207, 30.11.2023, 9-18h.

– Three reviews of The Dawn of Everything – A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow:

– Now Out! Historical Materialism, Volume 31 (2023): Issue 3 (Nov 2023): Special Issue: Race and Capital, Part 2, edited by Ashok Kumar and Robert Knox

– Sexuality in Times of Imperial War: with Sita Balani and Nivi Manchanda, 19 Dec, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT

Hybrid: Zoom, Queen Mary University. Register here:

– Next Seminar in Contemporary Marxist Theory: What is Anti-Racism? And Why it Means Anti-Capitalism? Book launch with author Arun Kundnani, and with discussants Vanessa E. Thompson, John Narayan & Lucia Pradella. 6 Dec, 4-6pm (UK time). Register here:

– The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice is pleased to announce that the 2023 CSSGJ Annual Lecture will be delivered by Nick Dearden, the Director of Global Justice Now, on 7 Decemberat 6 p.m. UK time, on Pharmanomics: How Big Pharma Destroys Global Health. Register at

– Book Launch: A historical sociology of housing and rentierism: the Spanish case of ‘Residential Capitalism’, 29th Nov, 1-3pm (GMT). Register:

– Celebrating Two Dialectical Anniversaries, Lukacs and Dunayevskaya, Dec. 3, 2023, 5:00-7:00 PM, Los Angeles Time, Community Room, The Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd Street or on Zoom

– Free E-Books for a Free Palestine

– Global Marx: History and Critique of the Social Movement in the World Market, Edited by Matteo Battistini, Eleonora Cappuccilli, and Maurizio Ricciardi.

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– CFP: Shirkers, Saboteurs, and Shoregazers: Work Refusal in Theory and Practice, A conference at Leuphana University, Luneburg Germany Feb 27-28, 2024. Please submit a ~300 word abstract by December 6th, along with a brief bio to Participants will be notified of selections by Dec 20th

– Round-up of our latest Theory books (now up to 50% off in the Verso End of Year Sale):

The Eye of the Master: A Social History of Artificial Intelligence by Matteo Pasquinelli

Red Africa: Reclaiming Revolutionary Black Politics by Kevin Ochieng Okoth

With and Against: the Situationist International in the Age of Automation by Dominique Routhier

Immanent Critiques: The Frankfurt School under Pressure by Martin Jay

Late Fascism: Race, Capitalism and the Politics of Crisis by Alberto Toscano

Cannibal Capitalism: How our System is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planet – and What We Can Do About It by Nancy Fraser

History and Class Consciousness by Georg Lukács. Preface by Michael Löwy

– Andreas Malm interviewed by Sebastian Budgen, Verso Books

– Urban Revolutions: Urbanisation and (Neo-)Colonialism in Transatlantic Context, By Stefan Kipfer.

Buy from Haymarket Books directly at a 40% discount: 

– Up to 50% off print books and 80% off ebooks* when you buy directly from Verso’s website. Plus you get bundled ebooks with every print purchase (where available).

Up to 50% off print books ends on January 1st

*Ebook Flash Sale: Up to 80% off ebooks ends NOVEMBER 28TH

– Now Out:* Sylvain Maréchal, The Godless Man, by Maurice Dommanget, Editor / Translator: Mitchell Abidor, Introduced by: Jean-Numa Ducange

* Paperback edition from Haymarket Books out 12 months after the hardback edition

– CfP: Images of the Ideal. Evald Ilyenkov at 100

Now Out:* The Heart of the Matter: Ilyenkov, Vygotsky and the Courage of Thought, by David Bakhurst

* Paperback edition from Haymarket Books out 12 months after the hardback edition

– Now Out:* Marx, A French Passion: The Reception of Marx and Marxisms in France’s Political-Intellectual Life, Editors: Jean-Numa Ducange and Anthony Burlaud, Translator: David Broder

* Paperback edition from Haymarket Books out 12 months after the hardback edition

– The Young Max Weber and German Social Democracy, The ‘Labour Question’ and the Genesis of Social Theory in Imperial Germany (1884-1899), By Victor Strazzeri

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– Now Out:* Zheng Chaolin, Selected Writings, 1942–1998, Volume Editors: Gregor Benton and John Sexton

* Paperback edition from Haymarket Books out 12 months after the hardback edition