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The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease
3.99
really liked it
None
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
 
History of Madness
4.10
Crazy.
not set
Jan 07, 2013
 
Violence and Its Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Reader
3.83
None
not set
Nov 06, 2007
 
Democracy in America
3.99
None
not set
Nov 09, 2007
 
Are Prisons Obsolete?
4.35
liked it
None
Jan 2004
Nov 26, 2008
 
Race to Incarcerate: The Sentencing Project
3.93
really liked it
None
Jan 2004
Nov 26, 2008
 
Twenty Years at Hull House
3.60
None
not set
Nov 01, 2007
 
The Mutual-Aid Approach to Working with Groups: Helping People Help One Another
3.45
liked it
This book gives helpful and direct instructions on how to run mutual-aid groups. It does a good job of emphasizing the obvious but difficult basics of ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 25, 2007
 
The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender
3.54
really liked it
With the obvious exception of my darling SF's, this is the only psychoanalytic monograph I've ever actually enjoyed.

Nancy Chodorow is a genius. I don'
...more
Jan 2005
Nov 11, 2007
 
Why Americans Still Don't Vote: And Why Politicians Want It That Way
3.57
I wish people wouldn't give their books titles like this. It makes them so unappealing and embarrassing to read, plus it's so much harder to take ever ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 23, 2007
 
Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria
3.39
liked it
There are many different ways to interpret this book. One is to see a Twilight-Zone-type twist: is Dora the hysterical young girl, or is Freud?

I wonde
...more
Jan 07, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal
3.95
really liked it
Even the bizarre human anomaly who is not fascinated by conjoined twins would get something out of this book. The author gets into issues of disablity ...more
Jan 2006
Oct 01, 2007
 
The Fix
4.02
really liked it
I had a hard time getting through the beginning of this book, because it reminded me too much of my job and was written in an annoying, journalistic s ...more
May 2007
Sep 25, 2007
 
The Empowerment Approach to Social Work Practice: Building the Beloved Community
3.57
really liked it
Thanks, Monica, that is super nice to hear. Actually, I tend to find the people I work under (mucky-mucks at agencies who make the big decisions) a wh ...more
Dec 06, 2007
Nov 25, 2007
 
Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States
4.17
liked it
Okay, so BEST TITLE EVER for a nonfiction "issue" book, right???

This is an important, though imperfect, book. If you care about reproductive rights bu
...more
Jan 2006
Nov 09, 2007
 
Halfway House
3.48
liked it
This is not the kind of book I normally read unless I have to, and this was no exception (it was assigned -- incidentally -- by a person with severe p ...more
Jun 2007
Dec 03, 2007
 
Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration
3.89
really liked it
Okay, this is a great book, despite the fact that the guy who wrote it is not a great writer in the sense that, say, Ian McEwan is a great writer. But ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 25, 2007
 
Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals
3.78
liked it
Totally radical!
Oct 2007
Sep 25, 2007
 
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR
3.87
liked it
Parts of this are a bit slow, it's redundant at times, and certain sections (e.g., gender identity disorder) already seem ridiculously dated. Despite ...more
Apr 2007
Sep 27, 2007
 
The Pinballs
3.84
really liked it
This is an extremely sweet little book about how it sucks to be in foster care, even if you have wonderful foster parents, which a lot of kids don't. ...more
not set
Nov 15, 2007
 
The Empowerment Tradition in American Social Work: A History
2.80
it was ok
I haven't gotten very far into this yet, but so far I really like it. I'm kind of peeved that I'm only reading this book now, in my last semester of s ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 13, 2007
 
Clockers
4.06
really liked it
Lately I can't get into anything I'm trying to read, so I need to let go of my lofty Sebald and Melville pretensions: the only things that can save me ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Schema Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide
4.34
did not like it
I ..... hate .... social work school. I .... do not .... want .... to be a therapist. I ....... hate ........ THERAPY!!!

That said, if I were going to
...more
Oct 21, 2007
Oct 12, 2007
 
Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence - New and Revised Edition
4.01
liked it
I read this a few years ago, and unfortunately don't remember any details now. It's about how brain damage at the prenatal level and infant stage of d ...more
Jan 2003
Dec 28, 2007
 
Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment
4.19
I sat through this guy's all-day lecture on trauma earlier this year, and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my (admittedly, fairly dull ...more
not set
Nov 26, 2007
 
Unfaithful Angels: How Social Work Has Abandoned its Mission
3.53
liked it
This would've been a much stronger book if the authors had sublimated the urge to hysteria and name-calling, and controlled their vitriolic loathing o ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 03, 2007
 
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
4.10
A last question remains: In the name of what can this fundamental language be regarded as a delirium? Granting that it is the truth of madness, what m ...more
not set
Aug 11, 2008
 
Lowboy
3.18
It's always hard for me to read fiction about topics I know too much about, though I'm not so sure why. Is it because I'm irrationally, childishly pos ...more
not set
May 14, 2009
 
Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
4.28
it was amazing
Important book. I'm just being smarmy with the recommendation: this is essential reading for anyone who wishes to clarify her or his perspective on re ...more
Apr 2007
Sep 30, 2007
 
The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care
4.10
it was amazing
This is one of the most affecting books I've read in the past couple of years. It's written by a journalist who follows the course of a 1973 test case ...more
Jul 2006
Sep 29, 2007
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