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Everybody: A Book about Freedom

Everybody: A Book about Freedom (Hardback)

By Laing, Olivia

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The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhel...m Reich to explore gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement. Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of Joseph McCarthy's America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century--among them Nina Simone, Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag, and Malcolm X. Arriving at a moment in which basic bodily rights are once again imperiled, Everybody is an investigation into the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.
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ISBN 9780393608779
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393608779
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Laing, Olivia
Category Literary Studies: General
World History: From C 1900 -
Philosophy Of Mind
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 323
Weight 530g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Body image, Freedom, Human rights movements, Human body - Social aspects
NBS Text History of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade