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Tentative Readings and Other Resources

Psychology and Society
in Critical Perspective

Fall 2009 Seminar
York University, Toronto

Required Texts pending class discussion

  • Derrick Jensen. (2005). Walking On Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green.
  • Uri Gordon. (2008). Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory. London: Pluto Press.
  • Frances Cherry. (1995). The Stubborn Particulars of Social Psychology: Essays on the Research Process. London: Routledge.
  • James S. Coleman. (1982). The Asymmetric Society. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Alternate Texts pending class discussion

  • Rosalind Barnett & Caryl Rivers. (2005). Same Difference: How Gender Myths are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs. New York: Basic Books.
  • Donald Black. (1980). The Behavior of Law. New York: Academic Press.
  • David Graeber. (2007). Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire. Oakland, CA: AK Press.
  • Ian Parker. (2007). Revolution in Psychology: Alienation to Emancipation. London: Pluto Press.
  • Marshall Sahlins. (2008). The Western Illusion of Human Nature. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press.

Articles by Dennis Fox

Potentially Useful Books on Library Reserve (for Papers & Presentations)

    Note: See a much longer list, by category (not on library reserve)

  • Michèle Barrett & Mary McIntosh. (1982). The Anti-Social Family. London: Verso.
  • Donald Black. (1989). Sociological Justice. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kevin Culp Davis. (1971). Discretionary Justice: A Preliminary Inquiry. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
  • Dennis Fox, Isaac Prilleltensky, & Stephanie Austin (Eds.) (2009). Critical Psychology: An Introduction (2nd ed.). London: Sage.
  • David Graeber. (2004). Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press.
  • Lewis Hyde. (1983). The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property. New York: Vintage.
  • Ellen Herman. (1995). The Romance of American Psychology: Political Culture in the Age of Experts. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Len Krimerman, Frank Lindenfeld, Carol Korty, & Julian Benello (Eds.). (1992). From the Ground Up: Essays on Grassroots and Workplace Democracy by C. George Benello. Boston: South End Press.
  • Ron Sakolsky. (2005). Creating Anarchy. Liberty, TN: Fifth Estate Books.
  • Jeff Schmidt. (2000). Disciplined Minds: A critical look at salaried professionals and the soul-battering system that shapes their lives. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Tod Sloan. (1996). Damaged Life: The Crisis of the Modern Psyche. New York: Routledge.
  • Tod Sloan. (1996). Life Choices: Understanding Dilemmas and Decisions. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
  • Deborah H. Stone (1984). The Disabled State. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Potentially Useful Online Resources

Others added gradually. Perhaps.

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