A few weeks ago a call went out on the Burning Nerds list: ideas for books and articles that aren’t about Burning Man in any way, but that contain ideas and concepts that make you think of Burning Man, or could be applied to Burning Man.
The result was a pretty amazing list, and I’m including it below for your perusal. There’s what sounds like some pretty amazing reading recommendations there. It’s particularly interesting to realize: this is what Burning Man makes people think of, and then delve into that.
Ideally the list should be organized alphabetically, or by topic … but I don’t have that kind of time.
Meanwhile, the most comprehensive list of academic books and articles about Burning Man per see (should you be inclined to stay on topic) can be found here.
Fischer, K. W., & Bidell, T. R. (2006). Dynamic development of action and thought. In R. M. Lerner (Ed.), Theoretical models of human development, Handbook of child psychology (6th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 313-399). New York: Wiley. (p) pp. 313-336, 347-399
Fischer, K.W., Yan, Z, & Stewart, J. (2003). Adult cognitive development: Dynamics in the developmental web. In J. Valinser & K. Connolly (Eds.), Handbook of developmental psychology (pp. 491-516). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gee, James Paul. “Learning and Games.” The Ecology of Games: connecting Youth, Games and Learning. Edited by Katie Salen. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008. 21-40. doi: 10.1162/dmal.9780262693646
National Research Council (2000) How experts differ from novices. In Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., Cocking, R.R. (Eds). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience and school. (Washington, D.C. ) (pp. 31-50)
National Research Council (2000) How children learn. In Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., Cocking, R.R. (Eds). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience and school. (Washington, D.C. ) (pp. 79-113)
Palinscar, A.M. (2003). Collaborative approaches to comprehension instruction. In A.P. Sweet & C.E. Snow (Eds.) Rethinking Comprehension: From Research to Practice. (pp.49-76). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Steele, C. (1997). A threat in the air: How stereotypes shape intellectual identity and performance. American Psychologist, 52(6), 613-629.
Tomasello, M. (1999). The cultural origins of human cognition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Chapter 1: A puzzle and a hypothesis; Chapter 2: Biological and cultural inheritance.
Weigel, M., James, C., Gardner, H. (2009). Learning: Peering backward and looking forward in the digital era. International Journal of Learning and Media. Winter 2009, Vol. 1, No. 1, Pages 1-18 Posted Online March 3, 2009. (doi:10.1162/ijlm.2009.0005)
Gross, J.J. (1998). Antecedent- and response-focused emotion regulation: Divergent consequences for experience, expression, and physiology. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 224-237.
Matsumoto, D., Yoo, S.H., Nakagawa, S. Culture, emotion regulation, and adjustment: Multinational Study of Cultural Display Rules. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 925-937.
Srivastava, S., Tamir, M., McGonigal, K.M., John, O.P., Gross, J.J. (2009). The social costs of emotional suppression: A prospective study of the transition to college. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 883-897.
Claude Lévi-Strauss, Introduction to the Work of Marcel Mauss (London: Routledge, 1987 [orig. pub. 1950]).
Jacques Derrida, Given Time 1: Counterfeit Money (Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 1992 [orig. pub. 1991]).
Lewis Hyde, “The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property” (New York: Vintage, 2007 [orig. pub. 1983]).
Mauss, Marcel (1967(1925) The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies. WD Hall, Translation New York: W.W. Norton and Company
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale (Popular Culture and Philosophy, Vol. 4)
Hoff, B. (1983). The Tao of Pooh. New York, N.Y: Penguin Books.
Ruiz, M. (1997). The Four Agreements. San Rafael, Calif. : Amber-Allen Pub. : Publishers Group West.
Morgenstern, E. (2011). The Night Circus.New York, N.Y: Doubleday.
Kenway, J., Bullen, E., Fahey, J., & Robb, S. (2006). Haunting the knowledge economy. Routledge: New York, NY.
Achter, Paul. 2008. Comedy in unfunny times: News parody and carnival after 9/11. Critical Studies in Media Communication 25 (3): 274-303.
Bakhtin, M. M. 1968 . Rabelais and his world. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Berger, Peter L., and Thomas Luckmann. 1967. The social construction of reality: A treatise in the sociology of knowledge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
Bourdieu, Pierre. 1979. Distinction: A social critique of the judgement of taste. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Boyer, Dominic, and Alexei Yurchak. 2010. American Stiob: Or, what late-socialist aesthetics of parody reveal about contemporary political culture in the West. Cultural Anthropology 25 (2): 179-221.
Cross, Andrew. 1998. Neither either nor or: The perils of reflexive irony. In The Cambridge companion to Kierkegaar, eds. Alastair Hannay and Gordon D. Marino, 125-153. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
DeLoache, Judy S., and Alma Gottlieb, ed. 2000. A world of babies: Imagined childcare guides for seven societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Deloria Jr., Vine. 1969 . Custer died for your sins: An Indian manifesto. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
Fernandez, James W., and Mary Taylor Huber, ed. 2001. Irony in action: Anthropology, practice, and the moral imagination. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Foucault, Michel. 1986. Of other spaces. Diacritics 16 (1): 22-7.
Hutcheon, Linda. 1995. Irony’s edge: The theory and politics of irony. New York: Routledge.
Hinkamp, Dennis, and Lenny Jones. 2001. “Strip, dance, burn / use it to start something” advertisements.Piss Clear 14 (7.3): 8.
Miller, Megan. 2012. Back Rock City 2012 Population Update. Blog posted on December 11.
Miner, Horace. 1956. Body ritual among the Nacirema. American Anthropologist 58 (3): 503-507.
Turner, Victor Witter. 1969. The ritual process: Structure and anti-structure. 1966. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company.
TAZ: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism by Hakim Bey