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Butterfly's Tongue
Butterfly's Tongue
by Manuel Rivas
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and subtle, 31 Dec 2013
This review is from: Butterfly's Tongue (Paperback)
This is the story seen through a child's eyes at a time of social revolution in Spain. The film may be quite slow and not dramatic enough for some people who are looking for an all-action type film about the civil war (like Ken Loach's Land & Freedom).
What this film brings is the eve of the revolution, the changes in the schooling, the communalism, the education of the Spanish people whereby they were reading the likes of the Russian anarchist Kropotkin's book - 'The Conquest of Bread'. What this film shows is how the mindset of the Spanish people was developing into dramatic social change in the 30 years prior to 1936.


The Child in the Country (Society Today)
The Child in the Country (Society Today)
by Colin Ward
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Society Today - From the back cover, 4 Dec 2012
The Child in the Country penetrates beyond the popular romantic ideal of country childhood & vividly documents then realities facing children in a rural area. Such controversial & topical issues as the decline of public transport, the closure of village shops & schools, the lack of access to fields, woods & streams, and the influx of affluent newcomers are acutely analysed in relation to the country child.
Lets hope Amazon start paying their full share of tax soon.


Welcome, Thinner City: Urban Survival in the 1990's (Society today)
Welcome, Thinner City: Urban Survival in the 1990's (Society today)
by Colin Ward
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Society Today - from the back cover, 4 Dec 2012
What Samuel said of Colin Ward's earlier work applies with especial force to his newest book. In Welcome, Thinner City, Ward challenges our preconceptions about the historical past, and about the state of our cities today. He shows, with a host of examples from several countries, that poor city dwellers can rehouse themselves, given the access to credit that the affluent take for granted.

Lets hope Amazon start paying their full tax soon!


Red Prussian: Life and Legend of Karl Marx
Red Prussian: Life and Legend of Karl Marx
by Leopold Schwarzschild
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars From the inside cover, 4 Dec 2012
A critical biography of Marx, was first published in 1948. It is a devastating revelation of Marx's character, yet - as the author wrote in his own Preface to the first edition - it makes no assertion, relates no episode, and emphasises no trait ...without clinching the point by means of authentic quotations, and informing the reader where these quotations may be verified.


The Employment Question and Other Essays
The Employment Question and Other Essays
by Denis Pym
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars The employment question, 11 Mar 2011
A collection of essays examining the disaster that employment has become - the example, par excellance, of our over-dependence on a range of artifacts which includes writing, the computer, and the printed word.


SPAIN: Social Revolution - Counter Revolution (1936-1939)
SPAIN: Social Revolution - Counter Revolution (1936-1939)
by Vernon Richards
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Who has betrayed the revolution?, 11 Mar 2011
Contains a selection of original documents from the peirod 1936-39. These include first hand accounts of the constructive aspects of the revolution - the collectives in town & country, in industry, in public services and in agriculture; reports on meetings and demonstrations in favour of the Spanish worker's struggle; verbatim reports of speeches made by the CNT-FAI 'luminaries' justifying their compromises in accepting government posts; appreciative statements by non-anarchists on the positive contribution by the Spanish comrades in the armed struggle as well as in creating a new society.


Freedom to Roam
Freedom to Roam
by Harold Sculthorpe
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars The ramblers, 11 Mar 2011
This review is from: Freedom to Roam (Paperback)
Short, witty essays by a rambler on the many problems encountered in walking in the countryside as the military, large landowners, factory farmers, and more recently, water companies, try to exclude walkers from the land.


Talking to Architects: Ten Lectures by Colin Ward
Talking to Architects: Ten Lectures by Colin Ward
by Colin Ward
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Ten lectures, 11 Mar 2011
Wide ranging lectures exploring alternative and dissident traditions in architecture and town planning. Includes 'Self Help' and 'The Anarchist House'.


Talking Schools: Ten Lectures
Talking Schools: Ten Lectures
by Colin Ward
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars School's out, 11 Mar 2011
Ten lectures given in Britain & the United States at teacher's conferences, meetings of educational progressive groups and all those occasions when schooling is on the agenda. 1995


Work, Language and Education in the Industrial State
Work, Language and Education in the Industrial State
by Michael Duane
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Another classic in the Freedom Press Anarchist Discussion Series., 23 Aug 2010
Articulates the important connections between the nature of work in industrial society, the exercise of linguistic skills and the importance of an educational understanding and experience of making decisions over matters that affect them.


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