True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism - For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals by Brown, Mildred L. (A), Rounsley, Chloe Ann (A)
What is it like to grow up in the wrong body? Are transsexuals considered homosexuals? Filled with real-life stories, actual letters, and touching poems, True Selves paints a heartfelt portrait of the risk-taking, confusion, and--ultimately--the courage that transsexuals face as they struggle to reveal their true being to themselves and to others.
Kostek recommends TRUE SELVES This book is easy to read and down to earth. What's more, the book is not presenting the subject only as a problem of somebody else - the significant other - but as a social issue. It presents subjects that are essential for understanding the way transsexual and transgendered people are. I would like my friends to read it!
"The Radetzky March," Joseph Roth's classic saga of the privileged von Trotta family, encompasses the entire social fabric of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before World War I. The author's greatest achievement, "The Radetzky March" is an unparalleled portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such, a universal story for our times.
Martin recommends THE RADETZKY MARCH by Joseph Roth. Quintessential to the understanding of what it was like to live in Habsburg times, this is Joseph Roth's masterpiece. Roth has seen it all and he put it down on paper. Follow three generations of the Slovenia-based von Trotta family through the decline of an Empire. Bonus: Contains one of the most marvellous literary portraits of Franz Joseph I.
"The Master and Margarita" is a revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, a novel of political satire and surreal humour. After the devil and his two demons leave Moscow, the asylums are full and the forces of law and order in disarray. Only the Master, a man devoted to truth, and Margarita, the woman he loves, remain undiminished.
Massolit staff: We more than recommend this one, of course. Find out about Massolit, the Master and Margarita...and the Devil in Moscow (including the big fat cat from the cover)!
The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life by Katsiaficas, Georgy (A),
Since the modern anti-globalization movement kicked off with the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, a new generation has been engaging in anti-capitalist direct action. Its aims, politics, lifestyles, and tactics grow directly out of the autonomous social movements that emerged in Europe from the 1970s through the mid-1990s. In fact, today's infamous "Black Blocs" are the direct descendants of the European "Autonomen." But these important historical connections are rarely noted, and never understood.\n\nThe Subversion of Politics sets the record straight, filling in the gaps between the momentous events of 1968 and 1999. Katsiaficas presents the protagonists of social revolt—Italian feminists, squatters, disarmament and anti-nuclear activists, punk rockers, and anti-fascist street fighters—in a compelling and sympathetic light. At the same time, he offers a work of great critical depth, drawing from these political practices a new theory of freedom and autonomy that redefines the parameters of the political itself.\n\nGeorge Katsiaficas—Fulbright fellow, former student of Herbert Marcuse, and long-time activist—is Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Author or editor of more than 10 books, he is writing a book on the Gwangju Uprising and East Asian social movements.
Robert recommends The Subversion of Politics by Georgy Katsiaficas. This book, published by AK Press, is an exhaustive analysis of European autonomous social movements (such as Action Directe, RAF, Female Revolt or Red Brigades, to name a few), from the momentous year 1968 until 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. An indispensable reading for anyone interested in how social change occurs.