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?



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



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



Locating the Source of the Plame Leak


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


50-State Rundown on Gay Marriage Laws


The Stem Cell Debate


Obesity in America

Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement

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


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


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


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


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:

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

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