Friday, December 30, 2011

What I read this year

The books, as always fewer than I expected:

  1. Misha Glenny, DarkMarket: CyberThieves, CyberCops, and You 
  2. Richard Graham, The Idea of Race in Latin America 
  3. Jonathan Glover, Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century 
  4. Luc Boltanski, The New Spirit of Capitalism 
  5. Cynthia Enloe, Bananas, Beaches and Bases 
  6. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Babylon Revisited 
  7. Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude 
  8. Arjun Appadurai, Fear of Small Numbers 
  9. Georges Simenon, Dirty Snow 
  10. Claudio Lomnitz, Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico 
  11. Enrique Florescano, National Narratives in Mexico
  12. Claudio Lomnitz, Death and the Idea of Mexico 
  13. Scott Carney, The Red Market 
  14. Oscar Lewis, Children of Sanchez 
  15. Christian Smith, at al., Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood 
  16. Boucek & Ottaway, Yemen on the Brink 
  17. Paul Dresch, A History of Modern Yemen 
  18. Philip K. Dick, Martian Time-Slip 
  19. Anselm Jappe, Guy Debord 
  20. Francois Cusset, French Theory: How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States
  21. Peter Tamas Bauer, From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays
  22. Salvatore Lupo, History of the Mafia
  23. Francis Fukuyama, Origins of Political Order
  24. Nick Cullather, The Hungry World: America's Cold War Battle against Poverty in Asia
  25. World Development Report 2011 
  26. William Appleman Williams, Contours of American History 
  27. Anatol Lieven, Pakistan: A Hard Country 
  28. Georgi Derluguian, The Deepening Crisis: Governance Challenges after Neoliberalism 
  29. Antoine J. Bousquet, The Scientific Way of Warfare
  30. Debra Satz, Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale


hewhocutsdown said...

Interesting list. Do you use Goodreads or something similar?

If not, if I could only read 3 of these, which 3? Answer assuming my interests are the same as yours. :)

Bill Barnes said...

Nils, Christopher Parenti's Tropic of Chaos is a high-priority read for you and those with similar interests.