Advance Praise – Life is War

Advance praise for the next HammerOn title, Shannon Woodcock’s Life is War, published on 25 April, is hitting the HammerOn inbox. Blendi Kajsiu, author of A Discourse Analysis of Corruption: Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005 said ‘this book is one of those rare works that combines that best of two worlds, academia and literature. The book is rigorously academic in its investigation, analysis as well as the insights it offers. At the same…

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HammerOn news update

We were delighted to read Dimitrinka Atanasova‘s engaged review of Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement published in the LSE Review of Books on Monday. Here are a couple of choice phrases from the review: “When I reached for Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, I expected to read a historical account of what is often seen as a controversial social movement. If weight or fat is linked to obesity, variously defined as a contributor…

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Happy World Book Day!

3 March is World Book Day. To celebrate HammerOn are offering a one day flash sale – 20% discount on all titles – apply the coupon code ‘wbd20‘ at the check out. You still get free shipping too… Happy reading!

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Events and other news

HammerOn have a number of events lined up in the next few months. All events are free, unless otherwise stated. We are very excited to announce that the book launch for Shannon Woodcock’s Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania will take place at The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London, Wednesday 25 May, 6.30-8pm. Charlotte will be talking about her book at Queers in the Pub: Fat Activism…

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Charlotte on Radio 4’s Loose Ends

Don’t forget to tune into Charlotte speaking about her new book Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends Saturday 23 January, 6pm. The programme blurb says ‘Clive Anderson and Scottee are joined by Rafe Spall, Janet McTeer, Tom Allen and Charlotte Cooper for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Tindersticks and Vieux Farka Touré.’ What a combo! Hardback In other news the Hardback version of…

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Fat Activism – Media Round Up

What a week it has been for Fat Activism! The launch event on Friday at Gay’s the Word was simply lovely, and we sold out of all the copies we brought. Woop! People are loving the book, as these reviews make clear. Lynne Murray has the distinction of publishing the first online review of Fat Activism. Murray praised Charlotte’s comprehensive research: ‘Fat Activism is an essential reference for those who want to know where the…

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Fat Activism Published Today!

YES! The day has finally come, Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement by Charlotte Cooper is officially released! You can buy it from this website in paperback, EPUB and hardback. You can also order Fat Activism at your local book store or buy it from all the usual online places. Please feel free to tweet using the #fatactivism hashtag, or support the book in any of the following ways. To celebrate publication we have made…

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Make #fatactivism your new year resolution

Happy 2016 from HammerOn! We are excited for the official launch of Charlotte Cooper’s Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement on Monday. If you want to tweet about the book please use the #fatactivism hashtag. You can still pre-order the book here and we will promptly pop a copy in the post for you. Books will also be on sale at the official launch event next Friday 8 January 2016 at Gay’s the Word, 66…

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Fat Activism will be with us soon

In case you haven’t read them yet, Charlotte has published two posts to get you excited for the publication of Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement on 4 January 2016. Five things I learnt from writing this book explains that writing and researching the book represents ‘a period of great intensity for me, about seven years or so, maybe a bit longer, of thinking and working on fat. It’s about to have a life beyond…

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