BOOKS BY ROBERT JENSEN
The books I have written are for a general audience, not for academic specialists.
- The Restless and Relentless Mind of Wes Jackson: Searching for Sustainability (University Press of Kansas, 2021). A synthesis and concise explanation of the key ideas of Wes Jackson, one of the founders of the sustainable agriculture and ecological education movements.
- The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men (Spinifex Press, 2017). A critique of the pathology of patriarchy that is at the core of today’s crises.
- Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully (Counterpoint/Soft Skull, 2015). A “polemical memoir” that draws on Jensen’s long friendship with Jim Koplin. Kirkus Review called it “A heartfelt book about an inspiring model of wisdom, self-awareness, and thoughtful engagement with the world.” Michael King offers a thoughtful examination of the book in the Austin Chronicle.
- Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue (City Lights, 2013). A primer on critical thinking in crisis times.
- We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out (MonkeyWrench Books/CreateSpace, 2013). Facing honestly the ecological crises.
- All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice (Soft Skull Press, 2009). Reclaiming the radical message of religious traditions without supernatural claims. Because the book is not currently in stock, the publisher has given me permission to make a free PDF of the book available.
- Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007). The importance of the feminist critique of pornography. Because South End Press has gone out of business and the book is out of print, I am making a free PDF of the book available.
- The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005). Honest discussion of white supremacy and privilege in the contemporary United States.
- Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004). Understanding the pathology of U.S. foreign policy.
- Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang, 2001). Working within the mainstream media to articulate critical perspectives.
- Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality, co-authored with Gail Dines and Ann Russo (Routledge, 1998). Critiquing the pornography industry and our pornographic culture.
- Freeing the First Amendment: Critical Perspectives on Freedom of Expression, co-edited with David S. Allen (New York University Press, 1995). New approaches to free speech.