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An Actor's Work

Paperback, 22/09/2016, £19.99

Singularity of Literature

Paperback, 20/04/2017, £15.99

Psychological Types

Paperback, 26/09/2016, £19.99
"First published by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd in 1971."

Sanity, Madness and the Family

Paperback, 22/09/2016, £15.99

Crime Control As Industry: Towards Gulags, Western Style

Paperback, 28/09/2016, £17.99
"First published in English by Routledge 1993."

Pursuit of Signs

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £11.99
Here this immensely influential 20 year old title is reissued due to its continuing relevance as a tool in understanding the literary movement that has dominated recent Anglo-American literary criticism.

Wheel of Fire

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £13.99
Originally published in 1930, The Wheel of Fire is the masterwork of the brilliant English scholar G. Wilson Knight, in which he founded a new and influential school of Shakespearean criticism.

The Course of German History: A Survey of the Development of German History Since 1815

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £13.99
One of the most famous and controversial works by possibly the highest profile historians of the twentieth century.

To Hell With Culture

Paperback, 05/09/2002, £11.99
A classic work that offers the reader an ideal overview of the ideas that marked out Read as a seminal and hugely influetial figure in the cultural life of the twentieth century.

Accumulation of Capital

Paperback, 23/01/2003, £11.99
This book remains one of the masterpieces of socialist literature. While many today believe there is no alternative to global capitalism, this book is a timely and forceful statement of an opposing view.

Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception

Paperback, 24/04/2003, £15.99
Foucault's classic study of the history of medicine.


Paperback, 18/01/2005, £14.99
Stigmata collects some of Helene Cixous' most intriguing meditations. A unique book, it is a testimony to an extraordinary writer.

Four Archetypes

Paperback, 09/01/2003, £14.99
The concepts of the archetype is crucial to Jung's radical interpretation of the human mind. Here he considers the archetypes he considered fundamental to every living individual: mother, rebirth, spirit and trickster.

Rethinking History

Paperback, 06/02/2003, £11.99
The perfect introduction to the discipline of history. It guides the reader through the controversies and debates that surround historical thinking and offers readers the means to make their own discoveries.

Aspects of the feminine

Paperback, 17/04/2003, £13.99
"Love is a force of destiny whose power reaches from heaven to hell". So Jung advises while reflecting on "The love problem of a student", contained in this volume. He also speaks of concepts crucial to his understanding of the personality, such as animus and anima.

Vision and Difference

Paperback, 24/04/2003, £15.99
Chapters on the structures of art historical writing are complemented by studies of Elizabeth Siddall, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, which deal with themes of modernity, sexuality and repression.

Feudal Society

Paperback, 04/04/2014, £19.99

Signatures of the Visible

Paperback, 01/02/2007, £18.99
Written by the author of "Postmodernism: The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism", this book explores film and film culture through the relationship between the imaginative world on screen and the historical world onto which it is projected.

Je, Tu, Nous

Paperback, 01/02/2007, £15.99
Exploring women's experiences of motherhood, abortion, the AIDS crisis and the beauty industry, this book presents one of the most important thinkers of our day in her own words.

Enjoy Your Symptom!

Paperback, 03/09/2007, £18.99
Introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from "Charlie Chaplin" to "The Matrix" and referencing along the way such figures as Lenin and Hegel, Michel Foucault and Jesus Christ. This book is a guide to cinema and psychoanalysis.

Writing and Difference

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £14.99
In the 1960s a radical concept emerged from the great French thinker Jacques Derrida. Read the book that changed the way we think; read Writing and Difference, the classic introduction.


Paperback, 18/05/2001, £13.99
In this famous short book Einstein explains clearly, using the minimum amount of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today.

Totem and Taboo

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £10.99
If you don't know your incest taboo from your Oedipal complex, and you want to understand more about the culture we're living in, then Totem and Taboo is the book to read.

Fear of Freedom

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £14.99
Fromm sees right to the heart of our contradictory needs for community and for freedom like no other writer before or since. In Fear of Freedom, Fromm warns that the price of community is indeed high, and it is the individual who pays.

Road to Serfdom

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £16.99
Addressing economics, fascism, history, socialism and the Holocaust, Hayek unwraps the trappings of socialist ideology. The Road to Serfdom remains one of the all-time classics of twentieth-century intellectual thought.

On the Nature of the Psyche

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £11.99
In On the Nature of the Psyche Jung presents a masterly overview of his theories of the unconscious, and its relation to the conscious mind.

Ecrits: A Selection

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £15.99
Ecrits is the essential source for anyone who seeks to understand this seminal thinker and his influence on contemporary thought and culture.

French Revolution: from Its Origins to 1793

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £13.99
Written by the greatest authority on the French Revolution, this masterly overview has taken its place as the definitive account.

Understanding Media

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £15.99
Understanding Media: the most important book ever written on communication. Ignore its message at your peril.

Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £17.99
Widely considered as the most informed work ever written on the social effects of advanced capitalism, this remarkable volume holds its own as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century.

Oppression and Liberty

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £10.99
In this remarkable work, Weil analyses the causes of oppression, its mechanisms and forms, and questions revolutionary responses while presenting a prophetic view of a way forward.

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £15.99
Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, this was the only philosophical work Wittgenstein published during his lifetime.

Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age

Paperback, 18/05/2001, £13.99
Stunningly written and highly engaging, Yates' masterpiece is a must-read for anyone interested in the occult tradition.

Sex and Repression in Savage Society

Paperback, 17/05/2001, £13.99
In Sex and Repression in Savage Society Malinowski applies his experiences on the Trobriand Islands to the study of sexuality, and the attendant issues of eroticism, obscenity, incest, oppression, power and parenthood.

Natural Symbols

Paperback, 14/08/2003, £13.99
Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late 1960s, this text took seriously the revolutionary fervour of the times. Instead of seeking to destroy the rituals and symbols that can govern and oppress, the author claimed that if transformation were needed, it could only be made possible through better understanding.

Performance Theory

Paperback, 21/08/2003, £15.99
This cogent and provocative compilation of essays is now a classic text for students of the emergent discipline of performance studies.

Television: Technology and Cultural Form

Paperback, 21/08/2003, £13.99
This text was first published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules. Yet Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its future prospects, remains prescient.

History of Western Philosophy

Paperback, 02/02/2004, £20.99
History Of Western Philosophy was published in 1946. A dazzlingly ambitious project, it remains unchallenged to this day as the ultimate introduction to Western philosophy.

In Praise of Idleness

Paperback, 02/02/2004, £15.99
In this collection of essays, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs with characteristic clarity and humour. In Praise of Idleness is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.

Romantic Image

Paperback, 12/10/2001, £11.99
This classic work, back in print for the first time in over a decade, questions the public's harsh perception of the artist, while at the same time gently poking fun at the artists' own, often inflated self-image.

Great War: 1914-1918

Paperback, 12/10/2001, £13.99
In this, his most famous work, Marc Ferro looks at the realities faced by the millions who fought in the Great War and their families at home. In doing so, he presents us with one of the most significant reappraisals of the war ever written.

Order of Things

Paperback, 11/10/2001, £14.99
Possibly one off the most significant yet most overlooked works of the twentieth century, it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant.

Century of Revolution 1603-1714

Paperback, 12/10/2001, £17.99
Stimulating, vivid and provocative, Christopher Hill's graphic depiction of this turbulent era examines ordinary English men and women as well as kings and queens.


Paperback, 11/10/2001, £15.99
A comprehensive compilation of Jung's work on dreams, this book is without parallel and provides the perfect introduction to his concepts to those unfamiliar with Jung's work.

King Solomon's Ring

Paperback, 09/05/2002, £15.99
A delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves. It is a wonderfully written introduction to the world of our furred and feathered friends!

Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies

Paperback, 11/10/2001, £13.99
When first published, The Gift served as nothing less than an onslaught on contemporary political theory. This edition confirms the continuing relevance of Mauss's highly original perspective.

Language and Thought of the Child

Paperback, 11/10/2001, £14.99
When first published in 1923, this classic work took the psychological world by storm. Piaget's views expressed in this book, have continued to influence the world of developmental psychology to this day.

Short History of Modern Philosophy

Paperback, 12/10/2001, £16.99
In this classic introductory work, Scruton takes us on us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Sane Society

Paperback, 11/10/2001, £13.99
This critique of contemporary capitalism established Fromm as one of the most controversial political thinkers of his generation, and was originally published to wide acclaim and even wider disapproval.
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