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message 1: by abclaret, facilitator (new)

abclaret | 93 comments Mod
Nothing as yet in the pipeline after finishing The Revolution of Everyday Life. Any future suggestions welcomed.


message 2: by abclaret, facilitator (new)

abclaret | 93 comments Mod
Just to throw a hat into the ring, these should all be accessible and a good gateway into other works;

Looking Forward Participatory Economics in the Twenty First Century by Michael Albert by Michael Albert
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire by Paulo Freire
The Value of Nothing How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy by Raj Patel by Raj Patel
Post-Scarcity Anarchism (Working Classics) by Murray Bookchin by Murray Bookchin
Feminist Theory from Margin to Center by bell hooks by bell hooks
Imperial Life in the Emerald City Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon by Frantz Fanon


message 3: by Tinea (last edited Apr 25, 2011 02:46PM) (new)

Tinea (pist) maybe I'm alone on this, but at this rate (2 books/month) I can't keep up with the discussions in this group. it takes time to access hardcopy books if they're not online or if there's no computer access (happens kinda often for me), so it's hard to keep up. I don't know if more people would participate in the discussions if we read slower or if maybe it's better to read more books and just have several discussions going at once... for me i'd prefer we moved at a slower pace and spent longer on each book so I'm not left out on books I'm really excited to read & discuss, and on a wider note because i'd like this group to feel accessible to people using libraries & busy/slow readers. thoughts anyone?

first a proposal:
let's push back The Rev of Everyday Life to be the group read for May.

that said, if not, it's highly unlikely I can get any of these as hardcopy to read in May in my current sitch and I doubt they're online, so I'll probably miss this month altogether, but Damnnnn that's a good list!! I'd love any of these, but esp.
Fanon
hooks
Freire

Let me add:
The Coming Insurrection by Comité invisible The Coming Insurrection
simply because I happen to have a copy in hand and it's small and light and easy to carry!

thanks for organizing!!


message 4: by abclaret, facilitator (new)

abclaret | 93 comments Mod
I know I am prattling through books, and obviously there are nuisances with any book that can be expanded into a full length discussion - so possibly we should talk about an adequate timeframe for locating a book and then getting round to reading and discussing it.


message 5: by Tinea (new)

Tinea (pist) Ah! I found a library hardcopy of Pedagogy of the Oppressed! In English! Anyone else want to read that?


message 6: by abclaret, facilitator (new)

abclaret | 93 comments Mod
I have a copy of the book, but should we collate a few books and send out a poll? It engages more people that way.


message 7: by mariakei (new)

mariakei | 1 comments wow, great list. if i absolutely had to choose, my vote would go to fanon or freire, but i would happily engage in reading any of these, if i can find at my library.

abclaret wrote: "Just to throw a hat into the ring, these should all be accessible and a good gateway into other works;

Looking Forward Participatory Economics in the Twenty First Century by Michael Albert by [a..."



message 8: by Brandon (new)

Brandon | 3 comments My vote for the next book goes to "The Wretched of the Earth" or "The Coming Insurrection".


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