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Ill Fares The Land: A Treatise On Our Present Discontents
Ill Fares The Land: A Treatise On Our Present Discontents
by Professor Tony Judt
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb knowledge about 20th century from a great public intellectual, 4 Feb. 2014
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Written by Timothy Snyder after the death of Tony Judt but based upon long conversations in the process of Judt's dying. What a remarkable man he was, not only in setting up the Remarque Institute. He developed a tremendous capacity for understanding the developments in European history across the 20th century and applied his critical understanding to developing an agenda for political change. The one flaw in his argument, to my mind, was his lack of understanding of the history and practices of second-wave feminism.


Atlas of Creation Volume 1
Atlas of Creation Volume 1
by Harun Yahya
Edition: Hardcover

1.0 out of 5 stars A travesty of scientific reason!, 4 Feb. 2014
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Bought it for my husband who is an eminent professor of biology as he wanted to see it. A beautifully produced book, probably costing huge amount to produce but completely overturns all the scientific evidence about evolution and the development of life - a travesty of knowledge and creative thinking!


Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism
Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism
by Laurie Penny
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good and easy to read, 4 Feb. 2014
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Excellent brief study of new forms of feminism and critiques of market capitalism. The personal story is really important but there is a lack of knowledge about previous critiques by second-wave feminists.


What Should We Tell Our Daughters?: The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female
What Should We Tell Our Daughters?: The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female
by Melissa Benn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book about the pleasures and pressures of growing up female, 4 Feb. 2014
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Loved it as it is really well written and very clear and it has a feminist manifesto about a better feminist future. Three cheers for Melissa and I have reviewed it more fully on the Gender & Education Association website


The XX Factor: How Working Women are Creating a New Society
The XX Factor: How Working Women are Creating a New Society
by Professor Alison Wolf
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Women and education are powerful, 9 Aug. 2013
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This book is a racy read about how education has benefitted some middle class women. It is too smug and self congratulatory and not critical of inequality


Working the Spaces of Power: Activism, Neoliberalism and Gendered Labour
Working the Spaces of Power: Activism, Neoliberalism and Gendered Labour
by Janet Newman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Feminist activism is powerful, 9 Aug. 2013
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This is a lovely read about feminist work in politics in the uk based on fifty stories of local activists and academics


Future of Feminism
Future of Feminism
by Sylvia Walby
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Feminism's futures, 17 Jan. 2012
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This is an extremely lucid and well written book entitled The Future of Feminism, but in fact it is really about the 21st century state and contexts of feminism. It barely discusses the future, except in a very circumscribed and limited way. It describes the multitude of feminist and women's organisations, largely in the so-called global north, and especially in Europe and the USA. It also discusses where the various campaigns and strategies originated, and how they have coalesced and developed under changing circumstances. The focus on neo-liberalism and its affects and defects as contexts for feminism as a project, is clear and good, and especially when discussed in conjunction with changing political processes and philosophies. As a fairly basic and clear trot through what has been happening to gender equality, women's organisations and development, and also the diverse feminist approaches to analysis, this is a very worthy book. It is unlikely though to become an important theoretical or methodological text within the social sciences. In that respect alone it is not at all earth-shattering nor is it directed towards thinking about fundamental social and political change on a global and international stage. Its aim and remit is not worldwide change but rather more modestly about developing gender equalities within the north, and Europe esepcially.


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