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The Vintage Book of Historical Feminism by Miriam Schneir
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have to say, I wasn't really planning to buy this book for the reason that was written by a radical feminist writer, and a very much activist one, and I simply thought that it would not be true - and certainly not objective. Fortunately, and to my very surprise, I was wrong.
A very good book which does not only examine social inequalities, but very much, explores the way women are perceived, in the so called, modern ociety. Plus, some rather taboo subjects regarding women's sexuality. It is fully detailed with some very strong back ups, nothing pseudo or pretentious about it.
Indeed, an amazing book, that, I am sure, will speak to one's heart.
Escape Attempts: The Theory and Practice of Resist&hellip by Stanley Cohen
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
An excallent book about resistance to everyday life's routines, based on a sociological reasearch in prison, which makes it even more accurate given that you have not much of an option to resist to everyday life's routine being locked up in a cell with very few privileges and certainly not much of a spare time. Plus, you are being forced to be taken orders, and certainly not giving any.
Stanley Cohen and Laurie Taylor have indeed written a brilliant book that needs no further introduction, and it is very much approachable and easily read. 'The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Everyday Life' is a must book for anyone who is deeply concerned of the loss of identity in post-modern… Read more
The Loneliness of the Dying by Norbert Elias
The Loneliness of the Dying by Norbert Elias
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trully best, 27 Jan 2002
In all honesty, I was hesitated reading Elias' 'The Loneliness of The Dying', simply because having read one of his most remarkable and witty early books ('The Civilising Process'), I thought that he couldn't possibly aprroach a rather difficult sociological theme, as middle age and ageing is. Of course, gladly enough and with a sigh of relief, I proved to be wrong, and having said that. I personally now consider it one of his best works so far due to the accuracy of the time that the book was written, given that Elias himself was facing old age and ageing. Thus, he certainly had had a critical evaluation and understanding of what he was planning to write about. Plus, the significant… Read more