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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 - 1997-10-01
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Explore the origins of gender constructs in Western and Yoruban society in this illuminating work. Rejecting the notion of a universal "woman question," the author argues that the concept of gender is a Western invention rooted in biology. By contrasting Western concepts of gender with the Yoruban culture, the book challenges long-held assumptions about the nature of gender constructs. Delve into a rigorous analysis of the history and epistemology of an African society and its approach to social organization. This thought-provoking work will reframe your understanding of gender discourse and cultural study.
Shay-Akil McLean
@NonameBooks this is a great book on the Euro-colonial origins of binary gender & the assumptions that all societies were inherently patriarchal      source
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A Philosophy
Charles Pépin - 2019-12-31 (first published in 2001)
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This book explores the topic of self-confidence through the lens of Leonardo da Vinci's childhood. The author, Charles Pépin, delves into Freud's misinterpretation of a hawk visiting Leonardo's cradle, and offers a new reading that seamlessly fuses psychoanalysis with fifteenth-century Florentine art history. Through this journey, readers uncover a deeper understanding of self-confidence and its roots in our past experiences.
Shay-Akil McLean
the book on self confidence is good thus far. it reminds me of eric fromm‘s book on love in some sense.      source
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Bruce Lee Artist of Life
Inspiration and Insights from the World's Greatest Martial Artist
Bruce Lee - 2001-04-01 (first published in 1999)
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Discover the philosophical brilliance behind the iconic martial artist in this installment of the seven-volume Bruce Lee Library. Edited by Lee expert John Little, "Bruce Lee Artist of Life" offers a glimpse into Lee's private notebooks and explores his thoughts on Gung Fu, philosophy, psychology, poetry, Jeet Kune Do, acting, and self-knowledge. With rare letters, essays, and poems shedding light on Lee's unique personal philosophy, martial arts practitioners and fans alike won't want to miss out.
Shay-Akil McLean
Bruce Lee's definition of anxiety in his book "Bruce Lee: Artist of Life" helped me understand how depression & anxiety made me freeze.      source