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Books by Bob Ostertag

Facebooking the Anthropocene in Raja Ampat: Technics and Civilisation in the 21st Century

New essays on garbage, smartphones, pornography, DJs, artificial intelligence, migration, dancing, and climate change. Publication in the fall of 2020 on PM Press.

Sex Science Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and Identity

Rethinking identity and activism in the pharmaceutical age. University of Massachusetts Press, 2016

Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell)

Co-authored with Jane McAlevey. Named by The Nation magazine as Most Valuable Book of 2012. New York: Verso, 2012

The Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter-Culture 1964-1967

“The Underground Press: A History” Bob Ostertag provides the historical introduction to Geoff Kaplan’s Power to the People. University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Creative Life: Music, Politics, People, and Machines

Luminous essays on the nexus of music, politics, and technology. University of Illinois Press, 2009

People’s Movements, People’s Press : The Journalism of Social Justice Movements

A history of radical journalism in America. Beacon Press, 2006.

The Yes Men: The True Story of the End of the World Trade Organization

Jonathan Swift for the Jackass generation. Published anonymously as the Yes Men, co-authored with Mike Bonano and Andy Bichlbaum. Disinformation Press, 2004

Ostertag Huffington Post

From 2011-2017, Bob Ostertag wrote a widely read blog on the Huffington Post.