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Shay-Akil McLean


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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
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