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Introvert vegan anarchist. I read mostly fantasy and science fiction books. I can lend you most of the books I've read, as epub.

Languages: DE, EN.

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reading tofu reviewed Weiße Weiblichkeiten

Detaillierter Einblick in deutsche Kolonialgeschichte

5 star

Die Autorin beschreibt ausführlich, wie sich im Zuge europäischer Kolonisierung Südamerikas und vor allem Afrikas koloniale Diskurse im deutschen Reich formierten und von den damaligen Frauenbewegungen mitgestaltet wurden. Hierbei werden stets die Positionen verschiedener Verbände herausgestellt und die Konstruktion von "Rassen", meist in Verbindung mit Geschlechterfragen, detailliert beschrieben. Der Fokus liegt auf der Vereinnahmung Namibias ("Deutsch-Südwestafrika") und wie die Rolle …

Weiße Weiblichkeiten (German language, 2007, Transcript)

4.5 stars

Weiße Weiblichkeiten by Anette Dietrich

Welche Bedeutung hatte der deutsche Kolonialismus für die deutsche Gesellschaft und die Ausformung nationaler Identität? Welche Positionen vertraten weiße deutsche Frauen zum Kolonialismus und wie partizipierten Frauen unterschiedlicher politischer Couleur – von kolonialen Frauenverbänden bis hin zur radikalen Frauenbewegung – an der deutschen Expansion und Kolonialpolitik?

Unter Einbezug der Postcolonial und Critical Whiteness Studies untersucht diese Studie die Wirkmächtigkeit des …

tastytea wants to read Mobilizing Black Germany

Mobilizing Black Germany (2020, University of Illinois Press)

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Mobilizing Black Germany by Tiffany N. Florvil

In the 1980s and 1990s, Black German women began to play significant roles in challenging the discrimination in their own nation and abroad. Their grassroots organizing, writings, and political and cultural activities nurtured innovative traditions, ideas, and practices. These strategies facilitated new, often radical bonds between people from disparate backgrounds across the Black Diaspora. Tiffany N. Florvil examines the role …

tastytea wants to read A Psalm for the Wild-Built

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (hardcover, 2021, Tordotcom)

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend.

One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise …

tastytea rated Come Tumbling Down

5 star

Come Tumbling Down (E-book, 2020, Tom Doherty Associates)

5 star

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

The fifth installment in Seanan McGuire's award-winning, bestselling Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones

When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister--whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous …

tastytea rated In an Absent Dream

4 star

In an Absent Dream (E-book, 2019, Tom Doherty Associates)

4 star

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's …

tastytea rated Beneath the Sugar Sky

5 star

Beneath the Sugar Sky (2018, Tom Doherty Associates)

5 star

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

Beneath the Sugar Sky, the third book in McGuire's Wayward Children series, returns to Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children in a standalone contemporary fantasy for fans of all ages. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the "real" world. When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West's …

tastytea rated Down among the sticks and bones

5 star

Down among the sticks and bones (2017, Tom Doherty Associates)

3.5 stars

Down among the sticks and bones by Seanan McGuire

"Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children ... Jacqueline was her mother's perfect daughter--polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it's because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline. Jillian was her father's perfect daughter--adventurous, …

tastytea rated Every Heart a Doorway

5 star

Every Heart a Doorway (2016, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom)

5 star

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced... they change a person. The …

tastytea commented on Semiosis

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Tiny moth-winged lizards! 😍

Semiosis (E-book, 2018, Tom Doherty Associates)

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Semiosis by Sue Burke

Human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance in Semiosis, a character driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke.

Forced to land on a planet they aren't prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape – trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison …

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Semiosis (E-book, 2018, Tom Doherty Associates)

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Semiosis by Sue Burke

Human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance in Semiosis, a character driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke.

Forced to land on a planet they aren't prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape – trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison …

tastytea reviewed How Nonviolence Protects the State

Interesting, but too polemic and disingenuous

3 star

I would not recommend this book to people who want to understand the split between advocates for “nonviolence” and advocates for diversity of tactics, because the author sometimes disingenuously puts things in people's mouths. It is however helpful as a reference in arguments, since it contains a lot of recent-historical (USA-centric) examples.

In the first chapters the author attacks, often …

How Nonviolence Protects the State (Paperback, 2006, South End Press)

3 star

How Nonviolence Protects the State by Peter Gelderloos

Since the civil rights era, the doctrine of nonviolence has enjoyed near-universal acceptance by the US Left. Today protest is often shaped by cooperation with state authorities—even organizers of rallies against police brutality apply for police permits, and anti-imperialists usually stop short of supporting self-defense and armed resistance. How Nonviolence Protects the State challenges the belief that nonviolence is the …

tastytea quoted How Nonviolence Protects the State

I won’t say that armed struggle is an ideological necessity, but for many people in many places it does become a necessity to overthrow, or simply defend against, the state. It would be wonderful if most people did not have to go through a process of armed struggle to liberate themselves, and, given the extent to which economies and governments are integrated globally these days, a good many governments might easily collapse if they were already weakened by spreading waves of global revolt. But some people will have to experience armed struggle, some have to even now, and it would be unforgivable if our strategy for revolution banked on the certainty that other people will die in bloody conflicts while we remain safe.

How Nonviolence Protects the State by Peter Gelderloos

How Nonviolence Protects the State (Paperback, 2006, South End Press)

3 star

How Nonviolence Protects the State by Peter Gelderloos

Since the civil rights era, the doctrine of nonviolence has enjoyed near-universal acceptance by the US Left. Today protest is often shaped by cooperation with state authorities—even organizers of rallies against police brutality apply for police permits, and anti-imperialists usually stop short of supporting self-defense and armed resistance. How Nonviolence Protects the State challenges the belief that nonviolence is the …