Reviews of books I have read, cover to cover, and in addition occasional essays on more or less academic topics. All my own books are available on Amazon - take a look! - and the most recent ones are on discounted price sale at blackwells.co.uk - go directly to their website for current offers.For a Free Book Offer see my post here of 25 August 2020.
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.