Texts for Spring 2001
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Texts for Spring 2001
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Latest update: November 12, 2000
- Fellman, Gordon. Rambo and the Dalai Lama
Used in Fall 2000. This proved to be a useful text for all of us. And it proved to be both readable and well-grounded in theory in ways that we could grasp.
- Farganis, James. Readings in Social Theory
Used in Fall 2000 as optional in theory and distributive justice. Together, we chose to use this text next semester because we enjoyed the writing, liked the coverage, and students found it helpful. We are not happy that there is no index, but the site will help make up for that.
Dilemmas of Peacemaking Class (Third course in Love and Peace series, also called Peace and Conflict):
- Arrigo, Bruce. Social Justice, Criminal Justice: The Maturation of
Critical Theory in Law, Crime and, Deviance.
Used in Fall 1999 as required text in Sociology of Law and in Spring 2000 as optional text in Distributive Justice. Investigates many approaches to transforming the dominant discourse in criminology.
- Henry, Stuart and Milovanovic, Dragan. Constitutive Criminology
Used in Fall 2000 as optional in distributive justice.
The New Primer in Radical Criminology: Critical
Perspectives on Crime, Power and Identity (third edition)
by: Michael J. Lynch, Raymond Michalowski, W. Groves
Criminal Justice Press: August 2000. ISBN: 1-881798-21-6 $25 (paper)
- Erich Fromm and Critical Criminology: edited by Kevin Anderson and Richard Quinney.
University of Illinois Press: 2000. ISBN: 0-252-06830-0 $15.95 (paper)
Barnes and Noble
- Geoffrey Canada, Fist Stick Knife Gun
Beacon Press, Boston. 1995. ISBN 0-8070-0423-5 (ppr). $12.00 at Vroman's. This is another coming of age text, but this one is real life memories. Well-written and unflinching. "Here is the role model, the griot, the nurturer, the brother who never left the 'hood because he keeps looking into the faces of the children and seeing himself there." Patricia Smith, on the cover.
- Richard Rhodes, Why They Kill Vintage Books. 1999. ISBN: 0-375-70248-2 $14 in paperback at Vroman's. The subtitle is The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist. "I and the public know / What all schoolchildren learn / Those to whom evil is done / Do evil in return." W.H. Auden.
New text for us. Rhodes is a journalist, but writing the story and findings of criminologist, Dr. Lonnie Athens, of Seton Hall. Index and extensive endnotes. Both Rhodes and Athens are narrating the perspective of one has been harmed. This relates to our understanding of personal experience as a methodological approach. See Salon Review of Why They Kill.
- Traditional criminology online
But will order a book of readings as optional for those who prefer hardcopy.
Moot Court: Democracy and Justice in the 21st Century
Graduate Research Methods in Behavioral Science (Extension):
- Martha Minow's Between Vengeance and Forgiveness:
Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence
Available in paperback. Beacon Pr; ISBN: 0807045071 (November 1999) $11.20 at Amazon.com.
- Tutu, Archbishop Desmond. No Future Without Forgiveness
An Image Book, published by Doubleday, 1999. ISBN: 0-385-49690-7 $14.95 in paperback at Vroman's. The story of the need for Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa. Index. But not footnoted. We will need to cross-reference to theory and policy pieces ourselves. This is a new text for us, but one that follows well our work with Leo Buscaglia and Gordon Fellman. We will link conceptually with these earlier books in the series.
- Belgrad, Daniel. The Culture of Spontaneity
The University of Chicago Press. 1998. ISBN: 0-226-04188-3 (cloth). But available now in paperpack. $17 at Vroman's.
New text for us. Chosen for the way in which it links conceptually the avant-garde period in American art (which confuses folks who prefer the Norman Rockwell approach), with social theory. I was particularly pleased that Belgrad links both art and music, and focuses the second chapter on American Indian art and its influence on abstract expressionism.
There is no way I can cover the book in great detail, but there will be enough Recognition and Recall practices for you to make the connection between this intense period of spontaneity in art and the importance of the imaginary in discovering new ways to transform the dominant discourse.