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Faculty Reading Group



Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility

1906 College Heights Blvd #71084
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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Faculty Reading Group

Each semester, the ICSR invites faculty from across the disciplines to participate in a faculty reading group discussion.  The group meets approximately three times per semester with refreshments provided.  This year the books selected are Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness and Thomas Piketty, Capital in the 21st Century.

 The New Jim Crow    Capital

Previous Books:

  • David Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years as the text
  • Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, The Rich and the Rest of Us
  • Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Greatest Migration
  • Christopher Newfield's Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class
  • Mark C. Taylor's Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities
  • Martha Nussbaum's Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
  • Eddie S. Glaude's In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America
  • Nicholas Wapshott's Keynes/Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics

Should you have a book suggestion for the reading group, contact Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo.


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