My 100 Book Reading List for 2008 (75 actually only 13 read December 2008)

  1. Contemporary Political Philosophy Anthology Blackwell Essex Uni Bookshop  SET OF READINGS  CANONICAL THEME

  2. Freedom Political Anthology Blackwell Another one for Essex Campus Bookshop SET OF READINGS  CANONICAL THEME

  3. Writings for a Liberation Psychology Martin Ignacio Baro To evaluate

  4. Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paulo Friere Ditto is this a challenge or what???!!

  5. Emancipations Ernesto Laclau (one of Essex Illuminati)

  6. Madness and Civilization Foucault CLASSIC FOUCAULT

  7. The Archeology of Knowledge Foucault MORE FROM FOUCAULT

  8. The News Rules of Sociological Method Giddens (HUGE REFERENCES FROM CONTINENTALS AND PHILOSOPHERS PER SE)

  9. The Rules of Sociological Method Durkheim BEFORE GIDDENS THOUGHT ‘THIS IS UP FOR A REWRITE’

  10. A Theory of Justice Rawls THIS AS A JUSTICE TEXT WOULD BE MAKES SENSE TO ME, 30 YEARS OF ACADEMICS YAKKING ABOUT IT COMMENDS ITSELF STILL FURTHER TO ME.

  11. Saving Lifes and Causing Death Glover (FOR BALANCE THE JUSTICE/INJUSTICE ARGUMENTS PLATO REPUBLIC)

  12. The Symposium Plato (also on MP3 which is handy)

  13. The Republic Plato (plus books to aid understanding)

  14. The Craft of Research Wayne Booth and

  15. Nichnomaian Ethics Aristotle’s

  16. The Politics Aristotle

  17. The Art of the Personal Essay ???

  18. The Prichett Century VS Prichett

  19. Oedipus Rex Sophocles ON LOAN FAMILY LIBRARY

  20. Leviathan Hobbes (started to read) Favourite Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Edited by Richard Tuck (Revised Student Edition)

  21. The Rights of Man Thomas Paine a libertarian text in according to a source I have No Citation as yet!

  22. In Cold Blood Truman Capote How to do Novel-Journalism.

  23. Social Reality of Religion Peter Berger ON LOAN FAMILY LIBRARY

  24. Utilitarianism J S Mill One of the Big Three ways of looking at this ole’ world. SEE KYMLICA FOR BREAKDOWN OF VARIOUS UTILITARIAN PHILOSOPHERS CALCULUS.

  25. Democracy Tocqueville: part of MIT OCW Political Theory Course, Political Theory Courses vary from Institution to Institution.

  26. Managing Madness Joan Busfield (a book specially gotton for me for Christmas along with hefty bottle of Champagne and mini candle in style of Space NK)

  27. Mental Health Sociology an Introduction Pilgrim and Rogers the dynamic duo.

  28. Sociology and Modern Systems Theory which my Dad infoms me is out of date not really the done thing.

  29. The Human Brain Susan now Lady Greenfield

  30. Introduction to Cultural Theory ???

  31. Democracy and it’s Critics Dahl famous theorist and specialist on key political theory thing.

  32. Essays Collection Orwell PARTIAL READ

  33. Odyssey Homer I LOVE THE IDEA OF A JOURNEY HEMMED IN WITH NUMEROUS OBSTACLES THAT NEED TO BE OVERCOME TO ONE’S JOURNEY HOMEWARD

  34. Meditations Marcus Aurelius MUMS COPY also Plain Vanilla Text in PDF or Text File form on HDD

  35. Introduction to Sociology Fulcher and Scott wonders from our Essex boys.

  36. Statistical Methods for Social Sciences Agnesia and Finlay LSE bookshop find

  37. Introduction to Psychology Gleitman MIT OCW Reading List

  38. Introduction to Psychology Institute list? Hildegaard

  39. Social Research Methods Bryman (needed on Draft thingy evaluation project)

  40. Study Dictionary Learners Oxford the only place for School resources

  41. Another Study Dictionary Learners Oxford ditto

  42. On Suicide David Hume SUICIDE Book

  43. Oxford Book of Letters (left book when beheading was described this puts me off Tudor films such as Elizabeth because they are so damm good at recreating it)

  44. The Prince Machiavelli or Mach Scores for Beginners

  45. The Malcontents Essays Queenman for my more nihilistic critical moments to learn to poison the world with my cultured invective.

  46. The Next American Essay John D’Agata Partial read as Scaffolding article avoided even if logical.

  47. The Social xxx of Unemployment Oxford First book ever brought from now defunct SU bookshop which I believe is now online.An ironic and iconic buy.

  48. Understanding Deviance Downes and Rock who can’t make up their minds yet. (LSE Denizens)

  49. The Crusaders VSI Oxford

  50. Kant Roger Scruton VSI Oxford PARTIAL READ as mental exhaustion set in.

  51. A life in Letters Henry James or my first Introduction to French phrases, Latin etc en route during read. Partial Read

  52. On Liberty Mill and Other Essays our Utilitarian friend.

  53. On Two Treatise on Government John Locke

  54. Marx-Engels Reader

  55. Understanding Social Policy John Hills of LSE fame.(lovely book list on site)

  56. The Basic Political Writings Rousseau who was a barstard in the Love Department.

  57. When Wizards stay up late OU book for a course I never should have started.

  58. The Social Psychology of Music (music thing key)

  59. Essays Clive James I have one of his hyper-highbrow elite but informative literary books.

  60. The Soul of the Night Raymo Part of MIT OCW ‘Reading and Writing the Essay’

  61. History of Britain/UK/England Oxford ancient history for a land.

  62. A Critique of Pure Reason Kant a book much discussed in Blackwell Companion to Continental Philosophy and interesting journey so far through Continental and Critical Thought. The full Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought full monty annnotated Edition.

  63. Indexing Malvany from the Queen of Indexing. I would rather write books that get indexed than index but I would still like to index. Know Indexers Reading academic tomes helps.

  64. Plato Republic Hayward to help me understand and grasp its concepts also available on podcast read by professor who kindly reads it for us on MP3 File. I am veering slightly towards assistance with Texts, however a Read IN SITU might always be  a good idea for MY REACTION MY RESPONSE ETC ungoverned by any one else however big.

  65. Critical Sociology Connerton Eds all those lovely folks from Frankfurt.

  66. Political Analysis Gerry Stoker who looks like overall good guy. A scholarly deep analysis of the Political Science Scene to look forward too!!!

  67. Human Rights Law Cards Routledge for the Legal Eagle in me.

  68. Intelligences Howard Gardner PARTIAL READ I subscribe to the development of multiple intelligences

  69. How Institutions think Mary Douglas First ever foray post Graeber LSE Lecture on list Graeber is of course on the list and I am glad he is now safely enconcsed at Goldsmiths.

  70. Accidental Empires OU T171 set book aggh I hope I can return!!

  71. Kymlica ‘An Introduction to Political Philosophy’ a demanding chap who has meticulous attention to detail. An asset in Academia or so it seems.

  72. Oxford Companion to Philosophy Honderich. Shall I get Flew on as well? Who cares if they differ? Do they differ??!!

  73. Dictionary of Philosophy Simon Blackburn of Oxford fame.

  74. Liquid Modernity Bauman Zymunt Prophet of Doom of LSE mode who does nothing to help has titles like ‘WASTED Lives’ etc who I read is a searing Social Analyst (citation needed and in his favour)

  75. The Human Condition Hannah Arent a book I read in PY111 Essex. I did very well. library partially mostly read but abandoned as Library Loan I was building a steadily rising fine.

  76. Thomas More Utopia Mum’s Edition and my MP3 edition to listen too; count MP3 as read, Book has advantageous Annotations which slow reading but enlighten loads.
  77. Kathy Charmaz The Construction of Grounded Theory 1999  a KEY TEXT in more ways than as I hope I get to understand it, hope to put it into practice and see vast fruit from it. Grounded Theory is big in academia so I discover.
  78. Eric Sykes ‘If I don’t write it Nobody else will’ Autobiography of an affable working class man who hits the big time.
  79. Kearney and Rainwater ‘The Continental Philosphy Reader’ Representative Readings from Representative Texts of major Continental Philosophers given in Subject Speciality History. E.g Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hermaneutics, Ethics, Marxism, Postmodernism etc.
  80. Alistair Mc Grath ‘Christianity’s Dangerous Idea’

Word Count Current Update Tuesday 6 Jan 2009 not all books are on

2009 List will need to be constructed.

1,241 words count in todays Word Count.

Only 13 read. 13 even now 14 Partial Reads to finish off.

778 words to tally

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