Books

Table of Contents

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Dystopian

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Philip K. Dick

224 Pages

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The Stone Gods

Jeanette Winterson

224 Pages

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Machine of Death A collection of stories about people who know how they will die

Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki

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The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

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Super-Toys Last All Summer Long

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Wanderlust

Into the wild, The heart is a lonely hunter, On the Road, Zen and The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance,

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Off the map Off the Map

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Unfinished Tales The Lost Lore of Middle-earth

Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien

A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publication, UNFINISHED TALES is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and further relates events as told in THE SILMARILLION and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The book concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalf’s lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and the military organization of the Riders of Rohan and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring.

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

David Wroblewski

576 Pages

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The Setting Sun (1968)

Osamu Dazai

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I am a Cat

Soseki Natsume

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Anarchist Theory

Fighting For Ourselves, After Post-Anarchism, Anarchy after Leftism, Anarchism and the Advent of Paris Dada, Granny Made me an Anarchist, Sing A Battle Song, Action Directe, Zapatista Spring, Clandestines; The pirate Journals of an Irish Exile, Days of War Nights of Love, The Temporary Autonomous Zone,

 

Post-Anarchism A Reader

Duane Rousselle (editor), Süreyyya Evren (editor), Andrew M. Koch, Todd May, Saul Newman, Hakim Bey, Tadzio Mueller, Richard J. F. Day, Jason Adams, Antón Fernández de Rota, Sandra Jeppesen, Allan Antliff, Benjamin Franks, Lewis Call, Jamie Heckert, Hilto

281 Pages

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Liberation Theory

Black Girl Dangerous, There is No Word For It, Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements, Fire With Fire, Ecofeminist Philosophy,

The Summer We Got Free

Mia McKenzie

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Reclaiming the F Word The New Feminist Movement

Catherine Redfern, Kristin Aune

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Animal Rights

Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights

Bob Torres

186 Pages

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Feral Children and Clever Animals Reflections on Human Nature

Douglas K. Candland

432 Pages

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Creatures of Empire; How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

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People’s History

A People’s History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire, Dracula’s Crypt: Irisness, Bram Stoker, and the question of blood, ‘Nothing But The Same Old Story – The Roots of Anti-Irish Racism’, The Good Old Days; The Holocaust as seen by it’s perpertrators and bystanders,

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The Wretched of the Earth

Frantz Fanon (Author), Constance Farrington (trans.), Jean-Paul Satre (Preface)

255 Pages

 

Frantz Fanon’s seminal work on the trauma of colonization made him the leading anti-colonialist thinker of the twentieth century. Written at the height of the Algerian war for independence from French colonial rule and first published in 1961, it analyses the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. Fanon, himself a psychotherapist, makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism. Showing how decolonization must be combined with building a national culture, this passionate analysis of relations between the West and the Third World is still illuminating about the world today.

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Anne Frank: The diary of a young girl – the definitive edition

Anne Frank

The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a  new translation, this definitive edition contains  entries about Anne’s burgeoning sexuality and  confrontations with her mother that were cut from  previous editions. Anne Frank’s The Diary of a  Young Girl is among the most enduring  documents of the twentieth century. Since its  publication in 1947, it has been a beloved and deeply  admired monument to the indestructible nature of the  human spirit, read by millions of people and  translated into more than fifty-five languages.  Doubleday, which published the first English translation  of the diary in 1952, now offers a new… translation  that captures Anne’s youthful spirit and restores  the original material omitted by Anne’s father,  Otto — approximately thirty percent of the diary.  The elder Frank excised details about Anne’s  emerging sexuality, and about the often-stormy relations  between Anne and her mother. Anne Frank and her  family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation  forces, hid in the back of an Amsterdam office building  for two years. This is Anne’s record of that time.  She was thirteen when the family went into the  “Secret Annex,” and in these pages, she grows  to be a young woman and proves to be an insightful  observer of human nature as well. A timeless story  discovered by each new generation, The  Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer.  For young readers and adults, it continues to  bring to life this young woman, who for a time  survived the worst horrors the modern world had seen — and  who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly  human throughout her ordeal.

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The Second World War A People’s History

Joanna Bourke

The Second World War surpassed all previous wars in the sheer cost of many millions of lives, most of them civilian. It left a world reeling from physical destruction on a scale never experienced till then, and from the psychological traumas of loss, of imprisonment and genocide, and permanent exile from home. In this short, uncompromising book, Joanna Bourke turns an unblinking eye on the events and outcomes in the vast number of places in which the War was fought: throughout Western and Central Europe, on the Eastern Front in the Soviet Union, in the Pacific, in Africa, in Asia. She shows where the strategic decisions came from and how they were implemented, but she also shows, through diary entries and recorded oral history, how ordinary… people felt when they witnessed or heard of events, from the declaration of war on the radio to the mass murders carried out by Nazi soldiers in Russian villages.

A People’s History of England

A People’s History of Liverpool

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Migration Studies

Storm and sanctuary: the journey of Ethiopian and Eritrean women refugees, Not Born a Refugee Woman, Land of Strangers, Sans-papiers : l’archaïsme fatal, This Place Will Become Home: Refugee Repatriation to Ethiopia By Laura Hammond , New Age Travellers: Uproarious or Uprooted?, The Tragedy of a Generation; The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism in Eastern Europe, Asylum Migration and Community, Refugee Boy, The Beast, The Circuit; Stories from the life of a migrant child, World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made: Irving Howe

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Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural (Anthropology, Culture, and Society)

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

320 Pages

An introductory text on social and cultural anthopology, this book covers such topics as: social control and socialization; the spread of capitalism; ethnicity; the global culture; and the societal character of humans.

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Paradoxes of Cultural Recognition (Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations)

Sharam Alghasi, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Halleh Ghorashi

272 Pages

Mobility is becoming a key issue in social theory, with people moving between countries on diverse grounds and in diverse ways whether as tourists, refugees, students, temporary workers, labour migrants or family members of prior migrants. In this setting characterized by flux, minorities are often marked by their alleged culture, which is then taken to account for their relative successes or failures in adapting to their host society; culture also being invoked in accounts of social problems such as crime, educational failures and oppression of women.Explicity comparative in its approach, “Paradoxes of Cultural Recognition” discusses central issues regarding multiculturalism in today’s Europe, based on studies of Norway and the Netherlands.… Distinguishing clearly the four social fields of the media, education, the labour market and issues relating to gender, it presents empirical case studies, which offer valuable insights into the nature of majority/minority relationships, whilst raising theoretical questions relevant for further comparisons.With clear comparisons of integration and immigration policies in Europe and engagement with the questions surrounding the need for more culturally sensitive policies, this volume will be of interest to scholars and policy makers alike.

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Europe and The People Without History

Eric R. Wolf, Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Pages: 536

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From “refugee” to “migrant” in Calais solidarity activism Re-staging undocumented migration for a future politics of asylum

Naomi Millner

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Sans-papiers : l’archaïsme fatal

Etienne Balibar, Monique Chemillier-Gendreau, Jacqueline Costa-Lasoux, Emmanuel Terray

Year: 1999

Language: French

Pages: 123

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God’s Heart Has No Borders: How Religious Activists Are Working for Immigrant Rights

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

In this timely and compelling account of the contribution to immigrant rights made by religious activists in post-1965 and post-9/11 America, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo provides a comprehensive, close-up view of how Muslim, Christian, and Jewish groups are working to counter xenophobia. Against the hysteria prevalent in today’s media, in which immigrants are often painted as a drain on the public coffers, inherently unassimilable, or an outright threat to national security, Hondagneu-Sotelo finds the intersection between migration and religion and calls attention to quieter voices, those dedicated to securing the human dignity of newcomers.

Based on years of fieldwork conducted in California’s major centers as well as in Chicago, this book considers… Muslim Americans defending their civil liberties after 9/11, Christian activists responding to death and violence at the U.S-Mexico border, and Christian and Jewish clergy defending the labor rights of Latino immigrants. At a time when much attention has been given to religious fundamentalism and its capacity to incite violent conflict, God’s Heart Has No Borders revises our understanding of the role of religion in social movements and demonstrates the nonviolent power of religious groups to address social injustices.

 

Year: 2008

Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 272

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Illustrated

Robert Crumb, Guy Delisle, Duncan: the Wonder Dog, Dykes to watch out for, Persepolis, Surrogates, Waltz with Bashir, Bad Arguments, The Elements of Style, Morganmuffel, Calvin and Hobbes,

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UntitledAn Illustrated Book by Dulk Wins 2nd Annual ‘Brussels in Shorts’ Graphic Short Story Competition

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Art

VadimMorozArt

Andrei Tarkovsky about his Film Art in his own Words, Conversations Discussion in College Glienicke Berlin by Vadim Moroz, 1st Edition BookAndrei Tarkovsky about his Film Art in his own Words, Conversations Discussion in College Glienicke Berlin by Vadim Moroz, 1st Edition Book

First Edition, limited amount of First Printing

“ANDREI TARKOVSKY ABOUT HIS FILM ART in His Own Words. CONVERSATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS in COLLEGE GLIENICKE, BERLIN”

During seven days in March 1984, Andrei Tarkovsky laid out, day by day his film theory, his philosophy, opinions and principles. It was the first time that Tarkovsky had to talk about his philosophy and film theory over such long time period.

The book is illustrated with the drawings created in March 1984 by Andrei Tarkovsky and photographs.

Soft cover, 5.1/2” x 8.1/2” (14cm x 21.5cm); 165 pages, b/w illustrations and photographs, mint condition. ISBN:978-097149828

CONTENTS:

Part I : TARKOVSKY IN BERLIN, by Vadim Moroz

Introduction. How Tarkovsky Came to Berlin. Tarkovsky’s Main Problem. Tarkovsky as Lecturer. Tarkovsky about Chekhov. Friedrich Gorenstein. About Renaissance. Tarkovsky and Berlin’s Officials. Hoffmanniana. The Question of Commercial Success of Artistic Films

Part II : ANDREI TARKOVSKY IN HIS OWN WORDS (March 1984)

About Eisenstein and “Trinity Theory”. About “Ivan’s Childhood”. About “Andrei Rublev”. Tarkovsky about His Films, Nature, Film-Makers and Viewers. Film, Music and Pavlov’s Dog. About Spielberg and Hollywood. Music in Film. About Art and Creation. Stalker. About Disaster and Stalker. The Grave Sin. About Art. The Basics of Film Aesthetics. Nostalghia. About Actors. Tarkovsky’s Aesthetics.

Part III : A FEW ASPECTS OF TARKOVSKY’S ART, by Vadim Moroz

Artistic Image (“Icon”, “Obras”). Composition as Element of Film Aesthetics. Time as Medium for the Artist. Development of Tarkovsky’s Concept of “Memory”.

Appendix: Catalog of Drawings by Andrei Tarkovsky created during the Conversations in Castle Glienicke, Berlin, Germany, March 1984

The book contains conversations and discussions with internationally acclaimed Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky published the first time. This workshop with Andrei Tarkovsky took place in Castle Glienicke, Berlin. For seven days in March of 1984, Tarkovsky presented his film theory, philosophy, opinions and principles day by day. It was the first time he had to talk about his philosophy and film art over such a long time period. In Fall of 1984 Tarkovsky published his book “Sculpting in Time” but many subjects of Glienicke’s conversation were not included in this book and will be made available to the public for the first time.
“Tarkovsky about His Film Art” is a valuable source of information for everybody who is interested to learn more about this great filmmaker’s own thoughts regarding his art and principles. The new book provides helpful information about Tarkovsky’s movies.

It is illustrated with Tarkovsky’s own drawings created in March 1984 and photographs.

There is a tendency to look for hidden symbols in Tarkovsky’s pictures. He denied hiding any symbolic meanings in his art and spent a lot of time explaining the difference between symbols and artistic pictures. He spoke about the basics of film aesthetics, the principals of visual and audio reception, about film as artwork and his “Trinity Theory” which was the complete opposite of Eisenstein’s theory. He stated that the artist and art-viewer are “two equal powers with different functions” and the third spiritual power appears during the artwork reception.

He was direct and outspoken with his opinions during the conversations in Castle Glienicke. For example, when he was asked why he doesn’t like the music of Tchaikovsky, he responded, “Imagine a big beautiful birthday cake. The cake is so delicious, but they insist that you have to eat the whole cake at once! The music of Tchaikovsky is like this!”

In March 1984, two years before the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Tarkovsky stated, “We are worse than kids playing with matches. We reached such a low spiritual level, that if a nuclear disaster had happened, it would just mean we deserved it. It means we have to struggle to achieve the spiritual affirmation of our existence. Do not just characterize “life is good” and “death is not good”. People always died and will die; everybody will be confronted with death sooner or later. What’s the difference, if a total disaster happens and everybody dies; so What?!…If we pose the question like this, we will find that we are not afraid because we discovered the possibility of death, but because we feel a spiritual emptiness which we perceive as the danger leading to disaster…” (from “About Disaster and Stalker”, p.86)

Andrei Tarkovsky (1932 – 1986) is listed among the 100 most critically acclaimed film directors; director Ingmar Bergman was quoted as saying “Tarkovsky for me is the greatest; the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream”. Tarkovsky attained critical praise for films such as “Andrei Rublev”, “Mirror”, “Solaris”, “Stalker”, “Nostalghia” and “Sacrifice”. –(from the Press)

“From Basics of Film Aesthetics–

….The movie represents your point of view on the reality, and this point of view should not be changed during the whole film, otherwise you destroy your movie.

For example, if you start to assemble the pieces of one scene, and you have one short piece in a different light, it does not work: it will not fit into the movie; it would destroy the scene…

The angle in which the camera casts creates a subjective space. If you change the angle of the camera position, you change this subjective space…..

Some people think that the photographic medium – film can truly reproduce nature. “just let us photograph the forest and the camera will show true nature.” This is wrong. Like an actor, nature can be true or false…

There are some trees which cannot be filmed. I don’t know why it does not work..”

“From About Disaster and Stalker–

We are worse than kids playing with matches. We reached such a low spiritual level, that if an atomic disaster had happened, it would just mean we deserved it.

It means we have to struggle to achieve the spiritual affirmation of our existence. Do not just characterize “life is good” and “death is not good.”

People always died and will die; everybody will be confronted with death sooner or later. What’s the difference, if a total disaster happens and everybody dies; so WHAT?!

Maybe it would somehow be more fun to die all together instead of all alone. The question is: why are we so afraid?…

If we pose the question like this, we will find that we are not afraid because we discovered the possibility of death, but because we feel a spiritual emptiness which we perceive as the danger leading to the disaster….”

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