Suggested Reading List

WOVEN recommends the following books that cover issues including social activism, gender inequality, environmentalism, mental illness, growing up in poverty, feeling alienated because one is “different,” how to understand genocide among other topics.

By: Dave Cullen
Twelve, Hachette Books (revised edition)/New York 2010

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
By: Geoffrey Canada
Beacon Press (revised edition)/New York 2010

Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem in Your Child’s Life
By: James Garbarino, Ph.D & Claire Bedard
Free Press/New York 2002

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
By: Sue Klebold
Introduction by: Andrew Solomon
Broadway Books (reprint edition)/2010

To Dwell in Peace: An Autobiography by Daniel Berrigan
By: Daniel Berrigan
Wipf & Stock Pub (reprint edition)/2007

Sex and World Peace
By: Valerie M. Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli & Chad F. Emmett
Columbia University Press (revised edition)/2014

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World
By: Andrea Wulf
Vintage (reprint edition)/2016

American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed The Mental Illness Treatment System
By: Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
Oxford University Press/2013

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
By: Andrew Solomon
Scribner (reprint edition)/2013

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
By: Jeff Hobbs
Scribner (reprint edition)/2015

“A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide
By: Samantha Power
Basic Books (reprint edition)/2013

A Passionate Life: Writings by and on Kamladevi Chattopadhyay
By: Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
Zubaan Books/New Delhi, India 2017)

The Life of My Teacher: A Biography of Kyabjé Ling Rinpoché
By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Wisdom Publications/2017

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love
By: Bell Hooks
Washington Square Press/2004

Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
By: Judith Butler
Verso (reprint edition)/2006

Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance (American Empire Project)
By: Noam Chomsky
Holt Paperbacks (reprint edition)/2004

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
By: Judith L. Herman
Basic Books/2015

Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science: A Multicultural Approach
By: Brian Fay

Regarding the Pain of Others
By: Susan Sontag

Power and Struggle (Politics of Nonviolent Action, Part 1)
By: Gene Sharp
Porter Sargent Publishers/1973

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