In order for this board to work, everybody here needs to have a solid foundation to work with. We must make a concerted effort to promote reading history books when not posting. Therefore, I must ask, what is the last history related book you've read and what are you planning on reading next?
>Last: Into Africa
>Next: A History of the American People
A selection of recommended feminist works
Mary Wollstonecraft; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (full text)
J. S. and Harriet Taylor Mill; The Subjection of Women (full text)
(Second wave) Simone de Beauvoir; The Second Sex (full text)
(Second wave) Betty Friedan; The Feminine Mystique
(Third wave) Bell hooks; Ain't I a Woman?
(Third wave) Bell hooks; Feminist Theory
(Third wave) This Bridge Called My Back
Post-structural / post-modern
Helene Cixous: The Laugh of the Medusa (full text)
Luce Irigaray: Speculum of the Other Woman
Julia Kristeva: Powers of Horror (full text)
General overview of feminist theory in the west:
Betty Friedan; The Feminine Mystique
Audrey Lords: Sister Outsider
Bell hooks: Feminist Theory
Gloria Anzaldua: Borderlands
Emma Goldman: Anarchism and other essays
Chandra Talpade Mohanty: Under Western Eyes (full text)
JOCELYN A. HOLLANDER: Resisting Vulnerability: The Social Reconstruction of Gender in Interaction, (full text)
Rosabeth Moss Kanter: Some Effects of Proportions on Group Life: Skewed Sex Ratios and Responses to Token Women
Pamela Stone: The Retoric and Reality of “Opting Out” (full text)
Brian K. Vaughan: Y: The Last Man
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Herland
Why Women Aren't Crazy
Ted Talk by Tony Porter: A Call to Men
Yashar Ali: What No Woman Deserves to Be Called
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Feminism But Were Afraid to Ask
Cordelia Fine: "Delusions of Gender"
Michael Kimmel: "Gendered Society Reader"
Bitchfest: "Click: The Moment We Knew We Were Feminists"
Caitlin Moran: How to Be a Woman
Joan Wallach Scott: "Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis" (full text)
Marilyn Frye: The Politics of Reality (full text)
Hank Shaw: How Two Aspiring Pornographers Turned Me Into the Ultimate F Word
Jackson Katz: "The Macho Paradox"
Linda Nochlin: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations by Ian Morris
It was fascinating, but a bit dull in spots. Obviously it deals in some rather broad strokes but still manages to support the arguments with evidence and statistical methods, as well as support the arguments of the preceding volume, 'Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future', which dealt in even broader strokes and was rather more fun.
A Distant Mirror
Stilwell and the American Experience in China
Jesus, King of Edessa
Debt: The First 5000 Years
Framing the Early Middle Ages
I read it just to hear about Willy's sex dreams about his mother. Wasn't disappointed
Not history, but still /his/.
I've been working through Being and Time, and it's steadily blowing my mind. It was incredibly difficult to grasp at first, but once you get a sense for the language he uses it gets easier. Throughout all my history of studying philosophy I've never been as "convinced" by someone. Really good read.