Core I – Fall 2016 Required Books

“Histories of the Present: Community”

If you choose to order your Core I textbooks from Huntley Bookstore of The Claremont Colleges, you may do so online at or purchase them at the store when you arrive to campus in the fall. You may also purchase these books online or through other vendors; please refer to the ISBN numbers to ensure that you are purchasing the correct edition. Please keep in mind if ordering over the summer that you may be able to find inexpensive used copies online, and you will have time to wait for them to be shipped to you; however, during the semester you may not have enough time to wait for such shipments. If there are any circumstances which make it a challenge to obtain copies of the book, or if an alternative format for any reading is needed, please contact the Core Program office at or (909) 621-8326.

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities, revised edition
Publisher: Verso, revised edition, 2006; ISBN: 978-1-84467-086-4


Didier Eribon, Returning to Reims
Publisher: Semiotext(e), 2013; ISBN: 978-1-58435-123-8


Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006; ISBN: 978-0-06-112006-0


Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000; ISBN: 978-0-374-52707-5


Rigoberta Menchú, I Rigoberta Menchú, An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Publisher: Verso, 2nd edition, 2010; ISBN: 978-1-84467-418-3


Susan Nussbaum, Good Kings, Bad Kings
Publisher: Algonquin Books, 2013; ISBN: 978-1-61620-325-2


Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
Publisher: Harcourt, 1989; ISBN: 978-0-15-678733-8


Content Warning: Please be aware that Good Kings, Bad Kings and I, Rigoberta Menchú contain material related to sexual violence and physical violence that can be upsetting or triggering to some. Please take care of yourself and know that there are resources available both on- and off-campus to provide support to you or a friend who may be in need.


On-campus, confidential resource – EmPOWER Center

Call Ms. Rima Shah 9am-5pm, M-F at 909.607.2689 to schedule an appointment.


Off-campus, confidential resource – Project Sister Hotline

A trained advocate is available 24/7 at 909.626.4357 or 626.966.4155.