ALTERNATIVES AND FUTURES: Palgrave Macmillan book series

As the series editor of the Springer (Palgrave Macmillan) Alternatives and Futures: Cultures, Practices, Activism and Utopias book series, I welcome book proposals for a series aiming to:

  • contribute to the development of analytical meta-frameworks for studying and understanding alternative movements and visions
  • be an engaging forum of diverse voices, including activists’ testimonies and observers’ critiques.

Please contact me through this site with pitches or proposals. Feel free to download and distribute this flyer specifically on the short (25,000 to 50,000 words) swiftly published Palgrave Pivot format.

Alternatives and Futures: Cultures, Practices, Activism and Utopias

Three publications launch the series in 2021: Young People and the Far Right by Pam Nilan (June 2021);  Housing Movements in Rome: Resistance and Class by Carlotta Caciagli (December 2021); Post-Capitalist Futures: Paradigms, Politics and Prospects edited by Samuel Alexander, Sangeetha Chandra-Shekeran and Brendan Gleeson (December 2021).

This exciting and timely new book series explores 21st century movements challenging the economic and political order of global capitalism through new cultures, new practices and campaigning for alternative futures.

Movements such as degrowth, Occupy, solidarity economies, permaculture, low impact living and Via Campesina, variously address key issues of the contemporary era such as inequalities of wealth and income, environmental crises, and achieving sustainable cities and production. This book series will demonstrate the breadth, depth, significance and potential of ‘alternatives’ in the construction of this century, focusing on the type of future each such movement advocates and their strategic agenda.

The series offers a forum for constructive critique and analytical reflection of movements’ directions, activism and activists, their assumptions, drivers, aims, visions of alternative futures and actual performance and influence. Books in the series will span a range of theories and strategies through focused analysis, comparisons, contrasts and critiques, with inquiries taking disciplinary, interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary frameworks — highlighting exemplary established and original approaches as well as emerging and more experimental methods and theories to apply in this emerging field.

Editorial board

  • David Barkin —Distinguished Professor, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Mexico
  • Salvatore Engel-Dimauro —Associate Professor of Geography, State University of New York, New Platz, New York, United States
  • Max Haiven —Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
  • Terence Leahy —School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle, Newcastle (NSW), Australia
  • Ariel Salleh —Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Sydney (NSW), Australia
  • Leah Temper —ICTA, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain) and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Marina Sitrin — Sociology, Binghamton University (State University of New York)

To contribute

The call for proposals is for contributions in a range of formats from monographs and edited collections to shorter and accessibly written 25-50,000 word quickly published short books.

In the first instance, feel free to contact Anitra Nelson, if you want your proposal considered for the Springer (Palgrave Macmillan) Alternatives and Futures: Cultures, Practices, Activism and Utopias book series.