Reviews of books I have read, cover to cover, and occasional essays on more or less academic topics. Copies of my own books are available at Blackwells.co.uk searchable with "Trevor Pateman" or from the usual suspects. I also have an academia.edu page.
about to embark on a project that involves revisiting the classic texts of
second-wave feminism, and I’m planning to begin with a book I haven’t read
since I was 20: Shulamith Firestone’sThe
Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution, an ambitious
attempt at what its author called “a materialist view of history based on sex
itself”. My new book isThe
Best I Can Do(degree zero), a collection of short essays in which
the philosopher-turned-stamp-dealer Trevor Pateman reflects on everything from
bus passes to the semiotics of lipstick – and whether scholarship should be a
hobby rather than a salaried occupation.