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Take This Hammer

Paul Rekret
A study of contemporary music in light of transformations to work and social life.
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Ruins and Resilience

Karel Doing
Experimental film practice from an international and transdisciplinary perspective.
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Alexandra Grunberg
A post-apocalyptic retelling of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
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This Is Not A Science Fiction Textbook

Mark Bould and Steven Shapiro
Science fiction as a vital bridge between technoscience and culture, an early warning system, a method for imagining differently.
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Familiar Faces

Piotr Cieplak
An exploration of the rich and varied relationship between photography and the most recent Argentine dictatorship.
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This Is Not A Feminism Textbook

Catherine Rottenberg
Feminist scholars from around the world outline key debates and concerns ranging from motherhood, home, and family to media, technology, and medicine.
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How To Do Social Research With...

Edited by Rebecca Coleman, Kat Jungnickel and Nirmal Puwar
A guide to the doing of critical and creative research with a range of unusual means to apprise places and build ethical relationships.
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The Other Shore

Hoa Pham
Suddenly everyone wants to exploit her new talent - her family, the Vietnamese government, and even the spirits themselves.
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Experimental Translation

Lily Robert-Foley
The history and future of an alternative, oppositional translation practice.
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The Ghost Reader

Edited by Elena D. Hristova, Aimee-Marie Dorsten and Carol A. Stabile
The scholarship, research, and criticism of women who developed key theories of communication and methods for the study of media.
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Dissonant Waves

Sam Dolbear and Esther Leslie
Ernst Schoen and Experimental Sound in the 20th century
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Jordan Crandall
A literary odyssey along the highways at a time when a new form of superintelligence has emerged
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Sean Cubitt
Ecologies of truth in a post-truth era
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The Ghostwriters

M. J. Maloney
In a re-wilded, near-future England, a group of activists led by a writer try to make a noise in a society that refuses to hear its people
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The Disinformation War

S. J. Groenewegen
A poverty-stricken veteran of online social justice battles joins with a group of unlikely allies to fight in the war of disinformation before Britain becomes fully totalitarian
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Reading My Mother Back

Timothy C. Baker
An innovative memoir connecting ideas of grief, memory, and animals to illustrate the importance of storytelling.
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Édouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau Translated by Betsy Wing and Matt Reeck Afterword by Edwy Plenel
The collected manifestos of Édouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau: for a postcolonial response to planetary crisis.
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Hoa Pham
A science-fiction novel involving clones, a psychic, and empathy as a recreational drug.
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Brutalism as Found

Nicholas Thoburn
A critical appropriation of Brutalism in the crisis conditions of today.
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The Marketizers

Jacob Jensen
A history of the pervasive idea that politics is a marketplace.
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Decolonial Imaginings

Avtar Brah
A transdisciplinary study of the ways in which mobilities assume social forms and result in multiple belongings.
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Unprecedented? Audiobook

William Davies, Sahil Jai Dutta, Nick Taylor and Martina Tazzioli
How Covid-19 revealed the politics of our economy
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William Davies, Sahil Jai Dutta, Nick Taylor and Martina Tazzioli
How Covid-19 revealed the politics of our economy
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The Future of Media

Edited by Joanna Zylinska with Goldsmiths Media
An investigation of the future of various media industries and technologies that considers how media shape our future.
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World’s End

Charlie Gere
A memoir and cultural history the World's End, a West London area once home to bohemian artists and punk rock and now an outpost of neoliberalism.
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Passport to Peckham

Robert Hewison
An entertaining and engaging social and cultural history of the London community of Peckham that offers lessons in urban living
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Mirror Reflecting Darkly

Documenting the artistic practice of Rita Keegan: from exhibitions at major venues to everyday life as a working Black female artist.
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The Love Makers

Aifric Campbell
How artificial intelligence and robotics are transforming the future of love and desire: a philosophical thriller and essays.
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Neil Vallelly
A proposal for countering the futility of neoliberal existence to build an egalitarian, sustainable, and hopeful future.
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Data Practices

Edited by Evelyn Ruppert and Stephan Scheel
How EU data practices establish and assign people to categories, and how this matters in enacting—“making up”—Europe as a population and people
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Forget Photography

Andrew Dewdney
Why we must forget photography and reject the frame of reality it prescribes and delineates.
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Extreme Fabulations

Steven Shaviro
An examination of science fiction narratives and the light they shed on human life, the unknowable future, and the vagaries of unforeseeable change.
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Teklife, Ghettoville, Eski

Dhanveer Singh Brar
How Black electronic dance music makes it possible to reorganise life within the contemporary city.
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Black Film British Cinema II

Edited by Clive Nwonka and Anamik Saha
The politics of race in British screen culture over the last thirty years, considered in the context of institutional, textual, cultural and political shifts.
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Sonic Scope

Sonic Scope intervenes in this shifting media through theory, film, creative practice and sound
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The New Internationalists

Edited by Sue Clayton
An account of the mobilisation of thousands of volunteers who rescued, supported, and welcomed refugees during the recent European refugee crisis.
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Precarity Lab
An analysis that traces the role of digital technology in multiplying precarity.
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Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing

The cultural and creative industries in the UK are neither reflective of nor produce content for the communities in which we live and work. COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter are showing the existing and longstanding structural inequalities in our society. There is an urgent need for the publishing industry to do more and to do better.
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The Presence Project

Bill Gaver
The account of an influential 2001 project in technology design documents the development of key concepts that have since become standard practice.
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Notes Made While Falling

Jenn Ashworth
A genre-bending meditation on sickness, spirituality, creativity, and the redemptive powers of writing.
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Can Markets Solve Problems?

Daniel Neyland, Véra Ehrenstein and Sveta Milyaeva
A provocative analysis of market-based interventions into public problems and the consequences.
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I Hate the Lake District

Charlie Gere
An alternative view of the North West of England that delves into its stranger past.
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Transparent Things

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
Exhibition catalogue to coincide with Transparent Things at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
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Goldsmiths Shorts: Series Two

The Goldsmiths Shorts pamphlet series brings together poetry, fiction and non-fiction by alumni from across the creative writing programmes and modules, taught within the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths.
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Phone & Spear

Miyarrka Media
A visually striking intercultural exploration of the use of mobile phones in Aboriginal communities in Australia.
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Inflamed Invisible

David Toop
A rich collection of essays tracing the relationship between art and sound.
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Fandom as Methodology

Edited by Catherine Grant and Kate Random Love
An illustrated exploration of fandom that combines academic essays with artist pages and experimental texts.
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If UR Reading This It's 2 Late: Vol. 1-3

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
The first monograph on the work of US artist Tony Cokes creates a visual cartography of a body of moving image work that spans twenty years
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Cycling and Cinema

Bruce Bennett
A unique exploration of the history of the bicycle in cinema, from Hollywood blockbusters and slapstick comedies to documentaries, realist dramas, and experimental films.
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The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong

Michael Cawood Green
A novel that tells a four-hundred-year-old tale of witchcraft and intrigue, reimagining the life of a servant girl who accuses her neighbours of being witches.
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The Broadcast 41

Carol A. Stabile
Broadcast 41 tells the story of what happens when non-male, non-white perspectives are excluded from media industries, and it imagines what the new medium of television might have looked like had dissenting viewpoints not been eliminated at such a formative moment.
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Many Splendored Things

Susanna Paasonen
We all know that sex involves a quest for pleasure, that sexual palates vary across people’s lifespans, and that playful experimentations play a key role in how people discover their diverse sexual turn-ons and turn-offs. Yet little attention has been paid to thinking through the interconnections of sex and play, sexuality and playfulness.
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Economic Science Fictions

William Davies
From the libertarian economics of Ayn Rand to Aldous Huxley’s consumerist dystopias, economics and science fiction have often orbited each other. In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies has deliberately merged the two worlds, asking how we might harness the power of the utopian imagination to revitalise economic thinking.
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Sexual Warfare

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Sexual Warfare at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
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Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
Exhibition catalogue to coincide with Ivor Cutler: Good morning! How are you? Shut up! at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
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Sonic Agency

Brandon LaBelle
In a world dominated by the visual, could contemporary resistances be auditory? This timely and important book from Goldsmiths Press highlights sound’s invisible, disruptive, and affective qualities and asks whether the unseen nature of sound can support a political transformation. 
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Future Gaming

Paolo Ruffino
This book is not about the future of video games. It is not an attempt to predict the moods of the market, the changing profile of gamers, the benevolence or malevolence of the medium. This book is about those predictions.
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Bikes and Bloomers

Kat Jungnickel
The bicycle in Victorian Britain is often celebrated as a vehicle of women's liberation. Less noted is another critical technology with which women forged new and mobile public lives—cycle wear. This illustrated account of women’s cycle wear from Goldsmiths Press brings together Victorian engineering and radical feminist invention to supply a missing chapter in the history of feminism.
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Stuart Hall

Edited by Julian Henriques, David Morley and Vana Goblot
Stuart Hall: Conversations, Projects and Legacies examines the career of the cultural studies pioneer, interrogating his influence and revealing lesser-known facets of his work.
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A Future for Public Service Television

Edited by Des Freedman and Vana Goblot
Television is on the verge of both decline and rebirth. Vast technological change has brought about financial uncertainty as well as new creative possibilities for producers, distributors and viewers. This volume examines not only the unexpected resilience of TV as cultural pastime and aesthetic practice but also the prospects for public service television in a digital, multichannel ecology.
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Goldsmiths Shorts

The Goldsmiths Shorts pamphlet series brings together poetry, fiction and non-fiction by alumni from across the creative writing programmes and modules, taught within the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Students who attained final marks in the top classification awarded at their respective level of study were invited to submit writing suitable for the pamphlet form. They were asked to consider the pamphlet as an introduction to their work so far, as a unit that requires brevity, but also allows room for them to declare themselves.
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Meta Gesture Music

Meta Gesture Music: Embodied Interaction, New Instruments and Sonic Immersion, is a CD anthology featuring musicians who crossed paths during Meta Gesture Music, a European research project which ran between 2012–17 at Goldsmiths that explored gesture in musical performance and the engagement of the human body with sound.
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The Death of Public Knowledge?

Edited by Aeron Davis
The Death of Public Knowledge? insists upon the value of shared, publicly accessible information, and suggests that the erosion of its most visible forms, including public service broadcasting, education and the network of public libraries, will have worrying outcomes for democracy.
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Liberalism in Neoliberal Times

Edited by Alejandro Abraham-Hamanoiel, Des Freedman, Gholam Khiabany, Kate Nash and Julian Petley
What does it mean to be liberal in neoliberal conditions? In this collection of short essays, contributors from sociology, politics and media and communications argue for the continued relevance of liberals and liberalism in a seemingly illiberal age.
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Academic Diary

Les Back
Les Back has chronicled three decades of his academic career, turning his sharp and often satirical eye to the everyday aspects of life on campus and the larger forces that are reshaping it. Presented as a collection of entries from a single academic year, the diary moves from the local to the global, from PowerPoint to the halls of power.
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The Goldsmiths Prize app

The Goldsmiths Prize
The Goldsmiths Prize app celebrates the winners and shortlistees of this prestigious literary award and explores the broader tradition of experimental and inventive fiction in which writers make full use of the novel genre's near limitless resources and possibilities.

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