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Yvonne Yvonne said: "I just picked this up last night. I was really intrigued by her foreword, she describes the first chapter in the book as showing "the shift in my work from a 'strategic use of essentialism' to considerations of institutional agency that accompanied t...more "

 
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Yvonne Yvonne said: "Linda Darling Hammond represents the best of the progressive humanists tradition in terms of criticizing the factory model of schooling. She also upholds an alternative purpose for schooling: to train critical thinkers and active citizens in a just s...more "

 

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Texaco by Patrick Chamoiseau
Texaco
by Patrick Chamoiseau
read in December, 2008
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I was recommended this book after I communicated -- to the umpteenth person -- my then-fascination with Aime Cesaire. Having then just read of his passing, I realized that I had never read him closely when required to in college. I promptly purchased...more
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Keynesianism, Social Conflict and Political Economy by Massimo De Angelis
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The Nature and Logic of Capitalism by Robert L. Heilbroner
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Heartbeat of Struggle by Diane C. Fujino
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Just heard a great show on KPFA where Diane Fujino was interviewed, about her essay in a new book on Afro-Asian convergence in radical nationalist movements of the 1960s and 70s. I want to read more!!!
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Outside in the Teaching Machine by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
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I just picked this up last night. I was really intrigued by her foreword, she describes the first chapter in the book as showing "the shift in my work from a 'strategic use of essentialism' to considerations of institutional agency that accompanied t...more
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The Right to Learn by Linda Darling-Hammond
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Linda Darling Hammond represents the best of the progressive humanists tradition in terms of criticizing the factory model of schooling. She also upholds an alternative purpose for schooling: to train critical thinkers and active citizens in a just s...more
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Europe Central by William T. Vollmann
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William T. Vollman is one of my favorite authors. I remember years ago reading an interview with him on his gonzo style of journalism: traveling to South Asia and infamously purchasing a prostitute to set her free, living in the Arctic Circle in orde...more
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
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This is one of my favorite books as a child. No matter how many times I read it, I continued to reread it. I love this book! I need to reread, as an adult.
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Underworld by Don DeLillo
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This book annoyed me at first. There were no quotation marks. It wasn't obvious who was talking. And, there wasn't a linear narrative. It jumped all over the place. I was on vacation for a week upstate in the Catskills with nothing to do except watch...more
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