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Rebecca Solnit

Autor(a) de Men Explain Things to Me

42+ Works 13,690 Membros 393 Reviews 37 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: Photo by Jim Herrington, 2009. Courtesy of Viking Penguin.

Séries

Obras de Rebecca Solnit

Men Explain Things to Me (2014) 1,991 cópias
A Field Guide to Getting Lost (2005) 1,737 cópias
Wanderlust: A History of Walking (2000) 1,584 cópias
The Faraway Nearby (2014) 702 cópias
The Mother of All Questions (2017) 608 cópias
Orwell's Roses (2021) 406 cópias
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas (2013) — Editor — 195 cópias
Cinderella Liberator (2019) 187 cópias
A Book of Migrations (1997) 160 cópias
The Best American Essays 2019 (2019) — Editor — 131 cópias
The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle (2009) — Editor — 43 cópias
Waking Beauty (2022) 32 cópias
A California Bestiary (2010) 30 cópias
Inside Out (1993) 13 cópias
Tracing Cultures (1995) 12 cópias
Solnit, Rebecca Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Yoklugumdan Aklimda Kalanlar (2021) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Last Man (1826) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,683 cópias
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuinte — 416 cópias
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contribuinte — 238 cópias
Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays (2022) — Introdução, algumas edições131 cópias
Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet (2018) — Prefácio, algumas edições108 cópias
Celebrate People's History! The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution (2010) — Prefácio, algumas edições68 cópias
A Field Guide to White Supremacy (2021) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach (1996) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change (2010) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
No Ordinary Land: Encounters in a Changing Environment (1656) — Introdução, algumas edições29 cópias
The Color of Wildness: A Retrospective, 1936-1985 (2001) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke (2007) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Streetopia (1712) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
True North (2008) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Grand Street 65: Trouble (Summer 1998) (1998) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Rex Ray (2020) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Analog Sea Review: Number Four (2022) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Adobe Anthology: Volume 2 (1994) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Path: Journey to the Center (2012) — Introdução — 2 cópias

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Solnit writes beautifully. Years ago I read Wanderlust and liked it very much. So I was disappointed when once again I started in on a book expecting to love it, but I didn't. It has some great bits, but overall it wasn't written for me. It was like one other GR reviewer said, meeting someone at a party who is obviously very intelligent and well-spoken, but after a while you just want to escape. To leave that party and get lost.
 
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dvoratreis | outras 43 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
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 | outras 32 resenhas | 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 | outras 32 resenhas | 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 | outras 19 resenhas | Jan 18, 2024 |

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Obras
42
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27
Membros
13,690
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
393
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287
Idiomas
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