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Bad Feminist
Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay
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In a year full of debates on who is and isn't doing feminism "correctly," Roxane Gay's book of essays was a refreshing look at the expectations we hold for both women in the spotlight and ourselves as self-declared feminists. Volleying between humor... (read more)

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The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness
The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness
by Rebecca Solnit
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The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness collects essays which were published in various magazines and journals over the past few years. There are a wide variety of topics discussed here, everything from the author's voyage to the Arctic to the... (read more)

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Masscult and Midcult (11 Edition)
Masscult and Midcult (11 Edition)
by Dwight Macdonald
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A New York Review Books Original An uncompromising contrarian, a passionate polemicist, a man of quick wit and wide learning, an anarchist, a pacifist, and a virtuoso of the slashing phrase, Dwight Macdonald was an indefatigable and indomitable critic of... (read more)

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Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion
Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion
by Virgie Tovar
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In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot and Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead... (read more)

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The New Kings of Nonfiction
The New Kings of Nonfiction
by Ira Glass
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An energetic collection celebrating the bold writers at the forefront of todays literary world—featuring stories, essays, and poems from “Americas greatest literary journal” (Time)   For more than half a century, the Paris... (read more)

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Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter
Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter
by S. Bear Bergman
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S. Bear Bergman is an acclaimed writer and lecturer who travels regularly across North America to speak on trans issues. Bears first two books, Butch Is a Noun and The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, are considered seminal texts on the subject of trans... (read more)

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Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics
Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics
by David Grossman
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Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors. In these six essays on politics and culture in Israel, he addresses the conscience of a country that has lost faith in... (read more)

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Red Alert! : Saving the Planet With Indigenous Knowledge (09 Edition)
Red Alert! : Saving the Planet With Indigenous Knowledge (09 Edition)
by Daniel R. Wildcat
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The first published Native American response to the environmental crisis facing our planet.... (read more)

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Sex Matters: the Sexuality and Society Reader (4TH 14 Edition)
Sex Matters: the Sexuality and Society Reader (4TH 14 Edition)
by Mindy Stombler
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The best-selling sexualities reader in the social sciences.... (read more)

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Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities
Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities
by Harry Brighouse
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This book brings together a team of leading theorists to address the question 'What is the right measure of justice?' Some contributors, following Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, argue that we should focus on capabilities, or what people are able to do... (read more)

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City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis
City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis
by Keith Gessen
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A collection of essays—historical and personal—about the present and future of American cities Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, City by City is a collection of essays—historical, personal, and somewhere... (read more)

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Sound Studies Reader (12 Edition)
Sound Studies Reader (12 Edition)
by Jonathan Sterne
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The Sound Studies Reader blends recent work that self-consciously describes itself as sound studies along with earlier and lesser-known scholarship on sound from across the humanities and social sciences. The Sound Studies Reader touches on key themes... (read more)

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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
by Alice Walker
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In her first collection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as a black woman, writer, mother, and feminist, in thirty-six pieces ranging from the personal to the political. Here are essays about Walker's own work and that of other writers, accounts of... (read more)

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Love (75 Edition)
Love (75 Edition)
by Stendhal
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Henri Marie Beyle, known through his writing as Stendhal, was born in Grenoble in 1783 and educated there at the École Centrale. A cousin offered him a post in the Ministry of War, and from 1800 he followed Napoleon’s campaigns in Italy... (read more)

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental... (read more)

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Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and
Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and
by David Rakoff
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On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor. Dan Savage has always had a... (read more)

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Co-Opting Culture: Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies
Co-Opting Culture: Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies
by B. Garrick Harden
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Co-opting Culture: Culture and Power in Sociology and Cultural Studies represents a collection of new scholarship on culture from the social sciences and from work done under the rubric of cultural studies. Working from the idea that Sociology and... (read more)

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The Humanistic Values of Beijing Olympics
The Humanistic Values of Beijing Olympics
by Hui Ling Feng
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Highlighting the historical and culture context surrounding one of the most important events for all of Chinese society, the 29th Olympic Games, this account explores the Beijing Olympics’ humanistic values as it pervaded nearly all social fields... (read more)

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Contributions to Ojibwe Studies: Essays, 1934-1972 (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology)
Contributions to Ojibwe Studies: Essays, 1934-1972 (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology)
by A. Irving Hallowell
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Sharing Our Knowledge brings together Native elders, tradition bearers, educators, cultural activists, anthropologists, linguists, historians, and museum professionals to explore the culture, history, and language of the Tlingit people of southeast... (read more)

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Collected Works Norbert Elias #06: The Loneliness of the Dying and Humana Conditio: Observations on the Development of Humanity on the Fortieth Anniversary of the End of a War (8 May 19
Collected Works Norbert Elias #06: The Loneliness of the Dying and Humana Conditio: Observations on the Development of Humanity on the Fortieth Anniversary of the End of a War (8 May 19
by Norbert Elias
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In "Mozart: the Sociology of a Genius," Elias paints a portrait of this extraordinarily gifted artist born into a society that did not yet possess either the concept of "genius" or (at least in music) that of freelance artist. The apparent contradictions... (read more)

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