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Power & Conflict Reading List

Power and Conflict - an Introduction, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Lisa Thorley
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Governmental and Institutional Weeks 2-3

The state and conflict

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Althusser, L. (1971) Ideology and Ideological State apparatus. In: Althusser, L. ed. Lenin and Philosophy and other Essays. London: New Left Books.  

Weber, M. (1991) From Max Weber: essays in sociology. 2nd ed, Gerth, H.H. and Wright Mills, C. translated and ed. London: Routledge.  

Pandey, G. (1990) The construction of communalism in colonial north India. Delhi: Oxford University Press. Introduciton Chapter    

Suggested Reading

Crick, E. (2012) Drugs as an Existential Threat: An Analysis of the International Securitization of Drugs. International journal of drug policy. ISSN: 0955-3959. 23 pp. 407-414

Björnehed, E. (2004) Narco-Terrorism: The Merger of the War on Drugs and the War on Terror. Global crime ISSN: 1744-0572. 6 (2) pp. 305-324

Duyne, P. and Levi, M. (2005) Drugs and money : managing the drug trade and crime- money in Europe ISBN: 0415354757 (pbk.); 0415341760 (hbk.). London: Routledge, [chapter 4]

Friesendorf, C. (2007) US foreign policy and the war on drugs : displacing the cocaine and heroin industry ISBN: 0415413753 (hardback). London: Routledge, [chapter 5.]

Grayson, G. (2010) Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State? New Brunswick: Transaction. [chapter 1.]    

Ayling, J. (2005) Conscription in the War on Drugs: Recent Reforms to the U.S. Drug Certificate Process. International journal of drug policy. ISSN: 0955-3959. 16 (6) pp. 376-383

Brass, P. (1990) The politics of India since Independence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

The state and power

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Torpey, J. (2000) The Invention of the Passport: surveillance, citizenship and the state. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press .

Meek, J. (2014) Taking Power. In: Meek, J. Private island : why Britain now belongs to someone else . London: Verso Books, chapter 4. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 18/08/2017) 

Rutledge, I. (2012) Who owns the UK Electricity Generating Industry : and does it matter? Chesterfield: Sheffield Energy Resources Information Services. 

Khan, Y. (2011) Performing Peace: Gandhi’s assassination as a critical moment in the consolidation of the Nehruvian state. Modern Asian studies. ISSN: 0026-749x. 45(1), pp.57-80. 

Talbot, I. (2011) Punjabi Refugees’ Rehabilitation and the Indian State: discourses, denials and dissonances. Modern Asian studies. ISSN: 0026-749x. 45(1), pp.109-130. 

Suggested Reading

Blom Hansen, T. (2001) Governance and State Mythologies in Mumbai. In: Blom Hansen, T. and Stepputat F. ed. States of imagination : ethnographic explorations of the postcolonial state ISBN: 0822327988 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0822328011. Durham: Duke University Press, pp.221-254.

Hall, D. (2016) Public ownership of the UK energy system–benefits, costs and processes

Hall, S., Foxon, T.J. and Bolton, R. (2016) Financing the civic energy sector: How financial institutions affect ownership models in Germany and the United Kingdom. Energy research & social science ISSN: 2214-6296. 12, pp.5-15.

Butalia, U. (2000) The other side of silence: voices from the partition of India. Durham: Duke University Press.

Menon, R. and Bhasin, K. (1998)  Borders & boundaries : women in India's Partition ISBN: 0813525527 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0813525519. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Khan, Y. 2007. The great partition : the making of India and Pakistan ISBN: 9780300143331 (pbk.) : £9.99; 0300143338 (pbk.) : £9.99; 0300120788 (hbk.) : £19.99; 9780300120783 (hbk.) : £19.99. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Talbot, I. 2016. A history of modern South Asia : politics, states, diasporas ISBN: 9780300196948 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0300196946 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780300216592 (ebk.). New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Social and Societal Weeks 4-5

Power through social structures: Class, race and gender

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Wolbring, G. (2008) The Politics of Ableism. Development. ISSN: 0950-1991. ISSN: 0950-1991. 51 (2), pp. 252-258  

Hall, L. (2004) Eyes Tightly Shut, Lying Rigidly Still, and Thinking of England? British Women and Sex from Marie Stopes to Hite 2000. In: Nelson, C., & & Martin, M. eds. Sexual pedagogies : sex education in Britain, Australia, and America, 1879-2000. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 53-71. 

Christie, L., & Hassel, H. (2015) Threshold concepts in women's and gender studies : ways of seeing, thinking, and knowing ISBN: 9781138788794 (hardback); 1138788791 (hardback); 9781138788800 (paperback); 1138788805 (paperback); 9781315765150 (ebook). New York: Routledge. Chapter 2. 

Lugo-Ocando, J. (2014) Blaming the victim : how global journalism fails those in poverty ISBN: 9780745334417; 0745334415. Lugo: Pluto Press. [Introduction, Chapter 1, and/or Conclusion].  

Hall, S. (1992) The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power. In: Hall, S., & Gieben, B. eds. Formations of modernity ISBN: 0745609600 (pbk); 0745609597. pp. 184-227 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 18/08/2017) 

Wolbring, G. (2008) The Politics of Ableism. Development. ISSN: 0950-1991. 51 (2), pp. 252-258  

Suggested Reading

Nyamnjoh F. B. #RhodesMustFall ISBN: 9789956763429 (electronic bk.); 995676342X (electronic bk.); 9789956763160; 9956763160 : nibbling and resilient colonialism in South Africa ISBN: 9789956763160 (e-book)

Hacking, I. (1999) The social construction of what? ISBN: 067481200X 4th edition. London: Harvard University Press.

Berger, P., & Luckmann, T. (1966) The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. London: Penguin Books.

Cook, H. (2004) The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex and Contraception, 1800-1975. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Abbott, P., & Wallace, C. eds. (1991) Gender, power and sexuality ISBN: 0333542789 (pbk); 0333542770. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Butler, J. (1990) Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge.

Harkins, S., & Lugo-Ocando, J. (2016) All People are Equal, but Some People are More Equal than Others: How and Why Inequality Became Invisible in the British Press. In: Servaes, J., & Oyedemi, T. eds. The praxis of social inequality in media : a global perspective, Globalization, and Cultural Identity. London: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 3-21.

Project for Excellence in Journalism (2010) How the Media Have Depicted the Economic Crisis during Obama’s Presidency. 

Strömbäck, J., Aalberg, T., & Jenssen, A. (2010) News Coverage of the Financial Crisis and Public Perception of Government Regulation. APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper.

SPERI. (2015) British Political Economy Brief No. 18. Neoliberalism, Austerity and the UK Media

Leeds University Union n.d. Why is My Curriculum White? 

Wolbring, G. (2008) The Politics of Ableism. Development. ISSN: 0950-1991. 51 (2), pp. 252-258

Wiegman, R. (2012) Object lessons ISBN: 9780822351603 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780822351467 (cloth : alk. paper). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Intersectionality of power formation

Relevant texts to the lesson 

 Crenshaw, K. (1991) Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color. Stanford Law Review. ISSN: 0038-9765. 43 (6), pp. 1241-1299 

Whitehead, S. & Barrett, F. (2001) The Sociology of Masculinity. In: Whitehead, S., & Barrett, F. eds. The masculinities reader ISBN: 0745626890 (pbk.) : £15.99; 0745626882. Cambridge: Polity Press. pp. 1-26. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 18/08/2017)  

Lewis, G. (2000) 'Race', gender, social welfare : encounters in a post-colonial society ISBN: 0745622844; 0745622852. Cambridge, Policy Press. [Chapter 6]. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 18/08/2017)  

Suggested Reading

Gluck, S. (1998) Whose Feminism, Whose History? Reflections on Excavating the History of (the) US Woman’s Movement(s). In: Nancy, A. ed. Community activism and feminist politics : organizing across race, class, and gender ISBN: 9780415916301 (pbk.); 9780415916295 (hbk.); 0415916291 (hbk.); 0415916305 (pbk.). New York and London: Routledge. pp. 31-56

Spruill, M. (2017) Divided we stand : the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics. New York: Bloomsbury

Connell, R. (2001) The Social Organization of Masculinity. In: S.M. Whitehead and Barrett, F. eds. The masculinities reader ISBN: 0745626890 (pbk.) : £15.99; 0745626882. Cambridge: Polity Press. pp. 30-50.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 02/09/2020) 

Philip, S. (2015) Making Men and Masculinities Visible: A Macro Level Enquiry into Conceptualizations of Gender and Violence in Indian Policies. NORMA : international journal for masculinity studies.. 10 (3-4), pp. 326-338.

Hunter, S. (2012) Ordering Differentiation: Reconfiguring Governance as Relational Politics. Journal of psycho-social studies. ISSN: 1478-6737. 6 (1), pp. 3-29.

Further reading

Crenshaw, K. (2016) The Urgency of Intersectionality

Hankivsky, O. (2014) Intersectionality 101. San Francisco: The Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy

Lynn, A. (2012) Intersectionalism 101. 8th November. Nerdy Feminist. 

Pilcher, J., & Whelehan, I. eds. (2004) Fifty key concepts in gender studies ISBN: 0761970363 (pbk); 0761970355. London: Sage.

Said, E. 1978. Orientalism. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 

Sayyid, S. 2015. A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism. Critique influence change edition. London: Zed Books.

Sayyid. S, & Vakil, A. eds. 2010. Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives. London: Hurst.

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Resisting through Pain

Relevant text to the lesson

Hodgson, J. (2013) Guantanamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes. Personal Statements of five detainees at Guantanamo prison camp. Art journal. (pdf)

Pugliese, J. (2016) Reflective Indocility: Tariq Ba Odah's Guantánamo Hunger Strike as a Corporeal Speech Act of Circumlocutionary Refusal, Law and literature. ISSN: 1535-685X, 28:2, 117-138, DOI: 10.1080/1535685X.2016.1186349 

Zalewski, M. & Runyan, A.S. (2013) Taking Feminist Violence Seriously in Feminist International Relations, International feminist journal of politics. ISSN: 1461-6742, 15:3, 293-313, DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2013.766102 

Suggested Reading

Agamben, G. (1998) Homo Sacer : sovereign power and bare life ISBN: 0804732183 (pbk.) : £11.95; 0804732175. Trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen. Stanford: Stanford UP.

Anderson, Patrick. (2010) So much wasted : hunger, performance, and the morbidity of resistance ISBN: 9780822348283 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9780822348191 (hbk.) : £60.00; 0822348195 (hbk.) : £60.00; 0822348284 (pbk.) : £15.99. Durham: Duke University Press.

Anderson, Patrick & Menon, Jisha. (eds.) (2008) Violence performed : local roots and global routes of conflict ISBN: 9780230537262 (alk. paper); 023053726X (alk. paper). Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Butler, J. Gambetti, Z. Sabsay, L. (eds.) (2016) Vulnerability in resistance ISBN: 9780822373490 (electronic bk.); 0822373491 (electronic bk.); 9780822362791 (hardcover ; alk. paper); 0822362791 (hardcover ; alk. paper); 9780822362906 paperback ; alkaline paper; 0822362902 paperback ; alkaline paper. Durham: Duke University Press.

Frazer, E. & Hutchings, K. (2014) Feminism and the critique of violence: negotiating feminist political agency, Journal of political ideologies. ISSN: 1356-9317, 19:2, 143-163, DOI: 10.1080/13569317.2014.909263

Lenkiewicz, R. (2008) Her naked skin [electronic resource]. London: Faber.

Scott, J.C. (1992) Domination and the arts of resistance : hidden transcripts ISBN: 0300056699 (pbk); 0300047053. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Walsh, A. (2014) ‘(En)gendering Habitus: Women, Prison, Resistance’ Contemporary theatre review. ISSN: 1048-6801. 24(1): pp. 40 – 52.

Further Resources on Hunger Strike

Anderson, P. (2009) ‘There will be no Bobby Sands in Guantanamo Bay’, PMLA. ISSN: 0030-8129. 124(5), pp. 1729-1736.

Feldman, A. (2004) Memory Theaters, Virtual Witnessing, and the Trauma-Aesthetic. Biography : an interdisciplinary quarterly. ISSN: 0162-4962, 27(1), pp. 163-202.

Hodgson, J. (2013) Guantanamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes. Personal Statements of five detainees at Guantanamo prison camp. Art journal. ISSN: 0004-3249; 2325-5307.

Khalili, M., Grandjean, G. & Fonic. (2013) Guantanamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes – video animation. The Guardian. ISSN: 0261-3077. 11 October 2013.

Pugliese, J. (2016) Reflective Indocility: Tariq Ba Odah's Guantánamo Hunger Strike as a Corporeal Speech Act of Circumlocutionary Refusal, Law and literature. ISSN: 1535-685X, 28 (2), pp. 117-138.

Resisting through Pleasure

Relevant text to the lesson

Introduction to Annie Sprinkle: Hardcore from the heart : the pleasures, profits and politics of creative sexual expression : Annie Sprinkle solo ISBN: 0826448933 (pbk.) : £12.99; 0826448925. 2001 edited by Gabrielle Cody, pp1-19 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 31/07/2017) 

Russo, M. – ‘Female Grotesque: Carnival and Theory’, chapter in Writing on the body : female embodiment and feminist theory ISBN: 0231105452 (pbk ; cased); 0231105444, eds. Kate Conboy; Nadia Medina; Sarah Stanbury, Columbia University Press: 1997, pp.318-336 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 31/07/2017)  

Suggested Reading

Bakhtin, Mikhail (1985) Rabelais and his World. Indiana University Press

Attwood, Feona (2007) ‘Sluts and Riot Grrrls: Female Identity and Sexual Agency’. Journal of gender studies. ISSN: 0958-9236. 16:3, 233-247, 2007

Isaac, Jo Anna (1996) Feminism and contemporary art : the revolutionary power of women's laughter ISBN: 0415080142 (hbk : alk. paper); 0415080150 (pbk : alk. paper). Routledge.

Leblanc, Lauraine (1999) Pretty in punk : girls' gender resistance in a boys' subculture. Rutgers University Press.

O’Keefe, Theresa (2014) ‘My Body is my Manifesto: Slutwalk, FEMEN and Femmenist protest.’ Feminist review. ISSN: 0141-7789.

Parkins, Wendy (2000) ‘Protesting like a girl: Embodiment, dissent, and feminist agency’. Feminist theory. ISSN: 1464-7001 1, no. 1: 59–78.

Theories of Corporeality and Resistance

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Alaimo, S. 2010. The naked word: The trans-corporeal ethics of the protesting body. Women and performance : a journal of feminist theory. ISSN: 0740-770x. 20:1, pp. 15-36. 

Butler, J. 2016. Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance pp.12- 27. In J. Butler, Z, Gambetti, & L.Sabsay. (eds.) Vulnerability In Resistance ISBN: 9780822373490 (e-book). Durham: Duke University Press. 

Kutz-Flamenbaum, R. V. 2007. Code Pink, Raging Grannies, and the Missile Dick Chicks: Feminist Performance Activism in the Contemporary Anti-War Movement. NWSA journal : a publication of the National Women's Studies Association. ISSN: 1040-0656, 19 (1) Spring, pp. 89-105. 

O’Keefe, T. 2014. ‘My Body is my Manifesto: Slutwalk, FEMEN and Femmenist protest.’ Feminist review. ISSN: 0141-7789. pp. 1-19. 


Relevant texts to the lesson 

Villalobos, J. P. 2013. Down the Rabbit Hole, And Other Stories.    

Suggested Reading

Cabañas, M.A., 2014. Imagined Narcoscapes: Narcoculture and the Politics of Representation. Latin American perspectives. ISSN: 0094-582X, 41(2), pp.3–17. 

Edberg, M.C., 2001. Drug Traffickers as Social Bandits: Culture and Drug Trafficking in Northern Mexico and the Border Region. Journal of contemporary criminal justice. ISSN: 1043-9862, 17(3), pp.259–277

Morrison, A. M. 2008. Musical trafficking: urban youth and the narcocorrido-hardcore rap nexus. Western folklore. ISSN: 0043-373x, pp. 379-396.

Sauceda, J., 2014. Smuggling, Betrayal, and the Handle of a Gun: Death, Laughter, and the Narcocorrido. Popular music and society. ISSN: 0300-7766, 37(4), pp.425–443.

Power and Pamphlets

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Baylor, M.G. 2012. The German Reformation and the Peasants' War : a brief history with documents ISBN: 9780312437183 (pbk.); 0312437188 (pbk.) (Boston, MA: Bedford/St Martins,) – document 14, The Twelve Articles of the Upper Swabian Peasants, pp. 76-82.  [Please digitise for 19/20]  

Keith Cameron, Henri III, a maligned or malignant king? : (aspects of the satirical iconography of Henri de Valois) (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1978) p127, p141 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 31/07/2017)   

Englander, D., Diana Norman, D., Rosemary O’Day, R & Owens W.R., 1990. Culture and belief in Europe, 1450-1600 : an anthology of sources ISBN: 9780631169918; 0631169911 (Oxford: Basil Blackwell), extracts from Martin Luther’s pamphlets III.6 B, E & F pp. 180-1, 186-195. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 31/07/2017)  

Images of Henri III (Cameron, K. 1978. Henri III, a maligned or malignant king?: (aspects of the satirical iconography of Henri de Valois) (Exeter: University of Exeter Press – Plate 19 (p. 127) with caption ‘Henri is shown the mouth of Hell by two devilish creatures’ and Plate 22 (p. 141))   

Mazarinade (William Beik, Louis XIV and Absolutism: A Brief Study with Documents (Boston & New York: Bedford/St Martin’s, 2000), pp. 30-35) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (hew 04/10/2017)  

Martin Luther’s pamphlets (Englander, D., Norman, D., O’Day, R. & Owens, W. R. 1990. Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, extracts from Martin Luther’s pamphlets III.6 B, E & F pp. 180-1, 186-195.)    

Suggested Reading

Jayne E.E. Boys, London's news press and the Thirty Years War ISBN: 9781843839347 (pbk.) : £25.00 (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2011)

Filippo De Vivo, Information and communication in Venice : rethinking early modern politics ISBN: 9780199227068 (alk. paper); 0199227063 (Oxford: OUP, 2007)

Robert Darnton, The Literary Underground of the Old Regime (Cambridge, MA & London: Harvard University Press, 1982)

Elisabeth Eisenstein, The printing press as an agent of change (Cambridge: CUP, 1979)

Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800 (London & Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2010)

The French Renaissance in prints : from the Bibliothèque nationale de France. (Los Angeles: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California, 1994) – especially essay by Benedict on polemical works OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 15/08/2017) 

Roeland Harms, Joad Raymond and Jeroen Salman (eds.) Not dead things : the dissemination of popular print in England and Wales, Italy, and the Low Countries, 1500-1820 ISBN: 9789004253056 (hardback : alk. paper); 9789004253063 (e-book) (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013), esp intro and essays by Salzburg, Salman, Peacey, Calaresu, Raymond, Koopmans and Harms

Adam Fox, Oral and literate culture in England, 1500-1700 ISBN: 0198205120 (Oxford: OUP, 2000)

Bob Harris, Politics and the rise of the Press : Britain and France, 1620-1800 ISBN: 0415122732 (London: Routledge, 1996)

Andrew Pettegree, Reformation and the culture of persuasion ISBN: 0521602645 (pbk.); 0521841755; 9780521841757; 9780521602648 (pbk.) (Cambridge: CUP, 2005)

Andrew Pettegree, Brand Luther : how an unheralded monk turned his small town into a center of publishing, made himself the most famous man in Europe and started the protestant reformation (New York: Penguin, 2015)

James Raven, ‘Why Ephemera was not Ephemeral: The Effectiveness of Innovative Print’, The yearbook of English studies. ISSN: 0306-2473 2015 pp. 56-73 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 15/08/2017) 

Joad Raymond (ed.), The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 (Oxford: OUP, 2011)

Joad Raymond, Pamphlets and pamphleteering in early modern Britain ISBN: 0521819016 (Cambridge: CUP, 2002)

Rosa Salzberg, Ephemeral city : cheap print and urban culture in Renaissance Venice ISBN: 9780719087035 (hbk.) : £75.00 (Manchester: MUP, 2014)

Jeffrey K. Sawyer, Printed poison : pamphlet propaganda, faction politics, and the public sphere in early seventeenth-century France ISBN: 0520068831 (alk. paper) (Berkley: University of California Press, 1991)

Margaret Spufford, Small Books and Pleasant Histories: Popular Fiction and its Readership in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge: CUP, 1981)

R.W. Scribner, For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation (Oxford: Clarendon, 1981)

Tessa Watt, Cheap print and popular piety, 1550-1640 ISBN: 0521382556 (hbk); 0521458277 (pbk) (Cambridge: CUP, 1991)

The Nation (no date) ‘Dispatches from the Front: On Narconovelas’. Available at:

Zavala, O., 2014. Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Drug War: The Critical Limits of Narconarratives, Comparative literature., 66(3), pp. 340–360. doi: 10.1215/00104124-2764088.

Power in the Written Word

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Abulafia, D. (2009). The discovery of mankind : Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus . Yale: Yale University Press. 

Zamora, M. (1993). Reading Columbus . Berkeley: University of California Press. 

Rogers, C. (2017). Christopher Who? History Today 67(8) pp.38-47 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (hew 04/10/2017) 

Suggested Reading

Hulme, P. and Whitehead, N. (1992). Wild majesty : encounters with Caribs from Columbus to the present day: an anthology . Oxford: Clarendon Press. 

Keegan, W. (2007). Taíno Indian myth and practice : the arrival of the stranger king . Gainesville: University of Florida.

Oliver, J. (2009). Caciques and Cemí idols : the web spun by Taíno rulers between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico . Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press.

Wilson, S. (1990). Hispaniola [electronic resource] : Caribbean chiefdoms in the age of Columbus . University of Alabama Press.

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Personal and Interpersonal Weeks 8 and 9 

'Redstockings Manifesto' from "Takin' it to the streets" : a sixties reader ISBN: 019514290x ed. Alexander Bloom and Wini Breines (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 08/08/2017) 

Dunbar, N. and Burgoon, J. (2005). Perceptions of power and interactional dominance in interpersonal relationships. Journal of social and personal relationships. ISSN: 0265-4075, 22(2), pp.207-233. 

Knudson-Martin, C. and Mahoney, A. (2009). Couples, gender, and power [electronic resource] : creating change in intimate relationships ISBN: 0826117562; 9780826117564. New York: Springer. [Part One] 

Yow, V. (1994). Recording oral history : a guide for the humanities and social sciences ISBN: 9780759122680 electronic bk.; 0759122687 electronic bk.; 9780759122666; 0759122660; 9780759122673; 0759122679. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications. [Chapter Seven] 

Early Second Wave Feminism

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Evans, S. (2015). Personal politics : the roots of women's liberation in the civil rights movement and the new left . New York: Vintage Books. 

Gluck, S. (1998). Whose Feminism, Whose History? Reflections on Excavating the History of (the) US Woman’s Movement(s). In: N. Naples, ed., Community activism and feminist politics : organizing across race, class, and gender . New York and London: Routledge. 

Suggested Reading

Blackwell M. Chicana power!: contested histories of gender and feminism in the Chicano movement (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011).

Hanisch, C. (1970). The Personal is Political. In: S. Firestone and A. Koedt, ed., Notes from the Second Year. [online] Available at:

Crenshaw, K. (1991). Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color. Stanford Law Review. , 43(6)

Garcia A. M. ‘Introduction’ in her Chicana feminist thought: the basic historical writings (New York: Routledge, 1997): pp. 1-16.

Springer, K. (2006). Living for the Revolution. Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980. The British journal of sociology. , 57(4), pp.731-732.

Enke, A. (2006). Troubling Feminism, Troubling Race. Reviews in American history. , 34(4), 544-550.


Factors Influencing Relationships

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Awondo, P., Geschiere, P. and Reid, G. (2012). Homophobic Africa? Toward A More Nuanced View. African studies review. ISSN: 0002-0206; 1555-2462, 55(03), pp.145-168. 

Dhaenens, F. (2015). Reading Gay Music Videos: An Inquiry into the Representation of Sexual Diversity in Contemporary Popular Music Videos. Popular music and society. ISSN: 0300-7766, 39(5), pp.532-546.

Ekine, S. and Abbas, H. (2013). Queer African reader ISBN: 9780857490995. Oxford [u.a.]: Pambazuka Press.    

Epprecht, M. (2013). Sexuality and social justice in Africa : rethinking homophobia and forging resistance ISBN: 9781780323824 (hbk.); 9781780323817 (pbk.). Zed Books. 

Suggested Reading

Van Klinken, A. (2016). Public religion and the politics of homosexuality in Africa ISBN: 9781472445513 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781472445520 (ebook); 9781472445537 (epub); 9781315602974 (ebook). London and New York: Routledge.

Representations of Power

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Stanko, E. A. 2003. Introduction. In Stanko, E. A. ed. The meanings of violence ISBN: 0415301300 (pbk); 0203986474 (electronic book); 0415301297. London: Routledge, pp. 1-13. [only pp. 11-13] 

Wilding, P. 2010. ‘New violence’: silencing Women’s experiences in the favelas of Brazil. Journal of Latin American studies. ISSN: 0022-216X. 42 (4), pp.719—747. [only pp. 719-723] 

Scheper-Hughes, N. and Bourgois, P. 2004. Introduction: Making Sense of Violence. In Scheper-Hughes, N. and Bourgois, P. eds. Violence in war and peace : an anthology ISBN: 0631223495 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0631223487. Malden: Blackwell Publishing OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 08/08/2017) 

Suggested Reading

Gagne, D. 2016. Report Decries Rising Police Violence in Rio Ahead of Olympics. Insight Crime

Burman, M., Brown, J. and Batchelor, S. 2003 'Taking it to heart': girls and the meanings of violence. In: Stanko, E. ed.The meanings of violence ISBN: 0415301300 (pbk); 0203986474 (electronic book); 0415301297. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 71-89.

Brubaker, R. and Laitin, D. D. 1998. Ethnic and nationalist violence. Annual review of sociology. ISSN: 0360-0572. 4: pp.423-452. 

Robben, A.C.G.M. and Nordstrom, C. 1995. The Anthropology and Ethnography of Violence and Sociopolitical Conflict. In: Nordstrom, C. and Robben, A.C.G.M. eds Fieldwork under fire : contemporary studies of violence and survival ISBN: 0520089936 (cloth : alk. paper); 0520089944 (pbk). Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-23. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 08/08/2017) 

Soares, L.E. 2016. After the party: Rio wakes up to an Olympic hangover. The Guardian. ISSN: 0261-3077 [21 August 2016] 

UNESCO Office in Brasilia. 2015. Map of Violence examines deaths by firearms in Brazil from 1980 to 2012. [Online]. 

Waiselfisz, J.J. 2015. Mapa da Violência 2015: Homicídio de mulheres no Brasil. [Online]. [Accessed 20 July 2017]. Brasilia: FLACSO Brasil/PAHO/WHO/UN Women/SPM Brasil.  

World Bank. No date. Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people). [Online]. [Accessed 20 July 2017]. UN Office on Drugs and Crime's International Homicide Statistics database.

Yagoub, M. 2016. Brazil Police Killed At Least 3,300 Civilians in 2015. Insight Crime.


Personal Network Experiences of Soldiering

Cortright, D. (2005). Soldiers in revolt : GI resistance during the Vietnam War ISBN: 1931859272 (10-digit). Chicago IL: Haymarket Books.

Lewes, J. (2003). Protest and survive : underground GI newspapers during the Vietnam War ISBN: 9780313093258 (e-book). Westport, Conn.: Praeger.

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Theoretical Perspectives

Three dimensions of power

Relevant texts to the lesson 

S. Lukes, Power: A Radical view, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005, second expanded edition), Basingstoke: Palgrave  

C. Hay, Political analysis ISBN: 0333750039 (pbk. ; cased) : £16.99; 0333750020. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002) – Ch. 5.  

S. McAnulla (2012) 'Radical Atheism and Religious Power', Approaching Religion, 2 (1) 87-99.  Available online

S. McAnulla (2011)  ‘Stephen Lukes: Power: A Radical View’, in Volumes of influence ISBN: 9780719083037 (hbk.), Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011), 89-109. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 18/08/2017)  

Suggested Reading

N, Carter and B, Clements. (2015) ‘From ‘Greenest Government ever’ to ‘get rid of all the green crap’: David Cameron, The Conservatives and the environment’, British politics. ISSN: 1746-918X, 10, 2 204-226.

S. Lukes, Power: a radical view, (London, MacMillan, 1974) the original version of Lukes seminal book.

P. Bachrach and M.S. Baratz (1962) ‘Two Faces of Power’, The American political science review. ISSN: 0003-0554., 56, 947-52.

C. Hay (1997) ‘Divided by a Common Language: Political Theory and the Concept of Power’, Politics. ISSN: 0263-3957; 1467-9256., 17 (1), 45-52.

J. Doyle (1998) ‘Power and Contentment’, Politics. ISSN: 0263-3957; 1467-9256, 18 (1), 49-56.

H. Savingny and L. Marsden (2011) Doing political science and international relations : theories in action ISBN: 9780230245877 (pbk.); 9780230245860 (hbk.), Basingstoke: Palgrave, chapter two.

A. Matczak, E. Hatzidimitriadou & Jane Lindsay (2017) Review of Domestic Violence Policies in England and Wales

T. Frank, (2004) What's The Matter With America? : The Resistible Rise of the American Right, Vintage: London.

J. Scott (2012) ‘Studying Power’ in E. Amenta, K. Nash and A. Scott (ed) The Wiley-Blackwell companion to political sociology ISBN: 9781444330939 (cloth); 1444330934 (cloth) Oxford: Blackwell, Chapter 7, 69-77. Available on-line.

P. Morriss (2006) ‘Steven Lukes on the Concept of Power’, Political studies review. ISSN: 1478-9299; 1478-9302, 4(2), 124-135.

M. Haugaard (2002) Power : a reader ISBN: 0719057299 (pbk.) : £15.99; 0719057280 (cased) : £45.00, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

J. Gaventa (1980) Power and powerlessness: quiescence and rebellion in an Appalachian valley, Oxford: Clarendon Press

N. Robinson (2009), ‘Informal Power in Regional Organisations: The Case of the EU’, Journal of power ISSN: 1754-0291, 2.1 (2009), 111-135.

S. Kettell,(2012) 'Religion and the Big Society: A Match Made in Heaven?', Policy and politics. ISSN: 0305-5736; 1470-8442. 40(2).

S. Bruce (2012). 'Politics and religion in the United Kingdom ISBN: 9780415643672 (pbk.); 9780415664929 (hbk.); 0415664926 (hbk.); 9780203181263 (ebk.); 0203181263 (ebk.)'. Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics, Routledge, London.

Complexities of power

Relevant texts to the lesson 

Joseph Nye,‘Soft Power’, Foreign policy., Vol. 80. (1990), pp. 153-171.  

J. Nye (2011) The future of power, (London: Perseus). 

S.A. Finley-Croswhite, 'Absolutism and Municipal Autonomy: Henry IV and the 1602 Pancarte Revolt in Limoges', in Mack P. Holt (ed.), Society and institutions in early modern France ISBN: 0820313114 (Athens, GA & London, University of Georgia Press, 1991), pp. 80-97 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 18/08/2017)  

Nicholas Henshall, The myth of absolutism : change and continuity in early modern European monarchy ISBN: 0582056187; 0582056179 (London, Longman, 1992)  

Andrew Lossky, ‘The Absolutism of Louis XIV: Reality or Myth?, Canadian journal of history = Annales canadiennes d'histoire. ISSN: 0008-4107, 19 (1984), 1-16.  

J. Russell Major, From Renaissance Monarchy to Absolute Monarchy: French Kings, Nobles and Estates (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press,1994)  

Roland Mousnier, The assassination of Henry IV : the tyrannicide problem and the consolidation of the French absolute monarchy in the early seventeenth century ISBN: 0571093507 (London, Faber, 1973)    

David Parker, The making of French absolutism ISBN: 0713163828 (London, Edward Arnold, 1983)    

P. Routledge (2017) Space invaders : Radical geographies of protest ISBN: 9780745336244; 0745336248. London: Pluto  

L. McNay, (1994) Foucault : a critical introduction ISBN: 0745609910 (pbk ; cased); 0745609902, Cambridge: Polity.  

Suggested Reading

J. Nye (2004) Soft power : the means to success in world politics, New York: Public Affairs.

Y. Wantabe. and D. McDonnell (2008) Soft power superpowers : cultural and national assets of Japan and the United States ISBN: 0765622491; 9780765622495: cultural and national resources of Japan and the United States, London: M.E. Sharpe.

J. Nye (2011) 'Power and Foreign Policy', Journal of political power, 4, 1, 9-24.

D. Kearn (2011) 'The Hard truths about Soft Power', Journal of political power, 4, 1, 65-85.

Ronald G. Asch, Sacral kingship between disenchantment and re-enchantment : the French and English monarchies 1587-1688 ISBN: 9781782383567 (hbk. : acid-free paper); 1782383565 (hbk. : acid-free paper) (London & New York: Berghahn Books, 2014)

Yves-Marie Bercé, The birth of absolutism : a history of France, 1598-1661 (Basingstoke, Macmillan Press, 1996)

Marc Bloch, The royal touch: sacred monarchy and scrofula in England and France (London, Routledge & K. Paul, 1973)

Richard Bonney, ‘Absolutism: What’s in a Name?’, French history. ISSN: 0269-1191, 1 (1987), 93-177

Richard Bonney, The king's debts : finance and politics in France, 1589-1661 ISBN: 0198225636 (Oxford, Clarendon, 1981)

Richard Bonney, The limits of absolutism in ancien régime France ISBN: 0860784827 (alk. paper) (Aldershot, Variorum, 1995)

James B. Collins, The State in Early Modern France 2nd edition (Cambridge, CUP, 2009)

William Doyle, Old Regime France, 1648-1788 ISBN: 9780198731290; 0198731299 (pbk); 0198731302 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001)

Julian H. Franklin, Jean Bodin and the rise of absolutist theory ISBN: 0521200008 (Cambridge, CUP, 1973)

Pierre Goubert, The ancien regime : French society 1600-1750 trans. Steve Cox (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973)

Ragnhild Hatton (ed.), Louis XIV and absolutism ISBN: 0333101642 (hbk.); 0333101650 (pbk.) (London, Macmillan, 1976)

Joseph Klaits, Printed propaganda under Louis XIV : absolute monarchy and public opinion (Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1976)

R.J. Knecht, Francis I and absolute monarchy ISBN: 0852780141 (London, Historical Association, 1969)

Andrew Lossky, Louis XIV and the French monarchy ISBN: 0813520819 (New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 1994)

David Potter, A history of France, 1460-1560 : the emergence of a nation-state ISBN: 0333541235; 0333541243 (pbk) (Basingstoke, Macmillan1995)

Quentin Skinner, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought (2 vols., Cambridge, CUP,1978) especially vol. 2.

Jay M. Smith, The culture of merit : nobility, royal service, and the making of absolute monarchy in France, 1600-1789 ISBN: 0472096389 (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1996)

Paul Sonnino (ed.), The reign of Louis XIV : essays in celebration of Andrew Lossky ISBN: 0391036505 (Atlantic Highlands, NJ, Humanities Press, 1990)

Geoffrey Treasure, Mazarin : the crisis of absolutism in France ISBN: 0415014573 (London, Routledge, 1995)

M. Foucault (1965) Discipline and Punish: the birth of the prison, London: Tavistock

M. Bevir (1999) ‘Foucault, Power and Institutions’, Political studies. ISSN: 0032-3217; 1467-9248, 47 (2), 345-59.

A. Schaap (2000) ‘Power and Responsibility: Should We Spare the King’s Head?’ in Politics., 20 (3), 129-135.

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