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This page is about yunity book club - a new initiative created from the need of exploring the world of books, articles and writings in general, and doing it in a collaboration - doing it together, sharing the experience of this amazing jungle of letters. On this site you can find why, how, what and when. Feel free to also join the corresponding channel #book_club on Slack.

why?

Why study together? Because sharing the world of the written word is awesome! That is what yunity book_club is about - reading, discussing, experimenting and gaining new knowledge together, collect new perspectives, widen your horizon, enjoy the beauty of semantics! It is an opportunity to read fiction and non-fiction, philosophical, scientific and community related writings.

We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world — in short, we become more critical and more capacious in our thinking and our acting - Judith butler 

how?

However we wont to.. There is no right nor wrong way. We could meet up in physical or the online world and discuss what we have read. You can ask others what to read, if you need inspiration. You could ask others to read a certain work if you would like to discuss it. Invite others to share an experience with you! Write a review and share it. Do whatever you would like. Read read read!

what?

Whatever we would like; fiction, nonfiction, theory, novels, cartoons, poetry, articles, you name it! If you think it's relevant and worth reading, then others will probably agree.. Lets do it!


Proposed literature in alphabetic order (author - title, theme, link):

Nonfiction:

  • Albert Camus - The Myth of Sysiphus, link
  • Aristotle - Politics, philosophy, link
  • Erich Fromm - The Art of Loving, philosophy/psychology/sociology, link
  • Erich Fromm - To Have or To Be?, philosophy/psychology/sociology, no link yet
  • Georg Simmel - The philosophy of money, philosophy/psychology/sociology, link
  • Hartmut Rosa - Resonance: A Sociology of the Relationship to the World, sociology, no link yet
  • Henry David Thoreau - Civil disobedience, political philosophy, link
  • Henry David Thoreau - Walden, simple living in nature, link
  • Jacques Derrida - Différance, philosophy/deconstruction, link
  • Jacques Derrida - The gift of death: Whom to give to, philosophy/unconditional sharing, no link yet
  • Jean-Luc Nancy - The Inopperative Community, philosophy/community, link
  • Jean-Luc Nancy - Being singular plural, philosophy/being-with, link
  • Mary Wollstonecraft - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects, philosophy/feminism, link
  • Michel Foucault - Discourse and Truth: the Problematization of Parrhesia, philosophy/discourse/truth, link
  • MIchel Foucault - Of other spaces: Utopias and heterotopias, philosophy/freespaces, link
  • Michel Foucault - The History of Sexuality I-III, philosophy/powerstructures, no link yet
  • Plato - The Republic, philosophy, link
  • William Godwin - Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and its Influence on Morals and Happiness, philosophy/anarchist society, link
  • Yassamine Mather - The tyranna of safe spaces, are safe space a good idea?, link


Fiction:

  • Aldous Huxley - Brave new world, dystopia/utopia, no link yet
  • Aldous Huxley - The island, dystopia/utopia, no link yet
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Herland, feminism/anarchism, no link yet
  • Elizabeth Mann Borghese - My own utopia, utopia/dystopia, no link yet
  • E. M. Foster - ?, anarchism, no link yet
  • Erlend Loe - Doppler, anticapitalism, humour, no link yet
  • Erlend Loe - Naive. Super., questioning the system, humour, no link yet
  • George Orwell - Animal farm, anarchism/dystopia/utopia, no link yet
  • George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-four, anarchism/dystopia/utopia, no link yet
  • George Woodcock - ?, anarchism, no link yet
  • Hallgrimur Helgason - The Hitman's guide to housecleaning, "make love, not war", no link yet
  • Hallgrimur Helgason - Stormland, revolution, no link yet
  • Haruki Murakami - 1Q84 (triology), society/culture, no link yet
  • H. G. Wells - Men like gods, anarchism, no link yet
  • H. G. Wells - The Time Machine, capitalism turned into evolution, link
  • Joanna Russ - The female man, feminism/anarchism, no link yet
  • Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's travels, anarchism, no link yet
  • Juli Zeh - Unterleuten, modern social novel, no link yet
  • Marge Piercy - Women on the edge of time, feminism/anarchism, no link yet
  • Mary Gentle - Golden witchbreed, anarchism/dystopia, no link yet
  • Mary Wollstonecraft - Maria: or, The wrongs of Women, link
  • Neil Gaiman - American Gods, society/system/religion, no link yet
  • Neil Gaiman/Terry Prachet - Good Owens, humour, society/apocalyps, no link yet
  • Samuel Butler - Erewhen, anarchism, no link yet
  • Suzy McKee Charnas - Motherlines, dystopia/utopia, no link yet
  • Suzy McKee Charnas - Walk to the end of the worlds, dystopia/utopia, no link yet
  • Thomas More - Utopia, utopia, no link yet
  • Ursula Le Guin - The dispossessed, link
  • William Godwin - Things as They Are; or The Adventures of Caleb Williams, anarchism/society, link
  • William Golding - ?, anarchism, no link yet
  • William Morris - News from nowhere, anarchism, no link yet

when?

At Wuppdays, in the weekend, tomorrow, now? Do you want to do it, then do it..



Great, funny, weird, unhelpful, amazing, stupid, unuseful links:

existentialcomics.com

libcom.org

Anarchist_Archives

theanarchistlibrary.org

friktionmagasin.dk (danish magasin, writings in english)

wildgender.com

tidskrift.dk (danish magasin, english articles)


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  1. Great idea Cille. So can I just add stuff to the list as I please? I'll do that for now and when the "how" section is finished I can edit it accordingly.

  2. Hm... do you think it's smart to sort the authors by first names..?

    I guess, when the lists grow it will be pretty confusing, don't you think? So far it's not so much work to reorder them and make them ordered by last names, so I propose to do that soon... (wink) 

    1. I ordered them this way because my brain functions this way (wink) Remember first names better.. don't know why... Like on a shelve I order everything after colours because I remember how the cover looks not the title of the book or CD... well well..

      BUT I don't have a strong opinion/no resistance, so if you (plural) would like it the other way, then lets do it..

      1. Interesting...^^

        Well, I don't want to disrupt your order just for the sake of making it more 'normal'... I don't mind, if others don't mind. Since this is a website one can always use the page search anyways... (wink)