Books published by Beacon Pr

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Man's Search for Meaning

Beacon Press | August 23, 2014 | 165 pages
Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of suffering With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. WinsladePsychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death... More Info

Gaga Feminism

Beacon Press (MA) | September 3, 2013 | 184 pages
A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies? In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam... More Info
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Pornland

Beacon Press (MA) | April 26, 2011 | 204 pages
Dines illustrates how today's porn has become absorbed into pop culture and, because of that, how the porn industry has turned even more hard-core, creating profitable niche marketsulike oteen sexo and otorture pornouin their quest to entice a generationof desensitized users.  More Info

The Wimp Factor

Beacon Press | August 23, 2014 | 294 pages
In this eye-opening book on how male anxiety has come to shape political thinking and behavior, Dr. Stephen Ducat argues that there is a direct association between the magnitude of a man’s femiphobia and his tendency to embrace right-wing political opinions. Ducat shows how anxious masculinity... More Info

Kindred

Beacon Press | August 23, 1988 | 287 pages
Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.  More Info

Another Kind of Public Education

Beacon Press | April 1, 2010 | 256 pages
In this fiercely intelligent yet accessible book, one of the nation's leading sociologists and experts on race calls for "another kind of public education"--one that opens up more possibilities for democracy, and more powerful modes of participation for young people of color.  More Info

A Queer and Pleasant Danger

Beacon Press (MA) | May 7, 2013 | 280 pages
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today From the Hardcover edition.  More Info
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The Trumpet of Conscience

Beacon Pr | October 26, 2010 | 96 pages
MLK’s final statements on racism, poverty, war, and the civil rights movement In November and December 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Massey Lecture Series. The collection was immediately released by the CBC under the... More Info

New and Selected Poems, Volume One

Beacon Press | April 15, 2004 | 272 pages
A collection of poems covering such topics as nature, writing, and art  More Info

The Geography of Childhood

Beacon Pr | April 30, 1995 | 216 pages
Why Children Need Wild Places In this unique collaboration, two naturalists ask what may happen now that so many more children are denied exposure to wildness than at any other time in human history. "This thoughtful presentation, testifying to children's need for direct contact with nature, has... More Info

They're Bankrupting Us!

Beacon Press (MA) | August 28, 2012 | 204 pages
Presents twenty-one myths about labor unions, including that they are destroying the economy, that they are racist, that they are powerless in the global economy, and that they always side with Democrats.  More Info

The Straight Mind

Beacon Press | February 3, 1992 | 128 pages
Presents a collection of nine political and philosophical essays by the controversial feminist theorist and founder of the modern French women's movement  More Info

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Beacon Press (MA) | January 29, 2013 | 360 pages
This definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement. "In the first sweeping history of Parks's life, Theoharis shows us that Parks not only sat down on the bus, but stood on the... More Info

The Poetics of Space

Beacon Press | April 1, 1994 | 288 pages
A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced-and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of... More Info

The Pure Lover

Beacon Pr | October 26, 2010 | 128 pages
A powerful and tragic memoir about the lifelong love between two men, from a well-loved and critically acclaimed author The Pure Lover is David Plante’s moving response to his life partner’s death from brain cancer. Consumed by grief, Plante found memory after memory of his partner of forty... More Info

Biocidal

Beacon Pr | November 9, 2010 | 288 pages
The first full account of the scientific and political dynamics of global PCB contamination, and its threat to human health and the environment Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were first manufactured in 1920 for the electronics industry. This highly toxic group of substances was then put to... More Info
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Where Do We Go from Here

Beacon Pr | January 1, 2010 | 223 pages
The celebrated civil rights leader outlines the trends in the African American struggle during the sixties, and pleads for peaceful coexistence between the African American and white communities.  More Info

Nobody Turn Me Around

Beacon Pr | August 1, 2010 | 256 pages
In a book that draws on oral histories of more than 100 participants, the author offers a behind-the-scenes look at the historic 1963 March on Washington that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, revealing Malcolm X's secret vow to help the march, despite mocking it... More Info

All Labor Has Dignity

Beacon Pr | January 11, 2011 | 240 pages
Presents a collection of speeches by the civil rights leader on the need for economic equality and justice, detailing his support of unions, labor reform, and call for an end to discrimination against African American workers.  More Info
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American Plastic

Beacon Pr | December 28, 2010 | 240 pages
"... Shows how the plastic surgery industry merged with the plastic money industry to finance our quest for bodily perfection"--Jacket.  More Info
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Once in a promised land

Beacon Pr | January 30, 2007 | 338 pages
Jassim Haddad, a Jordanian, has come to Arizona to pursue his career as an hydrologist, but after the events of September 11th, he and his wife are investigated by the FBI as their marriage unravels.  More Info
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In Defense of Childhood

Beacon Press | August 1, 2007 | 224 pages
As codirector of the Albany Free School, Chris Mercogliano has had remarkable success in helping a diverse population of youngsters find their way in the world. He regrets, however, that most kids’ lives are subject to some form of control from dawn until dusk. Lamenting risk-averse parents,... More Info

Gaga Feminism

Beacon Press (MA) | September 18, 2012 | 157 pages
Analyzes the transformative political and societal shifts of recent decades that have paved the way for revolutionary conceptualizations of gender and marriage, using Lady Gaga as a symbol of a new era that embraces sexual fluidity.  More Info

White Coat, Black Hat

Beacon Pr | September 14, 2010 | 213 pages
“Beneath the white coats and sterile labs of the great American heath care system, Carl Elliott finds a drug-addled, gang-run, con game—sometimes bizarre, often hilarious. The noble arc that runs from Hippocrates to Sherwin Nuland washes out in a 'business model' apparently inspired by Timothy... More Info
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The great transformation

Beacon Pr | August 23, 2014 | 317 pages
One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century."-R. M. MacIver  More Info

Why We Can't Wait

Beacon Pr | January 11, 2011 | 256 pages
An impassioned work by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shares a heartfelt argument for equality and an end to racial discrimination that explains why the civil rights struggle is vital to the United States. Reissue.  More Info

Victory for us is to see you suffer

Beacon Pr | October 4, 2007 | 224 pages
Discusses the human dimensions of the Arab-Israeli conflict, detailing the violence of both sides and the emotional and economic impact of armed conflict.  More Info

Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas

Beacon Pr | October 12, 2010 | 208 pages
How communities across America are saying no to the industrial food system and yes to self-reliance and food democracy The struggle between human freedom and authority is eternal and universal. With the advent of industrialism and its widespread application to our food supply (through factory... More Info

Pornland

Beacon Pr | July 1, 2010 | 204 pages
An unflinching and intimate look at porn-its hardcore and racist content, its unchecked profits, and how it distorts our identity.Expert Gail Dines has been writing and researching the porn industry for over two decades. She attends porn industry conferences, interviews porn producers and... More Info

The daddy shift

Beacon Pr | June 1, 2009 | 232 pages
An analysis of a growing trend in stay-at-home fathers explores the qualities of families with income-earning moms and fathers who take less-traditional and more involved roles in raising their children, in a series of case profiles that considers social, historical, and economic factors.  More Info