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Rebecca Solnit writes extensively on photography and landscape. She is a contributing editor to Art Issues and Creative Camera and is the author of three books. She has contributed essays to several museum catalogues including Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach and the mostra'n més Whitney Museum's Beat Culture and the New America. She was a 1993 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photo by Jim Herrington, 2009. Courtesy of Viking Penguin.

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Obres de Rebecca Solnit

A Field Guide to Getting Lost (2005) 1,718 exemplars
Wanderlust: A History of Walking (2000) 1,572 exemplars
The Faraway Nearby (2014) 691 exemplars
Els homes m'expliquen coses (2014) 605 exemplars
The Mother of All Questions (2017) 604 exemplars
Orwell's Roses (2021) 396 exemplars
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas (2013) — Editor — 192 exemplars
Cinderella Liberator (2019) 184 exemplars
A Book of Migrations (1997) 160 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2019 (2019) — Editor — 130 exemplars
The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle (2009) — Editor — 43 exemplars
Waking Beauty (2022) 31 exemplars
Richard Misrach: The Sky Book (2000) 31 exemplars
A California Bestiary (2010) 30 exemplars
Inside Out (1993) 13 exemplars
Tracing Cultures (1995) 12 exemplars
Yoklugumdan Aklimda Kalanlar (2021) 1 exemplars

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American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Col·laborador — 416 exemplars
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Col·laborador — 178 exemplars
Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays (2022) — Introducció, algunes edicions128 exemplars
Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Col·laborador — 125 exemplars
Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet (2018) — Pròleg, algunes edicions108 exemplars
Celebrate People's History! The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution (2010) — Pròleg, algunes edicions67 exemplars
A Field Guide to White Supremacy (2021) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach (1996) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change (2010) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
No Ordinary Land: Encounters in a Changing Environment (1656) — Introducció, algunes edicions29 exemplars
The Color of Wildness: A Retrospective, 1936-1985 (2001) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
The Best American Magazine Writing 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke (2007) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Streetopia (1712) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
True North (2008) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Rex Ray (2020) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Adobe Anthology: Volume 2 (1994) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Analog Sea Review: Number Four (2022) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Path: Journey to the Center (2012) — Introducció — 2 exemplars

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Someone at TEDWomen recommended this book as a great way to restore one's faith in humanity. We shall see...

Update: didn't work. : ) Not very well written and way too dry for such a potentially rich subject.
 
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gonzocc | Hi ha 32 ressenyes més | Mar 31, 2024 |
A powerful idea with a book that makes it's case exhaustively to make it inarguable.

The basic premise is that fundamentally, most people will help other people in a disaster, instead of turning on each other. She takes you through major disasters through history, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans, and it proves the point again and again. (And how in New Orleans, the apparent lawlessness was never as bad as it was pictured.)

Those times where things do actually go bad, it's usually because folks who are scared of losing power or privilege are responding out of fear and then creating a bad situation. (Gathering troops to protect businesses instead of helping rescue people from debris, for example. And when citizens are taking first aid supplies to help the wounded, they get shot.)

She makes the point that disasters create an opportunity for us to be better with each other, and that sometimes, that can persist past the disaster in question.

This book validated my overall optimism in human nature!

My only question, especially in some of the bigger disasters of today, such as COVID-19 and climate change... how can we capitalize on this same social good? The problem with these disasters is that there is too large a gap between the beginning of the problem and it's impact upon us, which makes it harder for us to come together against the problem the same way we would against a fire, an earthquake, or a flood...
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JasonMehmel | Hi ha 32 ressenyes més | Feb 9, 2024 |
Sono rimasta un po’ delusa da questa raccolta di saggi e/o articoli di Solnit: è uno di quei casi nei quali il dibattito che è seguito alla coniazione del concetto di mansplaining (uomini che spiegano cose alle donne che hanno conoscenze e competenze superiori in quell’ambito) è molto più interessante del testo da cui tutto ha avuto origine.

È però un ottimo esempio di come funziona la circolazione delle idee e delle pratiche femministe: sono le riflessioni e le lotte collettive a essere ricordate e diffuse piuttosto che i nomi delle singole femministe. Ovviamente ci sono e ci sono state femministe celebri (e sicuramente Solnit e una di loro), ma nessun nome spicca al tal punto da mettere in ombra le riflessioni e le azioni collettive. Solnit ha iniziato un discorso e molte altre lo hanno raccolto e portato avanti, arricchendolo anche con aspetti ai quali Solnit magari non aveva pensato perché lontani dalla sua esperienza personale.

Il mansplaining può sembrare una sciocchezza, una di quelle questioni ingigantite dalla donne che ai giorni nostri si lamentano di ogni cosa. Che tipo di minaccia può costituire un uomo ignorante e arrogante che si mette a spiegarti qualcosa che è il tuo campo di studi o di lavoro (e a volte pure la tua esperienza di vita) e che quindi conosci benissimo e sicuramente meglio di lui che ha letto solo un articolo su Internet?

Il problema è che quell’atteggiamento fastidioso è il sintomo della difficoltà delle donne a essere prese sul serio e credute nello spazio pubblico. Uno dei ambiti più drammatici in cui questo avviene è sicuramente quello giudiziario, dove a denunciare violenze e stupri si deve ancora dimostare di essere credibili prima che la propria accusa sia presa sul serio. E non mi riferisco al normale corso delle indagini, che ovviamente hanno bisogno di prove, ma del processo all’attendibilità della vittima: era ubriaca? era troppo disinibita? era nel posto sbagliato? si è fidata della persona sbagliata?

Se non sei la vittima “perfetta”, sarà tutto un dover dimostrare di essere attendibile.
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lasiepedimore | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Jan 18, 2024 |
Overall a great lense on Muybridge's life and work. Solnit focuses on how Muybridge helped change the way we exist in the world today, connecting him to the railroads, Sitting Bull, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and the state of California (among many many other things). Despite the complicated web of connections, for most of the book she exibits enough restraint to maintain the central narrative and keep it from becoming too unweildy. There's a sense that in the last chapter she gives up on that restraint (somehow connecting Star Trek's captain Sulu with the Modic Wars, for instance), but being at the end of the book there's a sense that she earned it. Overall it tells Muybridge's story in a unique, interesting, and sometimes surprising way.… (més)
 
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andyinabox | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Jan 17, 2024 |

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ISBN
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