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Gary D. Keller, Mary Erickson, Kaytie Johnson, and Joaquin Alvarado Authors- CONTEMPORARY CHICANA AND CHICANO ART: ARTISTS, WORKS, CULTURE, AND EDUCATION

      CONTEMPORARY CHICANA AND CHICANO ART: ARTISTS, WORKS, CULTURE, AND EDUCATION

      by Gary D. Keller, Mary Erickson, Kaytie Johnson, and Joaquin Alvarado

      Hailed as one of the most comprehensive books ever produced about contemporary Chicana/o art, this two-volume set features more than 600 works in vivid color.  These are the first volumes in the Bilingual Review Press art series 

      642 pp   9″12″   cloth cloth   $80.00/2-vol set   ISBN 978-1-931010-14-6

      paper   $45.00/2 vol. set   ISBN 978-1-931010-14-6

      boxed set (slipcased)   cloth   $90.00/2-vol. set   ISBN 978-1-931010-11-5 

      Bilingual Review Press 

      1-866-965-3867

      www,asu.edu/brp

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Raoul Vaneigem Author- THE REVOLUTION OF EVERYDAY LIFE

THE REVOLUTION OF EVERYDAY LIFE

by Raoul Vaneigem

translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith

Originally published just months before the May 1968 upheavals in France, Raoul Veneigem’s  THE REVOLUTION OF EVERYDAY LIFE offered a lyrical and aphoristic critique of the “society o the spectacle” from the point of view of individual experience.  Whereas Guy Debord’s masterful analysis of the new historical conditions that triggered the uprising of the 1960s armed the revolutionaries of the time with theory, Vaneigem’s book described their feelings of desperation directly, and armed them with “formulations capable of firing pointblank on our enemies.”

“I realize,” writes Vaneigem in his introduction, “that I have given subjective will an easy time in this book, but let no one reproach me conditions of the contemporary world advance the cause of the subjectivity day after day.”

Vaneigem names and defines the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society: survival rather than life, a call to sacrifice, the cultivation of false needs, the dictatorship of the commodity, subjection to social roles, and above all the replacement of God by the Economy.  and in the second part of his book, “Reversal of Perspective,” he explores the countervailing impulses that, in true dialectical fashion, persist within the deepest alienation: creativity, spontaneity, poetry, and the path from isolation to communication and participation.  For “to desire a different life is already that life in the making” and “fulfillment is expressed in the singular but conjugated in the plural.”

This new edition of THE REVOLUTION OF EVERYDAY LIFE has been reviewed and corrected by the translator and contains a new preface addressed to English-language readers by Raoul Vaneigem.  The book is the first of several translation of works by Vaneigem that PM plans to publish in uniform volumes.  Vaneigem’s classic work is to be followed by THE KNIGHT, THE LADY, THE DEVIL, AND DEATH (originally published in 2003) and THE INHUMANITY OF RELIGION (originally published in 2000).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Raoul Vaneigem was born in 1934 and grew up in the wake of World War ll in a working-class, socialist, and anticlerical milieu.  He studied Romance philology at the Free University of Brussels and embarked on a teaching career that he later abandoned in favor of writing.  In late 1960, Vaneigem was introduced to Guy Debord by Henri Lefebvre, and soon after he joined the Situationist International, which Debord and his comrades-in-arms had founded not long before.  He remained in the group throughout the decade of the 1960s.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

Born in Manchester, England, Donald Nicholson-Smith is a longtime resident of New York City.  As a young man he was a member of the Situationist International, and his translations include Guy Debord’s THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE (Zone) and Henri Lefebvre’s THE PRODUCTION OF SPACE (Blackwell), as well as works by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Thierry Jonquet, and Paco Ignacio Taibo II

978-1-60486-213-3   $20.00   6×9   Paperback.  304 Pages   Philosophy/Politics

PM Press

http://www.pmpress.org

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Idris Lahore Author- THE THREE SECRETS OF REIKI TAO TE QI THE ORIGINAL TEACHING OF MASTER HUANG ZHEN HUI

THE THREE SECRETS OF REIKI TAO TE QI  THE ORIGINAL TEACHING OF MASTER HUANG ZHEN HUI

by Idris Lahore

ISBN978-1-594477-362-4

$15.99  pb

224 pages  8×10  151 b&w photographs

Reiki originated with Chen Yen masters who called it Tao Te Chi.  This illustrated guide reveals the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-degree initiations transmitted by Idris Lahore by his grandfather, a student of Master Huang Zhen Hui.

Inner Traditions Bear & Company

To order call 1-800-246-8648

http://www.InnerTraditions.com

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Dave Pratt Author- DAVE PRATT BEHIND THE MIC: 30 YEARS IN RADIO

DAVE PRATT BEHIND THE MIC: 30 YEARS IN RADIO

by Dave Pratt

Occasionally tear-jerking, sometimes funny, always sincere   DAVE PRATT BEHIND THE MIC: 30 YEARS IN RADIO shares Pratt’s journey from small-town boy to award-winning radio host.  Pratt’s memoir, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, also details his triumphant battle with cancer.

ISBN 978-58985-109-2

$30.00  Hardcover

http://www.DavePrattBook.com

Five Star publications

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