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Skeef - Wat Jy Van LGBTIQ-wees Wil Weet (Afrikaans, Paperback): Renaldo Schwarp Skeef - Wat Jy Van LGBTIQ-wees Wil Weet (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Renaldo Schwarp
R195 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R50 (26%) In stock

In Skeef deel mediapersoonlikheid Renaldo Schwarp op sy kenmerkend spitvondige manier praktiese advies en verhale oor alle aspekte van gay-wees.

Uitkom, boelies, liefdesverhoudings, skooldae, universiteitsjare, ouers, verteenwoordiging, seksualiteit, geloof - geen onderwerp is taboe nie. Schwarp fokus op die leefwÍreld van LGBTIQ+-Suid-Afrikaners, plaas dit in internasionale en historiese kontekste en bied 'n woordeskat. Schwarp vertel sy eie storie. Hy klop ook aan by bekendes soos Rian van Heerden, Marc Lottering, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Boer Damian en Joe Foster om 'n genuanseerde beeld van eietydse gay-wees te skets.

In 'n onthutsend eerlike hoofstuk vertel sy ma, Verenia, van die uitdagings van gaykindgrootmaak. Die raakvatters agter die gewilde Mannetjiesvrou-podsending verwelkom jou ook in die voorkamer van die lesbiŽr.

Selfs al is dinge soms moeiliker vir LGBTIQ-mense, dra Skeef 'n boodskap van hoop oor vir gay mense, hul ouers en bondgenote. Selfaanvaarding, outentisiteit, gesonde verhoudings en geluk is gays beskore - hierdie boek vertel hoe.

Mission Of Malice - My Exodus From KwaSizabantu (Paperback): Erika Bornman Mission Of Malice - My Exodus From KwaSizabantu (Paperback)
Erika Bornman 7
R250 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R65 (26%) In stock

In the 1980s, Erika Bornman’s family join, and ultimately move to, KwaSizabantu, a Christian mission based in KwaZulu-Natal, which is touted as a nirvana, founded on egalitarian values. But something sinister lurks beneath ‘the place where people are helped’.

Life at KwaSizabantu is hard. Christianity is used to justify harsh punishments and congregants are forced to repent for their sins. Threats of physical violence ensure adherence to stringent rules. Parents are pitted against children. Friendships are discouraged. Isolated and alone, Erika lives in constant fear of eternal damnation.

At 17, her grooming at the hands of a senior mission counsellor begins. For the next five years, KwaSizabantu wages emotional, psychological and sexual warfare on her, until, finally, she manages to break free and walk away at the age of 21.

Escaping a restrictive religious community is difficult, but rehabilitation into ‘normal’ life after a decade of ritual humiliation, brainwashing and abuse is much more painful, as Erika soon discovers. She cannot ignore her knowledge of the grievous human-rights abuses being committed at KwaSizabantu, and so she embarks on a quest to expose the atrocities. With her help, News24 launches a seven-month investigation, culminating in a podcast that will go on to win the internationally renowned One World Media Award for Radio and Podcast in 2021.

In Mission of Malice: My Exodus from KwaSizabantu, Erika chronicles her journey from a fearful young girl to a fierce activist determined to do whatever it takes to save future generations and find personal redemption and self-acceptance.

The Storm Is Upon Us - How QAnon Became A Movement, Cult And Conspiracy Theory Of Everything (Paperback): Mike Rothschild The Storm Is Upon Us - How QAnon Became A Movement, Cult And Conspiracy Theory Of Everything (Paperback)
Mike Rothschild
R355 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R106 (30%) In stock

In 2017, President Trump made a cryptic remark at a gathering of military officials, describing it as 'the calm before the storm'-then refused to explain himself to puzzled journalists. But on internet message boards, a mysterious poster called 'Q Clearance Patriot' began an elaboration all of their own.

Q's wild yarn hinted at a vast conspiracy that satisfied the deepest desires of MAGA-America. None of Q's predictions came to pass. But did that stop people from clinging to every word, expanding Q's mythology, and promoting it ever more widely? No.

Conspiracy culture expert Mike Rothschild is uniquely equipped to explain QAnon, from the cults that first fed into it, to its embrace by Trump and the right-wing media. With families torn apart and with the Capitol under attack, he argues that mocking the madness of QAnon will get us nowhere. Instead, he argues that QAnon tells us everything we need to know about global fear after Trump-and that we need to understand it now, because it's not going away.

Better To Have Gone - Love, Death and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville (Hardcover): Akash Kapur Better To Have Gone - Love, Death and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville (Hardcover)
Akash Kapur
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Beautifully written and structured, deeply moving, and realised in wise, thoughtful, chiselled prose... it is that rarity: a genuine non-fiction classic' William Dalrymple A spellbinding story about love, faith, the search for utopia - and the often devastating cost of idealism. It's the late 1960s, and two lovers converge on an arid patch of earth in South India. John Walker is the handsome scion of a powerful East Coast American family. Diane Maes is a beautiful hippie from Belgium. They have come to build a new world - Auroville, an international utopian community for thousands of people. Their faith is strong, the future bright. So how do John and Diane end up dying two decades later, on the same day, on a cracked concrete floor in a thatch hut by a remote canyon? This is the mystery Akash Kapur sets out to solve in Better to Have Gone, and it carries deep personal resonance: Diane and John were the parents of Akash's wife, Auralice. Akash and Auralice grew up in Auroville; like the rest of their community, they never really understood those deaths. In 2004, Akash and Auralice return to Auroville from New York, where they have been living with John's family. As they re-establish themselves, along with their two sons, in the community, they must confront the ghosts of those distant deaths. Slowly, they come to understand how the tragic individual fates of John and Diane intersected with the collective history of their town. Better to Have Gone is a book about the human cost of our age-old quest for a more perfect world. It probes the under-explored yet universal idea of utopia, and it portrays in vivid detail the daily life of one utopian community. Richly atmospheric and filled with remarkable characters, spread across time and continents, this is narrative writing of the highest order - a heartbreaking, unforgettable story.

Black Widows - 'I could not put it down!' MARIAN KEYES (Paperback): Cate Quinn Black Widows - 'I could not put it down!' MARIAN KEYES (Paperback)
Cate Quinn
R195 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R39 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Blake Nelson had three perfect wives. Until one of them killed him. 'An exquisite murder mystery' CHRISTINA DALCHER 'Atmospheric and addictive' THE SUN 'I could not put it down... I loved it!' MARIAN KEYES ***** Blake's dead. His wife killed him. The question is... which one? Rachel, Emily and Tina have nothing in common - except that they share a husband and a homestead. When their beloved Blake is found dead under the desert sun, the questions pile up. But none of the widows know who would want to kill a good man like their husband. At least, that's what they'll tell the police... ***** READERS AND CRITICS LOVE THE WIDOWS: 'Three wives, three motives, three utterly compelling stories' ELLY GRIFFITHS 'Oh, my, can this author write women!' NEW YORK TIMES 'Intense, gripping, superb' WILL DEAN 'A compelling read with a very dark heart' OBSERVER 'A brilliant joyride in the company of three unforgettable women - a hugely enjoyable and original mystery with real heart' JANE CASEY 'A sly, contemporary crime masterpiece. I loved it.' ADRIAN MCKINTY

Geisha of Gion - The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha (Paperback, Reissue): Mineko Iwasaki, Rande Brown Geisha of Gion - The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha (Paperback, Reissue)
Mineko Iwasaki, Rande Brown 1
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The extraordinary, bestselling memoir from Japan's foremost geisha. 'A glimpse into the exotic, mysterious, tinged-with-eroticism world of the almost mythical geisha' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail '[An] eloquent and innovative memoir' The Times 'I can identify the exact moment when things began to change. It was a cold winter afternoon. I had just turned three.' Emerging shyly from her hiding place, Mineko encounters Madam Oima, the formidable proprietress of a prolific geisha house in Gion. Madam Oima is mesmerised by the child's black hair and black eyes: she has found her successor. And so Mineko is gently, but firmly, prised away from her parents to embark on an extraordinary profession, of which she will become the best. But even if you are exquisitely beautiful and the darling of the okiya, the life of a geisha is one of gruelling demands. And Mineko must first contend with her bitterly jealous sister who is determined to sabotage her success . . . Captivating and poignant, Geisha of Gion tells of Mineko's ascendancy to fame and her ultimate decision to leave the profession she found so constricting. After centuries of mystery Mineko is the only geisha to speak out. This is the true story she has long wanted to tell and the one that the West has long wanted to hear.

Lost And Found In Johannesburg (Paperback): Mark Gevisser Lost And Found In Johannesburg (Paperback)
Mark Gevisser 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

When Mark Gevisser was a little boy, growing up in a apartheid South Africa, he was obsessed with maps, and with the Holmden’s Registry, Johannesburg’s Street Guide, in particular. He played a game called “Dispatcher” with this eccentric guide, transporting himself across the city into places that would otherwise be forbidden him. It was through “Dispatcher” that he discovered apartheid, by realising that he could not find an access route to the neighbouring township of Alexandra, and later, by realising that Soweto was not mapped at all.

This was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with maps and with photographs, and what they tell us about borders and boundaries: how we define ourselves by staying within them, or by transgressing them.

Johannesburg is a place of edges and boundaries; no place for a flaneur: this book is Gevisser's account of getting lost in his home town, and then finding himself, and then getting lost again, as a gay Jewish South African who was raised under apartheid and who became an adult and married a man of a different race as the country moved towards freedom.

Using maps and memories, photographs and stories, Lost And Found In Johannesburg presents a new way of understanding race and sexuality, heritage and otherness. If Gevisser transcended boundaries by playing “Dispatcher” as a boy, his own boundaries were brutally ruptured when he was attacked in a home invasion in January 2012, while completing this book.

Lost And Found In Johannesburg is the story of that journey.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way - Discover the 1960s trend for buying land on a Greek island and building a house. How hard... A Funny Thing Happened On The Way - Discover the 1960s trend for buying land on a Greek island and building a house. How hard could it be...? (Paperback)
Nancy Spain
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The superb classic memoir from a dazzlingly eccentric and endlessly fascinating author and feminist icon - a woman very much ahead of her time - including her time spent on the glorious island of Skiathos 'A happy, hilarious book' Daily Express Nancy Spain was one of the most celebrated - and notorious - writers and broadcasters of the 50s and 60s. Witty, controversial and brilliant, she lived openly as a lesbian (sharing a household with her two lovers and their various children) and was frequently litigated against for her newspaper columns - Evelyn Waugh successfully sued her for libel... twice. Nancy Spain had a deep love of the Mediterranean. So it was no surprise when, in the 1960s, she decided to build a place of her own on the Greek island of Skiathos. With an impractical nature surpassed only by her passion for the project, and despite many obstacles, she gloriously succeeded. This classic memoir is infused with all Spain's chaotic brilliance, zest for life and single-minded pursuit of a life worth living. Perfect for fans of A PLACE IN THE SUN and ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY 'Full of fun, and that zest of intelligence that never left her' Sunday Times

FLEX - Reinventing Work for a Smarter, Happier Life (Paperback): Annie Auerbach FLEX - Reinventing Work for a Smarter, Happier Life (Paperback)
Annie Auerbach
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'A beguiling exploration of how flexibility can contribute to creativity, purpose and happiness.' Justine Roberts, founder of Mumsnet 'Straight-talking self-help... Inspiring words, practical help and a fresh way of seeing things that we'll be forcing on just about everyone we know.' Stylist 'A no-nonsense guide to thinking and behaving more flexibly in order to have a happier, better, less frenetic life' Marie Claire As featured in Sunday Times Style, Stella, Stylist, Grazia, The Sun, Bustle, Marie Claire Reinventing the rules for a smarter, happier life. Flex is a creative, rebellious way to live. It's about looking at routines (like the nine to five) and social norms (like women bearing the brunt of the 'emotional load' at home) and bending and re-shaping them. Flex is looking within and understanding yourself, your body and the patterns of your relationships, and working out how to live, earn money and be happy in a way that is perfect for you and your unique talents. Flex is knowing that the world is changing fast. The jobs we were trained for in school won't exist in a decade. The career ladder has been replaced with the portfolio. If you feel stuck, tired, not at your best, bored... this book is for you. If you are burning with ideas but stuck in an environment that squashes them... this book is for you. If you are a rebel at heart... this book is for you. Flex is reinventing the rules for a smarter, happier future.

Under the Camelthorn Tree - The Impact of Trauma on One Family (Paperback): Kate Nicholls Under the Camelthorn Tree - The Impact of Trauma on One Family (Paperback)
Kate Nicholls 1
R260 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Kate Nicholls left England to raise her five children in Botswana: an experience that would change each of their lives. Living on a shoestring in a lion conservation camp, Kate home-schools her family under a camelthorn tree while they also learn at first hand about the individual lives of wild lions. Their deep attachment to these magnificent animals is palpable. This contemporary, gritty and humorous memoir explores the shocking impact of PTSD on a close-knit family, and their eventual recovery. It is a timely book that shines a light on an aspect of sexual crime that is often shrouded in shame: children of parents with PTSD can suffer collateral damage. The character-driven narrative moves effectively across time and place, revealing the gradual fragmentation of a strong woman. Kate Nicholls pulls no punches and her passion to act as advocate for the secondary victims of trauma is expressed in raw, unsentimental prose. She skilfully counterbalances this with amusing insight into family life. She explores the universal challenges of child-rearing with wit and engaging honesty, offering an unsanitised insight into raising a family in the African bush. Kate Nicholls' tightly constructed narrative has received widespread praise and she made a much-acclaimed appearance at the Hay Festival with Jane Garvey in May 2019.

Wicked Enchantment - Selected Poems (Paperback): Wanda Coleman Wicked Enchantment - Selected Poems (Paperback)
Wanda Coleman; Edited by Terrance Hayes
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Essential reading' Roger Robinson 'Hateful and hilarious, heartbroke and hellbent' Mary Karr 'Sure, wise and devastating . . . a joy' Caleb Azumah Nelson 'Wanda Coleman is not just wickedly wise, she is transcendent' Washington Post Nobody wrote about police hassle like she did. Nobody wrote about making ends meet, about the history of the slave trade or the comedy of the daily grind, with the same breathtaking originality and brio; and few writers, before or since, have had the courage to write with such honesty about their everyday experience of life - and love - in an unjust world. This is the first ever UK publication of the poetry of Wanda Coleman: a beat-up, broke and Black woman who wrote with defiance, humour and clarity about her life on the margins, and who went overlooked by the establishment for decades - even as she was known colloquially as 'the unofficial poet laureate of Los Angeles'. Wicked Enchantment gathers 130 of Coleman's poems in a selection by Terrance Hayes. Funny, angry, endlessly alive and written with an immediacy and frankness that captivate, here is the essential work of a poet of fierce resistance and self-belief against the odds.

FLEX - The Modern Woman's Handbook (Hardcover): Annie Auerbach FLEX - The Modern Woman's Handbook (Hardcover)
Annie Auerbach 1
R268 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R56 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'A beguiling exploration of how flexibility can contribute to creativity, purpose and happiness.' Justine Roberts, founder of Mumsnet 'Straight-talking self-help... Inspiring words, practical help and a fresh way of seeing things that we'll be forcing on just about everyone we know.' Stylist 'A no-nonsense guide to thinking and behaving more flexibly in order to have a happier, better, less frenetic life' Marie Claire As featured in Sunday Times Style, Stella, Stylist, Grazia, The Sun, Bustle, Marie Claire Reinventing the rules for a smarter, happier life. Flex is a creative, rebellious way to live. It's about looking at routines (like the nine to five) and social norms (like women bearing the brunt of the 'emotional load' at home) and bending and re-shaping them. Flex is looking within and understanding yourself, your body and the patterns of your relationships, and working out how to live, earn money and be happy in a way that is perfect for you and your unique talents. Flex is knowing that the world is changing fast. The jobs we were trained for in school won't exist in a decade. The career ladder has been replaced with the portfolio. If you feel stuck, tired, not at your best, bored... this book is for you. If you are burning with ideas but stuck in an environment that squashes them... this book is for you. If you are a rebel at heart... this book is for you. Flex is reinventing the rules for a smarter, happier future.

Better To Have Gone - Love, Death and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville (Paperback, Export/Airside): Akash Kapur Better To Have Gone - Love, Death and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville (Paperback, Export/Airside)
Akash Kapur
R347 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Beautifully written and structured, deeply moving, and realised in wise, thoughtful, chiselled prose... it is that rarity: a genuine non-fiction classic' William Dalrymple A spellbinding story about love, faith, the search for utopia - and the often devastating cost of idealism. It's the late 1960s, and two lovers converge on an arid patch of earth in South India. John Walker is the handsome scion of a powerful East Coast American family. Diane Maes is a beautiful hippie from Belgium. They have come to build a new world - Auroville, an international utopian community for thousands of people. Their faith is strong, the future bright. So how do John and Diane end up dying two decades later, on the same day, on a cracked concrete floor in a thatch hut by a remote canyon? This is the mystery Akash Kapur sets out to solve in Better to Have Gone, and it carries deep personal resonance: Diane and John were the parents of Akash's wife, Auralice. Akash and Auralice grew up in Auroville; like the rest of their community, they never really understood those deaths. In 2004, Akash and Auralice return to Auroville from New York, where they have been living with John's family. As they re-establish themselves, along with their two sons, in the community, they must confront the ghosts of those distant deaths. Slowly, they come to understand how the tragic individual fates of John and Diane intersected with the collective history of their town. Better to Have Gone is a book about the human cost of our age-old quest for a more perfect world. It probes the under-explored yet universal idea of utopia, and it portrays in vivid detail the daily life of one utopian community. Richly atmospheric and filled with remarkable characters, spread across time and continents, this is narrative writing of the highest order - a heartbreaking, unforgettable story.

Black Widows - 'I could not put it down!' MARIAN KEYES (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Cate Quinn Black Widows - 'I could not put it down!' MARIAN KEYES (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Cate Quinn 1
R366 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R53 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The only thing the three women had in common was their husband. And, as of this morning, that they're each accused of his murder. 'I could not put it down... I loved it!' MARIAN KEYES 'Oh, my, can this author write women!' NEW YORK TIMES 'Atmospheric and addictive' THE SUN ***** Blake Nelson moved onto a hidden stretch of land - a raw paradise in the wilds of Utah - where he lived with his three wives: Rachel, the chief wife, obedient and doting to a fault. Tina, the other wife, who is everything Rachel isn't. And Emily, the youngest wife, who knows little else. When their husband is found dead under the desert sun, the questions pile up. But none of the widows know who would want to kill a good man like Blake. Or, at least, that's what they'll tell the police... ***** 'A compelling read with a very dark heart' OBSERVER 'Superbly evokes the lives of three women and the secrets they hide. This story lingers in the memory' DAILY MAIL 'What's fascinating about this well-researched mystery is the window it offers on the extraordinary and disturbing world of people who believe they have found the true faith' GUARDIAN 'A riveting murder plot, and a delicate analysis of the relationship between 'sister' wives . . . An amazing achievement' WOMAN&HOME 'Brilliantly twisty' ELLY GRIFFITHS 'Utterly compelling' MARIAN KEYES 'Intense, gripping, superb' WILL DEAN 'Absolutely thrilling' ALEX MICHAELIDES 'A tremendous read' HARRIET TYCE 'Absolutely gripping' EVA DOLAN 'Strikingly original - and highly recommended' CHRIS HAMMER 'A brilliant joyride in the company of three unforgettable women - a hugely enjoyable and original mystery with real heart' JANE CASEY 'Part page-turning whodunit, part desert domestic noir, Black Widows is a sly, contemporary crime masterpiece. I loved it.' ADRIAN McKINTY

Under the Camelthorn Tree - The Impact of Trauma on One Family (Paperback): Kate Nicholls Under the Camelthorn Tree - The Impact of Trauma on One Family (Paperback)
Kate Nicholls 1
R394 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R32 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Kate Nicholls left England to raise her five children in Botswana: an experience that would change each of their lives. Living on a shoestring in a lion conservation camp, Kate home-schools her family while they also learn at first hand about the individual lives of wild lions. Their deep attachment to these magnificent animals is palpable. The setting is exotic but it is also precarious. When the author is subjected to a brutal attack by three men, it threatens to destroy her and her family: post-traumatic stress turns a good mother into a woman who is fragmented and out of control. In this powerfully written, raw and often warmly funny memoir, we witness the devastation of living with a mother whose resilience is almost broken, and how familial structures shift as the children mature and roles change. Under the CamelthornTree addresses head-on the many issues surrounding motherhood, education, independence, and the natural world; and highlights the long-lasting effect of gender violence on secondary victims. Above all, it is an inspiring account of family love, and a powerful beacon of hope for life after trauma.

#Forty - Be the change (Paperback): Jonathan Shaw #Forty - Be the change (Paperback)
Jonathan Shaw
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

It's not every day that we wake up and decide to put life on hold and start living. This is what Jonathan did after turning forty. Having realized that probably he had already lived half his life he decided to embark on a sabbatical to enjoy time off, reflect about his life and make sure he was living life on his terms and not on someone else's. Coming from a small Mediterranean island, culture and circumstance often dictate our actions, behaviors, and next steps. Jonathan broke with this norm and is calling on us to re-evaluate what really makes us tick. #Forty is a journey which questions the way we have done things and assists us in answering the 'what next?'. It is our journey - one of self-discovery. A thought provoking, easy to use hand book of a few of the life lessons Jonathan has picked up along the years and others which he is still working on. Pick it up, put it down. Read a chapter or two and reflect. Use it whichever way you wish - there is a lesson for each and every one of us. Most of all - enjoy the journey. Table of Contents: 1. Exploit Your Current 2. The Management Perception 3. Choose whih Battles are Worth Winning 4. The Power of Engagement 5. Making Yourself Redundant 6. Your Most Complex Machine 7. Reinventing Yoursefl 8. The Emotion of Negotiations 9. The Solitude of Leadership 10. It's Not What We Say but How We Say It 11. 80% of your Fears will never Happen 12. Don't Just Think It, Ink It 13. The Big Fish Small Pond Syndrome 14. See for the First Time 15. Why Grit Matters? 16. You Can Be Your Worst Enemy 17. Food for Tonight 18. Technology and Patience 19. Share Your Plans as much as You Can 20. Some Business Tips 21. Learn To Let Go 22. Sabbatical at Forty 23. The Art of Firing People 24. Reward Yourself at Milestones 25. People Who Know Don't Talk. Those Who Don't Know Talk A Lot 26. It is Nice to be Important. But it is Important to be Nice 27. You Don't Choose Your Family 28. Meet the Monkey 29. About Mindfulness 30. More than Words

The Transformation of Religious Orders in Central and Eastern Europe - Sociological Insights (Hardcover): Stefania Palmisano,... The Transformation of Religious Orders in Central and Eastern Europe - Sociological Insights (Hardcover)
Stefania Palmisano, Isabelle Jonveaux, Marcin Jewdokimow
R3,056 Discovery Miles 30 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first volume to explore various facets of contemporary change in consecrated religious life in selected Central and Eastern European countries, this book presents a series of studies of Catholic and Orthodox monasticism. With attention to changes in the economy, everyday life, organisation and social presence of monastic orders, contributors shed light on the impact of 20th and 21st century social and cultural processes - such as communism and its collapse or the growth of new communication technologies - on life in the cloister. Bringing together research from various locations in Central and Eastern Europe, it will appeal to scholars and students of sociology, religious studies and theology, with interests in religious orders and transformations of religious life from a social perspective.

Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage (Paperback): M. Paz Galupo Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage (Paperback)
M. Paz Galupo
R854 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R366 (43%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In our society, the argument for or against same-sex marriage becomes even more heated when the debate turns to bisexual women and men. Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage thoughtfully explores this debate from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives, presenting respected scholars from fields as diverse as American Studies, Communication, Criminology, Human and Organizational Systems, Law and Social Policy, LGBT Studies, Organizational Behavior, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Queer Studies. This clear-viewed volume is organized into three perspectives?theoretical, research, and personal?that frame the debate from a macro to micro level of analysis.
This book goes beyond the intense acrimony and divisiveness to rationally examine the issue from various viewpoints and through the latest research. This informative text presents and analyzes in depth the current findings and the diverse LGBT and straight perspectives on the issue. This insightful resource discusses in detail personal views, the latest theories, and is extensively referenced.

Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage is an essential volume for LGBT studies professionals, psychologists, counselors, educators, students, and interested general public.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality.

Grow Food for Free - The easy, sustainable, zero-cost way to a plentiful harvest (Hardcover): Huw Richards Grow Food for Free - The easy, sustainable, zero-cost way to a plentiful harvest (Hardcover)
Huw Richards 1
R470 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R72 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Huw Richards set himself a challenge - to be self-sufficient by growing his own fruit and veg for free for a year. He succeeded, and now wants to help you do the same. Can't afford a raised bed? Try repurposing an old wooden pallet. Don't want to spend money on buying plants? Look in the fridge and your kitchen cupboards for food that you can plant. Need a particular tool? Barter or borrow from a neighbour. Don't have a garden? See if someone in your area has an untended patch you can turn into a well-loved veg plot. Huw's Grow Food for Free has the inspiration and practical advice you need to start, grow, love, propagate and harvest your own fruit and veg organically and at zero-cost. This is real sustainability!

Steve Diet Goedde - Extempore (Hardcover): Steve Diet Goedde Steve Diet Goedde - Extempore (Hardcover)
Steve Diet Goedde; Introduction by Andi Campognone
R1,071 R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Save R190 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Contains unseen 'candid' and behind-the-scenes images from the world's leading fetish photographer. Includes commentaries by the photographer about each image - recollections from shoots and back stories about the models create an intimate atmosphere. Designed, written and edited by an all-female team: Rosa Nussbaum, Andi Campognone and Sarah Handelman. Steve Diet Goedde's photographs are concerned with fetishism, but they could reasonably be regarded as fashion photographs, for they are about clothes and the roles that dressing imposes on women, or allows them to play. Indeed, Goedde has consistently rejected the visual stereotypes of 'fetish' photography. Instead he sets out to seduce and amuse, experimenting with humour, irony and elements of the surreal. Extempore brings together images that are departures in another sense. They represent stolen moments, or glimpses behind the scenes, when the models are not necessarily aware of the camera. Most of Goedde's models are drawn from his close circle of friends and in these photographs particularly one senses a shared trust and understanding.

Awakenings - a guide to living a vegan lifestyle (Paperback): Lucy Watson Awakenings - a guide to living a vegan lifestyle (Paperback)
Lucy Watson
R447 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A truly vegan lifestyle is more than just the food you eat, it's the shoes on your feet, the clothes in your wardrobe, the contents of your cupboards and your make-up bag. Whether vegan for moral, ethical or environmental reasons Lucy Watson demystifies how to live a holistic vegan life, whether it's something you've been practising for years or is a way of life you're just discovering. Simple, practical and full of beautiful images Awakenings is perfect for anyone looking to reduce their environmental impact and make ethical choices that don't impact on animals.

Craft - How to Be a Modern Witch (Hardcover): Gabriela Herstik Craft - How to Be a Modern Witch (Hardcover)
Gabriela Herstik 1
R356 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Infuse a drop of magick into your everyday life. Writer, fashion alchemist and modern witch, Gabriela Herstik, unlocks the ancient art of witchcraft so that you can find a brand of magick that works for you. From working with crystals, tarot and astrology, to understanding sex magick, solstices and full moons; learn how to harness energy, unleash your inner psychic and connect with the natural world. Full of spells and rituals for self-care, new opportunities and keeping away toxic energy, Craft is the essential lifestyle guide for the modern woman who wants to take control and reconnect with herself. After all, empowered women run the world (and they're probably witches).

Living Off-Grid in Wales - Eco-Villages in Policy and Practice (Paperback): Elaine Forde Living Off-Grid in Wales - Eco-Villages in Policy and Practice (Paperback)
Elaine Forde
R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Living Off-Grid in Wales addresses broad debates about the possibility of planning for a sustainable future, by an examination of rural development off the grid. Contrasting Wales's policy on One Planet Development - a planning policy that encourages living off-grid - with a more DIY approach to living off-grid, the book presents case studies from eco-villages that imagine off-grid very differently. The text pivots on the problematic question that if planning is about the spatial reproduction of society, then why should it encourage autonomy from societal systems. The ethnographic case studies in the book comprise an ethnography of rural Wales, and the focus on eco-villages brings a fresh perspective to the anthropological literature on community by considering off-grid as a radical form of social assemblage.

A Handmade Life - In Search of Simplicity (Paperback): William Coperthwaite A Handmade Life - In Search of Simplicity (Paperback)
William Coperthwaite; Photographs by Peter Forbes; John Saltmarsh
R584 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R147 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

William Coperthwaite is a teacher, builder, designer, and writer who for many years has explored the possibilities of true simplicity on a homestead on the north coast of Maine. In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Helen and Scott Nearing, Coperthwaite has fashioned a livelihood of integrity and completeness-buying almost nothing, providing for his own needs, and serving as a guide and companion to hundreds of apprentices drawn to his unique way of being."A Handmade Life" carries Coperthwaite's ongoing experiments with hand tools, hand-grown and gathered food, and handmade shelter, clothing, and furnishings out into the world to challenge and inspire. His writing is both philosophical and practical, exploring themes of beauty, work, education, and design while giving instruction on the hand-crafting of the necessities of life. Richly illustrated with luminous color photographs by Peter Forbes, the book is a moving and inspirational testament to a new practice of old ways of life.

Merry Midwinter - How to Rediscover the Magic of the Christmas Season (Paperback, 2nd edition): Gillian Monks Merry Midwinter - How to Rediscover the Magic of the Christmas Season (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Gillian Monks 1
R243 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R50 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Lots of ideas for making gifts and decorations but not spending tons of money buying them' Jenni Murray Celebrating midwinter is not about what you buy or how much you spend - it's about your attitude to life. Turn away from the frenetic consumerism of Christmas and rediscover the authentic and meaningful realities of this, the oldest and most precious celebration of the year. The true significance of midwinter is not found in any individual spiritual or religious belief or practice. Instead, the winter solstice provides an opportunity to celebrate what we as humans share; to set aside our differences and come together with a sense of community and cheer. Merry Midwinter is a cornucopia of ideas for how to make your own decorations (kissing boughs, advent wreaths, crackers, stockings and more); your own alternative gifts which cost nothing except your time and thought; your own entertainments and games; and simple, seasonal recipes from years gone by.

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