Life is War – new HammerOn title

We are super excited to announce news of the next HammerOn title: Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania by Shannon Woodcock.  It will be published 25 April 2016 in Paperback, Hardback and EPUB. Life is War is a collection of oral histories that guides readers through the decades (1944-1992) in which everything was controlled by the Communist Party; what work one could do, what food was available, and even who one could marry. The…

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Help Promote Fat Activism

As well as sharing our fabulous pre-order publicity video, Charlotte has compiled a list of ways you can promote Fat Activism. Contact us about review copies or to invite Charlotte to speak at an event. Here it goes… No money, no time Tweet about the book, Instagram the cover, take and post a selfie. Add me to your Facebook and Twitter and share stuff I post about the book. No money, some time Contact all…

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Fat Activism Pre-Orders Available Now

Pre-order your copy of Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement by Charlotte Cooper from today, 23 November. Books will ship on 4 January 2016 to help you get through the post-holiday weight loss season. All UK pre-orders will get a free badge and a special voucher you can print off to give to people as a gift. Please share our promotional video widely. Thanks to Emma Thatcher for making such a fabulous thing!

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Recommendations for Charlotte Cooper’s Fat Activism…

…are coming in. Here is a couple of them: Charlotte Cooper’s fierce new book Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement should be required reading for scholars and activists. Cooper draws on extensive interviews with fat activists to render a trenchant analysis of our field of motion. She takes a penetrating look at activist efforts and self-understandings, eschewing easy praise in favor of discernment that ultimately promises to invigorate the movement. Kathleen LeBesco, Marymount Manhattan College…

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HammerOn Book Production

Book production is a complex and collaborative task. It involves working with authors, of course, but also proof readers, copy editors and graphic designers. We are lucky enough to know and work with a range of talented people who help get our books out into the world. This post is a celebration of designers and copy editors who actually make books become a real life thing, whose work often goes if not unnoticed, then at…

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Fat Activism Pre-Order Badges

You will be available to pre-order Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement on this site from late November. As part of the package you will receive this rather fabulous badge. More news on how to pre-order will be posted soon! Charlotte continues to blog about the book in the run up to publication in January. Her latest post explores her worries about publishing the book, read more here. If you are interested in covering Fat…

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Fat Activism on Obesity Timebomb

Over at Obesity Time Bomb Charlotte Cooper, author of the forthcoming HammerOn title Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, is blogging about the book in the run up to publication in January 2016. Her first post discusses creating an index for her book. She writes… ‘Doing the ground work for building an index is both boring and exciting. Trawling the text takes time and focus, it’s hard work, but the pleasure is in thinking about…

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Para-Academic Handbook – 1st Anniversary!

The Para-Academic Handbook is one year old! To mark the occasion the editors have written these reflections… If you have any para-academic stories, inspirations or grumbles get in touch and we will share them on the HammerOn blog! *** When we decided to produce a collection of ‘para-academic’ voices it was because we felt that certain experiences were being marginalised, feelings were not being discussed and some things needed to be said. Knowing that our…

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