Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)

By: Solnit, Rebecca

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National Book Award Longlist Kirkus Prize Finalist

"Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading." --The New Republic

"Solnit's exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy." --Elle

Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books, including the international bestseller Men Explain Things to Me. Called "the voice of the resistance" by the New York Times, she has emerged as an essential guide to our times, through her incisive commentary on feminism, violence, ecology, hope, and everything in between.

In this powerful and wide-ranging collection, Solnit turns her attention to battles over meaning, place, language, and belonging at the heart of the defining crises of our time. She explores the way emotions shape political life, electoral politics, police shootings and gentrification, the life of an extraordinary man on death row, the pipeline protest at Standing Rock, and the existential threat posed by climate change.

The work of changing the world sometimes requires changing the story, the names, and inventing or popularizing new names and terms and phrases. Calling things by their true names can also cut through the lies that excuse, disguise, avoid, or encourage inaction, indifference, obliviousness in the face of injustice and violence.

Title: Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)

Author Name: Solnit, Rebecca

Categories: Haymarket,

Publisher: Haymarket Books: September 2018

ISBN Number: 1608469468

ISBN Number 13: 9781608469468

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 371566