Winter Reading List

Here’s another dose of reading material I will be covering over the next three to four months. A mix of academically required and personal. It all mixes together in the end some how.

[1] Luhmann, Niklas. A Socialogical Theory of Law. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. [2] White, Harrison C. White, Cynthia A. Canvases and Careers: Institutional Change in the French Painting World. Chicago: Chicago University Press. Miller, Hugh T. Postmodern Public Policy. Albany: State University of New York Press. [3] Reich, Robert B. I’ll Be Short. Boston: Beacon Press. [4] Makin, Amir. A Worthy Muslim: Quranic Tools Tools Needed to Overcome Oppression and Imperialism in Order to Institute Justice. Arlington: AIC Publications. {review pending} [5] Dolgon, Corey. The End of the Hamptons: Scenes From the Class Struggle in America’s Paradise. New York: New York University Press. [6] Bellah, Robert N., ed. Tipton, Steven M., ed. The Robert Bellah Reader. Durham: Duke University Press. [7] The Sociology Writing Group. A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers. New York: Saint Martin’s Press. [8] Evans, Nicholas M. Writing Jazz: Race, Nationalism, and Modern Culture in the 1920’s. New York: Garland Publishing Inc. [9] Anderson, Iain. This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. [10] Griffin, Farah Jasmine. Washington, Salim. Clawing At the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever. New York: Saint Martin’s Press. [11] Porter, Eric C. What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians As Artists, Critics, and Activists. Berkeley: University of California Press, Ltd. [12] Kahn, Ashley. The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records. London: Granta Books. [13] Costa, C. D. N., ed. Seneca: Dialogues and Letters. Trans. C. D. N. Costa. London: Penguin Books. [14] Goffman, Erving. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York: Anchor Books. [15] Campell, Robin ed. Seneca: Letters From a Stoic. Trans. Robin Campbell. London: Penguin Books. [16] Wolff, Janet. The Social Reproduction of Art. New York: New York University Press. [17] Dick, Philip K. The Philip K. Dick Reader. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. [18] Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. [19] Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Knowledge and the Sacred. Albany: State University of New York Press. {con’t} [20] Hewitt, John P. Self and Society: A Symbolic Interactionist Social Psychology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc. [21] Mast, Robert M., ed. Detroit Lives. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [22] Naeem, Zarinah El-Amin. Jihad of the Soul. Kalamazoo: The Niyah Company. {review pending} [23] Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Sufi Essays. Chicago: KAZI Publications. [24] Postman, Neil. Building a Bridge To the Past: How the Past Can Improve Our Future. New York: Vintage Books. [25] al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad. On Disciplining the Soul: Kitab Riyadat al-Nafs & Breaking the Two Desires: Kitab Kasr al-Shahwatayn, Books XXII and XXIII of The Revival of the Religious Sciences Ihya; ‘ulum al-din. Trans. T. J. Winter. Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society. [26] Izutsu, Toshihiko. “Mysticism and the Linguistic Problem of Equivocation in the Thought of ‘Ayn Al-Qu??t Hamad?n?.” Studia Islamica 31 (1970): 153-170.


[26] Husayni Tihrani, Muhammad Husayn. Kernel of the Kernel: Concerning the Wayfaring and Spiritual Journey of the People of Intellect [Risala-yi Lubb al-Lubb Dar Sayr Wa Suluk-i Ulu’l Albab], A Shi’i Approach To Sufism. Albany State University of New York Press. [27] Izutsu, Toshihiko. Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Qur’an. Montreal: McGill University Press. [28] Ashtiyani, Sayyid Jalal al-Din, ed. Matsubara, Hideichi, ed. Iwami, Takashi, ed. Matsumoto, Akiro, ed. Consciousness and Reality: Studies in Memory of Toshihiko Izutsu. Leiden: Brill. [29] Izutsu, Toshihiko. God and Man in the Koran. Tokyo: The Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies.

5 Replies to “Winter Reading List”

  1. [4] Makin, Amir. A Worthy Muslim: Quranic Tools Tools Needed to Overcome Oppression and Imperialism in Order to Institute Justice.

    I am unfamiliar with the author as well. I was approached by the publisher to write a review. I plan to have it forthwith shortly.

    [17] Philip K. Dick is a great author. For those who saw Total Recall but didn’t realize that the premise came from a Dick short story, they should read, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. Of course, one of Dick’s most famous novels came from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a la Bladerunner.

    [23] I know there are many in the Sunni circles who are some what distrustful of Nasr but I am a admirer of his writings and work. Both Knowledge and the Sacred and Science and Civilization are excellent gems amongst his body of work.

    [25] I read many parts of the ‘Ihya’ several years ago in the original Arabic but have taken to the Islamic Texts Society’s translations to see how others are translating and annotating al-Ghazali’s work. I agree, the series would make an excellent curriculum though the instructor would need to be well versed with his works [and if s/he were in possession of such talents, it may be that they’ve found employment elsewhere!].

    I did in fact make it through the list, though several titles received a perfunctory reading to be sure. I will be revisiting many of those works again over the next year or two as I have been turned on to useful insights. Some of which I hope to publish here – some will have a more private usage.

    Eid Mubarik…

  2. 4- sounds interesting. i had not heard of it before but I’ll definitely try to keep an eye out for the author.

    17 – I think I’ve read that collection. In any case I’ve read a ton of Philip K; Dick’s stuff. It is pretty interesting. In a teeny tiny way some of his works helped get me thinking about Islam… in the sense that Valis and Radio Free ALbemuth introduced me to certain aspects of Gnostic Christianity and helped me to appreciate non-mainstream Christian-but-still-religious versions of early church history.

    23- I like. Just this weekend I technically finished moving from Michigan (some friends drove the last of my stuff out to Miami) and that book was in the batch.

    25. I’ve read but I feel like I need to reread. It would be interesting if there was a curriculum or some kind of program set up around this work. Or maybe a local circle could use this in a “book club” type of setting.

    So, now I have to know, did you actually go through your whole summer reading list? (at least the things that didn’t get passed on to the winter list)?

  3. Sheesh, you finished that summer list? How did you find time? Once again, I am read under the table. Sigh…Maybe I should retire from blogging and begin my own list.

  4. Sigh…Maybe I should retire from blogging and begin my own list.

    Well, now rabbit. We might just have to do something about that. Yes, we might rabbit, we might.

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