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12 June, On Anti-Homeless Spikes
2 June, a Review of Comics Unmasked at the British Library
20 May, Why no New House-building?
9 May, Reviewing Richard Seymour's book Against Austerity


4 April, Talking about Tony Cliff's contribution, with Tarek Shalaby and Thomas Willis, Platypus Convention, Chicago

31 March 2014 - Leeds Salon
9 March, I am on the front cover of Art Monthly
1 March Interviewed for Dust magazine
2 Feb., The Debate over Intersectionality
31 Jan., Goodbye Chauvinism, on WWI for Review 31
29 Jan. 2014 Further Adventures in Intersectionality on the left's nuttiness
31 Dec., Bash Street Trots - the SWP splitters
27 Nov., Intersectional? Or just Sectarian - an essay
25 Nov.,Why greens love high fuel bills
19 Nov., Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 150 years on for Spiked


13 Nov. My adventures in Liverpool
31 Oct., I am interviewed by Gulf Times on Unpatriotic History...
21 Oct., reviewing Chandler's Freedom vs Necessity in IR
8 Oct., The Energy Crisis, for Spiked
2 Oct., Me and Ian Parker debate Freud and Childhood
1 Oct. Unpatriotic History... reviewed by Ian Birchall for the London Socialist Historians
30 Aug., EU & End of Politics reviewed in Spiked
17 July, Time to face the housing crisis in Spiked
11 July, On domestic violence, in Spiked
1 July, reviewed in Socialist Standard

30 May, launch of EU and End of Politics in London
17 May, 'What Masculinity Crisis?' for Mute
7 May, on UKIP's rise for Sp!ked
22 April, once again on the housing crisis for Sp!ked
21 April, The Aborigines' Protection Society is 'a compelling book, rich in historical detail', says Aboriginal History, and 'Heartfield's book is set to become a foundational text', according to Settler Colonial Studies
1 April, reviewing a biography of Tony Cliff for Platypus
April 2013, British Workers & US Civil War reviewed in Theory and Action

26 Mar., with Andrew Simm at the North London Literary Forum


17 Feb., with Rhian E. Jones at the Oxford Radical Forum
15 Feb., Billy Delta of Greyfriars - on the SWP calamity
14 Feb., Paul Thomas reviews British Workers & US Civil War
29 Jan., me on Places People Live for New Geography
25 Jan., reviewing Kyriakides and Torres on race
19 Jan., Louis Proyect with a generous write up of my Unpatriotic History...
2 Jan. 2013, me on Lincoln and the Cotton workers
12 Dec., my Aborigines' Protection Society reviewed in the Journal of Pacific History
1 Dec., Socialist Standard reviews Unpatriotic History...
Nov., Freedom Press on the Unpatriotic History

27-8 Nov., on Unpatriotic History..., in Sheffield - which you can watch on video - and Leeds

11 Nov., talking on Unpatriotic History in Clapham - recordings here
26 Oct., Spiked's review of Unpatriotic History...
17 Oct., Patrick West's review of Unpatriotic History...
2 Oct., on Eric Hobsbawm, for Spiked
16 Aug., review of Unpatriotic History... from the Anti-Capitalist Initiative
24 July, 'London's Olympic Whingers' for New Geography
18 July, Critique of Creativity, reviewed
21 June, Ranciere and Chartist Insurrection reviewed
14 May, on the social cleansing of London, for New Geography
The Aborigines' Protection Society reviewed in Arena, April 2012
27 April, my review of Ken McLaughlin's book Surviving Identities
24 Feb. Román Gubern and Paul Hammond’s new book on Bunuel reviewed for Spiked
Previous entries



'James Heartfield’s groundbreaking new book' Daniel Ben-Ami £15.99, inc. postage, by PayPal

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BRITISH WORKERS & THE US CIVIL WAR
How Karl Marx and the Lancashire weavers jouned Abraham Lincoln's fight against slavery 150 years ago
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The Aborigines' Protection Society: Humanitarian Imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1836-1909, Hardback ISBN: 9781849041201 £25.00 (UK) $45 (US)
'a major, well-written, and closely research contribution to the study of nineteenth century British colonialism' Geographical, Nov 2011
'James Heartfield has grasped the nettle to give us a cogent, elegantly written overview of the society and its history to 1909', Journal of Pacific History, Dec 2012
'a compelling book, rich in historical detail', Aboriginal History
Order it from Hurst Books or from Columbia University Press.
Also available from: Amazon UK <> Amazon US <> Borders Aus <> Amazon CA


Let's Build!

Why we need five million homes in the next 10 years

is published by Audacity on 23 September 2006
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Articles on Let's Build
Gordon Brown's Eco Towns Con Spiked, 7 April '08
Farewell to the City
a paper to the Rural Futures Conference, published in Spiked 4 April 2006...also available in Italian
Interdependent we stand, divided we fall,
'Herbert Girardet and the plastic concept of sustainability' in Rising East online, January 2006
'Londonostalgia', Blueprint, September 2004.

Who's afraid of the Thames Gateway?
Spiked 6 January 2006
City, suburbs and snobs
Spiked 30 November 2005
The government must stop finding reasons not to build new homes Guardian 21 February 2005
Confusing signals in the housing debate
and New communities, same old problems, Times Educational Supplement, 14 January 2005
All talk and no bricks, Spiked, 26 January 2005
Concrete over the Countryside, Blueprint, January 2002


'Mouthpiece of the economically informed left in Britain' Sebastian Olma
'One of the most important commentators on design' Nick Bell

Writer and lecturer James Heartfield is a director of the development think-tank, audacity. He lives in north London with his wife and two daughters
E-mail james@heartfield.org

THE UNPATRIOTIC HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. By James Heartfield. ZER0 Books
'A book that I would nominate for Isaac Deutscher Prize of 2013' Louis Proyect
'Strong stuff, and in sharp contrast with today’s best-selling histories', Patrick West
'Excellent',
Pat Mills
'highly recommended as a useful corrective to World War Two history' Socialist Standard
'a trenchant and sustained demolition of the People’s War mythology' Neil Davenport, Sp!ked
'a compelling and fascinating analysis, demolishing conventional accounts of the War' Anti-Capitalist Initiative

Available now from Amazon UK <> Amazon US

Watch James Heartfield talking on the history of the war

Related articles:
WORLD WAR AS CLASS WAR by James Heartfield, for Mute. Another copy. In Spanish: La Guerra Mondial como Guerra des clases
'The Battle of the Books', at Spiked-online

'Those trying to get an intellectual handle on our dumbed-down society could start with James Heartfield's The 'Death of the Subject' ExplainedNew Statesman

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Read 'Postmodernism and the Subject', from the Chapter One, and Chapter 6, 'Algeria and the Defeat of French Humanism'

'This absolutely fascinating book', Raymond Tallis
'Striking and original',  Terry Eagleton

Order  The 'Death of the Subject' Explained
Review in Spiked-online


GREEN CAPITALISM: Manufacturing Scarcity in an Age of Abundance 
by James Heartfield,
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Read THE CREATIVITY GAP
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James Heartfield on the 'creative industries':
Gordon Brown at NESTA for Mute and Spiked;
Creative London for Rising East Online;Escape the Creative Ghetto, with Chris Powell at NESTA;
Cox Report: creative accounting for Spiked;
Quoted in Larry Elliott's Better design requires better Products in the Guardian;
'Winning the European Capital of Culture bid will not re-build Liverpool's industry' Liverpool Daily Post; Chris Smith's Creative Accounting for the Guardian

On Channel 4 News, 26 Nov. 2006

 

Clare Short, Will Hutton, Doreen Massey, Zygmunt Bauman, Paul Kingsnorth, James Heartfield and many more in Jon Pugh's new book. Buy it here.

 

Sustaining Architecture in the Anti-Machine Age,
A collection edited by James Heartfield and Ian Abley
reviewed in the Natfhe Journal

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Great Expectations
The creative industries in the New Economy

'an excellent pamphlet by James Heartfield' Guardian
Reviewed in the
New Statesman
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Need and Desire
in the Postmaterial Economy

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Intellectual Currents of the Twentieth Century
'Informative introductory essays on positivism, pragmatism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, phenomenology, existentialism, and postmodernism. Includes brief biographies and bibliographies of key philosophers.' Wrote Britannica.com, who listed it amongst 'The Web's Best Sites' in the category 'Philosophy : Contemporary Ideas'.

Writing: this is a year-by-year list of James' writing

Papers

Europe, Russia and the ‘non-historic peoples' a paper to the Standing Group on International Relations, Turin, 13th September
Who is the Town and the Countryside for?,  All Planned Out: the Worldwide Impact of the TCPA, Building Centre, 19 May 2007
Interviewing Litvinenko scholarship and the New Cold War, Centre for the Study of Democracy, Westminster University, 30 January 2007
Sprawl: the end of the town-country divide, Democracy Club, 14 November 2006
Superbia - in defence of the Suburbs,
Kingston University Suburban Studies Dayschool, September 2006
Can creativity save the British Economy?, Design Council, 21 September 2005

Essays

Creative London: an in-depth report on the GLA's creative industries, for Rising East Online
China's Comprador Capitalism is Coming Home,
Review of Radical Political Economy, Vol. 37, No. 2,  (2005)
Mao: the Untold Story, by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, reviewed. More from Spiked
The Battle of the Books: Revising the History of the Second World War Another Copy
Zombie anti-imperialists vs the 'Empire' 
Today's anti-war movement is motivated more by romanticism than a serious critique of imperialism, Spiked, 1 September 2004. Another copy.  In German
'Londonostalgia', Blueprint, September 2004. London's self-image is steeped in nostalgia
'Branding over the cracks', Critique 35, June 2004
'Capitalism and anti-Capitalism', interventions, Vol. 5 (2), 2003
'You are not a White Woman!'- Apolosi Nawai, the Fiji Produce Agency and the Trial of Stella Spencer in Fiji, 1915 scandal and rebellion in colonial Fiji, in the Journal of Pacific History, Volume 38, Number 1 / June 2003
'The economy of time', Cultural Trends 43&44
Hegel Dispirited the reification of the Other in Kojève, DeBeauvoir and Sartre, for Liverpool's Static arts organisation
'The Dark Races Against the Light'- Official Reaction to the 1959 Fiji Riots Journal of Pacific History, Volume 37, Number 1/June 01, 2002.
There is No Masculinity Crisis
in Genders Online Journal
'Algeria and the Defeat of French Humanism', Chapter six of The 'Death of the Subject' Explained, reproduced on 'Marxists.org'
Ulrich Beck, Brave New World of Work reviewed, Head and Hand, Autumn 2001
A critique of Teodor Shanin's The Russian Road
Michel Chossudovsky, The Globalisation of Poverty reviewed, Review of Radical Political Economy, Spring 2001
'The Politics of Food: Two cheers for Agri-business',
Review of Radical Political Economy, June 2000
'USA under Foreign Occupation', in Kiddrie and Wedlock (eds) The Tree of Liberty, Vol.2, John Hopkins UP, 1998, p 751

Articles

'Overthrowing the father' my review of Bettina Aptheker's memoirs is published by Spiked. More from Spiked.
Humanitarian interventionists dig in
 In his new book Anti-Totalitarianism, Oliver Kamm makes a shrill and inconsistent defence of the Iraq war. 
From unrest to uncertainty Angolan schoolchildren in Britain, Times Educational Supplement, 4 March 2005. More from TES
The government must stop finding reasons not to build new homes Guardian 21 February 2005
Confusing signals in the housing debate
and New communities, same old problems, Times Educational Supplement, 14 January 2005
All talk and no bricks, Spiked, 26 January 2005
Pitting parent against parent The case against the Parental Separation Bill, Spiked-online, 21 January 2005.
Red Lorry hitching a lorry ride with Andrew Cross to DIRFT, Britain’s unknown commercial capital in the heart of Middle England, Blueprint, October 2004
People and Places: A 2001 Census atlas of the UK on Audacity.org - more on Audacity
Building School Success
de Rijke, Marsh and Morgan's re-modelling of Kingsdale School, Prospect (Scotland) October 2004
'Fixing a hole' - Is school renovation a substitute for teaching? Times Educational Supplement, 7 May 2004
Bonfire of the investment opportunities What were so many contemporary artworks doing in a warehouse in Leyton? in Spiked 28 May 2004.
Therapy Culture reviewed
The Timid Corporation reviewed
A Servants' Etiquette guide for Channel Four
Dangerous Liaisons...
The history of teacher-student relations since Socrates corrupted the youth of Athens, TES 10 January 2003
The Rise of French Diplomacy Alternet.org, November 2002
BBC Plays Judge and Executioner Alternet.org, July 2002
Let's Build IntheSticks, January 2002
Nowhere near Enough Blueprint, September 2002
Concrete over the countryside, Blueprint, January 2002
'In Defence of Real Rights', Revolution August 2000
Culture Vultures The DTI's knowledge economy criticised.
'Elvis Lives in the Irish Trade Data', a review of Denis O'Hearn's Celtic Tiger
Smacking Parents an interview with lawyer Ruby Harrold-Claesson, on the repressive consequences of Sweden's anti-smacking laws.
United by a common hatred Nail bombs in Brixton and Brick Lane in The Times
The New 'Socialism of Fools' A Critique of Environmentalism.
Smith's task force for a spot of creative accounting Cultural economics for the Guardian
War Crime Trials in The Times
Chris Woodhead Affair in The Times
Bombing Lockerbie questioning the case against al-Megrahi. Another copy
Civil liberties and the Sex Offenders' Register
Abortion: Whose Rights? a talk for the pro-choice forum

In German

Anti-imperialistische Zombies im Kampf gegen das Empire
Politik, die der Korruption die Grube gräbt, fällt selbst hinein

Grüne Rhetorik macht Ackerland platt
Der Holocaust als Totschlagargument

Articles on the Spiked-online website

Articles in LM (1992-1999)


Heartfield's other works include

'The limits of social construction theory' in Confrontation, Vol II, No. I, A Moral Impasse: The End of Capitalist Triumphalism, Junius, 1996
'Marxism and social construction' in Marxism, Mysticism and Modern Theory, ed S Wolton, Macmillan, 1996
'Introduction' to State and Revolution, by VI Lenin, Junius, 1995


References to Heartfield's work in print