Women’s Lives in Post-Revolutionary Iran – Pre-Order!

HammerOn are delighted to announce our new title, Women’s Lives in Post-Revolutionary Iran: Photography, Desire and Resistance, by the Iranian born and London based artist and curator Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad. This full colour book will be published on 1 December 2017, with pre-orders available on the website now. Fatehrad’s book is a startling photographic-poetic meditation uncovering Iran’s feminist history. We are guided by the diasporic artist in search of her own history, who reveals the psychological,…

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Singing for Our Lives – New HammerOn Title

We’ve got some news about a new HammerOn title. It’s called Singing for Our Lives and is written by the Campaign Choirs collective. It will be published – appropriately – on May 1st 2018. We’ll post more details about the book, as well as other HammerOn news, soon. Meanwhile enjoy this post, written by the collective which explains more about the project, and the choirs featured in the book… *** We’re freshly back from taking…

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Charlotte Cooper performs at #BodySpectacular this Friday

On Friday night Charlotte Cooper, author of the HammerOn smash hit Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, will dance at the Wellcome Gallery as part of their Friday night #BodySpectacular programme. On her Obesity Timebomb blog Charlotte explains the background to the performance: “My friend E puts on events and curates things, as is the modern way. Earlier this year she asked if I would like to talk about my book at something she was…

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HammerOn Press Summer Sale!

It’s summer sale time at HammerOn! You can get 20% off all our titles plus free shipping. All you need to do is input coupon ‘summer2016’ at the checkout. This offer is valid until 31 July 2016. Not familiar with all the books HammerOn have published? Check out the list below. Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania by Shannon Woodcock Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement by Charlotte Cooper Prejudice and Pride: LGBT…

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Reviews of HammerOn titles

HammerOn titles are getting a fair bit of attention in academic journals and specialist press, and rightly so. In a review of Charlotte Cooper’s Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, published in medical journal The Lancet, Tania Glyde writes: ‘In this public [obesity] discourse the voices of people who would be identified as obese are rarely heard. Enter Charlotte Cooper, researcher, performer, and therapist who has devoted most of her adult life to fat activism.…

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Life is War – London launch Photos

What a brilliant couple of days we had in London this week celebrating the launch of Shannon Woodcock’s awesome Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Thanks to Eva Megias we have a beautiful set of images from Wednesday’s event at the Wiener Library, where the audience was treated to a captivating lecture. Massive thanks again to the Wiener Library  and Housmans for being excellent and supportive hosts. Shannon will speak at two more…

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Life is War – Events This Week!

This week the city of London will be treated to the presence of Dr Shannon Woodcock, life historian supremo and author of the awe-inspiring Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Tuesday night we hit Housmans Book shop for an informal reading, followed by a Q & A. The reading starts at 7pm, and entry is £3, which is redeemable against any purchase in-store. Wednesday we take over the Wiener Library from 6.30-8pm. Shannon…

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Furgons – Life is War blog

For our next Life is War blog post, take a ride with Shannon in a furgon! *** “Oh çuni!” the driver waved to me from behind the wheel of the minivan, eager to fill the seats and hit the road before night fell. Çuni, pronounced choo-nee, literally means “boy,” and is used to address young men in Albania. Reading me as such, the driver directed me into the seats at the back of the van.…

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Tirana – Life is War

In the latest blog post written to celebrate the publication of her new book, Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania, Shannon Woodcock discusses how Albania’s capital city, Tirana, has changed in the 20th and 21st centuries. Be sure to check out details of Life is War events taking place late May/ early June in London, Tirana and Bristol. *** In the first ten minutes on the ground in Albania I learnt that the…

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