What am I reading?

Some people have asked me what I’m reading, so I’ve decided to compile a list. This list is by no means comprehensive list but it does represent resources that have influenced me in the last 18 months. I have excluded articles from this list because there are too many (I’ll save that for a future post or a regular update).

SOCIOLOGY (OF EDUCATION)

Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture — Pierre Bourdieu

Distinction — Pierre Bourdieu

Weight of the World — Pierre Bourdieu

Pascalian Meditations — Pierre Bourdieu

Learning to Labour — Paul Willis

The Sociological Imagination — C Wright Mills

Becoming Somebody: Toward a Social Psychology of School — Phillip Wexler

NEOLIBERALISM, ECONOMICS AND EDUCATION

Power and Education: Contexts of Oppression and Opportunity — Antonia Kupfer (ed)

Education and Emancipation in the Neoliberal Era — Noah de Lissovoy

A Brief History of Neoliberalism — David Harvey

Capital (abridged version) — Karl Marx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQOQbOVW92s — Enver Motala (Symposium Talk)

http://davidharvey.org/reading-capital/ (Podcast/Video Series on Marx’s Capital)

http://economixcomix.com/

EDUCATION IN SA

The Right to Learn — Pam Christie

Opening the Doors of Learning: Changing Schools in South Africa — Pam Christie

http://www.radio.uct.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/104/openingthedoors.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jJv4jF_a6s — Heather Jacklin (Symposium Talk)

CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY:

Unmasking the Powers — Walter Wink

Naming the Powers — Walter Wink

Engaging The Powers — Walter Wink

The Prophetic Imagination — Walter Brueggemann

The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann — Walter Brueggemann

Theology of Liberation — Gustavo Gutierrez

The Upside-Down Kingdom — Donald Kraybill

Jesus Today: A Spirituality of Radical Freedom — Albert Nolan

Jesus wants to save Christians — Rob Bell

Everything Must Change — Brian Mclaren

The South African Kairos Document (1985)

https://www.peteenns.com/b4np-podcast-episode-1-what-is-the-bible-with-rob-bell/

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/progressivespirit/episodes/2016-10-30T11_03_41-07_00

CRITICAL PEDAGOGY/TEACHING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Rethinking our Classrooms (2 Volume collection of essays)

Activist Educators: Breaking Past Limits — Catherine Marshall

On Critical Pedagogy Today — Henry Giroux

The Art of Critical Pedagogy — Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade

The Dreamkeepers — Gloria Ladson-Billings

GENERAL READINGS ON DIVERSITY ISSUES

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice — Maurianne Adams (ed)

Language and Power in Post-Colonial Schooling — Carolyn McKinney

The Fire Next Time — James Baldwin

SOUTH AFRICAN:

Thoughts on the New South Africa — Neville Alexander

Teacher and Comrade: Richard Dudley and the Fight for Democracy — Alan Wieder

I write what I like — Steve Biko

THE TEXTS EVERYONE MUST READ:

Wretched of the Earth — Franz Fanon

Black Skin, White Masks — Franz Fanon

Pedagogy of the Oppressed — Paulo Freire

Decolonising the Mind — Ngugi wa Thiong’O

OTHER RESOURCES:

MACAT library — Short summaries and clips (I use these in lectures) www.macat.com

The Education Fishtank (Monthly Meetup/Public Education/Think Tank) https://www.facebook.com/groups/EducationFishTank/

The Warehouse Trust (A Christian organisation seeking to mobilise the church around issues of social justice) http://www.warehouse.org.za/

Writers, Researchers, Bloggers, Opinionistas:

Carmen Mills, Diane Ravitch, Pam Christie, Heather Jacklin, Yusuf Sayed, Aslam Fataar, Salim Vally, Patti Silbert, Lovelyn Nwadeyi, Lerato Kobe, Sara Muller, Garth Shaw, Marlyn Faure, Helene Rousseau, Brett Anderson, Nkosivumile Gola, Roseanne Lawrence Reynolds, Brian Kamanzi, Servaas vd Berg, Nic Spaull, Nigel Branken, Rene August, Linda Martindale, Ken Robinson, Guy Claxton, Angela Duckworth, Pasi Sahlberg, Stephen Ball Graeme Codrington and the list goes on…