The first edition came out in 2003 and has been reprinted every year since. Improvements for the second edition include more theoretically advanced sections: Prominent among the new provocateurs are Kant, Baudrillard, Althusser, Deleuze, Benjamin and Foucault. There are also more and better illustrations, together with new examples and suggestions for further reading.
A Korean edition is in press, in addition to the existing Chinese translation.
Co-credit for work on the second edition goes to Howells’ former supervisee Joaquim Negreiros. Joaquim was the first person to receive his PhD from CMCI, and is now working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.
The book cover was a collaboration between Howells and another of his former students, Jon Lloyd, who is now a professional graphic designer.