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Fear of Music

Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen

David Stubbs

An examination of why modern art can be easier to appreciate than modern music.
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Psy-Complex in Question

Critical Review in Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Social Theory

Ian Parker

Tracing a series of key debates in and against the psy-complex.
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How to Read a History Book

The Hidden History of History

Marshall T. Poe

How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them.
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Neglected or Misunderstood: Introducing Theodor Adorno

Stuart Walton

An introductory approach that evaluates Theodor Adorno's work in its own terms and within those of present-day critical theory.
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Los Indignados: Tides of Social Insertion in Spain

Richard R. Weiner
Ivan Lopez

A movement that is transforming Spanish politics and society, heralding an end to the Transition since Franco, and responding to multiple legitimation crises in Spain and in Europe.
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Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left

Ian Parker

Fifty revolutionary keywords for a new left.
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Serf's Journal, A

The Story of the United States' Longest Wildcat Strike

Terry Tapp

The Story of the United States' Longest Wildcat Strike.
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Punk Is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night

Andrew Gallix
Richard Cabut

An anthology featuring the most astute commentators and participants of the underground rise of punk, in this nuanced portrait of the era.
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Fire Hides Everywhere

Julian Feeld

Technology failed, most died. On an abandoned farm in the middle of France, an old man cares for a group of survivors: all children. Then he suffers a stroke, which comes to end their world for a second time.
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Georgian Portraits

Essays on the Afterlives of a Revolution

Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen
Martin Demant Frederiksen

Ten ethnographic portraits telling the story of the social and political aftermaths of revolution.
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Zero Squared #140: Writing Sound

Emmanuelle Gibello is a Parisian composer, musician, performance artist and writer. She says her music, musical gestures and computer-assisted compositions are inspired by James Gleick's Chaos Theory....

Zero Squared #139: A Wrecking Ball Called Trump?

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Zero Squared #138: Robot Love

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Zero Squared #137: On the Radical Empiricism of Rhetoric

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Zero Squared #136: Lindsay Shepherd and Free Speech

This episode of the Zero Books podcast is a conversation with the Lindsay Shepherd. Shepherd hit the Zeitgeist recently when she was reprimanded for showing her class an excerpt from a debate on gende...

Zero Squared #135: #metoo vs. #romance?

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