Series edited by Ian Bruff (Managing Editor), Julie Cupples, Gemma Edwards, Laura Horn, Simon Springer and Jacqui True
This book series provides a platform for the publication of path-breaking and interdisciplinary scholarship which seeks to understand and critique capitalism along four key lines: crisis, development, inequality, and resistance. Through this approach the series alerts us to how capitalism is always evolving and hints at how we could also transform capitalism itself through our own actions.
Transforming Capitalism is rooted in the vibrant, broad and pluralistic debates spanning a range of approaches in a number of fields and disciplines. As such, it will appeal to scholars working in sociology, geography, cultural studies, international studies, development, social theory, politics, labour and welfare studies, economics, anthropology, law, and more. It publishes books, in the form of monographs, edited volumes and occasional translations of essential works, which address numerous topics and issues rooted in these debates and literatures. The series has at its core the assumption that the world is in various states of transformation, and that these transformations may build upon earlier paths of change and conflict while also potentially producing new forms of crisis, development, inequality, and resistance. The terms crisis, development, inequality, and resistance can be interpreted in a range of ways, and we are interested in publishing creative and in
novative monographs across a range of fields, topics, and perspectives.
The series welcomes proposals on topics including, but not limited to:
• The multiple forms of crisis which characterise capitalism – past, present, and future
• Variegated forms and crises of social reproduction and gender regimes
• Socio-economic restructuring and resistances at various levels (local, national, transnational)
• Post/decolonial approaches to the study and critique of capitalism
• Insurgent and other new forms of citizenship
• Critical pedagogies and the potential for emancipatory transformations of knowledge
• Economic subjectivity and the relationship between identity and capitalism
• Social movements seeking another world to the present
• Intersections of inequality, or the foregrounding of one form of inequality (for instance, gender, race, class), across a range of scales and cases
• Authoritarian responses to crisis and the growing fragility of political authority
• The neoliberalisation and commodification of nature
• New imperialism(s) and the rise of global developmental liberalism
Books in the series include, so far:
- Simon Springer, Marcelo Lopes de Souza and Richard J. White (eds) The Radicalization of Pedagogy: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt;
- Marcelo Lopes de Souza, Richard J. White and Simon Springer (eds) Theories of Resistance: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt;
- Richard J. White, Simon Springer and Marcelo Lopes de Souza (eds) The Practice of Freedom: Anarchism, Geography and the Spirit of Revolt; and
- Cemal Burak Tansel (ed.) States of Discipline: Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Contested Reproduction of Capitalist Order.
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Author: Ian Bruff
Ian Bruff is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Manchester, UK. He has published widely on capitalist diversity, European capitalisms, neoliberalism, and social theory: for example, the recent collection Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Philosophies, Practices, Contestations (Routledge; co-edited with Cemal Burak Tansel), originally a special issue of the journal Globalizations and for which he co-authored two papers. He is currently researching the foundations of neoliberal thought, and was the Managing Editor, for the whole of its existence from 2014-21, of the Transforming Capitalism book series published by Rowman & Littlefield International.