Theory Book Lists

Honor and Polygamy by Omar FarhadThe Prince by Niccolò MachiavelliThe Republic by PlatoThe Communist Manifesto by Karl MarxPolitics by Aristotle
193 books — 220 voters
Animal Farm by George OrwellSpin Doctor by M.C. LewisCommon Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings ... by Thomas PaineThe Prince by Niccolò MachiavelliThe Declaration Of Independence And The Constitution Of The U... by Thomas Jefferson
Must Reads For Politics
55 books — 42 voters

Instruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai by Alexei Maxim RussellThe Orphan Conspiracies by James MorcanMadness and Civilization by Michel FoucaultBorderlands/La Frontera by Gloria E. AnzaldúaSteppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
The Thinker's Bookshelf
68 books — 25 voters
Captive Genders by Nat SmithNormal Life by Dean SpadeAgainst Equality by Ryan ConradQueering Anarchism by C.B. DaringAgainst Equality by Ryan Conrad
Queering Anarchism
55 books — 24 voters

Illuminations by Walter BenjaminAspects of the Novel by E.M. ForsterThe Western Canon by Harold BloomThe Art of Fiction by David LodgeExistentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann
Works of Literary Criticism
94 books — 24 voters
Practicing History by Barbara W. TuchmanLies My Teacher Told Me by James W. LoewenThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max WeberThe Historian's Craft by Marc BlochThe Histories by Herodotus
Best Books on Historical Theory
27 books — 19 voters

Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto BoalThe Theater and Its Double by Antonin ArtaudPerformance Theory by Richard SchechnerThe Empty Space by Peter BrookBrecht on Theatre by Bertolt Brecht
Performance & Theatre Theory
25 books — 18 voters
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo FreireManufacturing Consent by Noam ChomskyThus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich NietzscheThe Psychopath Test by Jon RonsonAsylums by Erving Goffman
Emancipatory Theory and Philosophy
16 books — 15 voters

The Rape of Europa by Lynn H. NicholasThe Judgment of Paris by Ross KingEgyptian Art by Cyril AldredWays of Seeing by John BergerLandscape Painting by Mitchell Albala
Great Art Books
39 books — 10 voters
The Elegant Universe by Brian GreeneAntiphony by Chris KatsaropoulosThe Little Book of String Theory by Steven Scott GubserUne Vie, A Piece Of String And Other Stories by Guy de MaupassantComplete String Quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven
32 books — 8 voters

The Riot Grrrl Collection by Lisa DarmsResurrecting Cybele by Jenifer MohammedPussy Riot! by Pussy RiotZipper Mouth by Laurie WeeksThe Feminist Porn Book by Tristan Taormino
Best of The Feminist Press
16 books — 6 voters
Doing Grammar by Max MorenbergBeginning Theory by Peter  BarryThe Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher SallerThe Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.Literary Theory by Terry Eagleton
Editing Books
7 books — 4 voters

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. FeynmanThe Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian GreeneIn Search of Schrödinger's Cat by John GribbinLet us Discover Modern Physics by Vedang SatiLight, Colours and the Physics Behind by Vedang Sati
Physics is fun
11 books — 3 voters

Nearly Orthodox by Angela Doll CarlsonThe Veil and the Male Elite by Fatema MernissiQur'an and Woman by Amina WadudInside The Gender Jihad by Amina WadudBeyond God the Father by Mary Daly
Nonfiction on feminism & religion
13 books — 2 voters
Reel to Real by Bell HooksRedefining Black Film by Mark A. ReidFraming Blackness by Ed GuerreroToms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks by Donald BogleBlack Film/White Money by Jesse Algeron Rhines
Blacks and The Big Screen
26 books — 2 voters

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