February 23rd, 2011

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Fat-Acceptance Books I

Overcoming Fear of Fat ed. Laura S. Brown & Esther D. Rothblum (1989, Harrington Park Press, trade pb). Originally an issue of the journal Women in Therapy, feminist and fat-acceptance views of weight issues & therapy.

Fat Politics J. Eric Oliver (2006, Oxford U Press, trade pb). Fascinating argument that the combination of capitalism and free choice makes fatness in America unavoidable, but also looks askance on obesity-epidemic moral panic.

Fat and Proud by Charlotte Cooper (1998, The Women's Press Limited, trade pb). The MA thesis of a wonderful blogger and fat-rights activist in the UK.

All are duplicates, due to my bad record-keeping and prodigal spending on books. New or just like new condition.

Starting bid for the three is $15 including media-mail postage (you can pay more if you want something faster).

e-mal: blb at panix dot com
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Fat-Acceptance Books II

Kit Reed ed. Fat (1984, Bobbs Merrill, hb). A collection of fiction with various perspectives; Reed herself has some fat-acceptance leanings, as you may know from her novel Thinner Than Thou. This book is in bad condition, spine separated from bindings and damaged dust jacket, but it holds together, contains great material, and is hard to find.

Fat, a Fate Worth than Death? by Ruth Raymond Thone (1997, The Harrington Park Press, trade pb). I haven't read it, but it is in a series called Innovations in Feminist Studies and seems to be a fat-acceptance book with memoir of her struggles with self-image. New.

Bountiful Women: Large Women's Secrets for Living the Life they Desire by Bonnie Bernell (200, Wildcat Canyon Press, trade pb). I haven't read it, but it is definitely packaged as pro-self-acceptance and includes advice on how to live well and respond to prejudice around you. New.

All are duplicates, due to my bad record-keeping and prodigal spending on books.

Starting bid for all three is $15 including media-mail postage (you can spend more if you want something faster).

e-mail: blb at panix dot com
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Book: Race and the Gothic

The Gothic Other: Racial and Social Constructions and the Literary Imagination ed. Ruth Bienstock Anolik and Douglas L. Howard (2004, McFarland & Co., trade pb). High-quality essays covering the Gothic Other represented in fiction (most but not all Anglo-American) as African-American, Asian, Native American, Jewish, and, um, other. Rigorous and well documented but also pretty readable. I found it very useful in my article on race and anti-Gothic in Peter Straub's Mr. X.

Yes, this is a duplicate (*sigh*), pristine. Cover price (still on it) is $39.99.

Starting bid $10 including media-mail postage (you can spend more if you want something quicker).

e-mail: blb at panix dot com
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For Stephen King Fans III

George Beahm, The Stephen King Story: A Literary Profile (1991, Andrews and McMeel, hb). Like-new except for sticker-glue on dust jacket. Much more biography than literary study, but nicely informed & some good pictures.

Yes, it's a duplicate, and I'm an idiot for buying the book twice, but it's a good book. It may have been a present. Does that make me less of an idiot? Anyway, your & CoB's gain.

Starting bid $10 including media-mail postage (you can pay more if you want something faster).

e-mail: blb at panix dot com

Offer: Books: Modern European/British History

Item Name & Description:

Good unread, as new, copies of the following three volumes in the Blackwell 'Companion' series - chapters by leading historians on various topics within the period covered by the volume (I've linked to the tables of contents or at least, further information on the publisher's website)

A Companion to 19th-Century Britain (edited by Chris Williams)(2004)
A Companion to Europe 1900-1945 (edited by Gordon Martel) (2005)
A Companion to Contemporary Britain: 1939-2000 (edited by Paul Addison and Harriet Jones) (2005)

Starting Bid: $10 per volume, or, for all three, $25

Notes: Will cover postage from the UK

E-mail: lesleyah10 [at] googlemail [dot] com

Offer: book

Item Name & Description: A copy in good condition of Forbidden History: The State, Society, and the Regulation of Sexuality in Modern Europe (edited by John C Fout) (University of Chicago Press, 1992)
An older work, but one that includes a number of important pioneering articles in the history of sexuality:
This anthology encompasses a broad range of essays on sexuality spanning European history from the fifteenth century to the present. The topics in this collection of fifteen essays have both historic importance and current relevance. All crucial issues in the regulation of sexuality are addressed, from incest to infanticide, from breast-feeding and women's sexuality to female prostitution, from pornography to reproductive politics, and from the first homosexual rights movement to AIDS.


Starting Bid: $10

Notes: Will cover postage from the UK

E-mail: lesleyah10 [at] googlemail [dot] com

Offer: One Pair of Elegant Industrial Earrings by Wraptillion

Item Name & Description: Your Choice of One Pair of Elegant Industrial Earrings by Wraptillion

Starting Bid: $10

Notes:
Your choice: one pair of earrings made from industrial hardware from Wraptillion's shop (wraptillion.etsy.com). Hypoallergenic niobium or titanium ear wires available upon request.

For example:

Overlapping Graduated Earrings

Please let me know by Sunday, May 1st which pair you would like, or contact me to discuss custom options.

I can deliver these to you at WisCon, or I am happy to ship these anywhere in the world at no additional cost.

E-mail: wraptillion at gmail dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EST (GMT -5).

Offer: One Elegant Industrial Necklace by Wraptillion

Item Name & Description: Your Choice of One Elegant Industrial Necklace by Wraptillion

Starting Bid: $20

Notes:
Your choice: one necklace made from industrial hardware from Wraptillion's shop (wraptillion.etsy.com).

For example:

Mixed Metals Concentric Washer Necklace

Please let me know by Sunday, May 1st which necklace you would like, or contact me to discuss custom options.

I can deliver this to you at WisCon, or I am happy to ship this anywhere in the world at no additional cost.


E-mail: wraptillion at gmail dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EST (GMT -5).

Offer: One Elegant Industrial Pin by Wraptillion

Item Name & Description: Your Choice of One Elegant Industrial Pin (Brooch) by Wraptillion

Starting Bid: $10

Notes:
Your choice: one lapel pin made from industrial hardware from Wraptillion's shop (wraptillion.etsy.com). (I'm low on pins right now, so feel free to contact me if you'd like to see additional styles.)

For example:

Stainless Steel & Titanium Concentric Ring Pin

Please let me know by Sunday, May 1st which pin you would like, or contact me to discuss custom options.

I can deliver this to you at WisCon, or I am happy to ship this anywhere in the world at no additional cost.


E-mail: wraptillion at gmail dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EST (GMT -5).
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Signed 1st ed of Acacia by Durham

Item Name & Description: Signed first edition hardcover of Acacia: The War with the Mein by David Anthony Durham.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: delivery by Priority Mail within US; delivery method outside US to depend on cost.

This is signed but personalization is not available because, though it was donated by the author, it's being shipped by the poster (unless you happen across the author at a con or something).

E-mail: knepveu at steelypips dot org

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EST (GMT -5).