Resisting Roots

Resisting Roots
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publsiher: Waterhouse Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 1943893853
ISBN 13: 9781943893850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resisting Roots Book Review:

***Resisting Roots is being made into a Passionflix movie in late 2018*** Editorial Reviews "Phenomenal. Soulful. And absolutely smoldering." –Katy Evans, New York Times Bestselling Author "Resisting Roots was a refreshing sexy read that brought tears and happy sighs the entire way through. An amazing and unique read from a talented author." –Rachel Van Dyken , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author "Baseball's number one hitter Trent Fox, aka my new book boyfriend, had me reading with the fan on high and a box of tissues on the nightstand! Carlan knocks it out of the park with an erotic, spiritual romp that's full of heart.” –Geneva Lee, New York Times Bestselling Author "Audrey Carlan pens a sensual and unique read in Resisting Roots. Genevieve and Trent are scorching together, and the secondary characters make Lotus House and its community come to life. Loved it!” –Kenner, New York Times Bestselling Author "Hearts and heads are at war,both wanting different things in this non-stop, pulling heartstrings, emotional, sexy book." –BookaliciousBabes Blog (BBB) "This story teaches us about the values of family, spiritual healing, love, sacrifice, and forgiveness.” –AC Book Blog "It's not just a red hot sexy love story, it's also about family and commitment, coming to terms with loss and finding the strength to move on and face the future." –A BookLover's Emporium Book Blog Synopsis Yoga instructor Genevieve Harper is a blond bombshell loaded down with responsibility and sacrifice. She makes the most out of raising her two siblings in the wake of their parents’ tragic accident. At twenty-four, she doesn’t have time to devote to a man…especially not the devastatingly handsome Trent Fox, who’s known for being a “player” on and off the baseball field. Trent has the best hitting average in the league. Recently, he suffered a torn hamstring that takes him to the Lotus House Yoga Center for recuperation. There he meets the curvy, petite blonde with soulful black eyes and candy-coated glossy lips he’d like to do more to than kiss. He secures the flexible hottie for daily private lessons that ultimately show him how sensual the art of yoga can be. Can love grow between a woman who’s rooted in her life and a man who resists any notion of staying in one place? *** If you’re intrigued by the practice of yoga and desire a sensual, intensely erotic, and uniquely spiritual read with characters capable of performing pretzel-like sexual acts, the Lotus House series is for you. Each of the seven books can be read as a standalone but are better read in order. No cliffhangers. Books are erotic romances written for mature audiences 18+.

Sacred Serenity

Sacred Serenity
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publsiher: Waterhouse Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 1943893659
ISBN 13: 9781943893652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Serenity Book Review:

Editorial Reviews “A sensual spiritual journey of two people meant for each other, heart and soul. Well-crafted and beautifully written." –Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author "Sacred Serenity is a white-hot fusion of soul and body. Audrey Carlan has taken the sensual and spiritual and rolled it into a delicious treat...trust me, you'll be daydreaming about Dash and Amber long after the last page!" –Sierra Simone, USA Today bestselling author of Priest "Audrey Carlan has created such a sexy, unique yoga world. Readers will want to buy an unlimited pass to the Lotus House books!" –Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author of Rookie Move "Audrey Carlan had meat yoga mat. She has a beautiful way of connecting her words with the human soul, giving you a refreshing perspective on love. You can't help but be captivated." –Meghan Quinn, Bestselling Author "Ms. Carlan looks at all this and more, mixing the story in with gorgeous scenes of passion, angst, need—and yes, her trademark mix of humor and heart!—making this one of the best books of her career." –Angel Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author "Deeply thoughtful, purposeful and profound, this book resonates in such a sincere and soulful way. The beauty of tension between the two characters is nuanced and executed immaculately." –Christian Grey Fan Page Blog "The tantric yoga lessons were super hot! That's my kind of story." –A Book Lovers Emporium Book Blog "Sacred Serenity definitely is a gorgeous love story filled with passion, angst, and wicked wild sex." –AC Book Blog Synopsis Twenty-two-year-old Amber St. James’s focus is on her education. Her plan is clear—finish the elite San Francisco/Berkeley Medical School program early and become a pediatrician. She hasn’t given much thought to dating or to men in general, until she enrolls in the required human sexuality course…a subject foreign to her for religious and personal reasons. Tantric yoga practitioner Dash Alexander is Lotus House Yoga’s most sought after sensual teacher. Women flock to him for his unique teaching style, calm nature, and wicked hot body. When he hears of Amber’s plight, he offers to help. The condition? Amber must assist in his couples’ Tantra yoga class as his partner. The sizzling attraction between the two of them is beyond anything Dash has ever experienced…spiritually or otherwise. Through his teachings, Dash makes love to Amber’s mind and merges with her soul. Physically there’s only one problem, a secret that’s sacred. Amber St. James is a virgin…by choice.

Off the Hook

Off the Hook
Author: Laura Drewry
Publsiher: Loveswept
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 1101886684
ISBN 13: 9781101886687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off the Hook Book Review:

USA TODAY BESTSELLER • “A must-read for fans of second-chance love stories . . . the perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—Lauren Layne Welcome to The Buoys, a West Coast haven where love comes in with the tide. The Fishing for Trouble series features three unforgettable brothers, each of whom is a great catch. RITA FINALIST—CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: MID-LENGTH Major league pitcher Liam O’Donnell knows his best days are probably behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to retire and become a fishing guide. Still, after all the time he’s spent chasing his dreams, he owes it to his brothers to pull his weight around the lodge. The Buoys is their father’s legacy, and they can’t let some developer take it from them. The one snag Liam isn’t counting on is a blast from the past: his ex-wife. The moment Kate Hadley steps out of the seaplane, she knows this assignment is going to be trickier than she thought. She has to persuade the owners to sell—and one of them is Liam O’Donnell. Ten years ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life when she married Liam during a fling in Vegas. Now he’s her only lifeline in the middle of nowhere. Kate’s trying to keep things cool, but Liam reminds her of the scorching few nights they spent together—and tempts her to make new memories that are just as steamy as the old. Praise for Off the Hook “A must-read for fans of second-chance love stories, Off the Hook is the perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne “Off the Hook is an entertaining, funny, and sexy second-chance romance. Laura Drewry struck the right balance between the heavier, more serious or emotional parts with humor and heat. . . . Fans of Kimberly Lang, Jenna Sutton, and Marie Force will enjoy Off the Hook.”—Harlequin Junkie “Drewry kicks off another sweet, fun and sexy series. Off the Hook is a second-chance romance filled with emotion, easy-to-relate-to characters, witty dialogue and a smooth-flowing plot that had me hooked.”—TJ Loves to Read “I absolutely love Laura Drewry’s writing style. She reminds me a lot of Jill Shalvis. . . . If you enjoy heavily family-oriented romances with just the right amount of angst, a touch of sexy and a true romantic feel, this is a book, and an author, that you should definitely pick up.”—Fiction Fangirls “Off the Hook was well written, well paced, relevant, emotive, and engrossing. I adored these characters and fretted for them, cheered them on, and smiled and sighed with their pleasure.”—Books and Bindings Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

How to Do Nothing

How to Do Nothing
Author: Jenny Odell
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 1612197507
ISBN 13: 9781612197500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Do Nothing Book Review:

** A New York Times Bestseller ** "A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public Library Porchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Year In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important … but once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book will change how you see your place in our world.

Legend

Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN 10: 110154595X
ISBN 13: 9781101545959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legend Book Review:

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

The Skin We re In

The Skin We re In
Author: Desmond Cole
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN 10: 038568634X
ISBN 13: 9780385686341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skin We re In Book Review:

In May 2015, the cover story of Toronto Life magazine shook Canada's largest city to its core. Desmond Cole's "The Skin I'm In" exposed the racist practices of the Toronto police force, detailing the dozens of times Cole had been stopped and interrogated under the controversial practice of carding. The story quickly came to national prominence, went on to win a number of National Magazine Awards and catapulted its author into the public sphere. Cole used his newfound profile to draw insistent, unyielding attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis- the devastating effects of racist policing; the hopelessness produced by an education system that expects little of its black students and withholds from them the resources they need to succeed more fully; the heartbreak of those vulnerable before the child welfare system and those separated from their families by discriminatory immigration laws. Both Cole's activism and journalism find vibrant expression in his first book, The Skin We're In. Puncturing once and for all the bubble of Canadian smugness and naive assumptions of a post-racial nation, Cole chronicles just one year-2017-in the struggle against racism in this country. It was a year that saw calls for tighter borders when African refugees braved frigid temperatures to cross into Manitoba from the States, racial epithets used by a school board trustee, a six-year-old girl handcuffed at school. It was also a year of solidarity between Indigenous people and people of colour in Canada, a commitment forged in response to sesquicentennial celebrations that ignored the impact of violent conquest and genocide. The year also witnessed the profound personal and professional ramifications of Desmond Cole's unwavering determination to combat injustice. In April, Cole disrupted a Toronto police board meeting by calling for the destruction of all data collected through carding. Following the protest, Cole, a columnist with the Toronto Star, was summoned to a meeting with the paper's opinions editor and was informed that his activism violated company policy. Rather than limit his efforts defending Black lives, Cole chose to sever his relationship with the publication. Then in July, at another TPS meeting, Cole challenged the board publicly, addressing rumours of a police cover-up of the beating of Dafonte Miller by an off-duty police officer and his brother. A beating so brutal that Miller lost one of his eyes, and that went uninvestigated for four months. When Cole refused to leave the meeting until the question was publicly addressed, he was arrested. The image of Cole walking, handcuffed and flanked by officers, out of the meeting fortified the distrust between the city's Black community and its police force. (A trespassing charge against Cole will be challenged in the new year as a violation of his right to freedom of expression.) In a month-by-month chronicle, Cole locates the deep cultural, historical and political roots of each event so that what emerges is a personal, painful and comprehensive picture of entrenched, systemic inequality. Urgent, controversial and unsparingly honest, The Skin We're In is destined to become a vital text for anti-racist and social justice movements in Canada, as well as a potent antidote to the all-too-present complacency of many white Canadians.

Resisting the News

Resisting the News
Author: Jennifer Rauch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN 10: 1000298124
ISBN 13: 9781000298123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resisting the News Book Review:

Resisting the News brings together unique insights from activists and alternative-media users to offer a distinctive perspective on the problems of journalism today—and how to fix them. Using critical-cultural theory and, in particular, the conceptual frameworks of ritual communication and interpretive communities, this book examines how audiences filter their interpretations of mainstream news through the prisms of their identities and experiences with alternative media and political protest. Jennifer Rauch gives voice to alternative-media audiences and illuminates the cultural resources, values, assumptions, critical skills, and discursive strategies through which they make sense of their news environments. Drawing on a 15-year research project, Rauch employs a variety of qualitative, quantitative, and quasi-ethnographic methods, including focus groups, media-use diaries, close-ended surveys, and open-ended questions, to paint a layered portrait of liberal and conservative critiques of journalism. Shedding new light on popular theories about "how news works" and about "mass" audiences, this book will be useful to students, scholars, and teachers of political communication, journalism studies, media studies, and critical-cultural studies.

Educated

Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 1443452505
ISBN 13: 9781443452502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educated Book Review:

For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.

Case Critical

Case Critical
Author: Ben Carniol
Publsiher: Between The Lines
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1896357946
ISBN 13: 9781896357942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Case Critical Book Review:

A classic text in social work education, Case Critical opens the door on Canada's social services from the perspective of social workers themselves, and service users or "cases", people whose voices we rarely hear. This completely revised and updated fifth edition includes new interviews and topics of discussion to reinforce Carniol's passionate case for social work as "liberation practice."

Unprofessional

Unprofessional
Author: J. D. Hawkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 9781545482148
ISBN 13: 1545482144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unprofessional Book Review:

What happens when you fall in love with your best friend?I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it.But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show.But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo.I'll date beautiful women and she'll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn't as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy.And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends' zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.Things are about to get unprofessional.

Praying to the West

Praying to the West
Author: Omar Mouallem
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN 10: 1501199218
ISBN 13: 9781501199219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Praying to the West Book Review:

*Selected as a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star* *A Chatelaine Fall Best Books Selection* “A necessary meditation on the richness and multiplicity of Islamic history and practice.” —Desmond Cole, author of The Skin We’re In “Explore[s] Islam’s deep roots in himself and the Americas and crafting a striking portrait of both.” —Maclean’s “[A] fascinating...almost infallibly instructive read.” —The Wall Street Journal An insightful and perspective-shifting new book, from a celebrated journalist, about reclaiming identity and revealing the surprising history of the Muslim diaspora in the west—from the establishment of Canada’s first mosque through to the long-lasting effects of 9/11 and the devastating Quebec City mosque shooting. Discover the book that is sparking conversation from Brazil to Canada’s icy North. “Until recently, Muslim identity was imposed on me. But I feel different about my religious heritage in the era of ISIS and Trumpism, Rohingya and Uyghur genocides, ethnonationalism and misinformation. I’m compelled to reclaim the thing that makes me a target. I’ve begun to examine Islam closely with an eye for how it has shaped my values, politics, and connection to my roots. No doubt, Islam has a place within me. But do I have a place within it?” Omar Mouallem grew up in a Muslim household, but always questioned the role of Islam in his life. As an adult, he used his voice to criticize what he saw as the harms of organized religion. But none of that changed the way others saw him. Now, as a father, he fears the challenges his children will no doubt face as Western nations become increasingly nativist and hostile toward their heritage. In Praying to the West, Mouallem explores the unknown history of Islam across the Americas, traveling to thirteen unique mosques in search of an answer to how this religion has survived and thrived so far from the place of its origin. From California to Quebec, and from Brazil to Canada’s icy north, he meets the members of fascinating communities, all of whom provide different perspectives on what it means to be Muslim. Along this journey he comes to understand that Islam has played a fascinating role in how the Americas were shaped—from industrialization to the changing winds of politics. And he also discovers that there may be a place for Islam in his own life, particularly as a father, even if he will never be a true believer. Original, insightful, and beautifully told, Praying to the West reveals a secret history of home and the struggle for belonging taking place in towns and cities across the Americas, and points to a better, more inclusive future for everyone.

How to Be More Tree

How to Be More Tree
Author: Potter Gift
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 0593139178
ISBN 13: 9780593139172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be More Tree Book Review:

A beautifully illustrated celebration of the wisdom of trees and what they can teach us about everyday life, from basking in the sun to weathering the storm. This sweet and informative book brings together fifty-nine universal life lessons taken from the infinite wisdom of trees. As you learn about dozens of trees, from the Acai palm to the Yoshino cherry, you'll find that their means of survival are not so different from ours. The juniper tree proves that it's possible to flourish anywhere as long as we put down strong roots. A mountain hemlock finds strength basking in the sun while a black walnut's sturdiness comes from its thick, steely core. The hawthorn demonstrates resilience as it adapts to strong winds and storms by finding balance in its roots. Trees have many more lessons to offer, from letting go of the past, to branching out, to resisting the urge to overstretch ourselves. With detailed illustrations and advice for lifelong happiness, How to Be More Tree is an essential companion for all those moments when we're having trouble seeing the forest for the trees.

The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book
Author: Victor H. Green
Publsiher: Colchis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Negro Motorist Green Book Book Review:

The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

Inward

Inward
Author: Yung Pueblo
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1449498809
ISBN 13: 9781449498801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inward Book Review:

From poet, meditator, and speaker Yung Pueblo, comes a collection of poetry and prose that explores the movement from self-love to unconditional love, the power of letting go, and the wisdom that comes when we truly try to know ourselves. It serves as a reminder to the reader that healing, transformation, and freedom are possible.

Red Skin White Masks

Red Skin  White Masks
Author: Glen Sean Coulthard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781452942421
ISBN 13: 1452942420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Skin White Masks Book Review:

Over the past forty years, recognition has become the dominant mode of negotiation and decolonization between the nation-state and Indigenous nations in North America. The term OC recognitionOCO shapes debates over Indigenous cultural distinctiveness, Indigenous rights to land and self-government, and Indigenous peoplesOCO right to benefit from the development of their lands and resources. In a work of critically engaged political theory, Glen Sean Coulthard challenges recognition as a method of organizing difference and identity in liberal politics, questioning the assumption that contemporary difference and past histories of destructive colonialism between the state and Indigenous peoples can be reconciled through a process of acknowledgment. Beyond this, Coulthard examines an alternative politicsOCoone that seeks to revalue, reconstruct, and redeploy Indigenous cultural practices based on self-recognition rather than on seeking appreciation from the very agents of colonialism. Coulthard demonstrates how a OC place-basedOCO modification of Karl MarxOCOs theory of OC primitive accumulationOCO throws light on IndigenousOCostate relations in settler-colonial contexts and how Frantz FanonOCOs critique of colonial recognition shows that this relationship reproduces itself over time. This framework strengthens his exploration of the ways that the politics of recognition has come to serve the interests of settler-colonial power. In addressing the core tenets of Indigenous resistance movements, like Red Power and Idle No More, Coulthard offers fresh insights into the politics of active decolonization. "

Keeping You a Secret

Keeping You a Secret
Author: Julie Anne Peters
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-07-31
ISBN 10: 0316025755
ISBN 13: 9780316025751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping You a Secret Book Review:

National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters delivers a moving, modern classic love story with a coming out theme -- now with a fresh, redesigned cover! With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least, it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece and Holland have undeniable feelings for each other, but how will others react to their developing relationship? This moving love story between two girls is for fans of Nancy Garden's classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. With her characteristic humor and breezy style, Peters has captured the compelling emotions of young love.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Author: Shoshana Zuboff
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 1610395700
ISBN 13: 9781610395700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Book Review:

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit -- at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future -- if we let it.

Sugar in the Blood

Sugar in the Blood
Author: Andrea Stuart
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0307474542
ISBN 13: 9780307474544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sugar in the Blood Book Review:

Presents a history of the interdependence of sugar, slavery, and colonial settlement in the New World through the story of the author's ancestors, exploring the myriad connections between sugar cultivation and her family's identity, genealogy, and financial stability.

Celebrity Mad

Celebrity Mad
Author: Brett Kahr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN 10: 0429798482
ISBN 13: 9780429798481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celebrity Mad Book Review:

This short book by Professor Brett Kahr provides a psychoanalytic understanding of fame and celebrity in the early twenty-first century, building upon the bedrock foundations of the Freudian corpus. The book is divided into six chapters. Chapter One explores the psychology of the celebrity, questioning narcissistic and exhibitionist psychopathology, while Chapter Two examines the psychological state of those of who revel in the fame of others and in celebrity culture more broadly, and offers a discussion of the "Celebrity Worship Syndrome". Chapter Three provides a very brief history of the concept of celebrity itself, arguing that, contrary to popular opinion, the culture of celebrification cannot be blamed on twenty-first-century media moguls, but, rather, that such a preoccupation with famous personalities can be traced back to ancient times and demonstrates the need to broaden our analysis to include the role of deep, unconscious psychological forces. In Chapter Four, Kahr reviews some important theoretical concepts advanced by Freud and Winnicott, which provide an important foundation for the psychoanalytic study of fame, while Chapter Five provides a more comprehensive theory of the unconscious psychological roots of the need to worship fame and to seek it, drawing upon a multitude of sources, ranging from psychoanalytic theory and developmental psychological research, to film, archaeology, and, perhaps surprisingly, the history of infanticide. The book concludes, in Chapter Six, by studying the psychodynamics of celebrity and fame, arguing that being recognised by one’s family and friends in the intimate context of home life may well be the very best way to become a celebrity. Celebrity Mad outlines a psychoanalytic theory of the roots of our obsession with fame. It will be of great interest to psychoanalytic practitioners and researchers, as well as to readers interested in the psychology of fame.

Nineteen Eighty Four 1984

Nineteen Eighty Four  1984
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-06
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PKEY:SMP2300000063301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nineteen Eighty Four 1984 Book Review:

1984 is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime lead by The Party. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. . . Other well known utopias and distopias: Plato - The Republic, Thomas More - Utopia, Tommaso Campanella - The City of the Sun, Frances Bacon - The New Atlantis, Edward Bellamy - Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887, Jack London - The Iron Heel, Evgeny Zamiatin - We, George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four, Aldous Leonard Huxley - Brave New World