Note: Also see this list of recent book-length introductions to gender and/or feminism.
Alsop, Rachel, Annette Fitzsimmons, and Kathleen Lennon. (2002). Theorizing Gender. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Beasley, Chris. (1999). What is Feminism, Anyway? Understanding Contemporary Feminist Thought. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. [Chapters 1-6 here]
Bem, Sandra Lipsitz. (1994). Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality. Yale University Press.
Bryson, Valerie. (1999). Feminist Debates: Issues of Theory and Political Practice. New York University Press.
Early Feminist Thought.
Liberalism and Beyond: Mainstream Feminism in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.
The Contribution of Marx and Engels.
Mainstream Feminism: The Vote and After, 1880-1939.
Socialist Feminism in Britain and the United States.
Marxist Feminism in Germany.
Marxist Feminism in Russia.
Feminism After the Second World War.
Liberalism and Beyond: Feminism and Equal Rights from the 1960s.
Radical Feminism and the Concept of Patriarchy.
Patriarchy and Private Life: The Family, Reproduction and Sexuality.
Patriarchy: The Public Sphere.
Marxist and Socialist Feminism from the 1960s.
Black and Post-modern Feminism.
Feminist Theory in the Twenty-First Century.
Bryson, Valerie. (2003). Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction. Hampshire: Macmillan.
Cosslett, Tess, Alison Easton, and Penny Summerfield. (eds). (1996). Women, Power and Resistance: An Introduction to Women’s Studies. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Cranny-Francis, Anne, and Wendy Waring. (2001). Gender Studies: Terms and Debates. Macmillan.
Introduction: Basic Terms - Ways of Talking: Discourse - Ways of Seeing: Stereotypes - Ways of Thinking: Theorising Gender - Ways of Being: Embodying Gender.
Davis, Kathy, Mary Evans, and Judith Lorber. (eds.). (2006). Handbook of Gender and Women’s Studies. Sage.
Disch, Estelle (ed.). (2003). Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology. 3rd
Disch, L., and M. Hawkesworth. (eds.). (2018). The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory. Oxford University Press.
Evans, Judith. (1995). Feminist Theory Today: An Introduction to Second-Wave Feminism. London: Sage.
Evans, Mary. (1997). Introducing Contemporary Feminist Thought. Cambridge: Polity Press..
1. Enter Women.
2. Public and Private: Women and the State.
3. Engendering Knowledge.
5. The Body.
6. Feminism and the Academy.
7. Worlds of Difference?
Evans, Mary. (2004). Gender and Social Theory. McGraw Hill.
The meaning of work
The world of intimacy
The gendered self
The real world
Now you see it, now you don’t
Evans, M., Hemmings, C., Henry, M., Johnstone, H., Madhok, S., Plomien, A., & Wearing, S. (eds.). (2014). The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory. Sage.
Fenstermaker, S., and C. West. (eds.). (2002). Doing Gender, Doing Difference: Inequality, Power, and Institutional Change. New York: Routledge.
Introduction / Sarah Fenstermaker and Candace West.
SECTION I THEORETICAL FORMULATION, CRITICISM, AND RESPONSE.
Doing Gender / Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman.
Gender Inequality: New Conceptual Terrain / Sarah Fenstermaker, Candace West, and Don H. Zimmerman.
Power, Inequality, and the Accomplishment of Gender: An Ethnomethodological View / Candace West and Sarah Fenstermaker.
Doing Difference / Candace West and Sarah Fenstermaker.
Symposium on West and Fenstermaker’s Doing Difference / Patricia Hill Collins, Lionel A. Maldonado, Dana Y. Takagi, Barrie Thorne, Lynn Weber, and Howard Winant.
Reply-(Re)Doing Difference / Candace West and Sarah Fenstermaker.
SECTION II EMPIRICAL APPLICATIONS.
Work and Gender (from The Gender Factory) / Sarah Fenstermaker.
Accounting for Cosmetic Surgery: The Accomplishment of Gender / Diana Dull and Candace West.
Accountability and Affirmative Action: The Accomplishment of Gender, Race, and Class in a University of California Board of Regents Meeting / Candace West and Sarah Fenstermaker.
“Doing Gender’’ Differently: Institutional Change in Second-Parent Adoptions / Susan Dalton and Sarah Fenstermaker.
SECTION III THEORETICAL ELABORATIONS.
Performance and Accomplishment Reconciling Feminist Conceptions of Gender / Molly Moloney and Sarah Fenstermaker.
Doing Difference’’ Revisited Problems, Prospects, and the Dialogue in Feminist Theory / Sarah Fenstermaker and Candace West.
Conclusion Central Problematics: An Agenda for Feminist Sociology / Sarah Fenstermaker and Candace West.
Ferree, M.M., J. Lorber, and B.B. Hess. (eds.). (1999). Revisioning Gender. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
I. Reconceptualizing Gender.
1. The Social Construction and Institutionalization of Gender and Race: An Integrative Framework / Evelyn Nakano Glenn.
2. Rewriting Class, Race, and Gender: Problems in Feminist Rethinking / Joan Acker.
3. Some Reflections on Gender and Politics / Joan Wallach Scott.
II. The Macrosocial Organization of Gender.
4. Feminist Thinking About the Welfare State / Anne Borchorst.
5. Gender and the Global Economy / Valentine M. Moghadam.
6. Gender, Work, Who Cares?! Production, Reproduction, Deindustrialization, and Business as Usual / Lisa D. Brush.
III. Gender, Discourse, and Culture.
7. “Woman” as Symbol and Women as Agents: Gendered Religious Discourses and Practices / Susan Starr Sered.
8. Sex, Text, and Context: (In) Between Feminism and Cultural Studies / Suzanna Danuta Walters.
IV. Gender in Social Institutions.
9. Moving Beyond Gender: Intersectionality and Scientific Knowledge / Patricia Hill Collins.
10. Gender and Sexuality in Organizations / Patricia Yancey Martin and David L. Collinson.
11. Gender, Family Structure, and Social Structure: Racial Ethnic Families in the United States / Anne R. Roschelle.
12. Just Do.What? Sport, Bodies, Gender / Shari L. Dworkin and Michael Messner.
V. Gendering the Person.
13. Gender, Power Dynamics, and Social Interaction / Peter Glicke and Susan T. Fiske.
14. Now You Can Choose! Issues in Parenting and Procreation / Barbara Katz Rothman.
15. Embattled Terrain: Gender and Sexuality / Judith Lorber.
16. Making Gendered People: Bodies, Identities, Sexualities / R.W. Connell.
Freedman, Jane. (2002). Feminism. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Glover, David and Cora Kaplan. (2000). Genders. London & New York: Routledge.
Gould, Carol. (ed.). (1997). Gender. Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press.
Grewal, Inderpal, and Caren Kaplan. (eds.). An Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World.
Griffin-Cohen, Marjorie, and Janine Brodie. (eds.). (2007). Remapping Gender in the New Global Order. London: Routledge.
Griffin, G., and R. Braidotti. (eds.). (2002). Thinking Differently: A Reader in European Women’s Studies. Zed Books.
Hansen, Susan B. (year?). The Politics of Sex: Public Opinion, Parties, and Presidential Elections. Routledge.
Herrmann, Anne C., and Abigail J. Stewart. (eds). (1994). Theorizing Feminism: Parallel Trends in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Boulder, CA: Westview Press.
Reading Feminist Theories Collaborating across Disciplines.
Part One: Inventing Gender.
Defining Feminism and Feminist Theory.
1: What Is Feminism?.
2: The Combahee River Collective Statement.
3: From a Long Line of Verididas Chicanas and Feminism.
4: Anti-Anti-Identity Politics.
Mutual Influence: Humanities and Social Science.
5: Gender and the Meaning of Difference.
6: Romance in the Age of Electronics.
Part Two: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender.
From Sex to Sexuality.
7: The Medical Construction of Gender.
8: The Politics of Androgyny in Japan.
9: Notes toward a Feminist Peace Politics.
10: Making It Perfectly Queer.
Sex Equality: On Difference and Dominance.
12: Deconstructing Equality? Versus-Difference.
Part Three: Gender, Race, and Class.
Race and Gender.
13: On Being the Object of Property.
14: Gender, Race, Raza.
15: Feminism and Difference.
16: Violence in the Other Country.
17: From High Heels to Swathed Bodies.
Work, Class, and Gender.
18: Hegemonic Relations and Gender Resistance.
Part Four: Questioning Feminisms.
Women, Citizenship, and Activism.
19: Fetal Images.
20: Dissident Citizenship.
21: Automating Gender.
22: African and Western Feminisms.
Holmes, Mary. (2008). Gender and Everyday Life. Taylor & Francis.
Introduction: Gender and Everyday Life.
1. Sexed Bodies?
2. Learning and doing gender in everyday life.
3. Gendered relationships in everyday life.
4. Resisting gender in everyday life.
5. The future of gender.
Conclusion: Gender, everyday life and degendering.
Howard, J.A., and J. Hollander. (1997). Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
1 Gender vs. Sex.
1.3 Gender Discordance.
2 Biological Differences.
3 Social and Psychological Differences.
3.1 Work and Occupations.
5 Theories of Gender Differences.
5.1 Gender Socialization.
5.3 Structural Functionalism.
5.4 Conflict Theory.
Hughes, Christina. (2002). Key Concepts in Feminist Theory and Research. Sage.
Not Talking about the Same Thing: Introducing Conceptual Literacy.
Meanings, Games and Contests.
Developing Conceptual Literacy.
Hughes, K. (1998). Everygirl’s Guide to Feminism. South Melbourne: Addison.
Jackson, Stevi, and Jackie Jones. (eds). (1998). Contemporary Feminist Theories. New York University Press.
Jackson, Stevi, and Sue Scott. (eds). (2001). Gender: A Sociological Reader. Routledge.
Kaplan, Gisela. (1996). The Meagre Harvest: The Australian Women’s Movement, 1950s–1990s. Sydney: Allen & Unwin
Kemp, Sandra, and Judith Squires. (eds). (1997). Feminisms. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press.
Kimmel Michael S. (2000). The Gendered Society. Oxford University Press.
Kimmel, Michael, and Amy Aronson. (eds.). (2003). The Gendered Society Reader. Oxford.
Kramarae, Cheris, and Dale Spender. (eds). (2001). Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women. Routledge, 4 Vols.
Kramer, Laura. (2005). The Sociology of Gender: A Brief Introduction. 2nd ed. Los Angeles, California: Roxbury Publishing Company.
2. Culture and Ideology
3. Learning and Doing Gender
4. The Family and Intimate Relationships
6. The Economy and Work
7. The Political and Legal System
8. The Changing Gender System
Lamphere, Louise, Helena Ragone, and Patricia Zavella. (eds.) (1997). Situated Lives: Gender and culture in everyday life. New York and London: Routledge.
Landry, Donna, and Gerald MacLean. (1993). Materialist Feminisms. Massachusetts & Oxford: Blackwell
Letherby, Gayle. (2003). Feminist Research in Theory and Practice. Open University Press.
Lloyd, Moya. (2005). Beyond Identity Politics: Feminism, power and politics. Sage.
Lorber, Judith. (1994). Paradoxes of Gender. New Haven & London: Yale University Press
Lorber, Judith. (2001). Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics. Roxbury Pub Co.
Lorber, Judith. (2005). Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change. Norton.
Lorber, Judith. (2009). Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics. Fourth Edition, New York: Oxford University Press.
Part I: The Variety of Feminisms and Their Contributions to Gender Equality
A Brief History of Organized Feminism
Feminism’s Second Wave
Feminism and the Gendered Social Order
Types of Feminisms
Continuities, Convergences, and Changes in Feminism
Part II: Gender Reform Feminisms
A Theory of Female Subordination / Cynthia Fuchs Epstein
Integrating Family and Work in the 21st Century / Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson
Theorizing Racial and Gendered Class / Joan Acker
Gender, Race, and Citizenship / Evelyn Nakano Glenn
Gender and Complex Inequality / Leslie McCall
The Invisible Heart / Nancy Folbre
Post-Colonial and Asian Feminism
Under Western Eyes at the Turn of the Century / Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Climbing the Pyramids of Power / Rae Lesser Blumberg
Part III: Gender Resistance Feminisms
Redstockings Manifesto / Redstockings
Goodbye to All That (#2) / Robin Morgan
Decentering Lesbian Feminism / Arlene Stein
Lipstick or Timberlands? Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities / Mignon R. Moore
Freud and Feminism / Nancy J. Chodorow
The Laugh of the Medusa / Hélène Cixous
Women’s Standpoint: Embodied Knowledge versus the Ruling Relations / Dorothy E. Smith
Gendered Standpoints on Nature / Sandra Harding
Part IV: Gender Rebellion Feminisms
Black Feminism, Knowledge, and Power / Patricia Hill Collins
Nego-Feminism / Obioma Nnaemeka
Feminist Studies of Men
Hegemonic Masculinity / R.W. Connell and James W. Messerschmidt
Gender, Class, and Terrorism / Michael S. Kimmel
Social Construction Feminism
Gender as a Social Structure / Barbara J. Risman
Imagining a World Without Gender / Judith Lorber
Postmodern Feminism and Queer Theory
Gender, Sex, and Sexual Performativity / Judith Butler
Thinking About Drag as Social Protest / Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor
Sisters vs. Daughters / Astrid Henry
Third Wave Black Feminism? / Kimberly Springer
PART V. Do We Have a New Feminism?
Gender Feminism and Woman’s Feminism
New Directions in Feminist Research
Feminist Politics and Multiple Identities
A New Feminism
Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin, and Chris Haywood. (2006). Gender, Culture and Society: Contemporary Femininities and Masculinities. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Introduction: Gender Relations in Context.
Approaching Gender: Feminism, Men’s Studies and the Cultural Turn.
Fragmenting Family Life: Maternal Femininities and Paternal Masculinities.
In and Out of Labour: Beyond the Cult of Domesticity and Breadwinners.
Interplaying Gender and Age in Late Modernity.
Sporting Genders: Media Masculinities and Femininities.
Shifting Gender Connections: Sexuality, Late Modernity and Lifestyle Sex.
Representing Engendered Bodies: Producing the Cultural Categories ‘Men’ and ‘Women’.
Men and Women of the World: Emerging Representations of Global Gender Relations.
Gender on the Move: The Search for a New Sex/Gender Order in Late Modernity.
Marchand, Marianne H., and Anne Sisson Runyan. (year?). Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites and Resistances. 2nd Edition. Routledge.
Mather Saul, Jennifer. (2003). Feminism: Issues & Arguments. Oxford Press.
McBride, Dorothy E., and Janine A. Parry. (2014?). Women’s Rights in the USA: Policy Debates and Gender Roles, 4th Edition. Routledge.
McCann, Carole R., and Seung-Kyung Kim. (eds). (2002). Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives. Routledge.
Nicholson, Linda. (ed.). (1997). The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory. New York. Routledge.
Oakley, Ann, and Juliet Mitchell. (eds). (1997). Who’s Afraid of Feminism? Seeing Through the Backlash. New York: The New Press (especially Oakley’s “A brief history of gender”)
Oakley, Ann. (2002). Gender on Planet Earth. New York: New Press.
Parker, Victoria. What’s the Big Idea? Women’s’ Rights. London: Hodder Children’s Books
Plante, Rebecca F., and Lisa M. Maurer. (2009). Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience. Westview Press.
Section I. The Basics of Gender
Ch 1. Gender Diversity and the Binary 1. Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman, “Doing Gender.” 2. Judith Lorber, “Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender.” 3. Patricia Hill-Collins, “Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection.” 4. (brief) Jesse Walker, “The Death of David Reimer: A Tale of Sex, Science, and Abuse.” 5. (brief) Zachary Nataf, “Whatever I Feel, That’s the Way I Am.” 6. Suzanne Kessler, “Defining and Producing Genitals.” 7. (brief) Catherine Lord, “Subject: Her Baldness Meets Beth and Gets High on Gender.” 8. (brief) Kate Bornstein, “Hoowahyoo?” Ch 2. Learning How to ‘Do Gender’ 1. Abigail Fuller, “What Difference Does Difference Make? Women, Race-Ethnicity, Social Class, and Social Change.” 2. Natalie Adams and Pamela Bettis, “Commanding the Room in Short Skirts: Cheering as the Embodiment of Ideal Girlhood.” 3. C.J. Pascoe, “‘Dude, You’re a Fag’: Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse.” 4. (brief) Robert Jensen, “Masculine, Feminine or Human?” 5. A’da Hurtado and Mrinal Sinha, “More than Men: Latino Feminist Masculinities and Intersectionality.” 6. Tracey Lee, “Trans(re)lations: Lesbian and Female to Male Transsexual Accounts of Identity.” 7. Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson, “Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: ‘Doing’ Gender Across Cultural Worlds.” Section II. The Microcosm of Gender: Individuals in Context Ch 3. Constructing the Gendered Body 1. Dionne Stephens and April Few, “The Effects of Images of African American Women in Hip Hop on Early Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward Physical Attractiveness and Interpersonal Relationships.” 2. Virginia Braun, “In Search of (Better) Sexual Pleasure: Female Genital ‘Cosmetic’ Surgery.” 3. (brief) Max Beck, “My Life as an Intersexual.” 4. (brief) Jamison Green, “Part of the Package: Ideas of Masculinity among Male-Identified Transpeople. 5. (brief) Sean, “Diary of an Anorexic.” 6. (brief) Kathleen F. Slevin. Disciplining Bodies: The Aging Experiences of Older Heterosexual and Gay Men.” Ch 4. Doing ‘It’: Sexualities 1. Jenny A. Higgins and Irene Browne, “Sexual Needs, Control, and Refusal: How ‘Doing’ Class and Gender Influences Sexual Risk Taking.” 2. Gloria Martinez, “‘My Body Is Not The Same’: Body and Sexuality for White and Latina Long-Term Breast Cancer ‘Survivors’.” 3. Nadine Naber, “Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/American(ized) Whore.” 4. Peter Chua and Diane C. Fujino. Negotiating New Asian-American Masculinities: Attitudes and Gender Expectations.” 5. (brief) Robert Jensen, “Just a John? Pornography and Men’s Choices.” 6. Heidi M. Levitt, Elisabeth A. Gerrish, and Katherine R. Hiestand, “The Misunderstood Gender: A Model of Modern Femme Identity.” Section III. The Macrocosm of Gender: Institutions, Structures, and Politics Ch 5. Doing Gender Diversity: At Home and At Work 1. Judith E. Owen Blakemore, Carol A. Lawton and Lesa Rae Vartanian, “I Can’t Wait to Get Married: Gender Differences in Drive to Marry.” 2. Sally Hines, “Intimate Transitions: Transgender Practices of Partnering and Parenting.” 3. Dana Berkowitz, “Can a Gay Man be a Housewife?: Gay Fathers Doing Gender, Family, and Parenting.” 4. Shirley A. Hill, “Teaching and Doing Gender in African American Families.” 5. Joan Acker, “Gender, Capitalism and Globalization.” 6. Mary Nell Trautner, “Doing Gender, Doing Class: The Performance of Sexuality in Exotic Dance Clubs.” 7. David Iacuone, “‘Real Men Are Tough Guys’: Hegemonic Masculinity and Safety in the Construction Industry.” Ch 6. Thinking Critically about Structures and Institutions in Our World 1. (brief) TLC, “Peeing in Peace” excerpts[Transgender Law Center Pamphlet] 2. (brief) “Gender Neutral Restrooms” (FAQ) 3. Gretchen M. Herrmann, “His and Hers: Gender and Garage Sales.” 4. Melanie Carlson, “I’d Rather Go Along and Be Considered A Man: Masculinity and Bystander Intervention.” 5. Sinikka Elliott. Men, Race, and Emotions: Men of Color and Masculine Productions.” 6. (brief) Thomas Rogers, “What the Pregnant Man Didn’t Deliver.” 7. Joane Nagel and Lindsey Feitz, “Deploying Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality in the Iraq War.” 8. Heather Worth, “Bad-Assed Honeys with a Difference: South Auckland Fa’afafine Talk about Identity Ch 7. Rattling the Cage: Social Change 1. (brief) Anonymous, “Gender Normative Privilege.” 2. Robert Heasley, “But You’re So Queer For a Straight Guy! Affirming Complexities of Gendered Sexualities in Men.” 3. Barbara J. Risman, “Social Structure: Theory Wrestling with Activism.” 4. Verta Taylor and Leila J. Rupp, “When the Girls are Men: Negotiating Gender and Sexual Dynamics in a Study of Drag Queens.” 5. (brief) Eli Clare, “Sex, Celebration, and Justice: A Keynote for QD2002.” 6. Belisa Gonzalez, “Can’t We All Just Move Beyond? Everyday Manifestations of the Black-White Binary.”
Ramazanoglu, Caroline. (1989). Feminism and the Contradictions of Oppression. London & New York: Routledge.
Reed, Kate. (2006). New Directions in Social Theory: Race, Gender and the Canon. Sage.
PART ONE: CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGY.
The Classical Tradition.
Race, Gender and Hidden Classics.
PART TWO: MODERN SOCIOLOGY.
Theories of the Golden Age.
Race, Gender and Sociological Outsiders.
PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY.
Postmodernism and Social Theory.
Beyond Sociological Exclusion.
Richardson, Diane, and Victoria Robinson. (2008). Introducing Gender and Women’s Studies. Third Edition. Palgrave Macmillan.
PART 1: THEORY AND POLITICS.
Men and Masculinities--V.Robinson.
PART 2: BODIES/IDENTITIES.
Racing the Feminist Agenda: Exploring the Intersections between Race, Ethnicity and Gender--K.Reed.
Gendered Bodies: Gendered Lives--K.Woodward.
PART 3: INSTITUTIONS.
Families, Domesticity and Intimacy--S.Jackson.
Girls and Schooling: Contemporary Issues in Gender Equality and Educational Achievement--J.Ringrose & D.Epstein.
Gender and Work--Z.Irving.
PART 4: CULTURES AND CONTEXTS.
Cyberspace/technologies: Of Cyborgs and Feminism--S.Gillis.
Media and Popular Culture--R.Holliday.
PART 5: DOING FEMINIST RESEARCH.
Feminist Methodology Matters--L.Stanley & S.Wise.
Postscript--V.Robinson & D.Richardson.
Richardson, Diane, and Victoria Robinson. (eds). (1997). Introducing Women’s Studies: Feminist Theory and Practice. (2nd edition) Macmillan.
Introducing Women’s Studies / V.Robinson.
Turning the Tide in Women’s Studies / K.K.Bhavnani.
Feminist Theory / J.Stacey.
Sexuality, Power and Feminism / D.Richardson.
Women, Violence and Male Power / M.Maynard & J.Winn.
The Picture is Political: Representation of Women in Contemporary Popular Culture / M.Marshment.
Women, Writing and Language / G.Frith.
Women, Marriage and Family Relationships / S.Jackson.
Motherhood and Women’s Lives / P.Nicolson.
Women and Reproduction / J.Hanmer.
Women and Health / J.Hockey.
Women at Work / A.Witz.
Women, History and Protest / J.Hannam.
Women and Education / C.Skelton.
Feminist Research Methodology / L.Stanley.
Feminism and Social Policy / F.Williams.
Women’s Studies, Science and Technology / L. Birke & M.Henry.
Seely, Megan. (2007). Fight Like a Girl: How to be a Fearless Feminist. NYU Press.
Segal, Lynne. (1987). Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism. UK: Virago
Segal, Lynne. (1999). Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology, Politics. Polity Press.
Shepherd, Laura. J. (2014?). Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations. 2nd Edition. Routledge.
Smith, Lucy. (1990). Equality: Understanding Feminism. William Collins Sons & Co.
Spade, Joan Z., and Catherine G. Valentine. (eds.). (2007). The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities. Second Edition. Pine Forge Press.
PART 1: PRISMS.
CHAPTER ONE: THE PRISM OF GENDER.
1. Gender as a Social Structure / Barbara J. Risman.
2. What it Means to be Gendered Me / Betsy Lucal.
3. Beyond Pink and Blue / Sharon E. Preves.
4. The Trouble with Testosterone / Robert Sapolsky.
5. Multiple Genders among North American Indians / Serena Nanda.
CHAPTER TWO: THE INTERACTION OF GENDER WITH OTHER SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED PRISMS.
6. Inequality on the Shopping Floor / Christine L. Williams.
7. Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection / Patricia Hill Collins.
8. Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: ‘Doing’ Gender across Cultural Worlds / Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson.
9. ‘Not all Differences are Created Equal:’ Multiple Jeopardy in a Gendered Organization / Jane Ward.
CHAPTER THREE: GENDER AND THE PRISM OF CULTURE.
10. ‘It’s Only a Penis’: Rape, Feminism, and Difference / Christine Helliwell.
11. Female Circumcision: Muslim Identities and ZerTolerance Policies in Rural West Java / Lynda Newland.
12. Revisiting ‘Woman-Woman Marriage’ / Wairimu Ngaruiya Njambi and William E. O’Brien.
13. Reinventing Honorable Masculinity: Discourses from a Working-Class Indian Community / Annie George.
14. Gender and Power / Maria Alexandra Lepowsky.
PART 2: PATTERNS.
CHAPTER FOUR: LEARNING AND DOING GENDER.
15. Playing in the Gender Transgression Zone: Race, Class, and Hegemonic Masculinity in Middle Childhood / C. Shawn McGuffey and B. Lindsay Rich.
16. ‘No Way My Boys are Going to be Like That!’ Parents’ Responses to children’s Gender Nonconformity / Emily W. Kane.
17. The Pervasiveness and Persistence of the Feminine Beauty Ideal in Children’s Fairy Tales / Lori Baker-Sperry and Liz Grauerholz.
18. Between a ‘Soft’ and a ‘Hard’ Place: Gender, Ethnicity, and Culture in the School and at Home / Prudence L. Carter.
19. My Life as a Man / Elizabeth Gilbert.
20. Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation / Leora Tannenbaum.
CHAPTER FIVE: BUYING AND SELLING GENDER.
21. The Pink Dragon is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Markers / Adie Nelson.
22. The Anthropometry of Barbie: Unsettling Ideals of the Feminine Body in Popular Culture / Jacqueline Urla and Alan C. Swedlund.
23. Firming the Floppy Penis: Age, Class, and Gender Relations in the Lives of Old Men / Toni Calasanti and Neal King.
24. Consuming Orientalism: Images of Asian/American Women in Multicultural Advertising / Minjeong Kim and Angie Y. Chung.
25. Is He Boyfriend Material? Representation of Males in Teenage Girls’ Magazines / Kirsten B. Firminger.
CHAPTER SIX: TRACING GENDER’S MARK ON BODIES, SEXUALITIES, AND EMOTIONS.
26. Size 6: The Western Woman’s Harem / Fatema Mernissi.
27. Bear Bodies, Bear Masculinity: Recuperation, Resistance, or Retreat? / Peter Hennen.
28. Doing Gender, Doing Class: The Performance of Sexuality in Exotic Dance Clubs / Mary Nell Trautner.
29. ‘If It’s Not On, It’s Not On’ - Or Is It? / Nicola Gavey, Kathryn McPhillips, and Marion Doherty.
30. Gender and Emotion Management in the Stages of Edgework / Jennifer Lois.
CHAPTER SEVEN: GENDER AT WORK.
31. Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations / Joan Acker.
32. Selling Women Short on Wall Street: The Myth of Meritocracy / Louise Marie Roth.
33. Emerging Theories of Care Work / Paula England.
34. Hard Drives and Glass Ceilings: Gender Stratification in High Tech Production / Steven C. McKay.
35. Mommies and Daddies on the Fast Track in Other Wealthy Nations / Gwen Moore.
36. Moral Dilemmas, Moral Strategies, and the Transformation of Gender: Lessons from two Generations of Work and Family Change / Kathleen Gerson.
CHAPTER 8: GENDER IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS.
37. Thinking about Gender and Power in Marriage / Veronica Jaris Tichenor.
38. Black Intimacies: Love, Sex, and Relationships - The Pursuit of Intimacy / Shirley A. Hill.
39. Complexity of Father Involvement in Low-Income Mexican American Families / Scott Coltrane, Ross D. Parke, and Michele Adams.
40. Opting into Motherhood: Lesbians Blurring the Boundaries and Transforming the Meaning of Parenthood and Kinship / Gillian A. Dunne.
41. Class-Based Masculinities: The Interdependence of Gender, Class, and Interpersonal Power / Karen D. Pyke.
CHAPTER 9: ENFORCING GENDER.
42. Sexual Assault on Campus: A Multilevel, Integrative Approach to party Rape / Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura Hamilton, and Brian Sweeney.
43. It Hurts to be a Girl: Growing Up Poor, White, and Female / Julia Hall.
44. Gendering Violence: Masculinity and Power in Men’s Accounts of Domestic Violence / Kristin L. Anderson and Debra Umberson.
45. Sexual Harassment and Masculinity: The Power and Meaning of ‘Girl Watching’ / Beth A. Quinn.
PART 3: POSSIBILITIES.
CHAPTER TEN: NOTHING IS FOREVER.
47. Identity Politics in the Women’s Movement / Barbara Ryan.
48. Native American Feminism, Sovereignty, and Social Change / Andrea Smith.
49. Change Among the Gatekeepers: Men, Masculinities, and Gender Equality in the Global Arena / R. W. Connell.
50. Unraveling the Gender Knot / Allan Johnson.
Stanley, Liz. (1996). (ed.). Knowing Feminisms. Sage.
Introduction: On Academic Borders, Territories, Tribes and Knowledges.
Whose Women’s Studies? Whose Philosophy? Whose Borderland? / Anne Seller.
Feminist Pedagogy to the Letter: A Musing on Contradictions / Gina Mercer.
Negotiating the Frontier: Women and Resistance in the Contemporary Academy / Mary Evans.
In Law and Outlaw? The Tale of a Journey / Angela Montgomery.
Nursing the Academy / Jean Orr.
Bordering on Change / Chris Corrin.
Still Seeking Transformation: Feminist Challenges to Psychology / Sue Wilkinson.
Feminist Theology: Myth, Mystery or Monster? / Elaine Graham.
What Are Feminist Academics For? / Sue Wise.
Dancing between Hemispheres: Negotiating Routes for the Dancer-Academic / Carol Brown.
A Fantasy of Belonging? / Johanna Alberti.
Identity and Representation: Experiences of Teaching a Neo-Colonial Discipline / Uma Kothari.
Borderline Crosstalk / Ailbhe Smyth.
Writing the Borders: Episodic and Theoretic Thoughts on Not//Belonging / Liz Stanley.
What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? The Ambivalences of Professional Feminism / Kathy Davis.
Knowing Feminisms and Passing Women: A Conclusion.
Summers, Anne. (2003). The End of Equality: Work, babies and women’s choices in 21st century Australia. Milson’s Point, NSW: Random House Australia.
Valenti, Jessica. (2007). Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters. Seal Press.
Vannoy, Dana (ed.). (2000). Gender Mosaics: Social Perspectives. Roxbury.
Introduction: Gender and Power.
Unit I. Intersections Among Systems of Inequality.
1. Multiracial Feminism, Judith Lorber (with excerpts by Maxine Baca-Zinn, Bonnie Thorton Dill, and Patricia Hill Collins).
2. Feminist Consciousness and Black Women, Pauline Terrelonge.
3. The Intersections of Race and Gender in White Supremacist Thought, Abby L. Ferber.
4. Gender and Power in Native North America, Angela Gonzales and Judy Kert.
Unit II. Learning to do Gender.
5. Gender and Identity, Judith A. Howard and Ramira Alamilla.
6. Children’s Experience of Gender: Habitus and Field, Steven Carlton-Ford and Paula Houston.
7. Constructing Identities in Gay and Lesbian Communities, Elizabeth Kaminski and Verta Taylor.
8. Gender and Education in the United States, Joan Z. Spade.
9. When Bodies Are Weapons: Masculinity and Violence in Sport, Michael A. Messner.
10. Language and Patriarchy, William O’Barr.
11. The Impact of the Media on Gender Images, Cynthia M. Lont.
Unit III. Social Structure: Gender in the Family and Intimate Relationships.
12. Gender and Demographic Reality, Frances K. Goldscheider and Michelle L. Rogers.
13. Twentieth-Century Changes in Economic Work and Family, Sandra E. Godwin and Barbara J. Risman.
14. Men, Women, and Housework, Scott Coltrane and Michele Adams.
15. Differences in His Marriage and Her Marriage, Terri L. Orbuch and Susan G. Timmer.
16. The Challenge of Integrating Work and Family Life, Jennifer Campbell Worley and Dana Vannoy.
17. The Legacy of Patriarchy in Today’s Russia, Lisa A. Cubbins.
18. Equity in Heterosexual and Homosexual Relationships, Pepper Schwartz and Amy E. Singer.
19. Gender and Friendship, Stacey J. Oliker.
20. Violence Against Women by Intimate Partners, Demie Kurz.
21. Divorce Trends and Effects for Women and Men, Beth Anne Shelton and Rebecca E. Deen.
Unit IV. Social Structure: Gender in the Economy and the Workplace.
22. Sex Segregation in the U.S. Labor Force, Christine E. Bose and Rachel Bridges Whaley.
23. Work-Family Conflict: Effects for Job Segregation and Career Perceptions, David J. Maume, Jr.
24. Women, Men, and Engineering, Mary Frank Fox.
25. How Sex Gets Into Your Paycheck and How to Get It Out: The Gender Gap in Pay and Comparable Worth, Ronnie J. Steinberg.
26. The Gendered Nature of Emotional Labor in the Workplace, Marcia L. Bellas.
27. Asian American Women: Immigration, Labor-Force Participation, and Activism, Linda Trinh Vo.
28. Rethinking Official Measures of Poverty: Considerations of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, Angela Gardner Roux.
29. Retirement: Golden Years for Whom?, Toni Calasanti.
Unit V. Social Structure: Gender in Law and Politics.
30. Constitutional Law and Public Policy: Gender Equity, Donna M. Nagy and Aviva Rose Rich.
31. Women’s Participation in Electoral Politics: Myths and Realities, Alesha Doan and Jan E. Leighley.
32. Gender, Sexuality, and the Military, Chris Bourg and Mady Wechsler Segal.
33. Gender Politics in Men’s Movements, Stephen Whitaker.
34. Gender, Power, and Sexual Harassment, Georganne Runblad.
35. Gender Violence: Rape and Sexual Assault, Kathryn M. Feltey.
36. The Criminal Processing System: Girls and Women as Victims and Offenders, Joanne Belknap.
Unit VI. Social Structure: Gender in Religion.
37. Women’s Status in the Christian Church, Paula Nesbitt, Jeanette Baust, and Emma Bailey.
38. Gender and Hebrew Biblical Studies, S. Tamar Kamionkowski and Mychal Rosenbaum.
39. Ecofeminism and Healing Ourselves, Healing the Earth, Rosemary Radford Reuther.
40. Gender and Judaism, Dawn Robinson Rose.
Unit VII. Social Structure: Gender in Health.
41. Men and Women: Health and Illness, Mary K. Zimmerman and Lisa Cox Hall.
42. Gender Hierarchies in Health Professions, Judith Lorber.
43. Choices and Contexts: The Social Construction of Reproduction, Beth Rushing.
Unit VIII. Thinking About the Potential for Change.
44. The Participation of Women and Men in the U.S. Labor Force: Trends and Future Prospects, Suzanne Bianchi and Jane Lawler Dye.
45. Older Men as Invisible Men in Contemporary Society, Edward H. Thompson, Jr.
46. Cuando Fuiste Mujer: Remaking "Woman" in Latino Cultures, Consuelo Lopez-Springfield.
47. The International Women’s Movement at Century’s End, Myra Marx Ferree and Mangala Subramaniam.
Conclusions: Collapsing the Walls of Patriarchy and Masculine Hegemony.
Walby, Sylvia. (2009). The Future of Feminism. Polity.
Wallace, Ruth A. (ed.). (1989). Feminism and Sociological Theory. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Walters, Margaret. (2005). Feminism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
1. Introduction: The rights and wrongs of women.
3. Voting Rights.
4. The Personal is the Political: Liberation in the Twentieth Century.
5. In a New Century.
6. Women Across the World.
Wearing, Betsy. (1996). Gender: The Pain and Pleasure of Difference. Melbourne: Longman
Whelehan, Imelda. (1995). Modern Feminist Thought. New York: New York University Press.
Wood, Gary W. (2005). Sex, Lies & Stereotypes: Challenging Views of Women, Men and Relationships. London: New Holland Publishers.
Zinn, Maxine Baca, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Michael A. Messner. (eds). (2005). Gender Through the Prism of Difference: Readings on Sex and Gender. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press.
Introduction: Sex and Gender Through the Prism of Difference.
I. Perspectives on Sex, Gender, and Difference.
1. Anne Fausto-Sterling / The Five Sexes, Revisited.
2. Maxine Baca Zinn & Bonnie Thornton Dill / Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism.
3. Deniz Kandiyoti / Bargaining with Patriarchy.
4. R W. Connell / Masculinities and Globalization.
5. Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild / Global Woman.
6. Chandra Talpade Mohanty / Antiglobalization Pedagogies and Feminism.
Control and Resistance.
7. Jane Sprague Zones / Beauty Myths and Realities and Their Impact on Women’s Health.
8. Nomy Lamm / It’s a Big Fat Revolution.
9. Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant / Strong and Large Black Women? Exploring Relationships Between Deviant Womanhood and Weight.
10. Jen’nan Ghazal Read and John P. Bartkowski / To Veil or Not to Veil? A Case Study of Identity Negotiation Among Muslim Women in Austin, Texas.
11. Don Sabo / Doing Time, Doing Masculinity: Sports in Prison.
12. Betsy Lucal / What it Means to be Gendered Me: Life on the Boundaries of a Dichotomous Gender System.
13. Cecilia Menjívar and Olivia Salcido / Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence: Common Experiences in Different Countries.
14. Afroza Anwary / Acid Violence and Medical Care Bangladesh: Women’s Activism as Carework.
15. Patricia Albanese / Nationalism, War, and Archaization of Gender Relations in the Balkans.
16. Michael Kimmel / Gender, Class, and Terrorism.
Sexual Relations, Intimacy, Power.
17. Karin A. Martin / “I couldn’t ever picture myself having sex.”: Gender Differences in Sex and Sexual Subjectivity.
18. Matthew C. Guttman / Male Discretion and Sexual Indiscretion in Working Class Mexico City.
19. Kevin Bales / Because She Looks Like a Child.
20. Julie O’Connell Davidson / The Sex Tourist, The Expatriate, His Ex-Wife, and her “Other”: The Politics of Loss, Difference, and Desire.
Sexuality and Identity.
21. Dennis Altman / The Globalization of Sexual Identities.
22. Michael A. Messner / Becoming 100% Straight.
23. Yen Le Espiritu / “Americans Have a Different Attitude”: Family, Sexuality, and Gender in Filipina American Lives.
24. Audre Lorde / Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference.
25. Elliott Femynye Bat Tzedek / The Rights and Wrongs of Identity Politics and Sexual Identities.
26. Almas Sayeed / Chappals and Gym Shorts: An Indian Muslim Woman in the Land of Oz.
27. Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson / Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: “Doing” Gender Across Cultural Worlds.
28. Peggy McIntosh / White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.
29. Patricia Hill Collins / The Meaning of Motherhood in Black Culture and Black Mother-Daughter Relationships.
30. Lisa J. Udell / Revision and Resistance: The Politics of Native Women’s Motherwork.
31. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila / “I’m Here but I’m There”: The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood.
32. Marcia C. Inhorn / “The Worms are Weak”: Male Infertility and Patriarchal Paradoxes in Egypt.
Work and Families.
33. Pei-Chia Lan / Maid or Madam? Filipina Migrant Workers and the Continuity of Domestic Labor.
34. M. Patricia Fernández Kelly / Delicate Transactions: Gender, Home, and Employment Among Hispanic Women.
35. Elizabeth Higginbotham and Lynn Weber / Moving Up with Kin and Community: Upward Social Mobility for Black and White Women.
36. Kathryn Edin / What Do Low-Income Single Mothers Say About Marriage?.
VI. Constructing Gender in the Workplace.
37. Peter Levin / Gendering the Market: Temporality, Work, and Gender on a National Futures Exchange.
38. Patti A. Giuffre and Christine L. Williams / Boundary Lines: Labeling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants.
39. Karen J. Hossfield / “Their Logic Against Them”: Contradictions in Sex, Race, and Class in Silicon Valley.
40. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo / Go Away. But Stay Close Enough.
VII. Education and Schools.
41. Ann Arnett Ferguson / Naughty by Nature.
42. Julie Bettie / How Working-Class Chicas Get Working-Class Lives.
43. Nancy Lopez / Homegrown: How the Family Does Gender.
44. Yoshiko Nozaki / Feminism, Nationalism, and the Japanese Textbook Controversy Over “Comfort Women”.
VIII. Popular Culture.
45. Barry Glassner / Black Men: How to Perpetuate Prejudice Without Really Trying.
46. Catherine A. Lutz and Jane L. Collins / The Color of Sex: Postwar Photographic Histories of Race and Gender in National Geographic Magazine.
47. Susan Jane Gilman / Klaus Barbie, and Other Dolls I’d Like to See.
48. Mimi Schippers / Sexuality and Gender Maneuvering.
49. Laurie Kendall / “Oh No! I’m a Nerd!” Hegemonic Masculinity on an Online Forum.
IX. Change and Politics.
50. King-To Yeung and Mindy Stombler / Gay and Greek: The Identity Paradox of Gay Fraternities.
51. Mary Pardo / Mexican American Women, Grassroots Community Activists: “Mothers of East Los Angeles”.
52. Radhika Gajjala and Annapurna Mamidipudi / Cyberfeminism, Technology, and International “Development”.
53. Kevin Powell / Confessions of a Recovering Misogynist.