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Indie publisher ZED Books have a radical approach to their books and their company structure. Established 40 years ago, in 1977, Zed is the world’s biggest English-language publishing collective. They have a unique structure in the publishing world with the publishing house being owned and managed by its workers. Possibly most radical of all, all their staff are on equal pay regardless of their position.

With over 2000 titles in their back-catalogue, they specialise in books on international current affairs, LGBT+ culture and politics, race and environment. Browse the selection below to discover the wide-ranging nature of their titles.

 

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The Global Minotaur: America, Europe...
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Yanis Varoufakis; Paul Mason
 
In this remarkable and provocative book, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of the...
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A Jar of Wild Flowers: Essays in...
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Yasmin Gunaratnam; Amarjit Chandan;...
 
The first collection of essays dedicated to examining the work of John Berger, with cross-cultural contributions from an array of international names.
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Assata: An Autobiography
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Assata Shakur; Angela Davis
 
In her own words, the incredible story of one of the greatest living revolutionaries.
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Woman at Point Zero
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Nawal El-Saadawi; Sherif Hetata;...
 
The story of Firdaus, one of the greatest characters ever created in fiction.
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Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy
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Zeynep Beler; Ece Temelkuran
 
An urgent and unsettling account of Turkey's descent into tyranny, as seen through the eyes of one of the country's most gifted writers.
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China's Asian Dream: Empire Building...
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Tom Miller
 
What does China's rise mean for the future of Asia, and of the world?
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Rethinking the Economics of Land and...
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Josh Ryan-Collins; Toby Lloyd; Laurie...
 
A comprehensive, critical but accessible guide to the role of land in housing policy and how it has been excluded from mainstream economic theory.
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Barometer of Fear: An Insider's...
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Alexis Stenfors
 
Labelled a 'rogue trader' after a mismarking scandal, Alexis Stenfors reveals the murky truth about banks and how the rigging of LIBOR - described as 'the biggest banking scandal in...
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Debunking Economics: The Naked ...
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Steve Keen
 
In this radically updated and greatly expanded edition, Keen builds on his scathing critique of conventional economic theory whilst addressing the causes of recent financial crises.
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The Refusal of Work: The Theory and...
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David Frayne
 
The Refusal of Work argues that the time has come to challenge the political and cultural centrality of paid work.
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Why Women Will Save the Planet
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Friends of the Earth; Jenny Hawley
 
Cities today are environmental nightmares with polluted air, excessive energy consumption and an absence of nature. But they can be turned around to be powerhouses of well-being and environmental stability...
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When The Walking Defeats You: One...
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Ledio Cakaj; Romeo Dallaire
 
An explosive account of one man's experiences in the Lord's Resistance Army as the bodyguard of reviled warlord Joseph Kony.
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The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the...
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Nawal El-Saadawi; Ronak Husni; Sherif...
 
Presents an account of brutality against women in the Muslim world. This work explores the causes of the situation through a discussion of the historical role of Arab women in...
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The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs the...
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Matt Kennard
 
An investigation of how the US empire continues to enslave much of humanity, both at home and abroad.
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Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist:...
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Terry Gibbs
 
A unique rethinking of Buddhist and socialist values, and how together they might bring about a better world.
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Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong
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Morten Jerven
 
An accessible, eye-opening account that fundamentally challenges mainstream accounts of economic growth in Africa
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Common Space: The City as Commons
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Stavros Stavrides; Massimo de Angelis
 
The book explores the interconnections between processes of spatial transformation and processes of political subjectivation, focusing especially on socio-spatial experiences which reveal the potentialities inherent in contemporary metropolitan life.
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Rock in a Hard Place: Music and ...
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Orlando Crowcroft
 
From Tehran to Riyadh, Cairo to Nazareth, this is the story of how a new generation of rockers and rappers are trying to change the Middle East.
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Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of...
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Andrew Brooks
 
A gripping expose on the hidden global trade networks of the fast-fashion and clothing recycling industry.
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North Korea: State of Paranoia
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Paul French
 
A gripping and provocative account of one of the world's most secretive countries.
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Feminism is Queer: The Intimate...
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Mimi Marinucci
 
Now revised and expanded, this work remains an essential guide to anyone with an interest in gender, sexuality, and the relationship between feminism and queer theory.
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Who Really Feeds the World?
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Vandana Shiva
 
A radical new vision for global food production, from one of the world's most iconic environmental thinkers.
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Virgin Envy: The Cultural...
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Jonathan A. Allan; Cristina Santos;...
 
A queer exploration of our attitudes to virginity.
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Foucault with Marx
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Jacques Bidet; Steven Corcoran
 
The first synthesis of Foucauldian and Marxist theory, constituting a twenty-first century paradigm shift in political and philosophical thinking.
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Angry White People: Coming...
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Hsiao-Hung Pai; Benjamin Zephaniah
 
The true story of the causes driving social discontent and racism in Britain today.
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Leftover Women: The Resurgence of...
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Leta Hong-Fincher
 
A provocative expose of the position of women in China and of the state-perpetuated myths about 'leftover' women.
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The Politics of Everybody: Feminism,...
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Holly Lewis
 
Constituting a paradigm shift in gender theory, this book argues that only a materialist queer theory wedded to the realities of capitalism is capable of creating a true politics of...
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Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in...
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Carol Dyhouse
 
From flappers and beat girls to dolly birds and ladettes, this is the story of the 20th Century's 'bad girls' and the controversy that has accompanied their growing freedom.
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Can Non-Europeans Think?
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Hamid Dabashi; Pankaj Mishra; Walter...
 
In this challenging and thought-provoking book Dabashi pulls together a unique constellation of historical and theoretical reflections on current affairs to argue that we need to break down the ethnographic...
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Reading from Behind: A Cultural...
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Jonathan A. Allan
 
A staggeringly unique and insightful exploration of the anus, challenging us to move away from paranoid phallocentric critical examination, towards inclusion.
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Read our blog post by Brand Director Kika Sroka-Miller on the role of indie publishers in a content-obsessed world here.

 

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