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268 pp
PB 197 x 130 mm
Memoir / Philosophy
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A Memoir

Christiana Spens

The Fear is a book about what scares us the most, how we live withthese threats, and the emotional turmoil they inspire.

This personal and critical exploration of fear and its impact in personal and political spheres reveals how our cultural landscape informs and even justifies the way we relate to one another. Exploring behaviours such as masochism and scapegoating, alongside experiences of bereavement, trauma and abuse, this book reveals the ways in which personal experiences relate to wider political and psychological oppression, and how we can ultimately break out of such states.

Combining memoir with philosophical reflection on terrorism, psychology, relationships and culture, The Fear is a multi-faceted and poetic response to a subject that plagues us all.

Christiana Spens is a writer and artist. She is the author of Shooting Hipsters and The Portrayal and Punishment of Terrorists in Western Media: Playing the Villain. She grew up in Fife, Scotland, and now lives in London.

394 pp
PB 216 x 135 mm
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How to Research a Job

Sven Lindqvist, edited by Andrew Flinn and Astrid von Rosen

On the 45th anniversary of its initial publication in Swedish, Sven Lindqvist’s polemic on history, politics and power is finally available in English for the first time.

First published in 1978, Dig Where You Stand is a rallying cry for workers to become researchers, to follow the money, take on the role as experts on their job, and “dig” out its hidden histories in order to take a vital step towards social and economic transformation.

A how-to guide that inspired an entire movement, it makes the case that everyone – not just academics – can learn how to critically and rigorously explore history, especially their own history, and in doing so find a blueprint for how to transform society for the better.

Sven Lindqvist (1932-2019) was a prolific and award-winning writer, journalist, historian and activist. His most influential works to have appeared in English are Exterminate All the Brutes, A History of Bombing and Terra Nullius.