Racism is not innate but emerges under special conditions, says the King's College professor and author of the sweeping history Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century. He chooses five books that inspired him.
Popular culture shapes our fantasies, our expectations and our beliefs about what is real, argues Susan Bordo. She picks five books that shed light on popular culture, including the notion of the 'pseudo-event.'
Good writing about visual experience allows us to see things we otherwise wouldn't, says Rachel Cohen. The author of Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade picks some of her own favourite books about art.
Their language indicates they originated in India, but the music they play is world music. Some will tell your fortune but they don't believe in supernatural powers. Yaron Matras recommends the best books and dispels some common myths about Gypsies.
Does maths have to be a right or wrong subject? Can it be taught in a way that stimulates student discussion? The author of Being Alongside chooses books that suggest an innovative, truer, approach to teaching a traditional subject.