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Summer reading

Not going to be blogging much for a bit, so here’s what I’m thinking of reading this summer instead.  No reason you should be interested, but any ‘absolute must’ recommendations, esp. on liberation theology (other than Freire), are welcome:

First time reading

Lenin, The State and Revolution

Edmund Burke, Reflection of the Revolution in France

Finishing off

Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind

Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism

Paul Sanderson, Socialism with a Northern Accent

Ken Coates, The Crisis of British Socialism

Rawls, Justice as Fairness

Re-reading to remind myself of the good bits

Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda

Charles Taylor et al. Multiculturalism and the politics of recognition

Heinrich Kleist, The Marquise of O

Re-reading and trying to understand properly this time

Franz Kafka, the three big novels

Jurgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere

Richard Sennett, The Fall of Public Man

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Jean Baudrillard, The intelligence of evil or The Lucidity Pact

Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition

 

 

 

 

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  1. July 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Seriously impressed by the Rawls. Struggle to make it through a chapter of Justice as Fairness…

  2. Peps
    July 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I might get round to trying a colleague’s suggestion that Freire’s “Education, the practice of freedom” would help with understanding aspects of “Pedagogy of the oppressed”.

    • paulinlancs
      July 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks for the tip

  3. August 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Try ‘Treasure Islands’ N Shaxson, ‘Secret Affairs’ Mark Curtis and ‘Keywords’ Raymond Williams

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