I was asked by several folks at the 2013 APRetreat what I have been and would be reading. These are the books I hope to read over the summer:
 Carolyn Steel’s, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives. The Shallows by Nicholas Carr;  John Dewey’s, Art As Experience;John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music by Leonard Brown; The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord;  John Abramson’s, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine; Technopoly, by Neil Postman; Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman; Living in the Labyrinth of Technology, by Willem H. Vanderburg;  Elizabeth Abbott’s, Sugar; Driven To Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey; The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Will Allen; al-Ittiqan fi ‘Ulum al-Qur’an by al-Suyuti; Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability, edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman.
Some thoughts on a new book I’m reading entitled, Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability from MIT Press. The volume is edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman. I have enjoyed it thus far as it articulates some concerns I’ve had from the slow food and alternative food movements: they are universalisms of white proclivities in regards to food and health.
Tapped – examines the role of the bottled water industry and its’ effects on our health.
These are the books I hope to read over the summer:
 Imam al-Shatibi’s, al-Muwaffaqat. Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community by Wendell Berry;  Ziauddin Sardar’s, Islam, Postmodernism and Other Futures;The Illusions of Postmodernism by Terry Eagleton; Intisar al-Faqir al-Salik l’Tarjih Madh’hab l’Imam Malik by Shams al-Din Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Ra’i al-Andalusi;  Michel Foucault’s, The Archaeology of Knowledge; Technopoly, by Neil Postman; After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre; Living in the Labyrinth of Technology, by Willem H. Vanderburg;  Sherman Jackson’s, Sufism for Non-Sufis?; The Biography of Ibn al-Qayyim by Salahud-Din ‘Ali Abdul-Mawjud trans. by Abdul-Rafi Adewale Imam; John Coltrane and BlackAmerica’s Quest For Freedom by Leonard Brown; The Richness of Life: The Essential by Stephen Jay Gould ;  Abu Fatih ‘Uthman Ibn Jinni’s al-Khasa’is;  Alex Carberry’s Know Yourself; Qur’an, Liberation & Pluralism by Farid Esack; The Theft of Nations: Returning to Gold by Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera;  Nur al-Din Muhammadi’s Riwayah Warsh min Tariq Abi Ya’qub al-Azraq; The Devil’s Delusion by David Berlinski; Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability, edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman.