June Essay Dialogue: Great Books for Summer Reading

Summer is here, and when you head to the beach (or, more likely, your library carrel), Mobilizing Ideas wants you to be reading the latest and greatest notable books on social movements and social change. This month, we asked several scholars and activists: what is your favorite movements-related book, fiction or nonfiction, published in the past few years?  While academic social movement texts were welcome, we encouraged contributors to select books that might not be reviewed in mainstream academic journals.  As usual, we are releasing several posts now and will publish a few more on this topic later in the month. We received some great responses, which we hope will help you select some good titles for both entertainment and education as you get your much needed summer rest.

Matthew Baggetta, Indiana University
Leading Teams, Setting the Stage for Great Performances (review)

Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona
Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983 (review)

Karen Gargamelli, Common Law, Inc.
The Revolution Will Not Be Funded (review)

Arang Keshavarzian, New York University
The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt (review)

David Hess, Vanderbilt Univesity
A Theory of Fields (review)

Betsy Leondar-Wright, Boston College
Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America (review)

David Pettinicchio, University of Washington
What WE Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement (review)

Fabio Rojas, Indiana University
Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery (review)


Editors in Chief,
Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, Dan Myers

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