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PB 216 x 135 mm
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How Capitalism Ruined Crypto and How to Fix It

Josh Dávila

Over the last decade, blockchains and crypto have opened up a new terrain for political action. It is not surprising, however, that the space has also become overrun by unscrupulous marketing, theft and scams. Capitalism has ruined crypto, but that shouldn’t be the end of it.

Blockchain Radicals shows us how this has happened, and how to fix crypto in a way that is understandable for those who have never owned a cryptocurrency as well as those who are building their own decentralised applications. 

Covering everything from how Bitcoin saved WikiLeaks to decentralised finance, worker cooperatives, the environmental impact of Bitcoin and NFTs, and the crypto commons, it shows how these new tools can be used to challenge capitalism and build a better world for all of us.

JOSHUA DAVILA has been working in the blockchain space for the past five years and created The Blockchain Socialist blog and podcast.

PB 197 x 130 mm
Cultural Studies/Philosophy
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An Alternative History of the Selfie

Matt Colquhoun

We are living through an epidemic of narcissism, or so we are told.

By returning to the original myth of Narcissus, and the flower from which he takes his name, Narcissus in Bloom presents an alternative reading of narcissism and the selfie, arguing against a moralising subgenre of cultural criticism that suggests our self-obsession will be our downfall.

Beginning in the Renaissance with Albrecht Dürer, travelling via Rembrandt and Caravaggio to photographers and celebrities like Lee Friedlander and Hervé Guibert, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Narcissus in Bloom explores the rise of the self-portrait through cultures high and low, arguing that it is a sense of subjective indeterminacy that has disturbed us for centuries.

MATT COLQUHOUN is a writer and photographer from Hull, UK, and is the author of Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher (2020) and the editor of Mark Fisher’s Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures (2021).