Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age

Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age

A disturbing exposť of how today's alt-right men's groups use ancient sources to promote a new brand of toxic masculinity online. A virulent strain of antifeminism is thriving online that treats women's empowerment as a mortal threat to men and to the integrity of Western civilization. Its proponents cite ancient Greek and Latin texts to support their claims--arguing that t A disturbing exposť of how today's alt-right men's groups use ancient sources to promote a new brand of toxic mascu...

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Title:Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age
Author:Donna Zuckerberg
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0674975553
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Jan 23, 2019
    Not All Dead White Men is a fascinating read and a well-crafted argument for classicists to raise their voices when the alt-right misappropriates the works of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, poets, and dramatists. This book provided a thorough ethnography of Red Pill groups, incl...
  • Leah
    Feb 11, 2019
    Prescient and thorough exploration of how the alt right / MRA movements co-opt and reduce classics to serve their own warped ideas about gender and sexuality. ...
  • Colin
    Oct 15, 2018
    A cogent, readable defense of the field of Classics from those who would appropriate, or rather, misappropriate, our studies for the promotion of foul agendas in service of white nationalism and the "Alt-Right" . . . a must-read for anyone in the field of Greek, Latin, and Classical Hu...
  • Ryan Mishap
    Feb 09, 2019
    First, I have little interest in Greek or Roman authors, thought, history, and only a passing knowledge of their myths. That said, I was way into this book as she lifts up the internet rock these toxic grubs have been hiding under and exposes not only their venality and misogyny, but t...
  • Becca
    Mar 06, 2019
    This is a carefully written, thoroughly researched look into how ideas are disseminated (and around them communities formed) on social media. Zuckerberg discusses a specific?though hardly harmonious?community: the manosphere. Many subgroups fall under this umbrella: men?s rights ...
  • Andrew
    Nov 11, 2018
    Donna Zuckerberg has provided us with a succinct look at the ways the Red Pill community uses the works of Stoic philosophers to justify their worldview. The book is accessible - I had no issue understanding anything, and I came to the book without any knowledge of Stoic philosophy - a...
  • Hadrian
    Feb 12, 2019
    Investigation of some of the more abrasive figures on the Internet (The Red Pill, the manosphere, etc.), and their appropriation of classics and classical history in order to justify their violent and aggressive views towards women. From my understanding of her argument, the extrem...
  • Myke Cole
    Jun 03, 2019
    First class analysis of the ?Red Pill? (alt-right misogynist) community and how it misappropriates the classics to achieve its propagandistic ends. Zuckerberg not only hits the topic dispassionately (which isn?t easy for a feminist to do. I was red-faced angry reading this book) ...
  • Phillip
    Dec 21, 2018
    I'm writing a professional review, so I won't be reviewing the book here. ...
  • Paul
    Mar 28, 2019
    Read this on a whim, thought it might be interesting given my onetime study of Latin and my current hatred of internet misogyny. It's a bit dry and academic at times, but it goes by pretty quick and there are interesting lessons to be learned. At its core, this is an analysis of how...
  • Brigid
    Jun 10, 2019
    This book is pure brilliance. Zuckerberg tears down misconceptions of the classics by the alt-right manosphere. The author tears down their supposed intelligible interpretations of the classics by providing the evidence all the while humiliating them in the process. I'll be honest. Thi...
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    Apr 10, 2019
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    Apr 06, 2019
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  • Robert
    May 24, 2019
    It was interesting to learn about the classic Euro literature used by the various scared little boys in the white male supremacy movement. I didn't think that many of them could even read. So much for stereotyping people by the way they act. The book was horribly written. Hugely redund...
  • Kitty Jay
    Jun 06, 2019
    Ooh, with a title like that, who could resist? Not All Dead White Men takes a look at how the manosphere, particularly the Red Pill-ers use classic philosophy and literature rhetorically to legitimize their claims. The book is divided into distinct parts: a bastardized version of S...
  • K.A. Masters
    Jan 01, 2019
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  • Sarah
    Dec 02, 2018
    I sincerely appreciate the informed and thoughtful reviews of this book from other readers, many of whom are obviously intelligent and well-credentialed to speak on the subject. But I want to say that I also thought this book was great and I?m kind of a fckn idiot! I definitely didn?...
  • Gustav Dinsdag
    Nov 18, 2018
    Angela Nagele?s pamphlet Kill All Normies raised my awareness of alt-right ideas spreading on internetfora like Reddit and 4Chan. If you don?t visit fora on which the likes of the ?red pill? thrive, if you?re (like me) not a very intensive user of these kinds of ?social? ...
  • Mark Teo
    May 03, 2019
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  • Olivia
    Nov 21, 2018
    A highly disturbing read about white men who appropriate Classics - stoicism, Ovid, and the myth of Phaedra - to prove that we live in a gynocentric society biased against men and that autonomous women will be the downfall of Western civilization. These assertions justify their vitriol...
  • Linda
    Nov 22, 2018
    Finally finished this book! At roughly 190 pages, this is a pretty short book. However, it took me more than a month to get through (though I have been reading other books). Zuckerberg?s writing reads between blog post and PhD thesis; it is a compelling mixture of analytical and acce...
  • Luke Crawford
    Jun 17, 2019
    Way better than you would expect from someone so closely related to someone so wealthy. ...
  • E
    May 28, 2019
    This book is a great dive into the culture around incels, men rights activists and pick up artists. Relevant not only because the incel attacker. The discusses how on internet the different branches of this movement interacted, differed and evolved. On the way she explains many inter...
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    Jan 02, 2019
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  • Anuja
    Apr 09, 2019
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  • Ryan Denson
    Nov 13, 2018
    This book is part of a larger movement among classicists in recent years to combat the misappropriation of classics and ancient works by the alt-right. It catalogs and responds to some of the ways that the misogynistic ?red pill? online forums misinterpret and twist ancient concept...
  • Kevin Smith
    Jan 04, 2019
    Informative and disturbing book. I wasn't familiar with the "red pill"/"manosphere", so this was an eye opener. Being a student of Stoicism I found their use of Stoicism repulsive, but not unexpected. It's well researched and worth the read. Donna Zuckerberg went places on the Internet...
  • Phi Beta Kappa Authors
    Mar 28, 2019
    Donna Zuckerberg ?BK, University of Chicago, 2007 Author From the publisher: A disturbing exposť of how today's alt-right men's groups use ancient sources to promote a new brand of toxic masculinity online. A virulent strain of antifeminism is thriving online that treats wome...
  • Sean Guynes
    May 09, 2019
    My review here: https://www.popmatters.com/not-all-de... ...
  • Magpie
    May 20, 2019
    Lays out a foundational approach of the rise of the alt right and breaks down their argumental tactics. Friend who is alt right absolutely hated the book, claiming it was "false information." Except in the book Donna has helpfully provided links and sources - so I double checked wha...