Baxandall, Lee, ed.,
Radical Perspectives in the Arts
. Middlesex, England: Pelican Books, l972.
Collection of essays from a Marxist perspective. They discuss art and literature from social and historical viewpoints as well as literary ones.
Ways of Seeing
. London: Penguin Books, 19771.
Wonderful photoessays on the relationship between seeing and words.
Childhood and Society
. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1963.
Presentation of Erikson’s theory of the eight stages of human development and how culture and life experiences influence development.
Identity: Youth and Crisis
. New York: W.W. Norton Company, 1968.
Erikson analyses his view of the growth of identity and role differentiation. Thoughtful way to present and discuss psychological issues of adolescents.
Vygotsky, Lev S.,
Thought and Language
. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1962.
Interesting presentation of two different views of human development: Vygotsky’s interaction approach and Piaget’s stages approach.
Marxism and Literature
. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1977.
Williams analyses different aspects of modern culture from and extremely interesting Marxist perspective. Many new ideas to work with.
A People’s History of the United States.
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1980.
American History seen from the perspective of the minorities and the oppressed. An interesting approach to seeing history from “the other side.”