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The Vintage Book of Historical Feminism
The Vintage Book of Historical Feminism
by Miriam Schneir
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite amazing - speak to your heart., 5 Mar. 2002
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.
Cheers,


Escape Attempts: The Theory and Practice of Resistance in Everyday Life: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Everyday Life
Escape Attempts: The Theory and Practice of Resistance in Everyday Life: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Everyday Life
by Stanley Cohen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £36.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and very comprehensable, 19 Feb. 2002
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 society.
Thanks very much,


The Loneliness of the Dying
The Loneliness of the Dying
by Norbert Elias
Edition: Paperback
Price: £32.99

8 of 10 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 examples beatifully illustrated keeping a Sociological approach, yet not writing in a monotone and depressing tone.

A very smart written book, so that everyone would be able to grasp the meaning and understanding while gaining some further knowledge. I highly recommend this book, you don't have to face old age yourself in order to read this book, because old age will soon affect oneself regardless of how much young at heart one may feel.


Seventh Seal [VHS] [1957]
Seventh Seal [VHS] [1957]
VHS

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece, 18 Nov. 2001
Bergman was-and will remain one of the best European film-makers ever, having influenced so many others (e.g. Woody Allen). About the film now, the opening scene is simply brilliant. Watching one's man desperation regarding the existence of God, moreover, his own personal beliefs. As the film goes, it is clear obvious that Bergman tries to make us doubt about our own existence, whether we do actually believe in God, our own personal issues, love affairs, friendship, and above all, the meaning of life.
Last, nut not least. What really strikes me is the fact that the photography is so good illustrated, and very much alive, even after almost 50 years of its original take.


Bananas [VHS]
Bananas [VHS]
VHS

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 15 Nov. 2001
This review is from: Bananas [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I've awlays considered Woody Allen a great film-maker, being influenced by Ingmar Bergman and mainly by the Groucho Marx Brothers. This film is a state of the art, it is hilarious with a political correct (or even incorrect) sense of humour.
Read between the lines, and trust me, you will find this piece one of a kind. 'Bananas' does deserve your attention.


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