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London Radical Bookfair 2013

London Radical Bookfair 2013

LONDON RADICAL BOOKFAIR 2013

On Saturday May 11th 2013, the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) will be hosting a new radical bookfair, to take place in London’s Conway Hall. The idea behind the fair is to create an event which showcases the depth and breadth of radical publishing and bookselling in the UK.

The ARB is composed of booksellers with a range of subject interests, including socialism, anarchism, peace/pacifism, sex & gender, environment, anti-racism and progressive children’s writing: we intend for the London Radical Bookfair to represent the full spectrum of radical publishing.

The event will culminate with the announcement of the winner of the ARB’s book prize for the best political non-fiction, The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. This year for the first time the Bread and Roses award will be complimented by a new prize, The Little Rebels Award, to be given for the best piece of fiction for readers aged 0-12 years.

As well as the bookfair in the main hall, we will be hosting talks in the Brockway Room throughout the day, with short-listed authors from the two book prizes presenting and discussing their work.

Entrance to the fair will be free for all. Food and drink will be available.

There will be lots of information about the fair and book awards to follow. An announcement for how to get involved in the fair, either as a stall holder or as a volunteer, will be made soon.

Guest Speakers include: Mark Fisher, Sarah Garland, Donny Gluckstein, Danny Dorling, Eveline Lubbers, and Emanuele Campiglio – and many others

In the meantime if you would like to speak to someone about this event, please contact nik[at]housmans.com

 

London Radical Bookfair 2013

Saturday 11th May 2013

10am – 5pm

Free entry

Conway Hall

Red Lion Square

London WC1R 4RL

London Radical Bookfair: http://londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com/

Alliance of Radical Booksellers: http://www.radicalbooksellers.co.uk/

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

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Books

Books

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM BOOK SERIES EXPANDS FOR 2013: FORTHCOMING VOLUMES

2013 will see significant growth for the Historical Materialism Book Series, with substantial and ground-breaking books in all areas of Marxist theory. The aim of the series is to publish important theoretical contributions as the basis for vigorous intellectual debate and exchange on the left. We are convinced that, in a time of capitalist crisis and resurgent interest in critical Marxist ideas, a project of this kind can make an important contribution to the revitalisation of critical politics and intellectual culture.

The peer-reviewed series publishes original monographs, translated texts and reprints of ‘classics’ across the bounds of academic disciplinary agendas, and across the divisions of the left. The series is particularly concerned to encourage the internationalisation of Marxist debate, and aims to translate significant studies from beyond the English speaking world. We have previously published important studies of Marxist thinkers, key collections of sources from the socialist movement, works of philosophy, history and literary criticism, as well as political and economic studies.

Future publication plans include texts in the fields of cultural and aesthetic theory, sociology and geography. We are also preparing ambitious multi-volume collections of the works of Marxists as diverse as György Lukács, Ernst Bloch, Yevgeni Preobrazhensky, Isaac Illich Rubin, Andreu Nin, Alexander Bogdanov, and Roman Rosdolsky – too long unavailable in English – as well as new translations of texts by Marx and Trotsky. Please contact us if you would be interested in collaborating in such projects.

Each of our titles appears first in hardback edition with Brill (www.brill.com/hm) and twelve months later in paperback through Haymarket. Receive all titles in the HM Book Series through the Haymarket Book Club add-on, from just $20/month: see http://www.haymarketbooks.org/misc/Haymarket-Book-Club-HM-add-on for details. The Haymarket Book Club offers many other discounted titles of interest to HM readers – see http://www.haymarketbooks.org/misc/Haymarket-Book-Club-Print.

This year also sees Historical Materialism embark upon an exciting new partnership with Aakar Books, who will be publishing some among our most popular titles in economic format for the South Asian market. See here for a list of planned volumes, or email aakarbooks@gmail.com for more details.

Below appears a list of some of the upcoming titles from the Historical Materialism Book Series:

 

György Lukács – The Culture of People’s Democracy: Hungarian Essays on Literature, Art, and Democratic Transition, 1945–1948, edited by Tyrus Miller. This is the first in a planned 21 volume Lukács Library, which will include many previously untranslated texts. Due March 2013.

Lise Vogel – Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Toward A Unitary Theory. New edition of Vogel’s classic 1983 text, with an introduction by Sue Ferguson and David McNally. Due April 2013.

Marxism and Social Movements, edited by Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky and Alf Gunvald Nilsen. Due June 2013.

Michael Zmolek –Rethinking the Industrial Revolution, due June 2013.

Richard B. Day (ed.) – The Preobrazhensky Papers, Vol. I, 1917 –1920.
José Aricó – Marxism and Latin America
Amadeo Bordiga – Selected Writings

Alex Levant and Vesa Oittinen (eds.) – Dialectics of the Ideal: Evald Ilyenkov and Creative Soviet Marxism

Riccardo Bellofiore, Guido Starosta and Peter D Thomas (eds.) – In Marx’s Laboratory. Critical Interpretations of the ‘Grundrisse’

Jack Bloom – Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution
Bryan D Palmer – Revolutionary Teamsters
Pelai Pagès – Revolution in Spain
Wade Matthews – International of the Imagination. The New Left, National Identity and the Break-Up of Britain

Álvaro García Linera – Plebeian Power

Roland Boer – In the Vale of Tears: Marxism and Theology Vol. V
Marcel van der Linden and Karl Heinz Roth (eds.) – Beyond Marx
Karl Korsch – Karl Marx
Stavros Tombazos – Time and Capital
Philippe Bourrinet – The Dutch and German Communist Left

Gregor Benton – Chinese Trotskyism

Christoph Henning – Philosophy after Marx
Alessandro Carlucci – Gramsci and Linguistics
Marcos del Roio – Gramsci and the United Front
Jan Rehmann – Ideology Theory

Roberto Finelli – A Failed Parricide

We are sure that you will agree that our Marxist publishing project is a necessary and timely one, and we invite your participation in the Historical Materialism Book Series. Indeed, as well as looking forward to publishing the above books and over a hundred other texts planned for coming years, we are always interested in suggested titles in all areas of Marxist theory. Please see here for details on how to make a proposal, or email the editors at historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk.

Since we are not a commercial operation, we also welcome the financial support of our readers and sympathisers, helping us further to expand our work. We welcome sponsorships of individual titles (particularly translations), donations to the series, and regular contributions via standing orders.

Please contact us at historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk to discuss how you can help.

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/historical-materialism-book-series-expands-for-2013-forthcoming-volumes

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Information

Information

ACADEMICS AND OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING

I would like to invite opinion on an issue of immediate importance to all of us. In recent weeks I have been travelling around the UK attending university meetings to discuss my publications (Social Sciences Directory and Humanities Directory), open access issues generally and their response to the April 1st deadline for implementation of the new mandate. On practical issues, such as how open access funds are going to be administered, I have not met anybody yet that has got its house in order, which seems extraordinary since the RCUK decision was made over eight months ago and we are now six weeks to the start.

Whilst librarians are consistent and vocal supporters of reform (I was recently told that Social Sciences Directory is an ‘exemplar’ of a progressive publishing solution), the concerns of academics come up time and again. Researchers’ lack of understanding and refusal to accept either the need for change, or the new realities for UK research output in the light of Finch, is proving to be far more intractable than the supposedly entrenched resistance of publishing groups (which, whilst fearful that they will not be able to replicate subscription revenues from replacement article fees are already adapting and creating myriad new models).

Academics wish to continue to publish in high impact journals but, from April 1st, must publish in open access journals. I did some simple research into whether there is a body of open access journals that have impact factors, in the process finding this article:
http://wowter.net/2011/01/06/the-impact-factor-of-open-access-journals/
and this list of OA journals with impact factors:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1rF9RcqzpowYmY3ZTdkYWItZmQ0OS00YmFiLThjY2EtMzI1MjljYmE2NTE2/edit?num=50&sort=name&layout=list&pli=1

Although the data is now quite old (from 2009) it does not fundamentally alter the fact that, in many subject areas, there are not yet OA journals with impact factors.
So here’s the rub. How are librarians going to make recommendations about reconciling this problem? This would be a valuable discussion and I welcome comments.

DAN SCOTT

Social Sciences Directory and Humanities Directory

Email Dan Scott: dan.scott@SOCIALSCIENCESDIRECTORY.COM

Originally from LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Social Sciences Directory: http://www.socialsciencesdirectory.com/index.php/socscidir/index or http://www.socialsciencesdirectory.com

Humanities Directory: http://www.humanitiesdirectory.com/index.php/humanitiesdirectory or http://www.humanitiesdirectory.com/

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Heathwood Institute & Press

HEATHWOOD INSTITUTE & PRESS – AN INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE FOR CRITICAL THOUGHT

Heathwood Institute and Press

Heathwood Institute and Press is a non-profit, critical theoretical organization. Motivated and inspired by the Frankfurt School, our aim is to offer foundational social critique as well as promote concrete, critical alternatives to the type of social policy symptomatic of ‘damaged society’. As a critical theoretical organization, we strive to not only challenge the existing field of research and policy in contemporary society. We also strive to fundamentally challenge from a foundational and multidisciplinary perspective the existing social model, and with a mind toward the concept of systemic change.

Originally founded in December 2011 by a group of well-respected researchers, academics and activists, we are now actively bringing together and supporting individuals who are leaders in their area and whose scholarship possesses the potential to break new grounds in critical theoretical study and improve our understanding of how to sensitively measure and foster ‘human progress’ in contemporary society.

While our aim at Heathwood is to not only understand but also to measure social progress from a multidisciplinary, integrated and methodologically unique perspective; our motivation is to also develop simultaneously a post-Frankfurtian critical theory and to collectively promote the idea of foundational critique. In the interests of social progress we are geared toward excellence in scholarship and distinguished merit in terms of providing ground breaking research in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology and Education, and with the ultimate goal of communicating the findings of our research in an engaging, practical manner that is both applicable to policy makers and accessible to the general public.

Our Mission

The mission of Heathwood Institute and Press is to address the root causes of social, economic and environmental inequality. In the process we are committed to the promotion of an informed and engaged citizenry; to promote a foundational awareness and understanding of social, cultural, economic and political processes; as well as to fight economic and social injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and society and the natural systems upon which all life depends.

By investigating more generally the idea of ‘damaged society’ our goal is to produce highly respectable, critical works, whose seminal theses offer the more broad foundations for concrete, critical alternatives which affirm the notion of systemic change and the need for fundamental public policy shifts. In principle, we seek to further this mission by advancing a new wave of critical theory in to the 21st Century.

Our mission is three-fold:

1) To understand the fundamental human issues that prevent individual and collective harmony and well-being, and that impede social progress as well as the healthy development of Western civilization;

2) To identify catalysts for change on a fundamental level across the different spheres of society;

3) To engage with researchers, policy makers and most importantly the general public in effort to promote critical dialogue as well as active leadership and participation in the manifestation of social change

 

The Heathwood Institute & Press website is at: http://www.heathwoodpress.com/

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski 

 

Books

V40: Celebrating Forty Years of Radical Publishing

In association with The Indypendent

Friday September 24th, 7pm to 1am

The Old American Can Factory

232 3rd Street (at 3rd Avenue)

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Free entry and bar < 9pm

$10 w/ free copy of The Verso Book of Dissent > 9pm

Music by Chris Annibell of Afrokinetic

Wine by Gnarly Vines / Beer by Brooklyn Brewery 

RSVP: clara@versobooks.com / 718-246-8160

www.versobooks.com

www.indypendent.org

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