Books for changing the world

Daniel Krier

Daniel Krier (Ph.D. Kansas) is associate professor of Sociology at Iowa State University. His writings on critical theory and political economy include Speculative Capitalism: Stock Market Power and Corporate Change (W.H. Freeman & Co., 2005) and the co-edited volume Capitalism’s Future: Alienation, Emancipation and Critique (Brill 2016).


  • NASCAR, Sturgis, and the New Economy of Spectacle

    A brilliant and compelling application of the analytic tools of Critical Theory to NASCAR and Motor Cycle rallies.
  • Capitalism's Future

    This book outlines conjoined critiques of commodity-fetishism and authority fetishism as the emancipatory agenda of 21st century critical theory.