Adom Getachew

Adom Getachew is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago and author of Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination.

  • Imagining Global Futures

    Imagining Global Futures

    Adom Getachew

    A collection of post-colonial visions for a more just world.

    What does a just world look like? This volume begins with a planet beset by accumulating crises—environmental, social, and political—and imagines how we can move beyond them.

    Drawing on the legacy of post-colonial struggles for liberation, Imagining Global Futures explores a range of radical visions for a world after neoliberalism and empire. Centered on movements in the Global South, the collection challenges dominant patterns of social and political life and sketches more just and sustainable futures we might build in their place. What can we learn from alternative conceptions of the good life? How can we build a world where people are both freer and more equal? An urgent resource for collective imagination, Imagining Global Futures counterposes thick visions of a better world to our dystopian present.

    • Paperback $19.95

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  • Evil Empire

    Evil Empire

    Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

    Investigation of power and dominion, through the lens of genre fiction, interviews, and essays.

    “All history,” writes Maximillian Alvarez, “is the history of empire—a bid for control of that greatest expanse of territory, the past.” Evil Empire confronts these histories head-on, exploring the motivations, consequences, and surprising resiliency of empire and its narratives. Contributors grapple with the economic, technological, racial, and rhetorical elements of U.S. power and show how the effects are far-reaching and, in many ways, self-defeating. Drawing on a range of disciplines—from political science to science fiction—our authors approach the theme with imagination and urgency, animated by the desire to strengthen the fight for a better future.

    ContributorsMaximillian Alvarez, Mark Bould, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Adom Getachew, Yuri Herrera, Michael Kimmage, Marisol LeBrón, Pankaj Mishra, Jeanne Morefield, Frank Pasquale, Arundhati Roy, Stuart Schrader, Nikhil Pal Singh

    • Paperback $16.00