Polity: the home of independent thinking

Polity logoPolity is an international publisher in the social sciences and humanities and our list features some of the world’s leading thinkers. We combine the publication of original, cutting-edge work of the highest quality with a systematic programme of textbooks and course books for students and scholars in further and higher education.

Many of our books are of interest to a general readership and are widely reviewed and discussed in the media. We are committed to publishing topical books with a critical edge that stimulate public debate about key issues in social, political and cultural life.

We are also committed to the diffusion of ideas across language barriers and we have a major translation programme. Among the many authors we translate are Pierre Bourdieu, Jürgen Habermas, T.W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Peter Sloterdijk, Ulrich Beck, Hans Fallada, Primo Levi, Adonis, Antonio Negri, Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, Roland Barthes, Jacques Lacan, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, Jacques Rancière, Paul Ricoeur, François Laruelle, Catherine Malabou and Bruno Latour.

Established in 1984, Polity has grown rapidly into one of the world’s most distinguished publishing houses. We are an independent company with offices in Cambridge and Oxford in the UK and Boston and New York in the US. Polity is a global English-language publisher and our books are available throughout the world. Sales representation and distribution are provided by John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

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Cambridge University Press

In conjunction with English: Shared Futures, Cambridge University Press are delighted to be offering 20% off selected literary highlight titles. Browse the discounted titles here and claim your discount by entering the code SHAREDFUTURES20 at the checkout.

Yale University Press

By publishing serious works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Yale University Press aids in the discovery and dissemination of light and truth, lux et veritas, which is a central purpose of Yale University. The publications of the Press are books and other materials that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life. In its commitment to increasing the range and vigour of intellectual pursuits within the university and elsewhere, Yale University Press continually extends its horizons to embody university publishing at its best.

Yale titles include classics such as, The Madwoman in the Attic by Sandra M. Gilbert & Susan Gubar, Rhyme’s Reason by John Hollander and How to Read Literature by Terry Eagleton and brand new titles including Why Writing Matters by Nicholas Delbanco, A  Little History of Poetry by John Carey and Hamlet’s Choice by Peter Lake.

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