Book/Film List

(categories are loose)

Student Work!

2014 SOAN Thesis by Molly Shane
“Learning Social Responsibility or Protecting the American Nobility? Understanding the Ideological Context of Middlebury College”

2013 SOAN Thesis by Melissa Mittelman and Jay Saper
“The Analyst and The Activist: A Look Into Student Discourse Surrounding Wall Street Recruitment and Resistance at Middlebury College”

Gender & Feminism

Feminism is for Everybody, bell hooks

Under Western Eyes and Feminism Without Borders, Chandra Mohanty

Redefining Realness, Janet Mock

Normal Life, Dean Spade

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?, Lila Abu-Lughod

Women, Race, and Class, Angela Davis

Precarious Life, Judith Butler

The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttransexual Manifesto, Sandy Stone

My New Gender Workbook, Kate Bornstein

Race and Racism

The Angela Y. Davis Reader, edited by Joy James

This Bridge Called My Back, edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa

White Like Me, Tim Wise

Assata, Assata Shakur

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, Melissa Harris-Perry

State and Economy

Anarchy Alive!, 2008, Uri Gordon

Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky

Are Prisons Obsolete? Angela Davis

Days of War and Nights of Love, CrimethInc.

Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology, David Graeber

T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Hakim Bey

Class Matters, bell hooks

Debt: The First 5000 Years, David Graeber

Decolonization and Indigeneity

Conquest, Andrea Smith

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala, Rigoberta Menchu


The Ethical Slut, Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy

Yes Means Yes, Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

From Gender to Sexuality, Gayle S. Rubin

Playing the Whore, Melissa Gira Grant

Sex Without Guilt, Albert Ellis

Transformative Education

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Friere

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, Marshall Rosenberg

The Shame of the Nation, Jonathan Kozol

Every Day Anti Racism, Mica Pollock

Other People’s Children, Lisa Delpit


The Dispossessed, Ursula Leguin

The Monkey Wrench Gang, Edward Abbey

Stone Butch Blue, Leslie Feinberg

Radical Practice

Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook, 2005, CrimethInc. Ex-Workers’ Collective

Earth First! Direct Action Manual, 2014, Earth First!

Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching, 1993, Dave Foreman and Bill Haywood

Steal this Book, 1971, Abbey Hoffman


Other disorientation guides! (We drew inspiration for this guide from Tufts, Colombia, University of California Santa Cruz, and University of Minnesota)

Film List

Breaking the Spell, 1999

Black Power Mixtape, 2011

Boys Don’t Cry, 1999

Capitalism: A love story, 2009

Cowspiracy, 2014

End:Civ, 2011

El Violín, 2005

Food Inc., 2008

Edible City: Grow the Revolution, 2012

Harlan County USA, 1977

How to Survive a Plague, 2012

Inside Job, 2010

La Jaula de Oro, 2013

Milk, 2008

The Great Dictator, 1940

Paris is Burning, 1990

PickAxe, 1999

Slingshot Hip Hop, 2008

The Take, 2004

Thelma and Louise, 1991

The Weather Underground, 2002

The Yes Men Fix the World, 2009


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