The table below features the recommended readings for the course.
Note: There were no readings assigned after Week 7.
Žižek, Slavoj. "Ecology." In Examined Life: Excursions with Contemporary Thinkers. Edited by Astra Taylor. The New Press, 2009. ISBN: 9781595584472. [Preview with Google Books]
Transcripts of the discussions in the film "Examined Life" can be found in:
Examined Life: Excursions with Contemporary Thinkers. Edited by Astra Taylor. The New Press, 2009. ISBN: 9781595584472. [Preview with Google Books]
|2||Racial Profiling||Coates, Ta-Nehisi. "The Banality of Richard Cohen and Racist Profiling." The Atlantic, July 17, 2013.|
|3||U.S. Criminal Punishment / Justice System|| |
Fried, Barbara H. "Beyond Blame." Boston Review, June 28, 2013.
Kelly, Erin. "Response to 'Beyond Blame'." Boston Review, July 10, 2013.
|4||Punishment, Deterrence, Prisons|| |
Stillman, Sarah. "Get Out of Jail, Inc." The New Yorker, June 23, 2014.
Hedges, Chris. "The Prison State of America." Truthdig, December 28, 2014.
Isaacs, Caroline. "Treatment Industrial Complex: How For-Profit Prison Corporations are Undermining Efforts to Treat and Rehabilitate Prisoners for Corporate Gain." American Friends Service Committee, November 17, 2014.
"Private Prisons." American Civil Liberties Union.
The Sentencing Project: Research and Advocacy for Reform. Racial Disparity Committee, Association of State Correctional Administrators.
|5||Military Spending, Federal Spending; Universities' Research Budgets and Dollars Spent|| |
Gillis, Justin. "Bill Gates and Other Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research," New York Times, February 23, 2015.
Wolfers, Justin. "All You Need to Know About Income Inequality, in One Comparison," New York Times, March 13, 2015.
|6||Ethical Sustainable Farming Practices|
|7||Gender and Gaming|| |
Alexander, Leigh. "A Game is Being Beaten." The New Inquiry, March 10, 2014.
———. "Playing Outside." The New Inquiry, June 17, 2013.