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Call them by their true names : American crises (and essays) / Rebecca Solnit.

Solnit, Rebecca, (author.).

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Summary:

"Changing the world means changing the story, the names, and the language with which we describe it. Calling things by their true names cuts through the lies that excuse, disguise, avoid, or encourage inaction, indifference, obliviousness in the face of injustice and violence. 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."--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 306.0973 SOL 2018 (Text) 33892100564070 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/02/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608463299
  • ISBN: 160846329X
  • ISBN: 9781608469468
  • ISBN: 1608469468
  • Physical Description: 188 pages ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2018.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword: Politics and the American language -- Armpit wax -- I. Electoral catastrophes: The loneliness of Donald Trump ; Coda (July 16, 2018) ; Milestones in misogyny ; Twenty million missing storytellers -- II. American emotions: Ideology of isolation ; Naïve cynicism ; Facing the furies ; Preaching to the choir -- III. American edges: Climate change is violence ; Blood on the foundation ; Death by gentrification : the killing of Alex Nieto and the savaging of San Francisco ; No way in, no way out ; Bird in a cage : visiting Jarvis Masters on death row ; Coda: Case dismissed ; The monument wars ; Eight million ways to belong ; The light from Standing Rock -- IV. Possibilities: Break the story ; Hope in grief ; In praise of indirect consequences.
Summary, etc.:
"Changing the world means changing the story, the names, and the language with which we describe it. Calling things by their true names cuts through the lies that excuse, disguise, avoid, or encourage inaction, indifference, obliviousness in the face of injustice and violence. 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Social justice > United States.
Social action > United States.
Political culture > United States > History > 21st century.
Social problems > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-
Genre: Essays.

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