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  • Butch is a Nounby S. Bear Bergman

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    A new edition of S. Bear Bergman?s first book, on what it means to be butch. more...

  • Con ases en la mangaby Enric Llorens Fleck; Jaume Moreno Sánchez

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    La esencia de la comunicación consiste en algo tan mágico como trasladar una idea que existe en nuestra mente a la de otra persona. Y si lo que queremos es persuadir a alguien, tenemos que hacer un esfuerzo para lograr algo aún más parecido a la magia, que es conseguir que ese pensamiento surja en la cabeza de nuestro interlocutor como algo natural,... more...

  • Culture and Anarchyby Matthew Arnold

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Matthew Arnold?s acclaimed collection of essays tackles difficult questions about humanity, culture, society, and the ultimate value of government In this critical masterwork, Matthew Arnold contrasts culture, which seeks to utilize the best of human thought, with anarchy, which derives from the impulse toward nonconformity and the dissolution... more...

  • Das Versagen der Intellektuellenby Thomas Hecken

    transcript 2014; US$ 21.62

    Nichts wird von der intellektuellen Klasse schärfer kritisiert und tiefer verachtet als der alles und jeden durchdringende Konsum. Dabei stellt der massenhafte Konsum einen unverzichtbaren Bestandteil jeder auf Wohlstand abzielenden Wirtschaftsordnung dar. Dennoch einigt die Ablehnung einer »materialistischen Einstellung« Rechte wie Linke, Avantgardisten... more...

  • Devil's Nightby Ze'Ev Chafets

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Notable Book On Devil?s Night, the night before Halloween, some citizens of Detroit try to burn down their neighborhoods for an international audience of fire buffs. This gripping and often heartbreaking tour of the ?Murder Capital of America? often seems lit by those same fires. But as a native Detroiter, Ze?ev Chafets also shows... more...

  • Die Macht der Vielenby Ramón Reichert

    transcript 2014; US$ 23.78

    Die »Macht der Vielen« hat die Tektonik der Gegenwartskultur maßgeblich verschoben. Der Alltagsgebrauch der Sozialen Medien hat eine neuartige Beteiligungs- und Vernetzungskultur hervorgebracht - mit einer Vielzahl von partizipativen und kollaborativen Projekten, die sowohl ökonomisch verwertbar als auch normativ aufgeladen sind. Die derart in Prozesse... more...

  • Doing Good . . . Says Who?by Connie Newton; Fran Early

    Two Harbors Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Doing Good. . . Says Who?explores the impact of good intentions from the inside. Theauthors conducted over 400 interviews and synthesized the lessons learned. The endresult is that you are on the ground with volunteers, nonprofits, donors, and—mostuniquely—the intended beneficiaries of good will. Through story telling, humor, analysis,practical... more...

  • Don't Get Too Comfortableby David Rakoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    David Rakoff takes us on a bitingly funny grand tour of our culture of excess. Whether he is contrasting the elegance of one of the last flights of the supersonic Concorde with the good-times-and-chicken-wings populism of Hooters Air; working as a cabana boy at a South Beach hotel; or traveling to a private island off the coast of Belize to watch a... more...

  • Drawing the Line Once Againby Paul Goodman

    PM Press 2009; US$ 12.00

    Painting a vivid picture of 1960s counterculture ideas, this new collection of the late Paul Goodman's essential anarchist writingsfrom utopian essays to practical proposalsreveals how he inspired the dissident youth of the era and profoundly influenced movement theory and practice. Long out-of-print, these provocative, insightful, and incisive... more...

  • An Edge in My Voiceby Harlan Ellison

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    At the beginning of the 1980s, Harlan Ellison agreed to write a regular column for the L.A. Weekly on the condition that they published whatever he wrote with no revisions and no suggestions for rewrites. What resulted was impassioned, persuasive, abusive, and hilarious. Part essay, part conversation, all Ellison?these pieces provide a glimpse into... more...