Produkt Wurde Nicht Gefunden!
Before I go any further I will send you to the post before last, so you can get the background on what I am discussing here:
As you'll have noted, the following comment was left by Michael, and I thought it was significant, so I attached it as a postscript on the post itself:
"And have a look at what fine academic books the German movement already can get published nowadays: Liberation movement for men: Towards a democracy of the sexes.
"The blurb on the publisher's website starts with: 'What comes after feminism? Giving women equal status is no task anymore in western industrial societies. Equal status of women already exists.'
"Defining feminism right away as being a dispensable thing of the past, I mean that is quite exquisite, isn't it? The German feminists and their collaborators are already in a rage about it...
And today, another commenter, Rulatir, said THIS:
"It seems that the German feminists acted quickly :/Oh lord! A publisher of fine academic books in Germany issues a volume on 'men's liberation', and features this item in an online catalogue, and suddenly. . . . the book goes missing!
"The link given by Michael shows "PRODUKT WURDE NICHT GEFUNDEN" now."
Now before we get too hasty, we should consider that maybe they were just tweaking the back end of their website, and the item got omitted from the database due to a glitch. You never know. Maybe in a week, it'll be back again. . .
On the other hand, perhaps it is true that the item was removed because feminists (German or otherwise) were upset by its presence.
It is also curious that the disappearance occurred so shortly after the link was published on this blog. Certainly, it is tempting to speculate that a CF post triggered the train of events leading to the book's removal. But no. . . to be honest, I don't think this blog has any "juice" outside of MRA country!
No, if feminists got the listing removed, it was likely the effect of local string-pulling and arm-twisting by German feminists. That would demonstrate at least two things: a.) that the feminists were mighty unhappy about the sale of such a book (no surprises there!), and b.) that their reach and their clout are quite formidable.
However, the feminists are not the only formidable ones in this case. To me, it is formidable that such a book even got published in the first place! This tells me one important thing: that the "feminists" who theoretically made that book disappear from the website could not have been insiders at the publishing company, for if any such people had enough muscle to force the disappearance of the book, they'd have surely had enough muscle to block the book from ever getting printed.
So it would have been an outside job. The book got published without certain people knowing about it, but when those "certain people" got wind of this, the shit hit the fan! Initially, the insiders had enough muscle or enough nerve to arrange publication, but the outsiders still had the strength to impose their will in the long run. The book was released in March 2009, so this would have taken three months to happen.
It oughtn't surprise us that feminists are by nature book-banners and burners—and that the more power they gain, they worse they will get! But who, precisely, would those mysterious "outsiders" be? And how highly situated. . .?
Anyway. . . I found a copy of the original page in Google cache, and you can view it HERE:
I would suggest that you archive a copy of that page.
Now, just because the book was dropped from the online catalogue, doesn't necessarily mean it's out of print. The information given on the cached page ought to be enough for you to investigate and discover if that is the case.
Now, even though I understand German foggily at best, I will attempt to order the book. Perhaps that will motivate me to LEARN German by ploughing my way through it armed with Langenscheidt's dictionary! ;)
Apparently this book is not only still available, but is selling extremely well—for an academic book, that is. (See the comments for this post.)
Also, it looks like Fletcher DuBois is NOT the author of this book, even though his picture appears on the page next to it! The book seems to be an anthology, with essays from a number of (German) contributors.
Finally, it seems that MRA books are a booming business in Germany, as witness HERE: