My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society. Buzzwords in my world include: privacy, context, youth culture, social media, big data. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever I'm thinking.

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my favorite books

Lately, quite a few folks have written me asking for booklists for this that or the other – course syllabi, lit reviews, summer vacation reading, etc. I decided that I should probably put together a list of my favorite books. I’m sure that there are things that I’ve forgotten, but this probably paints a decent picture of where I’m coming from. So if this is of any use to you, enjoy!

my favorite books

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6 comments to my favorite books

  • I love Hannah Arendt. She’s one of my favorite 20th century thinkers.

  • derek

    way to rawk the Foucault. please tell me it took you like 4 months to read & digest that book, cause thats how long it took me to finish it!

    dj

  • derek

    way to rawk the Foucault. please tell me it took you like 4 months to read & digest that book, cause thats how long it took me to finish it!

    dj

  • Right in time for my first trip to the library this semester! Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language was the book that made me choose anthropology as my major, back in freshman year. Grooming has gotten so high tech…

    Thanks, danah.

  • Lee

    What?! No online literature?

  • Frances Bell

    Thanks Danah,
    Very useful list. I don’t begrudge or disapprove of your Amazon nano-dollars – but then I wouldn’t buy from Amazon.com can’t afford the postage;-)