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In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities

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In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities

Joy James
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In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities

Joy James

The academic profile is higher than the activist profile, but the activist profile is what I adore. It’s not a profile per se, it’s a practice of humility, and also courage. The practice evolves in a loveless state. The state’s animus against you keeps you disciplined, and that discipline enables your capacity to love the most vulnerable. And the way you are positioned in struggle radiates beyond any kind of linear, unitary animus. If violence is arrayed against me because I’m Black, or if I’m female, queer, or undocumented, add more. You can do an additive approach like a vulnerability index, but that still could not deal with the multi-dimensional reality of people who literally kept communities alive, and are keeping them alive. What if the most hopeful people are those without hope in the system?

Foreword by Da’Shaun L. Harrison.
Afterword by Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Joy James, "The Womb of Western Theory: Trauma, Time Theft, and the Captive Maternal", Carceral Notebooks, vol. 12, 2016

  • 978-1-7398431-0-6
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 344 p.
  • Paperback
  • November 2022

About the author

Political theorist Joy James teaches at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Editor of The Angela Y. Davis Reader (Blackwell, 1998), Imprisoned Intellectuals (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), The New Abolitionists (SUNY Press, 2005) and Warfare in the American Homeland (Duke University Press, 2007), James is also author of Resisting State Violence (University of Minnesota Press, 1996), Transcending the Talented Tenth (Routledge, 1997), Seeking the Beloved Community (SUNY Press, 2013), New Bones Abolition (Common Notions, 2023) and FULCRUM: The Captive Maternal Leverages Democracy (forthcoming).

Disorganisation & Sex

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Disorganisation & Sex

Jamieson Webster
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Disorganisation & Sex

Jamieson Webster

Never does the patient seem more ill than when they try to order associations into a logical tale. Classical analysis sees this in terms of a repudiation of sexuality: an attempt to avoid speaking from a place of desire. But why should psychoanalysis reduce everything to sex? If sex only ever achieves partial satisfactions, fragments of pleasure, its pursuit creates our subjectivity and our world. Disorganisation & Sex argues that the sexuality of psychoanalysis is not a reductive biologism, but an archaic remainder that cannot be colonised, endlessly disorienting meaning in our everyday lives. It is our proximity to this terrain that undoes our most tedious habits, and opens onto something revelatory.

  • 978-1-9164250-9-5
  • 1 b&w illustration
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 240 p.
  • Paperback
  • June 2022

About the author

Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst in New York City. She is the author of The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2011) and Conversion Disorder (Columbia University Press, 2018); she also co-wrote, with Simon Critchley, Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine (Pantheon, 2013). She contributes regularly to Artforum, Spike Art Magazine, Apology and the New York Review of Books.

Endorsements (4)

This book is a dare. By giving desire back to sex, Webster offers us a blueprint for talking about sex at a time when we’ve forgotten how to do so.

Ricky Varghese

Putting her finger on the difficulty of sexuality, one of our savviest psychoanalytic commentators limns its impossibilities – but also its potential for inventing something new.

Tim Dean

Being dragged into the orbit of Webster’s mind is like entering the Magic Mountain: you go in as a visitor, and stay as a patient.

Tom McCarthy

Who knew the hole was what Freud had in mind when he invented psychoanalysis and wouldn’t stop saying ‘sex’. Take a tumble into Wonderland with Dr Webster and decide for yourself what counts as real.

Courtney Love

Press (3)

Disorganisation and Sex—Jamieson WebsterAnnette LepiqueStillpoint09/2022
Jamieson Webster, Disorganisation & Sex (Divided 2022)Cassandra SeltmanNew Books in Psychoanalysis Podcast23/08/2022
Cancelling Sexuality (ft. Jamieson Webster)Douglas Lain Sublation Media27/05/2022

London-rose | Beauty Will Save the World

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London-rose | Beauty Will Save the World

Fanny Howe
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London-rose | Beauty Will Save the World

Fanny Howe

It feels we aren’t reading prose but language that oscillates between liturgy and prayer.

Eugene Lim

The story of failure asks one question only: What do people who lose do next? “Let the best one win.” War is one way. The other way is religion. Let me at the stakes. It’s so much a matter of patience. No fury, beyond all reason, no sequence broken, but diverted. Nothing seems to cooperate when you lose control. Blue becomes violet. Bend your head to the blank. The solution is so simple: don’t identify yourself with your description of yourself.

  • 978-1-7398431-1-3
  • 1 b&w illustration
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 104 p.
  • Paperback
  • April 2022

About the author

Fanny Howe is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose. She has taught literature and writing for many years. She is currently Professor Emerita in Literature at the University of California at San Diego. She has mentored a generation of American poets, activists and scholars working at the intersection of experimental and metaphysical forms of thinking.

Press (4)

The Irreconcilable Fanny HoweJamie HoodThe Baffler16/05/2022
Office PoliticsFanny HoweHarper's Magazine, May 202205/2022
A Story of Supernatural KindnessFanny HoweBookforum26/04/2022

World of Interiors

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World of Interiors

Aurelia Guo
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World of Interiors

Aurelia Guo

In World of Interiors I use collage and appropriation to destabilise the first-person ‘I’. I also write directly about the inescapable condition of being perceived and positioned by other people. Our lives take place in time and space, meaning in history and geography, as well as in relation to one another – not just interpersonally, but intergenerationally, with all the baggage of race, class, gender and nation that this implies. I write about economic cycles of wealth and poverty at the levels of the individual, group and state. The book is about travel and immigration: migrants, tourists and refugees. It is about the work of survival and the cost of survival. It is also a hopeful book – about how strong and indomitable the will can be.

  • 978-1-9164250-5-7
  • 2 b&w illustrations
  • 21.6 x 13.9 cm
  • 138 p.
  • Paperback
  • April 2022

About the author

Aurelia Guo is a writer and researcher based in London. She is a lecturer in law at London South Bank University.

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Tracing the borders between essay and poem, quotation and the fragment, Aurelia Guo’s writing circles and contradicts narratives of power. Her close readings of contested histories, abject biographies and her own experiences of migration and displacement transfix and unsettle. This book is mesmerising.

Natasha Soobramanien

An uncategorisable writer … intimate, impersonal, visionary and pitiless.

Sam Riviere

Press (3)

London (Poverty)Charlie MarkbreiterThe New Inquiry, 7607/2022
5 Questions with Aurelia GuoCher TanLiminal17/06/2022
International Women's DayNatasha Soobramanien & Luke WilliamsFitzcarraldo Editions08/03/2022