Reading List

Wait wait wait. She’s giving homework now?

No, not homework, and not a bibliography (god forbid). I realised though, that I reference people that I know about and you may not. I’m going to make a little list here and if you want to know more about anyone specific it might be a little easier to find. Probably not going to be alphabetical, but we’ll see how much energy I have after spell-checking.


Northrup Fyre, Secular Scripture

Benedict Anderson Imagined Communities

Walter Benjamin The Arcades Project; Illuminations

Jean Baudrillard The Spirit of Terrorism (and most everything else he writes)

Adorno and Horkheimer The Culture Industry

Steven Lukes A Radical View of Power

Joseph Campbell The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Norbert Elias The Civilising Process, The Established and the Outsiders

C.G Jung (if you can wade through)

Georg Simmel (just generally)

John Fiske Understanding Popular Culture and Reading the Popular; Television Culture;

Daniel Miller A Theory of Shopping

Steven Johnson Everything Bad is Good for you

Ross Douthat Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class

Finnemore and Sikkink ‘International Norm Dynamics and Political Change’ (article)



Stuff that is just fun:

August Rush (movie)

I Heart Huckabees (movie)

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