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BOOKS FOR CHANGE
Alperovitz, Gar, "Building a Living Democracy," in Who is My Neighbor: Economics as if Values Matter. Published by Sojourners: , Washington, DC

Alperovitz, Gar, "Distributing Our Technological Inheritance," in Technology Review, October 1994.

Andrews, Molly, Lifetimes of Commitment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem. New York: Penguin, 1977.

Barber, Benjamin, Jihad vs McWorld. New York: Times Books, 1995.

Barlett, Donald & Steele, James B., America: What Went Wrong? Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, 1992.

Bateson, Gregory, Towards an Ecology of Mind. New York: Ballantine, 1972.

Bateson, Mary Catherine, Composing a Life. New York: Plume, 1990.

Bell, Derrick, Confronting Authority. Boston: Beacon Press, 1994.

Bellah, Robert, et al. Habits of the Heart. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.

Berry, Thomas, The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1988.

Berry, Wendell, "Solving for Pattern," in The Gift of Good Land. San Francisco: North Point, 1981.

Bly, Carol, Changing the Bully Who Rules the World. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1996.

Boal, Augusto, The Rainbow of Desire. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Bobo, Kim, Kendall, Jackie, & Max, Steve, Organizing for Social Change. Washington, DC: Seven Locks Press, 1991.

Bollier, David. Aiming Higher. New York: AMACOM, 1996.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, Letters & Papers From Prison. New York: Macmillan, 1979.         

Boyte, Harry, Commonwealth. New York: Free Press, 1989.

Branch, Taylor, Parting The Waters. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.

Brower, David, Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run. New York: Harper/Collins, 1995.

Buber, Martin, Paths in Utopia. Boston: Beacon Press, 1958.

Campbell, Will, Forty Acres and a Goat. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1986.

Camus, Albert, The Rebel. New York: Vintage Books, 1956.

Cobb, John B., Sustaining the Common Good. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1994

Coles, Robert. The Call of Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
Coles, Robert. The Moral Life of Children. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986.

Covey, Stephen. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.

Daloz, Laurent Parks, Daloz, Sharon Parks, Keen, Cheryl, & Keen, James, Common Fire. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.

Daly, Herman & Cobb, Jonathan, For the Common Good. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.

Day, Dorothy, The Long Loneliness. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1997.

Deikman, William, "The Spiritual Heart of Service," Noetic Sciences Review, Winter 1997.

Denby, David, "Buried Alive," The New Yorker, July 15, 1996

Diamond, Irene, Fertile Ground. Boston: Beacon Press, 1994.

Dionne, E.J., Why Americans Hate Politics. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Dominguez, Joe, & Robin, Vicki, Your Money or Your Life. New York: Penguin, 1993.

Donnelly, Doris, Forgiveness and Peacemaking. Erie, PA: Benet Press, 1993.

Edelman, Marian Wright, The Measure of Our Success. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.

Edelman, Peter, "The Worst Thing Bill Clinton Has Done," Atlantic Monthly, March, 1997.

Ehrenreich, Barbara, Fear of Falling. New York: Pantheon, 1989.

Ericsson, Stephanie, Companion Through the Darkness. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.

Everett, Melissa, Making a Living While Making A Difference. New York: Bantam, 1995.

Flacks, Richard, Making History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. [This remains one of the most useful books on conceptualizing social change that I've ever read.]

Fox, Matthew, Wrestling with the Prophets. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1995.

Friere, Paolo. Education for Critical Consciousness. New York: Continuum, 1973.

Friere, Paulo, Pedagogy Of The Oppressed. New York: Continuum, 1970.

Gandhi, M.K., Nonviolent Resistance. New York: Shocken Books, 1951.

Gaventa, John, Power and Powerlessness. Champaign-Urbana: University Of Illinois Press, 1980.    

Geoghegan,Tom, Which Side Are You On. New York: Plume, 1991.

Gerber, Lane, "We Must Hear Each Other's Cry," in Strozier, Charles & Flynn, Michael, Genocide, War & Human Survival. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, 1996.

Gerzon, Mark, A House Divided. New York: Tarcher/Putnam, 1996.

Gilligan, Carol, In A Different Voice. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Ginzburg, Natalia, The Little Virtues. New York: Seaver Books, 1986.

Gitlin, Todd, The Twilight of Common Dreams. New York: Owl Books, 1995.

Goleman, Daniel, Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books, 1995.

Greenleaf, Robert, Servant Leadership. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1977.

Greider, William, Who Will Tell The People. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Griffin, Susan, The Eros of Everyday Life. New York: Anchor Books, 1996.

Gutierrez, Gustavo, A Theology of Liberation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 1973.

Halberstam, David, The Children. New York: Random House, 1998.

Hanh, Thich Nhat, Being Peace. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1987.

Harding, Vincent, Hope and History. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 1990.

Harrington, Michael, Socialism, Past & Future. New York: Mentor Books, 1993.

Harrington, Michael, The Long-Distance Runner. New York: Henry Holt, 1988.

Havel, V clav, Disturbing The Peace. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

Hawken, Paul, Lovins, Hunter, & Lovins, Amory, Natural Capitalism. Boston: Little Brown, 1999.

Heschel, Abraham Joshua, and Heschel, Susannah, Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity. New York: Noonday Press, 1997.

Hillman, James, The Soul's Code. New York: Random House, 1996.

Hirschman, Albert O., The Rhetoric of Reaction. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.

Hooks, Bell & West, Cornel, Breaking Bread. Boston: South End Press, 1991.

Houston, Jean. A Mythic Life. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.

Hyde, Lewis: "Alcohol & Poetry: John Berryman and the Booze Talking," American Poetry Review, reprinted in Pushcart Prize Anthology, 1987.

Isaac, Catherine, Civics for Democracy. Washington, DC: Essential Books, 1992.

Johnson, George, Beyond Guilt and Powerlessness. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989.

Jordan, June, Naming Our Destiny. New York: Thunders Mouth Press, 1989.

Kohlberg, Lawrence, The Philosophy of Moral Development. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

Kozol, Jonathan, Savage Inequalities. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Lapp‚, Frances Moore & Du Bois, Paul Martin, The Quickening of America. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 1994.

Lasch, Christopher, The Minimal Self. New York: W.W. Norton, 1984.

Latting, Jean Kantambu & Ramsey, Jean, Reframing Change. Praeger 2009

Lemann, Nicholas, "Kicking in Groups," Atlantic Monthly, April 1996.

Lerner, Michael, The Politics of Meaning. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996.

Lifton, Robert Jay, The Broken Connection. New York: Basic Books, 1983.

Loeb, Paul, Generation at the Crossroads. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1994.

Loeb, Paul, Hope in Hard Times. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1987.

Loeb, Paul, Nuclear Culture. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1986.

Lorde, Audre, Undersong. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.

Luks, Allan with Payne, Peggy, The Healing Power of Doing Good. New York: Ballantine Books, 1991.

MacIntyre, Alasdair. After Virtue. Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 1984.

Macy, Joanna Rogers, Despair and Empowerment in the Nuclear Age. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1983.

Macy, Joanna, & Hanh, Thich Nhat, World as Lover, World as Self. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1991.

Merton, Thomas, New Seeds of Contemplation. New York: W.W. Norton, 1974.

Merton, Thomas, Raids on the Unspeakable. New York: New Directions, 1964.

Miller, Alice, For Your Own Good. London: Virago, 1987.

Mishel, Lawrence & Bernsetein, Jared, and Schmitt, John, The State of Working America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Moore, Thomas, Care of the Soul. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Morrison, Roy, We Build The Road as We Travel. Warner, NH: Essential Book Publishers, 1997. [Best book on Mondragon.]

Morrison, Toni, Beloved. New York: Plume, 1988.

Moyer,Bill, Doing Democracy. Gabriola Island, New Society Publishers: 2001

Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Everyday Blessings. New York: Hyperion, 1997.

Nicarthy, Ginny, Getting Free. Seattle: Seal Press, 1997.

Nouwen, Henri, McNeill, Donald, & Morrison, Douglas A., Compassion. New York: Doubleday Image, 1983.

O'Gorman, Angie, editor, The Universe Bends Toward Justice. Philadelphia, New Society Publishers, 1990.

Oliver, Mary, New and Selected Poems. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

Orwell, George, Homage to Catalonia. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1987.

Palmer, Parker, "The Heart of Knowing" in Shambala Sun, Sept 1997.

Pearlman, Laurie Anne & McCann, Lisa, Psychological Truama and the Adult Survivor. New York: Brunner Mazel, 1990.

Peck, M. Scott, The Different Drum. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987.

Peck, M. Scott, The Road Less Travelled. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978.

Pipher, Mary, Reviving Ophelia. New York: Grosset/Putnam, 1994.

Pipher, Mary, The Shelter of Each Other. New York: Ballantine, 1997.
Prejean, Sister Helen, Dead Man Walking. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.

Prochaska, James, Changing For Good. New York: Avon Books, 1995.

Prothrow-Stith, Deborah & Weissman, Michaele, Deadly Consequences. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Putnam, Robert, "Bowling Alone," Journal of Democracy, January 1995.

Ram Dass & Gorman, Paul, How Can I Help? New York: Knopf, 1985.

Remen, Rachel Naomi, Kitchen Table Wisdom. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.

Rich, Adrienne, The Will To Change. New York: W.W. Norton, 1971.

Rilke, Ranier Maria, translated by Robert Bly, Selected Poems of Ranier Maria Rilke. New York: HarperCollins, 1981.

Rorty, Richard, Contingency, Irony and Solidarity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Rose, Fred, Coalitions Across the Class Divide. Ithaca, ILR Press, 2000

Roszak, Theodore, The Voice of the Earth. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Sanders, Scott Russell, "The Most Human Art," in Utne Reader, Sept-Oct 1997, special section on the lessons of stories.

Schaef, Anne Wilson, When Society Becomes an Addict. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Schor, Juliet, A Sustainable Economy. New Party Pamphlet available from 1-800-200-1294.

Schor, Juliet, The Overworked American. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Seligman, Martin, Learned Optimism. New York: Random House, 1990.

Sharp, Gene, The Politics Of Nonviolent Action. Boston: Porter Sargent, 1973.

Shaw, Randy, The Activist's Handbook. Berkeley: Univ of California Press, 1996.

Snyder, Gary, Turtle Island. New York: New Directions, 1975.

Solomon, Norman, The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media: Decoding Spin and Lies. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1999.

Staub, Ervin, The Roots of Evil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Steinem, Gloria, Revolution from Within. Boston: Little Brown, 1993.

Stout, Jeffrey: Ethics After Babel. Boston: Beacon Press, 1988.

Stout,Linda, Bridging the Class Divide. Cambridge: Beacon Press, 1997

Terkel, Studs, American Dreams: Lost and Found. New York: Ballantine Books, 1981.

Terkel, Studs, Coming of Age. New York: The New Press, 1995.

Tutu, Desmond, The Rainbow People of God. New York: Doubleday, 1994.

Vernier, Phillipe, from Phillips, Dorothy Berkeley et al., The Choice is Always Ours. New York: Harper & Row, 1975. 

Walker, Alice, Living By the Word. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1989.

Wallis, Jim, The Soul of Politics. New York: Orbis Press/The New Press, 1994.

Washington, James, ed., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speechs of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: HarperCollins, 1986.

Weinstein, Miriam, Making a Difference College Guide. Gabriola Island: New Society Publishers, 2006

Weiskel, Timothy, "Some Notes from Belshaz'zar's Feast," in Carroll, John, The Greening of Faith. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1997.
Welton, Neva and Wolf, Linda, Global Uprising. Gabriola Island, New Society Publishers, 2001

Werbach, Adam, Act Now, Apologize Later. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.

Weschler, Lawrence, Solidarity, Simon & Schuster 1982.

West, Cornel, Race Matters. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

Whalen, Jack, & Flacks, Richard, Beyond the Barricades. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989.

Wiesel, Elie, essay on refugees from Maceoin, Gary, editor, Sanctuary. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

Williams, Patricia, The Alchemy of Race and Rights. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.

Williams, William Appleman, Empire As A Way Of Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Williamson, Marianne, Healing the Soul of America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Wink, Walter, Engaging the Powers. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.

Wu, Harry, with Vecsey, George, Troublemaker. New York, Times Books, 1996.

Wuthnow, Robert, Acts of Compassion. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1991.

Zinn, Howard, A People's History of the United States. New York: HarperCollins, 1980.
Zinn, Howard, You can't be Neutral on a Moving Train. Boston: Beacon Press, 1994


 

 

 

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