Compiled by Arathi Sriprakash
What ideas inspire and challenge your thinking in Comparative and International Research in Education?
Here is a list of books that have animated some of us at CIRE. These are a selection of books that we’ve found exciting for our scholarship, or that we are reading at the moment, or that are on our never-ending wish-lists.
A quick glance and it’s clear that there are so many ideas and resources that can be brought to our shared interest in issues of social, environmental and epistemic justice in education.
We’d love to hear what you are reading over the summer – please leave your suggestions and thoughts in the comment box below!
- Sara Ahmed: Living a Feminist Life
- Ronald Niezen: Truth and Indignation
- Adom Getachew: World Making After Empire
- Frank Wilderson: Afropessimism
- María Puig de la Bellacasa: Matters of Care
- Donna Haraway: Staying with the Trouble
- Sheila Jasanoff: The Ethics of Invention
- Kate Raworth: Doughnut Economics
- Toni Morrison: Mouth Full of Blood
- Sarah Sharma: In the Meantime
- Jenny Andersson: The Future of the World
- Sylvia Walby Theorizing Violence
- Charles Mills: Black Rights / White Wrongs
- Kevin Myers: Struggles for a Past
- Alexander Zevin: Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist
- Deborah Youdell and Martin Lindley: Biosocial Education
- Elizabeth Jelin: State Repression and the Struggle for Memory
- Martha Albertson Fineman and Estelle Zinsstag: Feminist Perspectives on Transitional Justice
- Nicole Seymour: Bad Environmentalism
- Amitav Ghosh: The Great Derangement
- Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of Great American Cities
- Binyamin Appelbaum: The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society
- Pamina Firchow: Reclaiming Everyday Peace: Local Voices in Measurement and Evaluation After War
- Erik Malewski and Nathalia Jaramillo: Epistemologies of Ignorance in Education
- Bonnie Honig: Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair
- Lisa Lowe: The Intimacies of Four Continents
- Jared Diamond: Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change
- Hartmut Rosa: Resonance: a sociology of our relationship to the world
Also … join us for three reading events this week and the next!
- Tuesday, 7th July, 11am – Critical Ideas from the Periphery are hosting a reading group session on ecofeminism. Details here.
- Thursday, 9th July, 6pm – Decoloniality and comparative education reading series on Vickers’ (2020) response to Takayama et al. (2017). Info available here.
- Thursday, 16th July, 5pm. Book launch Education for Sustainable Development in the Postcolonial World: Towards a Transformative Agenda for Africa by CIRE co-director Professor Leon Tikly; the event features guest speakers Emily Echessa (Save the Children), Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka (Rhodes University, South Africa), Dr Zibah Nwako (University of Bristol, UK), and Professor Arathi Sriprakash (University of Cambridge, UK). Sign up here.