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Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an American and Barbadian cosmologist, science writer and equality activist based at the University of New Hampshire.
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Against Purity
Living Ethically in Compromised Times (Posthumanities)
Alexis Shotwell - 2016-12-06
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Why contamination and compromise might be a starting point for doing something, instead of a reason to give upThe world is in a terrible mess. It is toxic, irradiated, and full of injustice. Aiming to stand aside from the mess can produce a seemingly satisfying self-righteousness in the scant moments we achieve it, but since it is ultimately imposs...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
@shannonmattern @alexisshotwell As everyone should!!! Really one of the best books I’ve read      source
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Einstein on Race and Racism
Fred Jerome, Rodger Taylor - 2006-07-25 (first published in 2005)
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Honorable Mention in the 2005 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Nearly fifty years after his death, Albert Einstein remains one of America's foremost cultural icons. A thicket of materials, ranging from scholarly to popular, have been written, compiled, produced, and published about his life and his teachings. Among the ocean of Einsteinia-sci...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
@TheRaDR There’s an excellent book on Einstein’s anti-racism:      source
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Black Feminism Reimagined
After Intersectionality (Next Wave
Jennifer C. Nash - 2019-02-08 (first published in 2018)
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In Black Feminism Reimagined Jennifer C. Nash reframes black feminism's engagement with intersectionality, often celebrated as its primary intellectual and political contribution to feminist theory. Charting the institutional history and contemporary uses of intersectionality in the academy, Nash outlines how women's studies has both elevated inter...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
As people heard me say in my conversation with Katherine McKittrick last week, when I first read the book I was kind of infuriated by it. Then I saw the valuable lessons it offered, and I had to sit with it. Institutionalization is a risk, always      source
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Possessing Polynesians
The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai`i and Oceania
Maile Renee Arvin - 2019-11-08
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From their earliest encounters with Indigenous Pacific Islanders, white Europeans and Americans asserted an identification with the racial origins of Polynesians, declaring them to be racially almost white and speculating that they were of Mediterranean or Aryan descent. In Possessing Polynesians Maile Arvin analyzes this racializing history within...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
This book is, in my view, important to Black Diaspora studies.      source
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Queer Feminist Science Studies
A Reader (Feminist Technosciences)
Cyd Cipolla Hd - 2017-12-01
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Queer Feminist Science Studies takes a transnational, trans-species, and intersectional approach to this cutting-edge area of inquiry between women's, gender, and sexuality studies and science and technology studies (STS). The essays here "queer"--or denaturalize and make strange--ideas that are taken for granted in both areas of study. Reimagining...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Don’t see people discussing this book very often so thought I would just put a tweet out there about it. Queer Feminist Science Studies is a unique edited collection and should be of interest to anyone learning feminist thought, which hopefully we all are!      source
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Solid State Insurrection
How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter
Joseph D. Martin - 2019-08-27
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Solid state physics, the study of the physical properties of solid matter, was the most populous subfield of Cold War American physics. Despite prolific contributions to consumer and medical technology, such as the transistor and magnetic resonance imaging, it garnered less professional prestige and public attention than nuclear and particle physic...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
@swickrotation @MrProfChanda And a great book!      source
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Stealing Home
Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between
Eric Nusbaum - 2020-03-24
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A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city. Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The hills that cradle the stadium were once home to three vibrant Mexican American communities. In the early 1950s, those communities were cond...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
So grateful as a @Dodgers fan to @ericnus for writing the important story of Chavez Ravine and the violence that made Dodger Stadium. Excited to dig into this @public_affairs book. The part of Los Angeles I am from doesn’t get much historical treatment. Glad that’s changing.      source
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The Age of Phillis
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers - 2020-03-03
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In 1773, a young, African American woman named Phillis Wheatley published a book of poetry that challenged Western prejudices about African and female intellectual capabilities. Based on fifteen years of archival research, The Age of Phillis, by award-winning writer Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, imagines the life and times of Wheatley: her childhood in ...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
I truly NEED everyone to go out and buy/borrow this book. It is marvelous marvelous.      source
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The Revolution Will Not Be Funded
Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
Incite! Women of Color Against Violence - 2017-02-03 (first published in 2007)
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A trillion-dollar industry, the US non-profit sector is one of the world's largest economies. From art museums and university hospitals to think tanks and church charities, over 1.5 million organizations of staggering diversity share the tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, if little else. Many social justice organizations have joined this world, ofte...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Yup. Andrea Smith is someone who has been identified by many as problematic. Luckily, she's only the author of the preface and there are lots of other people to learn from in the book.      source
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An American Memoir
Kiese Laymon - 2019-03-05
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In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellec...
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Amazing opportunity to get @KieseLaymon's HEAVY, one of the best books of the century so far, as an ebook for $2.99!!!      source
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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
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Legal Fictions by Karla FC Holloway
Why I Am Not a Scientist by Jonathan Marks
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
How the Universe Got Its Spots by Janna Levin