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Women and Islam
interesting compilation of papers regarding the role of women, Islam and the public sphere. would recommend to those looking at this at the internatio ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
On the Nature of Prejudice: Fifty Years After Allport
well thought out and executed anthology of papers written as responses to Allports (1954) seminal work "the nature of prejudice." anyone interested in ...more
Jun 2014
Jun 01, 2014
Foundations of Qualitative Research: Interpretive and Critical Approaches
dry, but that is to be expected. my biggest qualm with this book was the repetitive nature and the way that the book was structured. i think the repet ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
would recommend to anyone looking for a more well rounded history of Islamophobia, those looking for a comprehensive definition of what Islamophobia i ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
Vanished at Sea: The True Story of a Child TV Actor and Double Murder
well written, well researched true crime. quick read for a nice literary palate cleanser. it was decent enough, but didn't provide much that hadn't al ...more
Aug 04, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
The Long Walk
it was good, not a traditional stephen king, but fast paced and could not stop reading it, nonetheless. i really liked it, wasnt too fond of the endin ...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil: Challenging Historical & Modern Stereotypes
fairly inclusive account of the history of the veil, how orientalism and feminism enter into the debate, and why there is even a debate to begin with. ...more
May 07, 2014
May 07, 2014
Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims
excellent book, well planned and executed explanation of the politicization of islamophobia. would recomment to all studying islamophobia or us/foreig ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire
Excellent look at the way that islamophobia in the US has both fueled and been fueled by US policy. Would recommend to anyone interested in foreign po ...more
Apr 02, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
The Nature of Prejudice
very good book on what prejudice is and is not, how it evolves, and what we can do about it. If you have one book to read on this topic, this should b ...more
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
For a quick read of a YA book, I really enjoyed this storyline. In a post apocalyptic world, the population is divided into 5 factions based on the id ...more
Feb 28, 2014
Apr 04, 2013
Status Passage
while i could understand the need for having students read the seminal works in grounded theory, this book was so dry, i could not sit for more than 1 ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Islam Our Choice: Portraits of Modern American Muslim Women
Very well put together anthology of stories from women who have converted to Islam, talking about their journey, their struggles and their transformat ...more
May 09, 2014
May 07, 2014
The Psychology of Hate
very well put together assembly of essays regarding what hate is, what it means, and its symptomology. thought provoking and insightful. would recomme ...more
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Interesting and thought-provoking analysis of how the film industry frames Arabs and Muslims. Well thought out inquiry. Well laid out manuscript. Woul ...more
Jun 06, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
The Feminine Voice of Islam: Muslim Women in America
This was a well thought out and well executed study on acculturation and the struggles that Muslim and Arab women have when immigrating to the United ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism: Causes and Remedies
decent enough read... not a lot of information presented in this quick compilation of essays regarding the topic. not sure i would recommend to others ...more
Nov 21, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
The Individual And His Religion: A Psychological Interpretation
really well written analysis of the psychology of religion, what it does, how we come to it and what purpose it serves. well worth the time to read.
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid, #3)
this is more of a 3.5 out of 5, definitely not a full 4 but not worthy of a 3 either...

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May 28, 2012
Dec 27, 2011
Handbook of Ethnography
This is definitely a handbook style book (as if the name didnt give it away), where it is designed to sit on a bookshelf and used as a reference when ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
Safe Haven
I don't know. It was a good quick read because I needed a distraction. But I felt myself rolling my eyes over how quick and simple it was for this rea ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
The Shock of the News: Media Coverage and the Making of 9/11
It was ok, didn't really provide much more information that I didn't already know about the way that the media frames events.
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Writing to Learn: How to Write--And Think--Clearly about Any Subject at All
This was an ok read. Perhaps for the less skilled writer this may have been an essential... but i found it somewhat dry.
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
The Nature of Hate
really good overview of the concept of hate, but not a lot of information that I hadn't previously garnered from other sources.
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
The Walking Dead, Vol. 05: The Best Defense
i just dont know about this volume. we need things to move the story line along, but this kirkman really pushes the envelope on what needs to happen i ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
The Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality
this book was well thought out, well planned, well researched and well executed. instead of looking at male/female relations through the lenses of and ...more
Jun 13, 2012
May 13, 2012
True Colors
I wanted to love this book, but I just couldn't. that isn't to say that I didn't thoroughly enjoy it though. I'm just not sure that the characters or ...more
Mar 2013
Nov 10, 2011
Comfort & Joy
i loved this book. i thought it might be a more traditional christmas story, and it really does touch on the magic and spirit of christmas, but in a d ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Deadly Secrets
read more like a "based on the true crime story" book, rather than a "true crime" book. not sure how i felt about the writing.
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out
Excellent anthology showcasing the various perspectives of Muslim women.
Apr 08, 2014
Apr 08, 2014