Academic Book Week


It’s Academic Book Week (23rd-28th Jan)  which is a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books. A list of the top 20 academic books that have shaped modern Britain has been released as chosen by leading academics, and of the top 20, Sunderland has 17 of them in stock and one is available for free via open access- We’ve added links to our Library Catalogue below for each title we have in stock so if you want to take a look at you can easily find them.

  1. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  2. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  3. Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution by A.V. Dicey
  4. Modern Ireland 1600-1972 by R.F. Foster
  5. Orientalism by Edward Said
  6. Poverty in the United Kingdom by Peter Townsend – available via open access at
  7. Purity and Danger by Mary Douglas
  8. Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain by Matthew J Goodwin and Robert Ford
  9. Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer
  10. The Double Helix by James Watson
  11. The English and their History by Robert Tombs
  12. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
  13. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes
  14. The Invention of Tradition (1983) edited by Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger
  15. The Making of the English Working Class by E.P. Thompson
  16. The Uses of Literacy by Richard Hoggart
  17. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  18. The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek
  19. The Scottish Nation by Tom Devine
  20. Ways of Seeing by John Berger


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