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Carbon is the political challenge of our time. While critical to supporting life on earth, too much carbon threatens to destroy life as we know it, with rising sea levels, crippling droughts, searing heat waves, and catastrophic floods sounding the alarm on a future now upon us. How did we get here and what must be done? In this book, Kate Ervine unravels carbon’s distinct political economy. Taking the reader from carbon dioxide as chemical compound abundant in nature to carbon dioxide as greenhouse gas warming the planet; from the role of carbon in the rise of global capitalism and the modern nation state to its role in reinforcing and expanding existing patterns of global inequality; and from carbon in environmental governance to carbon as tradable commodity, Ervine exposes struggles to decarbonize our societies for what they are: battles over the very meaning of democracy and social and ecological justice. KATE ERVINE is Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program at Saint Mary’s University, Canada.

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210 x 148mm | 224 pages | September 2018

HB | 978-1-5095-0111-3 £45.00 | $59.95 | €57.90 PB | 978-1-5095-0112-0 £14.99 | $19.95 | €19.90

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Hannah’s Dress Berlin 1904-2014 PASCALE HUGUES Translated by C. Jon Delogu Hannah’s Dress tells the dizzying story of Berlin’s modern history through the inhabitants of one ordinary street. We witness the humiliation of defeat in 1918, hyperinflation and the rise of the Nazis. We tremble alongside the Jewish families, whose experience is so movingly captured in the story of Hannah and Susanne. When only Hannah is able to escape, the dress made for her by Susanne becomes a powerful reminder of all that was lost. In 1945 the street is all but destroyed. When the Berlin Wall goes up, it becomes part of West Berlin and assumes a rather suburban identity. However, this quickly changes in the 1970s with the arrival of its most famous resident, superstar David Bowie. Today, the street is as tranquil and prosperous as in the early days, belying a century of eventful, tumultuous history. PASCALE HUGUES is a French writer and journalist.

“Finely researched and lovingly written.” – Financial Times

197 x 130mm | 304 pages | September 2018

PB | 978-1-5095-0982-9 £12.99 | $14.95 | €16.90

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