It is late in the semester, but I thought it fun to share the books that I’m reading either through school or fun…mostly school….less fun….well, all school….no fun. You get the idea.
So here’s what’s on tap this week:
Covering Islam: How The Media And The Experts Determine How We See The Rest Of The World
A new territory for me. I have never had to look up so many words or terms in one book. I am completely illiterate on this subject, and interested to read it, but am having trouble understanding. Although it is a nice break from all the previous books we’ve read this semester focusing on journalism in the early 20th Century.
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propoganda. Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled.
And one last book, that is all for me. This is our Bible study for this semester. And I have so enjoyed going through this study about false idols. It gives me a reason to step away and introspectively think, reflect and pray. A really thoughtful, and well put together study by Kelly Minter.