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Our Enemies in Blue
4.38
IN-FUCKING-CREDIBLE! As I was writing a 50+ page report on the history of rochester's police accountability systems, I had the pleasure of finally get ...more
Jun 2015
Jul 27, 2015
 
Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates
3.82
what a huge book--i got through it though. Johns did an admirable job in this 10 year + history of intellectual property wars. there is an incredible ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 20, 2013
 
The Consumer Society Reader
3.69
This is a book that I started years ago and finally finished! A fascinating anthology looking at consumption from multiple angles. There are some wond ...more
Mar 2014
May 11, 2014
 
Filtering the News: Essays on Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda Model
3.00
As an independent journalist working with other media makers and journalists in the collective context of Rochester Indymedia, this book gave some awe ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 31, 2014
 
Radical Mass Media Criticism: A Cultural Genealogy
4.17
An amazing anthology of critical media thinkers dating back before the Frankfurt school. Very interesting stuff. Almost done!!

10/9/08:

2 chapters left.
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Sep 29, 2008
 
Good Enough for Grandpa
1.50
Hmmmm... while I may have thought there was perhaps something to Smugtown, Good Enough is just bad. I'm probably too young to get the allusions he mak ...more
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Jul 01, 2009
 
Public Rape: Representing Violation in Fiction and Film
4.00
I found this book to be well researched--at least coming from someone without an academic background in texts regarding film and feminism--and a prett ...more
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Feb 27, 2009
 
The Culture Industry
4.02
Wonderful. Had some weird fucked up nightmares reading this book, but what i was able to grasp got me thinking and that's awesome! I really appreciate ...more
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Jan 12, 2010
 
Revolt, She Said
4.11
I haven't read any of Kristeva's theory, but this book was an a great entre into how she talks about her work and ideas. I appreciated it for that and ...more
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Nov 27, 2009
 
The Stars Down to Earth and other Essays
3.81
An interesting and hard to read set of essays about certain aspects of American culture. It makes my head hurt. I really enjoyed Adorno's critique of ...more
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Dec 26, 2009
 
Direct Action: An Ethnography
4.08
Jesus Fucking Christ! This was a marathon book for me. Took over a year to read with a 6 month break. BUT what wonder--what treasures--what gold!! I l ...more
May 13, 2010
Oct 21, 2009
 
Rum, Sodomy and the Lash: Piracy, Sexuality, and Masculine Identity
3.56
An interesting thesis with evidence to back it up. I enjoy the campy/dandy aspect of piracy rather than a Hollywood-ized version that creates pirates ...more
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Dec 21, 2007
 
Jane Sexes It Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire
3.93
I loved this book. It's hot! Some really good essays asking some really good questions about sex and feminism. When I read this, I really needed to re ...more
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Dec 23, 2007
 
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
3.72
One of the best books I've ever read. Schlosser examines so many different aspects of the fast food industry that what you get is a very complete and ...more
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Dec 18, 2007
 
Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis
4.16
One of the most cogent and accessible reads on the prison industrial complex that I've read to date. Parenti is awesome! This book discusses the rise ...more
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Dec 28, 2007
 
The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
4.21
An awesome book from INCITE! It was a really great read especially during a time when an organization I was working with was deciding to reclaim its i ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
Abortion without Apology: A Radical History for the 1990s
4.18
An amazing book about radical abortion activists and their different struggles with the state, liberals, conservatives, and the general milieu of poli ...more
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Jan 06, 2008
 
The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction
4.03
I definitely enjoyed it. It forced me to do some mental push-ups which is actually really good. I felt like there was a lot to be gleaned from it but, ...more
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Jan 26, 2008
 
Lies My Teacher Told Me
3.94
From what I recall a pretty good book outlining the hyper-nationalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, Eurocentrism, and outright lies spewed in a study ...more
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Nov 12, 2008
 
The Bicycle In Life, Love, War, And Literature
4.50
One of my favorite books on bicycles and the history that surrounds them. McGonagle has a highly amusing and accessible writing style and filled me wi ...more
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Dec 21, 2007
 
Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP: Informed Revolt, 1996-2007
4.20
Pretty awesome anthology of articles from the now dormant LiP (maga)zine. Some of the pieces were just ok, but a lot of them were articulate and edgy. ...more
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Sep 29, 2008
 
Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex
3.96
Awesome!
Mar 13, 2008
Jan 14, 2008
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