Polity blog posts highlight new and recent books published by us, often with the comments and views of the authors themselves.
By Shannon Sullivan
Once you start looking, you can hardly go a day without seeing white privilege. It often is there even when you don’t see it, but sometimes it jumps out at you. Just last week, for example, in the metro area of Charlotte, North Carolina, an acquaintance of … Read More
By Callum Cant
Capitalism isn’t just one static form of society. Instead, it is a system of social relations that constantly shapeshifts in the pursuit of profit – from cotton mills to car factories and call centres.
These recompositions come about as a result of the contradictions between the two … Read More
by Graham Harman
“Formalism” is one of those words that arises frequently in a number of fields, though rarely with a clear or agreed-upon sense of what it means. Even so, formalism remains a negatively charged word in the visual arts, while in literary studies there have recently been tentative … Read More
By Alison Harvey
Writing a text accounting for the changes in the media landscape since Liesbet van Zoonen set out her compelling and detailed overview of feminist media studies in 1994 was an inspiring and challenging task. New media forms, technologies, and culture are just the tip of the iceberg; … Read More
Rafael Grohmann’s interview with Deborah Lupton about her new book, Data Selves: More-than-Human Perspectives.
RG: What does data selves mean in a more-than-human perspective?
DL: A more-than-human perspective acknowledges that humans are always already part of nonhuman relations. Humans and nonhumans come together in assemblages that are constantly changing … Read More