Reading as a Graduate Student

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Presentation from the October 2103 Graduate Student Residency by Dr. Jason Russell, Labor and Policy Studies Program
SUNY Empire State College - Graduate School

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Reading as a Graduate Student

  1. 1. Jason Russell, Ph.D. Labor and Policy Studies Program
  2. 2.  You have all made a huge leap intellectually by becoming graduate students.  It is now crucial to raise your overall level of writing ability and critical analysis.  From now on, you should choose reading materials that are aligned with what you are reading in graduate school.
  3. 3.  New York Review of Books (www.nybooks.com)  London Review of Books (www.lrb.co.uk)  Granta (www.granta.com)  Lapham’s Quarterly (www.laphamsquarterly.org)  The New Yorker (www.newyorker.com)  The Atlantic (www.theatlantic.com)
  4. 4.  Labor Studies Journal (ESC Library access)  Labor History (ESC Library access)  Business History Review (ESC Library access)  Work, Employment and Society (ESC Library access)
  5. 5.  The Making of the English Working Class (E.P. Thompson)  Work, Culture and Society (Herbert Gutman)  The Visible Hand (Alfred Chandler)  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)  The Emperor of All Maladies (Siddharta Mukherjee)  The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (John Maynard Keynes)
  6. 6.  The Road to Serfdom (Friedrich von Hayek)  Prison Notebooks (Antonio Gramsci)  The Prince (Nicolo Machiavelli)  The Feminine Mystique (Betty Friedan)  Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Manning Marable)
  7. 7.  Try and read authors who have received good reviews and/or have won prizes.

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