Recommended Reading: Provocative

For the month of June, the Library encourages you to go out and read and watch something Provocative. Below is a list of suggestions, and a more complete list is linked at the bottom of the post, but why don’t you also get something from our collection that defines your own thoughts on what’s provocative?

Media

 

WMD [videorecording] : weapons of mass deception / A Cinema Libre distribution release, Globalvision presents ; produced by Danny Schechter with Anna Pizarro ; directed by Danny Schechter.

070.449567 W836 2005

Control room [videorecording] / Magnolia Pictures; Noujaim Films; 2929 Entertainment; producers, Hani Salama, Rosadel Varela ; writers, Julia Bacha, Jehane Noujaim; directed by Jehane Noujaim.

070.449 C764 2004

 

Meet your meat [videorecording] / People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

179.3 M495 2003

 

Outfoxed [videorecording] : Rupert Murdoch’s war on journalism / producer / director Robert Greenwald.

302.23 G816 2004

 

Dreamworlds 2 [videorecording] : desire/sex/power in music video / written, edited & narrated by Sut Jhally.

302.234 J59d 1995

 

Race and sex [videorecording] : what we think (but can’t say) / ABC News ; producers, Frank Mastropolo, Ann Varney.

303.385 R118 2006

Transgeneration [videorecording] / Sundance Channel in association with Logo presents a World of Wonder Production; executive producers, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato ; produced by Thairin Smothers ; written by Mathilde Bittner, Ashley York ; directed by Jeremy Simmons.

306.768 T772 2005

The education of Shelby Knox [videorecording] / produced in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and P.O.V./American Documentary, Inc.; produced by Cine Qua Non/Incite Pictures ; presents ; a documentary by Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt .

613.951 E24 2005

 

18 ways to make a baby [videorecording] / a Nova production by Peter Williams TV International for WGBN/Boston; written by Sarah Holt.

618.178 E34 2001

Books

 

The blank slate : the modern denial of human nature / Steven Pinker.

155.23 P655b 2002

The God delusion / Richard Dawkins.

211.8 D271g 2006

America’s struggle for same-sex marriage / Daniel R. Pinello.

306.848 P651a 2006

 

The mass psychology of fascism. Newly translated from the German by Vincent R. Carfagno. [Massenpsychologie des Faschismus. English]

320.533 R347m

Don’t eat this book : fast food and the supersizing of America / Morgan Spurlock.

614.59398 S772d 2006

 

Provocateur : images of women and minorities in advertising / Anthony J. Cortese.

659.1042 C828p 2004

Websites

 

Locating the Source of the Plame Leak

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4961847

 

Homefront Confidential: How the war on terrorism affects access to information and the public’s right to know

http://www.rcfp.org/homefrontconfidential/

 

50-State Rundown on Gay Marriage Laws

http://www.stateline.org/live/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=136&languageId=1&contentId=15576

 

The Stem Cell Debate

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/stemcell/

 

HealthVote.org

http://www.healthvote.org/

 

Obesity in America

http://health.msn.com/reports/obesity/

Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement

http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/eugenics/

Electronic Resources

 

The man who would be queen [electronic resource] : the science of gender-bending and transsexualism / J. Michael Bailey.

An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view

305.38/9664

Flavor of the month [electronic resource] : why smart people fall for fads / Joel Best.

An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view

306

The future of corporate globalization [electronic resource] : from the extended order to the global village / Jeremiah J. Sullivan.

An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view

338.8/8

Fashion victim [electronic resource] : our love-hate relationship with dressing, shopping, and the cost of style / Michelle Lee.

An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view

391

Recommended Reading: Provocative

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  1. Hey,

    I’m working on a series on Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion” at my blog at:

    http://michaelkrahn.wordpress.com/richard-dawkins/

    There’s already a good discussion underway. Join in!

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