Books for changing the world

Lauren Langman

Lauren Langman ( PhD University of Chicago, 1969) is Professor of Sociology at Loyola University of Chicago. He has published widely in critical theory and social movements, e.g. Alienation and the Carnivalization of Society (Routledge, 2012) which he co-edited with Jerome Braun and recent volumes on hegemony and Arab Spring/Occupy.


  • Twenty-First Century Inequality & Capitalism

    Twenty-First Century Inequality & Capitalism collects critiques of Thomas Piketty’s 2014 book from different perspectives, such as those of critical theory, global political economy or public sociology, drawing on the work of Marx or the Marxist tradition.

  • God, Guns, Gold and Glory

    The past, present and future of Puritanism as a defining feature of the American social character