17 December 2009

Non-fiction writers

Viviane Namaste said: “autobiography is the only discourse in which transsexuals are permitted to speak”.  Obviously this is not true.  There are loads of books, including three by Namaste herself, on transiness in general, apart from autobiography.

But trans persons have other interests.   Here are a few books on other topics.   You may find this a useful list for gift giving or for buying for oneself in this the season of Yule-Saturnalia.

Please feel free to add to this list by using the Comments feature.
  • Jan Morris. The Pax Britannica Trilogy. London:Faber and Faber, 1968.  The three separate volumes: Heaven’s Command, Pax Britannica and Farewell the Trumpets are also available in many different editions.  Morris has written more books than many people have read.  The Trilogy is one of the more readable histories of the British Empire. 

  • Sabrina Ramet. Rocking the State: Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia. Boulder: Westview Press, 1994.
  • Allucquere Rosanne Stone. The war of desire and technology at the close of the mechanical age. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1995. 

  • Joan Roughgarden, Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist. Island Press. 2006. 

  • Deirdre N. McCloskey. The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. 

  • William Burke , Christina Kahrl, and Steven Goldman. Baseball Prospectus 2009: The Essential Guide to the 2009 Baseball Season. New York: Plume, 2009.

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