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Shay-Akil McLean is a Queer Trans man racialized as Black, on stolen Indigenous land, educator, writer, public intellectual, human biologist & sociologist. Shay-Akil is an Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology PhD student in studying Du Boisian sociology, STS/HASTS, race, human health demography, evolutionary genetics, & theoretical population genetics.
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The Invention of Women
Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses
Oyeronke Oyewumi - Nov 26, 1997
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The OC woman question, OCO this book asserts, is a Western one, and not a proper lens for viewing African society. A work that rethinks gender as a Western construction, The Invention of Women offers a new way of understanding both Yoruban and Western cultures. Author Oyeronke Oyewumi reveals an ideology of biological determinism at the heart of We...
Shay-Akil McLean
Jul 06, 2020
@NonameBooks this is a great book on the Euro-colonial origins of binary gender & the assumptions that all societies were inherently patriarchal      source
Self-Confidence
A Philosophy
Charles Pépin - Dec 31, 2019
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Freud initiated psychobiography with his 1910 Leonardo da Vinci, A Memory of His Childhood, but was mislead by translators of Leonardo's recollection. Leonardo recalled having been visited by a hawk while still in his cradle. Freud was led to identify it as a vulture. Because the vulture was believed to be always female and self-impregnating, the v...
Shay-Akil McLean
Jan 18, 2020
the book on self confidence is good thus far. it reminds me of eric fromm‘s book on love in some sense.      source
Bruce Lee Artist of Life
Inspiration and Insights from the World's Greatest Martial Artist
Bruce Lee - Oct 02, 2018 (first published in 1999)
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Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Greatest Men of the Century," Bruce Lee's impact and influence has only grown since his untimely death in 1973. Part of the seven-volume Bruce Lee Library, this installment of the famed martial artistAEs private notebooks allows his legions of fans to learn more about the man whose groundbreaking action films spark...
Shay-Akil McLean
Oct 31, 2016
Bruce Lee's definition of anxiety in his book "Bruce Lee: Artist of Life" helped me understand how depression & anxiety made me freeze.      source