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SLSP5312M Theorising Gender 1 Reading List

Theorising Gender 1, 2017/18, Semester 1
Karen Throsby
K.Throsby@Leeds.ac.uk
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Topic 1: The personal is political

Essential reading

Hanisch, C. 2000 [1969]. The Personal is Political. In Crow, B. A. ed. Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader. London: New York University Press. Available with commentary: http://www.carolhanisch.org/CHwritings/PIP.html  

Robinson, V. and Richardson, D. 2015. Introducing gender and women's studies. 4th ed. London: Palgrave. ‘Conceptualising gender’.      

Wollstonecraft, M. 1792. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Any edition. Chapter 4: Observations on the state of degradation to which woman is reduced various causes.  

Your own favourite or most inspiring or most hated text relating to gender. This could be an academic text, a film, song, novel, a piece of popular writing (e.g. news story or self-help book). How has this text informed your decision to study gender? What is it about the text that you like or dislike? What was going on in your life at the time that made this text important? Prepare 300 words to bring to the discussion.

Further reading

hooks, b. 2000. Feminism is for everybody ISBN: 0745317324; 0745317332 (pbk). London: Pluto Press.

Lorde, A. 1980. The cancer journals ISBN: 9781879960732 (pbk.); 1879960737 (pbk.). San Francisco: Spinsters.

Lorde, A. 2007. Sister outsider : essays and speeches ISBN: 0895941414 (pbk); 0895941422 by Audre Lorde. Berkeley: Crossing Press. ‘The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house’.

Rich, A. 1987. Blood, bread and poetry : selected prose, 1979-1985 ISBN: 086068928X (pbk). London: Virago Press. ‘Notes towards a politics of location’.

Segal, L. 1999. Why feminism? : gender, psychology, politics ISBN: 0745623476 (paper : alk. paper ; cloth : alk. paper); 0745623468. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Squire, S. 2002. The personal and the political: writing the theorists’ body. Australian feminist studies ISSN: 0816-4649 17(37), pp.55-64.

Further reading on rights

Afkhami, M. 1995. Faith and freedom : women's human rights in the Muslim world ISBN: 1860640087. London: Tauris.

Agosin, M. ed. 2002. Women, gender, and human rights : a global perspective ISBN: 9780813529837 (pbk); 0813529824 : (alk. paper) CIP entry; 0813529832 (pbk. : alk. paper). New Brunswick, New Jersey and London: Rutgers University Press.

Brown, W. 2000. Suffering rights as paradoxes. Constellations. ISSN: 1351-0487. 7(2), pp.208- 229.

Bunch, C. 1990. Women’s rights as human rights: toward a re-vision of human rights. Human rights quarterly. ISSN: 0275-0392; 1085-794X. 12(4), pp.486-498.

Knop, K. ed. 2004. Gender and human rights ISBN: 9780199260911 (pbk); 9780199260904; 0199260907; 0199260915 (pbk.) : £18.00. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McKinnon, C. 2006. Are women human? : and other international dialogues ISBN: 9780674025554 (pbk.) : £12.95; 0674025555 (pbk.) : £12.95. Harvard: Harvard University Press.

Nussbaum, M.C. 2000. Women and human development : the capabilities approach ISBN: 0521003857. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ‘In defence of universal values’.

Peterson, V. S. and Parisi, L. 1998. Are women human? It's not an academic question. In: Evans, T. ed. Human rights fifty years on ISBN: 0719051037 (pbk ; cloth); 0719051029. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Spivak, G. C. 2004. Righting wrongs. The South Atlantic quarterly. ISSN: 0038-2876 103(2/3), pp.523-581.

Wollstonecraft, M. 1792. Vindication of the rights of woman. Any edition.

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Topic 2: The social construction of gender

Essential reading

Brickell, C. 2006. The sociological construction of gender and sexuality. The sociological review. ISSN: 0038-0261; 1467-954X. 54(1), pp.87–113.  

De Beauvoir, S. 2009 [1949]. The second sex. New York: Vintage. ‘Childhood’. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 18/09/2017)    

Kessler, S.J. and McKenna, W. 1978. Gender : an ethnomethodological approach ISBN: 9780226432069 (pbk); 0226432068 (pbk.) : $10.95 (est.). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ‘Toward a theory of gender’ OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 18/09/2017)    

Further reading

Acker, J. 1992. From sex roles to gender institutions. Contemporary sociology. ISSN: 0094-3061 21(5), pp.565-569.

Berger, P. and Luckmann, T. 1969. The social construction of reality: A treatise on the sociology of knowledge. London: Allen Lane.

Burr, V. 1995. An introduction to social constructionism ISBN: 0203133021 (electronic book); 0415104041; 041510405X (pbk ; hbk). London: Routledge.

Butler, J. 1986. Sex and gender in Simone de Beauvoir’s second sex. Yale French studies. ISSN: 0044-0078 72, pp.35-49

De Beauvoir, S. 2009 [1949]. The second sex ISBN: 9781784870386 (pbk.) : £4.99; 9781473521919 (ePub ebook) : £5.21. New York: Vintage.

De Beauvoir, S. and Gerassi, J. 1976. The second sex 25 years later. Society. ISSN: 0147-2011 13(2), pp.79-85.

Delamont, S. 2003. Feminist Sociology ISBN: 9780761972556; 0761972552; 0761972544. London: Sage.

Connell, R. W. 2002. Gender ISBN: 0745627161 (pbk.) : £12.99; 0745627153. Oxford: Polity Press.

Evans, M. 1998. Simone de Beauvoir. In: R. Stones ed. Key sociological thinkers. Basingstoke and London: McMillan Press. pp.124-137.

Evans, R. ed. 1998. Simone de Beauvoir's The second sex : new interdisciplinary essays ISBN: 0719043034 (pb ; cl); 0719043026. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Fallaize, E. ed. 1998. Simone de Beauvoir : a critical reader ISBN: 0415147034 (alk. paper); 0415147026. London and New York: Routledge.

Fishwick, S. 2002. The body in the work of Simone de Beauvoir ISBN: 3906768333; 0820456217 Oxford and New York: P. Lang.

Gunnarson, L. 2011. A defence of the category ‘women’. Feminist theory. ISSN: 1464-7001 12(1), pp.23-37.

Jackson, S. 1999. Feminist sociology and sociological feminism: recovering the social in feminist thought. Sociological research online. ISSN: 1360-7804, 4(3), online.

Jackson, S. and Scott, S. 2000. Introduction: the gendering of sociology. In: Jackson, S. and Scott, S. eds. Gender : a sociological reader ISBN: 0415201802 (pbk.) : £16.99; 0415201799. London: Routledge.

Kessler, S. and McKenna, W. 1978. Gender : an ethnomethodological approach ISBN: 9780226432069 (pbk); 0226432068 (pbk.) : $10.95 (est.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lorber, J. 1994. Paradoxes of gender ISBN: 9780300064971; 0300064977 (pbk.). London: Yale University Press. ‘Night to his day: the social construction of gender’.

Mahon, J. 1997. Existentialism, feminism, and Simone de Beauvoir ISBN: 0333659120 (cloth); 0312176066 (cloth). Palgrave McMillan. ‘Responses to The Second Sex’, pp.155-185, and ‘Simone de Beauvoir’s existentialist feminism: a defence’ pp.186-196.

MacKenzie, C. 1986. Simone de Beauvoir: philosophy and/or the female body. In: Pateman, C. and Grosz, E. eds. Feminist challenges: social and political theory. London and New York: Routledge.

Mead, M. 1963. Sex and temperament in three primitive societies. New York: Morrow.

Moi, T. 2008. Simone de Beauvoir : the making of an intellectual woman ISBN: 0631146733; 063119181X (pbk). Oxford: Oxford University press. Especially part two.

Moi, T. 2000. What is a woman and other essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Okely, J. 1986. Simone de Beauvoir : a re-reading ISBN: 0860683249. London: Virago. Especially chapters three and four.

Paechter, C. 2007. Being boys, being girls : learning masculinities and femininities ISBN: 0335219748 (pbk.) : No price; 9780335219759 (cased) : No price; 0335219756 (cased) : No price; 9780335219742 (pbk.) : No price. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Riley, D. 1988. "Am I that name?" : feminism and the category of "women" in history ISBN: 0816617309; 0816617317 (pbk) : 12.95: feminism and the category of ‘women’ in history. Basingstoke and London: McMillan Press.

Risman, B. J. and Davis, G. 2013. From sex roles to gender structure. Current Sociological Review. 61(5-6), pp.733-655. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0011392113479315

Sandy, P. R. and Goodenough, R. G. 1990. Beyond the second sex : new directions in the anthropology of gender ISBN: 0812282574; 0812213033 (pbk.). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Simons, M. A., Benjamin, J. and de Beauvoir, S. 1979. Simone de Beauvoir: an interview. Feminist Studies. ISSN: 0046-3663. 5(2), pp.330-345.

Simons, M. A. 1999. Beauvoir and the second sex : feminism, race, and the origins of existentialism ISBN: 0847692566 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780847692569 (cloth : alk. paper); 0742512460 (paper : alk. paper); 9780742512467 (paper : alk. paper). Lanham, Boulder, New York and Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc.

Stein, E. ed. 1992. Forms of desire: sexual orientation and the social constructionist controversy. Routledge: New York.

Stone, A. 2007. On the genealogy of women: a defence of anti-essentialism. In: Gillis, S., Howie, G. and Munford, R. eds. Third wave feminism : a critical exploration ISBN: 9780230521742; 0230521746 (pbk.). London: Palgrave, pp.16-29.

Stryker, S. 2007. Transgender feminism: queering the woman question. In: Gillis, S., Howie, G. and Munford, R. eds. Third wave feminism : a critical exploration ISBN: 9780230521742; 0230521746 (pbk.). London: Palgrave, pp.59-70.

Young, I. M. 1994. Gender as seriality: thinking about women as a social collective. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740. 19(3), pp.713- 738.

West, C. and Zimmerman, D. H. 1987. Doing gender. Gender & society. ISSN: 0891-2432. 1(2), pp.125-151.

Special issues:

Special cluster ‘Simone de Beauvoir’ 1992. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740, 18(1) edited by M. G. Dietz.

Radio:

BBC Radio 4. In our time: Simone de Beauvoir. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06j5ncn

BBC Radio 4. Great lives: Simone de Beauvoir. Series 24, Episode 3 of 8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010dp15

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Topic 3: Production / Reproduction

Essential reading

Delphy, C. 1984. Close to home: a materialist analysis of women’s oppression. London: Hutchinson. ‘The Main Enemy OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 18/09/2017) ’.   

Hartmann, H. 1981. The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism. In: Sargent, L. ed. Women and revolution : a discussion of the unhappy marriage of Marxism and feminism. Montreal: Black Rose Books.  

Allen, K., Tyler, I. and De Benedictis, S. 2014. Thinking with 'White Dee': the gender politics of 'austerity porn'. Sociological research online. ISSN: 1360-7804. 19(3), online.  

Federici, S. 1975. Wages against housework. Power of Women Collective and Falling Wall Press. https://caringlabor.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/silvia-federici-wages-against-housework/

Essential watching

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/benefits-street  http://xmovies8.fm/watch/qd75lBxK-benefits-street-season-1.html

Further reading

Barrett, M. 1992. Words and things: materialism and method in contemporary feminist analysis. In: Barrett, M. and Phillips, A. eds. Destabilizing theory : contemporary feminist debates ISBN: 0745607942; 0745607950 (pbk). Cambridge: Polity Press.

Barrett, M. 2014. Women's oppression today : the marxist / feminist encounter ISBN: 0860919315 (pbk ; cased) : £8.95; 0860912191. 3rd edition. London and New York: Verso.

Barrett, M. and McIntosh, M. 1979. Christine Delphy: towards a materialist feminism? Feminist review. ISSN: 0141-7789 1(1), pp.95–106.

Barrett, M. and McIntosh, M. 2015. The anti-social family. London and New York: Verso.

Binnie, J. 2014. Neoliberalism, class, gender and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer politics in Poland. International journal of politics, culture and society. ISSN: 0891-4486. 27(2), pp.241-257.

Butler, J. 1997. Merely cultural. Social text. ISSN: 0164-2472. 52/53, pp.265–278.

Cain, M., Kahnam, S. R. and Nahar, S. 1979. Class, patriarchy, and women’s work in Bangladesh. Population and development review. ISSN: 0098-7921. 5(3), pp.405-438.

Cockburn, C. 1990. The material of male power. In: Lovell T. ed British feminist thought : a reader ISBN: 0631169156 (pbk); 0631169148. Oxford: Blackwell.

Daly, M. 1979. Gyn/ecology: the metaethics of radical feminism. Boston: Beacon Press.

Delphy, C. 1984. Close to home: a materialist analysis of women’s oppression. London: Hutchinson. Especially ‘The Main Enemy’ and ‘A Materialist Feminism is Possible’.

Delphy, C. and Leonard, D. 1992. Familiar exploitation : a new analysis of marriage in contemporary Western societies ISBN: 0745608582; 0745609856 (pbk). Cambridge: Polity Press.

Eisenstein, Z. R. ed. 1979. Capitalist patriarchy and the case for socialist feminism ISBN: 0853454760 (Pbk); 0853454191. New York: Monthly Review Press. Especially essays by Hartmann and Eisenstein.

Engels, F. 1978 [1884]. The origin of the family, private property, and the state. In: Tucker, R.C. ed. The Marx-Engels reader. New York and London: W. W. Norton and Company.

Firestone, S. 1974. The dialectic of sex: the case for feminist revolution. New York: Morrow.

Fraser, N. 1997. Heterosexism, misrecognition and capitalism: a response to Judith Butler. Social text. ISSN: 0164-2472. 52/53, pp.279–289.

Gill, R. and Scharff, C. 2011. New femininities : postfeminism, neoliberalism and subjectivity ISBN: 9780230223349 (hbk.) : £55.00; 0230223346 (hbk.) : £55.00. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hartsock, N. 1983. Money, sex, and power : toward a feminist historical materialism ISBN: 0582282799 New York: Longman.

Hartsock, N. 1987. The feminist standpoint: developing the ground for a specifically feminist historical materialism. In: Harding, S. ed. Feminism and methodology ISBN: 0253204445 (U.S. : pbk); 033515560X (pbk ; cased) : £7.95; 025332243X (U.S. : cased); 0335155618. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Hennessy, R. 1993. Materialist feminism and the politics of discourse ISBN: 041590479X (cloth : alk. paper); 0415904803 (pbk). New York and London: Routledge.

Hennessy, R. and Ingraham, C. eds. 1997. Materialist feminism : a reader in class, difference, and women's lives ISBN: 9780415916349; 041591633X paperback; 0415916348 paperback; 9780415916332. New York and London: Routledge.

Howie, G. 2010. Between feminism and materialism : a question of method ISBN: 9780230102699; 0230102697. New York: Palgrave. ‘Production’.

Ingraham, C. 1994. The heterosexual imaginary: feminist sociology and theories of gender. Sociological theory. ISSN: 0735-2751. 12(2), pp.203-219.

Jackson, S. 1992. Towards a historical sociology of housework: a materialist feminist analysis. Women's studies international forum. ISSN: 0277-5395. 15(2), pp.153-172.

Jackson, S. 1996. Christine Delphy ISBN: 0803988699; 0803988702. London: Sage.

Jackson, S. 2001. Why a materialist feminism is (still) possible – and necessary. Women's studies international forum. ISSN: 0277-5395. 42(3/4), pp.283-293.

Jackson, S. and Scott, S. 2002. Gender : a sociological reader ISBN: 0415201802 (pbk.) : £16.99; 0415201799. London: Routledge.

Kuhn, A. and Wolpe A. eds. 1978. Feminism and materialism : women and modes of production ISBN: 0710000723; 071000074X (pbk). London and New York: Routledge.

Landry, D., and MacLean, G. 1993. Materialist feminisms ISBN: 1557861846; 1557861854 (pbk). Oxford: Blackwell.

Maclean, K. 2016. Gender, risk and the Wall Street Alpha Male. Journal of gender studies. ISSN: 0958-9236. 25(4), pp.427-444.

McDowell, L. 2010. Capital culture revisited: sex, testosterone and the city. International journal of urban and regional research = Revue internationale de recherche urbaine et régionale. ISSN: 0309-1317; 1468-2427 34(3), pp.652-658.

O’Brien, M. 1981. The politics of reproduction ISBN: 0710008104. London: Routledge.

Penny, L. 2011. Meat market : female flesh under capitalism ISBN: 9781846945212 paperback; 1846945216 paperback. Winchester: Zero Books.

Pollert, A. 1996. Gender and class revisited; or, the poverty of ‘patriarchy’. Sociology. ISSN: 0038-0385. 30(4), pp.639-660.

Rahman, M. and Witz, A. 2003. What really matters? The elusive quality of the material in feminist thought. Feminist theory. ISSN: 1464-7001. 4(3), pp.243-261.

Rowbotham, S. 1972. Women, resistance and revolution ISBN: 0713903465. London: Allen Lane.

Rowbotham, S. 1973. Hidden from history: 300 years of women's oppression and the fight against it. London: Pluto Press Ltd.

Rowbotham, S., Segal, L. and Wainwright, H. 2013. Beyond the fragments: feminism and the making of socialism. Pontypool: The Merlin Press Ltd.

Sargent, L. ed. 1981. Women and revolution: a discussion of the unhappy marriage of Marxism and feminism. Montreal: Black Rose Book.

van Hooff, J.H. 2011. Rationalising inequality: heterosexual couples' explanations and justifications for the division of housework along traditionally gendered lines. Journal of gender studies. ISSN: 0958-9236. 20(1), pp.19-30.

Vogel, L. 1995. Woman questions : essays for a materialist feminism ISBN: 0415915805 (PB); 0415915791 (HB); 9780415915793 (HB); 9780415915809 (PB). London: Routledge.

Wittig, M. 1993. One is not born a woman. In: Abelove, H., Barale, M. A. and Halperin, D. M. eds. The lesbian and gay studies reader ISBN: 0415905192 (pbk ; HB : acid-free paper); 0415905184. London and New York: Routledge.

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Topic 4: Patriarchy

Essential reading

Firestone, S. 1974. The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution. New York: Morrow. ‘The Dialectic of Sex’.     https://teoriaevolutiva.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/firestone-shulamith-dialectic-sex-case-feminist-revolution.pdf   

Harris, A. 2003. From suffragist to apologist: the loss of feminist politics in a politically correct patriarchy. Journal of international women's studies [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1539-8706. 4(2), pp.91-99.  

Mahadeen, E. 2015. Media, state, and patriarchy: discourses of state control in Jordanian discussions of virginity. Feminist Media Studies ISSN: 1468-0777. 15(5), pp.763-778.  

Walby, S. 1989. Theorising patriarchy. Sociology. ISSN: 0038-0385. 23(2), pp.213-234.  

Further reading

Acker, J. 1989. The problem with patriarchy. Sociology. ISSN: 0038-0385. 3(2), pp.235-240.

Beechey, V. 1979. On patriarchy. Feminist review. ISSN: 0141-7789. 3(1), pp.66-82.

Bennett, J. M. 2006. History matters : patriarchy and the challenge of feminism ISBN: 9780812239461; 0812239466. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Cain, M., Kahnam, S. R. and Nahar, S. 1979. Class, patriarchy, and women’s work in Bangladesh. Population and development review. ISSN: 0098-7921 5(3), pp.405-438.

Connell, R. W. 1990. The state, gender, and sexual politics: theory and appraisal. Theory and society. ISSN: 0304-2421. 19(5), pp.507-544.

Dobash, R. E. and Dobash, R. 1980. Violence against wives: the case against the patriarchy. London: Open Books.

Eisenstein, Z. R. ed. 1979. Capitalist patriarchy and the case for socialist feminism ISBN: 0853454760 (Pbk); 0853454191. New York: Monthly Review Press. Especially essays by Hartmann and Eisenstein.

Fraser, N. 1993. Beyond the master/subject model: reflections on Carole Pateman’s sexual contract. Social text. ISSN: 0164-2472. 37, pp.173-181.

Goldberg, S. 1977. The inevitability of patriarchy ISBN: 0851171265 London: Temple Smith.

Gottfried, H. 1998. Beyond patriarchy? Theorising gender and class. Sociology. ISSN: 0038-0385. 32(3), pp.451-468.

hooks, b. 2004. The will to change : men, masculinity, and love ISBN: 9780743456081. New York: Atria Books. ‘Understanding Patriarchy’.

Hunnicutt, G. 2009. Varieties of patriarchy and violence against women: resurrecting ‘patriarchy’ as a theoretical tool. Violence against women. ISSN: 1077-8012. 15(5), pp.553-573.

Kandiyoti, D. 1988. Bargaining with patriarchy. Gender & society. ISSN: 0891-2432. 2(3), pp.274-290.

Kandiyoti, D. 1998. Gender, power and contestation: rethinking bargaining with patriarchy. In: Jackson, C. and Pearson, R. eds. Feminist visions of development : gender analysis and policy ISBN: 0415157900 (pbk); 0415142342. London and New York: Routledge.

Kaufman, M. 1987. Beyond patriarchy : essays by men on pleasure, power, and change ISBN: 019540534X (pbk). Toronto and New York: Oxford University Press.

Lerner, G. 1986. The creation of patriarchy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McKinnon, C. 1989. Toward a feminist theory of the state ISBN: 0674896467 (pbk ; alk. paper); 0674896459. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Mies, M. 1986. Patriarchy and accumulation on a world scale: women in the international division of labour. London: Zed Books.

Millett, K. 1971. Sexual politics. London: Rupert Hart-Davis.

Pateman, C. 1988. The sexual contract ISBN: 0745604323 (pbk) : £8.95; 0745604315. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Patil, V. 2013. From patriarchy to intersectionality: a transnational feminist assessment of how far we’ve come. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740. 38(4), pp.847-867.

Pollert, A. 1996. Gender and class revisited; or, the poverty of ‘patriarchy’. Sociology. ISSN: 0038-0385. 30(4), pp.639-660.

Walby, S. 1986. Patriarchy at work : patriarchal and capitalist relations in employment ISBN: 0745601588 (pbk ; cased) : £7.95; 074560157X Cambridge: Polity Press.

Walby, S. 1990. Theorizing patriarchy ISBN: 0631147691 (pbk ; cased) : £8.95; 0631147683. Oxford: Blackwell.

Wilson, A. 2000. Patriarchy: feminist theory. In: Kramarae, C. and Spender, D. eds. Routledge international encyclopaedia of women: global women’s issues and knowledge. London and New York: Routledge. http://www.academia.edu/5488906/Patriarchy_Feminist_Theory_encyclopedia_essay_on_concept_of_patriarchy_

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Topic 5: Intersectionality

Essential reading

Chun, Jennifer Jihye, Lipsitz, George, and Shin, Young. 2013. Intersectionality as a Social Movement Strategy: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 38(4), pp.917-940.  

Crenshaw, K. 1991. Mapping the margins: intersectionality, identity politics and violence against women of color. Stanford Law Review. ISSN: 0038-9765. 43(6), pp.1241-1299.  

Hill Collins, P. 1993. Toward a new vision: race, class and gender as categories of analysis and connection. Race, Sex and Class. 1(1): 25-45.  https://www.jstor.org/stable/41680038?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Lorde, A. 1992. Age, race, class and sex: women redefining difference. In: Crowley, H. and Himmelweit, S. eds. Knowing women : feminism and knowledge ISBN: 0745609759; 0745609767 (pbk). Cambridge: Polity Press.      http://www.socialism.com/drupal-6.8/sites/all/pdf/class/Lorde-Age%20Race%20Class%20and%20Sex.pdf

Further reading

Afshar, H. and Maynard, M. eds. 1994. The dynamics of "race" and gender : some feminist interventions ISBN: 0748402128 (pbk. : acid-free); 074840211X. London: Taylor and Francis.

Alexander-Floyd, N. G. 2012. Disappearing acts: reclaiming intersectionality in the social sciences in the post-black feminist era. Feminist formations ISSN: 2151-7363. 24(1), pp.1-25.

Anthias, F. and Yuval-Davis. N. 1992. Racialized boundaries : race, nation, gender, colour and class and the anti-racist struggle ISBN: 0415103886 (pbk); 0415018137. London: Routledge.


Anthias, F. 1998. Rethinking social divisions: some notes towards a theoretical framework. The sociological review. ISSN: 0038-0261; 1467-954X. 46(3), pp.506–535.


Anthias, F. 2012. Intersectional what? Social divisions, intersectionality and levels of analysis. Ethnicities ISSN: 1468-7968. 13(1), pp.3-19.

Brah, A. 1996. Cartographies of diaspora : contesting identities ISBN: 0415121264 (pb); 0415121256. London: Routledge.

Brah, A. and Phoenix, A. 2004. Ain’t I a woman? Revisiting intersectionality. Journal of international women's studies [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1539-8706. 5(3), pp.75-86.


Carby, H. 1982.White woman listen! Black feminism and the boundaries of sisterhood. In: The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies ed. The empire strikes back : race and racism in 70s Britain ISBN: 0091493803 (hbk); 0091493811 (pbk). London: Hutchinson.

Cho, S., Crenshaw, K. and McCall, L. 2013. Toward a field of intersectionality studies: theory, application and praxis. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740. 38(4), pp.785-810.

Combahee River Collective. 1981. A black feminist statement. In: Nicholson, L. ed. The second wave : a reader in feminist theory ISBN: 0415917611 (pbk.) : £14.99; 0415917603. London: Routledge.

Crenshaw, K. 1989. Demarginalising the intersection of race and sex: a black feminist critique of anti-discrimination doctrine, feminist theory and antiracist politics. University of Chicago Legal Forum ISSN: 0892-5593. 140, pp.139-167.

Davis, A. 1981. Women, race and class. New York: Vintage Books.

Davis, K. 2008. Intersectionality as buzzword: a sociology of science perspective on what makes a feminist theory successful. Feminist theory. ISSN: 1464-7001. 9(1), pp.67-85.

Hancock, A. 2007. When multiplication doesn’t equal quick addition: examining intersectionality as a research paradigm. Perspectives on politics. ISSN: 1537-5927. 5(1), pp.63–79.


Hill Collins, P. 1990. Black feminist thought: knowledge, consciousness and the politics of empowerment. London: Harper Collins.


Hill Collins, P. 1998. It’s all in the family: intersections of gender, race, and nation. Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 13(3), pp.62–68.

Hill Collins, P. and Bilge, S. 2016. Intersectionality ISBN: 9780745684499. Cambridge: Polity Press.

hooks, b. 1982. Ain’t I a woman: black women and feminism. London: Pluto Press.

hooks, b. 2000. Feminist theory: from margin to center. 2nd ed. Cambridge: South End.

Hulko, W. 2009. The time- and context-contingent nature of intersectionality and interlocking oppressions. Affilia ISSN: 0886-1099. 24(1), pp.44-55.

Hull, G. T., Scott, B. P. and Smith, B. eds. 1982. All the women are White, all the Blacks are men, but some of us are brave : Black women's studies ISBN: 0912670959 (pbk); 0912670924. New York: The Feminist Press.

Knapp, G-A. 2005. Race, class, gender: reclaiming baggage in fast travelling theories. The European journal of women's studies. ISSN: 1350-5068. 12(3), pp.249–265.


Lorde, A. 2007. Sister outsider : essays and speeches ISBN: 0895941414 (pbk); 0895941422. Berkeley: Crossing Press. Especially ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’.

Lugones, M. and Spelman, E. W. 1983. Have we got a theory for you! Feminist theory, cultural imperialism, and the demand for ‘the woman’s voice’. Women's studies international forum. ISSN: 0277-5395. 6(6), pp.573-81.

Lutz, H., Vivar, M. and Supik, L. eds. 2011. Framing intersectionality : debates on a multi-faceted concept in gender studies ISBN: 9781409418993 (pbk. : alk paper); 9781409418986 (hbk. : alk. paper); 1409418987 (hbk. : alk. paper); 1409418995 (pbk. : alk paper); 9781409419006 (ebook : alk. paper); 1409419002 (ebook : alk. paper); 9781409418193 (pbk. : alk. paper). London and New York: Routledge.

McCall, L. 2005. The complexity of intersectionality. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740. 30(3), pp.1771-1800.

Moraga, C., Anzaldua, G., Cade, T.B. eds. 1981. This bridge called my back : writings by radical women of color ISBN: 0913175188 (pbk); 091317503X (pbk). Berkeley: Third Woman Press.

Narayan, U. 1988. Working together across differences: some considerations on emotions and political practice. Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 3(2), pp.31-47.


Staunæs, D. 2003. Where have all the subjects gone? Bringing together the concepts of intersectionality and subjectification. NORA : Nordic journal of feminist and gender research. ISSN: 0803-8740. 11(2), pp.101-110.

Taylor, Y, Hines, S. and Sasey, M. 2010. Theorizing intersectionality and sexuality ISBN: 9780230229303 (hbk.). Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Verloo, M. 2006. Multiple inequalities, intersectionality and the European Union. The European journal of women's studies. ISSN: 1350-5068. 13(3), pp.211-228.

Yuval-Davis, N. 2006. Intersectionality and feminist politics. The European journal of women's studies. ISSN: 1350-5068. 13(3), pp.193-209.

Special issues:

Phoenix, A. and Pattynama, P. eds. 2006. Special issue: Intersectionality. The European journal of women's studies. ISSN: 1350-5068. 13(3).

Cho, S., Crenshaw, K. and McCall, L. eds. 2013. Special issue: Intersectionality: Theorizing Power, Empowering Theory. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740. 38(4).

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Topic 6: Sex-gender

Essential reading

Haraway, D. 1991. Simians, cyborgs and women: the reinvention of nature. London: Free Association Books. ‘“Gender” for a Marxist dictionary: the sexual politics of a word’.      

Lacqueur, T. 1990. Making sex: body and gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ‘Of Language and the Flesh’.      

Rubin, G. 1975. ‘The traffic in women: notes on the ‘political economy’ of sex’. In: Reiter, R. ed. Toward an anthropology of women ISBN: 0853453721 : $15.00. New York: Monthly Review Press. pp. 157-210.       https://summermeetings2013.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/rubin-traffic.pdf

Further reading

Braidotti, R. 2002. The uses and abuses of the sex/gender distinction. In Griffin, G. and Braidotti, R. eds. Thinking differently : a reader in European women's studies ISBN: 9781842770030 (pbk); 1842770039 (pbk); 1842770020 London: Zed Books. 


Butler, J. 1986. Sex and gender in Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex. Yale French studies. ISSN: 0044-0078. 72, pp.35-49.

Butler, J. 1990. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity. London and New York: Routledge. Especially ‘Subjects of sex/gender/desire’.

Butler, J. 1993. Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of "sex" ISBN: 0415903661 (pbk); 0415903653 (cl. : alk. paper). London and New York: Routledge. Especially ‘Bodies that matter.

Carrera, M. de Palma, R. and Lameriras, M. 2012. Sex/gender identity: moving beyond fixed and ‘natural’ categories. Sexualities. ISSN: 1363-4607. 15(8), pp.995-1016.

Delphy, C. 1993. Rethinking sex and gender. Women's studies international forum. ISSN: 0277-5395. 16(1), pp.1-9.

Derger, A. 1998. Hermaphrodites and the medical invention of sex ISBN: 0674001893; 0674089278 : No price. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.


Fausto-Sterling, A. 2000. Sexing the body : gender politics and the construction of sexuality ISBN: 0465077145 (pbk); 0465077137; 9780786724338 (ebook). New York: Basic Books.

Fausto-Sterling, A. 2002. The five sexes: why male and female are not enough. In: Williams, C. L. and Stein, A. eds. Sexuality and gender ISBN: 0631222723 (pbk); 0631222715 (hardback). Oxford: Blackwell.

Fausto-Sterling, A. 2005. The bare bones of sex: part I – sex and gender. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740. 30(2), pp.1491-1527. 


Foucault, M. 1980. Introduction. In: Barbin, H. Herculine Barbin. Being the recently discovered memoirs of a nineteenth-century French hermaphrodite. New York: Pantheon Books.

Gatens, M. 1996. Imaginary bodies : ethics, power, and corporeality ISBN: 0415082102 (pbk); 0415082099. London and New York: Routledge. ‘A critique of the sex/gender distinction’.

Harrison, C. H. and Hood-Williams, J. 2002. Beyond sex and gender ISBN: 076195600X (pbk.) : £17.99; 0761955992. London: SAGE. Especially ‘The Texture of the World’.

Harrison, W. H. 2006. The shadow and the substance: the sex/gender debate. In: Davis, K., Evans, M. and Lorber, J. eds. Handbook of gender and women's studies ISBN: 0761943900 (hardcover). London: Sage.

Hird, M. J. 2000. Gender’s nature: intersexuals, transsexuals and the ‘sex’/’gender’ binary. Feminist theory. ISSN: 1464-7001 1(2), pp.347-364.

Hird, M. and Germon, J. 2000. The intersexual body and the medical regulation of gender. In: Backett-Milburn, K. and McKie, L. eds. Constructing gendered bodies ISBN: 0333774620 (pbk); 0333774612. New York: Palgrave.

Hird, M. 2002. Re(pro)ducing sexual difference. Parallax. ISSN: 1353-4645. 8(4), pp.94-107.

Keller, E. F. 1987. The gender/science system: Or, is sex to gender as nature is to science? Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 2(3), pp.37-49.

Kimball, M. 2007. Adding gender to the mix: a commentary on ‘toward a redefinition of sex and gender. Feminism & psychology. ISSN: 0959-3535 17(4), pp.453-458.

Lacqueur, T. 1990. Making sex: body and gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Lacqueur, T. 2000. Amor veneris, vel dulcedo appeletur. In: Schiebinger, L. ed. Feminism and the body ISBN: 0198731914. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lane, R. 2009. Trans as bodily becoming: rethinking the biological as diversity, not dichotomy. Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 24(3), pp.136-157.

Lugones, M. 2007. Heterosexualism and the colonial/modern gender system. Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 22(1), pp.186-209.

Moi, T. 1999. What is a woman?: and other essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ‘What is a woman? sex, gender and the body in feminist theory’.

Moore, H. 1994. A passion for difference : essays in anthropology and gender ISBN: 074561308X (pbk); 0745613071. Cambridge: Polity Press. ‘The divisions within sex, gender and sexual difference’.


Moore, H. 1994. Divided we stand’: sex, gender and sexual difference. Feminist review. ISSN: 0141-7789. 47(1), pp. 78-95.

Nicholson, L. 1994. Interpreting gender. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740. 20(1), pp.79-105.

Oakley, A. 2005. The Ann Oakley reader : gender, women and social science ISBN: 1861346913 (pbk.); 1861346921 (hbk.). Bristol: Policy Press. Part 1 ‘Sex and gender’.

Riley, D. 1988. "Am I that name?" : feminism and the category of "women" in history ISBN: 0816617309; 0816617317 (pbk) : 12.95. Basingstoke and London: McMillan Press. ‘Does sex have a history?’.

Schienbinger, L. 2000. Skeletons in the closet: the first illustrations of the female skeleton in eighteenth-century anatomy. In: Schienberg, L. ed. Feminism and the body ISBN: 0198731914. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stryker, S. 2007. Transgender feminism: queering the woman question. In: Gillis, S., Howie, G. and Munford, R. eds. Third wave feminism : a critical exploration ISBN: 9780230521742; 0230521746 (pbk.). 2nd ed. Palgrave McMillan.

van Ommen, C. and van Deventer, V. 2012 Goldberg’s brain and the sex/gender Distinction. Feminism & psychology. ISSN: 0959-3535. 22(2), pp.145-161.

Widerberg, K. 1998. Translating gender. NORA : Nordic journal of feminist and gender research. ISSN: 0803-8740 6(2), pp.133-138.

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Topic 7: Foucault, gender and power

Essential reading

Bartky, S. 1988. Feminism, Foucault and the modernisation of patriarchal power. In: Diamond, I. and Quinby, L. eds. Feminism & Foucault : reflections on resistance ISBN: 155553032X; 1555530338 (pbk). Boston: Northeastern University Press. 
     http://faculty.uml.edu/kluis/42.101/Bartky_FoucaultFeminityandtheModernization.pdf

Bordo, S. 1989. The body and the reproduction of femininity. In: Jaggar, A. and Bordo, S. eds. Gender/body/knowledge : feminist reconstructions of being and knowing ISBN: 0813513790 (pbk ; cased) : £13.95; 0813513782. London and New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.      http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/annet/skk/KFL1020/h13/pensumliste/bordo-the-body-and-the-reproduction-of-femininity.pdf

Foucault, M. 1978. Nietzsche, genealogy, history. Semiotexte. 3(1), pp.78-94.  http://www.naturalthinker.net/trl/texts/Foucault,Michel/Foucault,%20Michel%20-%20Nietzche,%20Genealogy,%20History.pdf

Further reading

Braidotti, R. 1991. Patterns of dissonance : a study of women in contemporary philosophy ISBN: 0745609120 (pbk ; hbk). New York: Routledge. ‘Foucault and the others’. 


Bordo, S. 1992. The body and the reproduction of femininity: a feminist appropriation of Foucault. In: Jaggar, A. and Bordo, S. eds. Gender/body/knowledge : feminist reconstructions of being and knowing ISBN: 0813513790 (pbk ; cased) : £13.95; 0813513782. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

Bordo, S. 1993. Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Butler, J. 1992. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity. London: Routledge.

Butler, J. 1997. The psychic life of power : theories in subjection ISBN: 0804728127 (pbk.) : £9.95; 0804728119. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ‘Subjection, resistance, resignification: between Freud and Foucault’.

Deveaux, M. 1994. Feminism and empowerment: a critical reading of Foucault. Feminist Studies. ISSN: 0046-3663. 20(2), pp.223-247.

Diamond, I. and Quinby, L. 1988. Feminism & Foucault : reflections on resistance ISBN: 155553032X; 1555530338 (pbk). Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Foucault, M. 1975. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Foucault, M. 1976. The history of sexuality vol. 1: an introduction. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Foucault, M. 1982. The subject and the power. In: Dreyfus, H. and Rabinow, P. eds. Beyond structuralism and hermeneutics. Brighton: Harvester.

Foucault, M. 1991. Governmentality. In: Burchell, G., Gordon, C. and Miller, P. eds. The Foucault effect: studies in governmentality. Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Foucault, M. 2003. Abnormal : lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975 ISBN: 0312203349 (hbk.); 0312424051 (pbk.).
London: Verso.

Fraser, N. 1989. Unruly practices : power, discourse and gender in contemporary social theory ISBN: 0745603912 (pbk) : £7.95; 0745603904. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ‘Foucault on modern power: empirical insights and normative confusions’.

Gordon, C. ed. 1980. Power-knowledge: selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977. Brighton: Harvester Press. Especially ‘Truth and power’.

Grosz, E. 2003. Histories of the present and the future: feminism, power, bodies. In: Cohen, J. J. and Weiss, G. eds. Thinking the limits of the body. Albany: SUNY Press. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/293212022_Histories_of_the_present_and_future_Feminism_power_bodies

Hartsock, N. 1990. Foucault and power: a theory for women? In: Nicholson, L. ed. Feminism/Postmodernism. New York and London: Routledge.

Hekman, S. ed. 1996. Feminist interpretations of Michel Foucault ISBN: 0271015853 (pbk. : alk. paper ; cloth : alk. paper); 0271015845. Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press.

Heyes, C. J. 2007. Self-transformations : Foucault, ethics, and normalized bodies ISBN: 9780195310542 (pbk.); 9780195310535 (hbk.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Especially ‘Foucault goes to weight watchers’.

King, A. 2004. The prisoner of gender: Foucault and the disciplining of the female body. Journal of international women's studies [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1539-8706. 5(2), pp.29-39.

Markula, P. 2003. The technologies of the self: sport, feminism and Foucault. Sociology of Sport Journal. 20(2), pp. 87-107. http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/abs/10.1123/ssj.20.2.87

McLaren, M. 1997. Foucault and the subject of feminism. Social Theory and Practice. 23(1), pp.109-128. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23559121?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

McLaren, M. 2002 Feminism, Foucault, and embodied subjectivity ISBN: 0791455149 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0791455130 (alk. paper). New York: State University of New York Press.

McNay, L. 1992. Foucault and feminism : power, gender and the self ISBN: 0745609392 (pbk); 0745609384 Cambridge: Polity.

Nola, R 1998. Knowledge, discourse, power and genealogy in Foucault. In: Nola, R. ed. Foucault ISBN: 9780714644691 (pbk); 0714649155 (cased) : No price; 0714644692 (pbk.) : No price. Ilford: Frank Cass.

Paechter, C. 2003. Power/knowledge, gender and curriculum change. Journal of educational change. ISSN: 1389-2843; 1573-1812. 4(2), pp.129-148.

Plummer, K. 1995. Telling sexual stories : power, change, and social worlds ISBN: 0415102960 (pbk); 0415102952 (hbk). London: Routledge. 


Probyn, E. 1997. Michel Foucault and the uses of sexuality. In: Medhurst, A. and Munt, S. R. eds. Lesbian and gay studies : a critical introduction ISBN: 0304338826 (pbk) : No price; 0304338818. London: Cassell. 


Ramazanoglu, C. ed. 1993. Up against Foucault : explorations of some tensions between Foucault and feminism ISBN: 0415050111; 0415050103. London and New York: Routledge.

Sawicki, J. 1991. Disciplining Foucault : feminism, power, and the body ISBN: 0415901871 (cased); 041590188X (pbk) : No price. New York: Routledge. Especially ‘Disciplining mothers: feminism and the new reproductive technologies’.

Sawicki, J. 2005. Queering Foucault and the subject of feminism. In: Gutting, G. ed. The Cambridge companion to Foucault. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stoler, A. L. 1995. Race and the education of desire : Foucault's History of sexuality and the colonial order of things ISBN: 0822316900 (pa : alk. paper); 0822316781. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Taylor, D. and Vintges, K. eds. Feminism and the final Foucault ISBN: 0252071824 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0252029275 (alk. paper). Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Radio

BBC Radio 4. Thinking allowed: Michel Foucault. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038hg73

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Topic 8: Psychoanalysis

Essential reading

Freud, S. 2001. New introductory lectures on psychoanalysis ISBN: 0140217363 (pbk) The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud : early psycho-analytic publications. Vol. 22, 1932-1936, New introductory lectures on psycho-analysis and other works ISBN: 9780099426776 (pbk); 0099426773 (pbk.), . London: Vintage Classics. ‘Femininity’.    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 18/09/2017) 

Irigary, L. 1973. This sex which is not one ISBN: 0801493315 (pbk); 0801415462. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ‘This Sex Which is Not One’ and ‘Psychoanalytic Theory: Another Look’.      https://caringlabor.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/irigaray-this-sex-which-is-not-one.pdf

Mulvey, L., 1999. Visual pleasure and narrative cinema. In Braudy, L. and Cohen, M. eds. Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings. New York: Oxford University Press.      https://moviesalonanddiscourse.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/mulveyvisualpleasurenarrativecinema.pdf

Further reading

Braidotti, R. 1994. Radical philosophies of sexual difference: Luce Irigaray. In: The Polity reader in gender studies. ISBN: 0745612105 (pbk); 0745612091. Cambridge: Polity.

Brennan, T. 1992. The interpretation of the flesh : Freud and femininity ISBN: 0415074487; 0415074495. London: Routledge. Especially ‘The riddle of femininity’.

Butler, J. 1990. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity. New York: Routledge.

Butler, J. 1997. The psychic life of power : theories in subjection ISBN: 0804728127 (pbk.) : £9.95; 0804728119 Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Chodorow, N. 1989. Feminism and psychoanalytic theory ISBN: 0300044178 (pbk); 0300051166 (pbk). London: Yale.

Chodorow, N. 1997. The psychodynamics of the family. In: Nicholson, L. ed. The second wave : a reader in feminist theory ISBN: 0415917611 (pbk.) : £14.99; 0415917603. London: Routledge

Cixous, H. 1979. The laugh of the medusa. In: Marks, E. and de Courtivron, I. eds. New French feminisms : an anthology ISBN: 0710803540 (pbk). Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.

De Lauretis, T. 1994. The practice of love : lesbian sexuality and perverse desire ISBN: 0253208785 (pbk. : alk. paper ; cloth : alk. paper); 0253316812. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Frosh, S. 1997. Psychoanlytic agendas: gender, homosexuality and racism.For and against psychoanalysis ISBN: 1583917799 (pbk); 1583917780. London: Routledge.

Freud, S. 1931. The Standard Edition of the The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud : early psycho-analytic publications. Vol. 21, 1927-1931, The future of an illusion, Civilization and its discontents and other works ISBN: 0099426765 (pbk.). London: Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-analysis. ‘Female Sexuality’.

Grosz, E. 1991. Jacques Lacan : a feminist introduction ISBN: 0203133536 (electronic book); 041501400X. London: Routledge.

Irigaray, L. 1985. Speculum of the other woman ISBN: 0801416639; 0801493307 (pbk). New York: Cornell University Press.

Irigary, L. 1973. This sex which is not one ISBN: 0801493315 (pbk); 0801415462. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Kristeva, J. 1982. Powers of horror : an essay on abjection ISBN: 0231053479 (pbk ; pbk.); 0231053460. New York: Columbia University Press.

Lacan, J. 1991. The four fundamental concepts of psycho-analysis. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Minsky, R. ed. 1996. Psychoanalysis and gender : an introductory reader ISBN: 0415092213 (pbk); 0415092205 London: Routledge.

Mitchell, J. C. W. 2000. Psychoanalysis and feminism ISBN: 0140217703. London: Allen Lane.

Rose, J. 1989. Sexuality in the field of vision ISBN: 0860911489 (hbk); 0860918610 (pbk). London: Verso. ‘Femininity and its discontents’.

Whitford, M. 1991. Luce Irigaray : philosophy in the feminine ISBN: 0415059690 (pbk) : £9.99; 0415059682 (cased). London: Routledge.

Whitford, M. ed. 1992. The Irigaray reader ISBN: 0631170421; 063117043X (pbk). Oxford: Blackwell.

Wittig, M. 1992. The straight mind and other essays ISBN: 0745012779; 0745012787 (pbk). New York: Beacon.

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Topic 9: Judith Butler

Essential reading

Butler, J. 1990. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity. New York: Routledge. Please read: Section 1.1 “Women” as the subject of feminism (pp.2-8); Section 1.2 “The compulsory order of sex/gender/desire (pp.8-17); Section 2.5 “Reformulating prohibition as power” (in particular pp. 97-105 which is a reading of Gayle Rubin); Section 3.4 “Bodily inscriptions, performative inspections” (in particular pp.183-193 “from interiority to gender performances"). (Pages refer to the Routledge Classics (2006) edition.)      

Butler, J. 1993. Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of "sex" ISBN: 0415903661 (pbk); 0415903653 (cl. : alk. paper). New York: Routledge. Please read: Introduction (in particular pp. xi-xx, up to but not including the section "performativity as citationality"); Section 1 "bodies that matter" (pp.3-6, up to but not including the section "matters of femininity".) (Pages refer to the Routledge Classics (2011) edition.)      

Barad, K. 1998. Getting real: Technoscientific practices and the materialization of reality. Differences. ISSN: 1040-7391: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies. 10(2), pp.87–128. Please read: With a particular focus upon Barad’s reading/critique of Butler.  

Further reading

Barad, K. 2007. Meeting the universe halfway : quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning ISBN: 082233917X (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780822339014 (acid-free paper); 0822339013 (acid-free paper); 9780822339175 (pbk. : acid-free paper). Durham and London: Duke University Press ‘Getting real: technoscientific practices and the materialization of reality’.

Benhabib, S. 1995. Feminism and postmodernism: an uneasy alliance. In: Benhabib, S., Butler, J. Cornell, D. and Fraser, N. eds. Feminist contentions : a philosophical exchange ISBN: 0415910862 (pbk). New York and London: Routledge.

Brickell, C. 2003. Performativity or performance? Clarifications in the sociology of gender. New Zealand Sociology. 18(1), pp.158-178. https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/6535072/performativityperformanceNZS.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A&Expires=1505752363&Signature=tcM0dolIrVTYyy883p%2FjmEIpvYU%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DPerformativity_or_Performance_Clarificat.pdf

Bordo, S. 1992. Postmodern subjects, postmodern bodies. Feminist Studies. ISSN: 0046-3663. 18(1), pp.159-175.

Butler, J. 1988. Performative acts and gender constitution: an essay in phenomenology and feminist theory. Theatre journal. ISSN: 0192-2882. 40(4), pp.519-531.

Butler, J. 1993. Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of "sex" ISBN: 0415903661 (pbk); 0415903653 (cl. : alk. paper). New York: Routledge.

Butler, J. 1994 Gender as performance : an interview with Judith Butler. Radical Philosophy. 67(Summer).

Butler, J. 1995. Contingent foundations: feminism and the question of ‘postmodernism’. In: Benhabib, S., Butler, J. Cornell, D. and Fraser, N. eds. Feminist contentions : a philosophical exchange ISBN: 0415910862 (pbk). New York and London: Routledge.

Butler, J. 1997. Excitable speech : a politics of the performative ISBN: 0415915880 (pbk ; cased); 9781135239800 (ebook); 0415915872. New York: Routledge.

Butler, J. 2002. Performative subversions. In: Jackson, S. and Scott, S. eds. Gender : a sociological reader ISBN: 0415201802 (pbk.) : £16.99; 0415201799. London: Routledge.

Butler, J. 2004. Undoing gender ISBN: 0415969239 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415969220 (alk. paper). New York: Routledge.

Cheah, P. 1996. Mattering. Diacritics. ISSN: 1080-6539; 0300-7162. 26(1), pp.108-39.

Duggan, L. 1998. The theory wars, or, who’s afraid of Judith Butler? Journal of women's history. ISSN: 1042-7961. 10(1), pp.9-19.

Fraser, N. 1995. False antithesis: a response to Seyla Benhabib and Judith Butler. In: Benhabib, S., Butler, J. Cornell, D. and Fraser, N. eds. Feminist contentions : a philosophical exchange ISBN: 0415910862 (pbk) New York and London: Routledge.

Fraser, N. 1997. Heterosexism, misrecognition and capitalism: a response to Judith Butler. Social text. ISSN: 0164-2472. 52/3, pp. 279-289.

Hood-Williams, J. and Cealey Harrison, W. 1998. Trouble with gender. The sociological review. ISSN: 0038-0261; 1467-954X 46(1), pp.73-94 .

Jagger, G. 2008. Judith Butler : sexual politics, social change and the power of the performative ISBN: 0415219752 (pbk.) : £16.99; 0415219744. London and New York: Routledge. ‘Gender as performance and performative’.

Kirby, V. 2006. Judith Butler [electronic resource] : live theory ISBN: 1441162798; 9781441162793. London and New York: Continuum.

Lloyd, M. 1999. Performativity, parody, politics. Theory, culture & society. ISSN: 0263-2764. 16(2), pp. 195-213.

McNay, L. 1999. Subject, psyche and agency: the work of Judith Butler. Theory, culture & society. ISSN: 0263-2764. 16(2), pp.175-193.

Mills, C. 2003. Contesting the political: Butler and Foucault on power and resistance. The journal of political philosophy. ISSN: 0963-8016. 11(3), pp.253-272.

Namaste, V. 2009. Undoing theory: the ‘transgender question’ and the epistemic violence of Anglo-American feminist theory. Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 24(3), pp.11-32.

Nelson, L. 1999. Bodies (and spaces) do matter: the limits of performativity. Gender, place and culture : a journal of feminist geography. ISSN: 0966-369x 6(4), pp.331-353.

Nussbaum, M. 1999. The Professor of Parody: The hip, defeatist feminism of Judith Butler. The New Republic. 220(8). Available at: http://www.pantheatre.com/pdf/6-archives-MV05-nick-Martha-Naussbaum-gb.pdf

Prosser, J. 1998. Second skins : the body narratives of transsexuality ISBN: 0231109350 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0231109342 New York: Columbia University Press. ‘Judith Butler: queer feminism, transgender, and the transubstantiation of sex’.

Salih, S. 2002. Judith Butler. London and New York: Routledge.

Schep, D. 2012. The limits of performativity: a critique of hegemony in gender theory. Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 27(4), pp.864-880.

Serano, J. 2013. Excluded : making feminist and queer movements more inclusive ISBN: 9781580055048; 1580055044. Berkley: Seal Press. ‘Performance piece’.

Stryker, S. 1994. My words to Victor Frankenstein above the village of Chamounix: performing transgender rage. GLQ. 1(3), pp.237-25. http://glq.dukejournals.org/content/1/3/237.full.pdf+html

Webster, F. 2000. The politics of sex and gender: Benhabib and Butler debate subjectivity. Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 15(1), pp.1-22.

West, C. and Zimmerman, D. 1987. Doing gender. Gender & society. ISSN: 0891-2432. 1(2), pp.125-151.

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Topic 10: The postcolonial

Essential reading

Lugones, M. 2007. Heterosexualism and the colonial/modern gender system. Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 22(1), pp.186-209.  

McClintock, A. 1995. Imperial leather. London: Routledge. ‘Introduction: postcolonialism and the angel of progress’      

Stoler, A. L. 2002. Carnal knowledge and imperial power: race and the intimate in colonial rule. Berkley: University of California Press. ‘Carnal knowledge and imperial power: gender and morality in the making of race’. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 18/09/2017)    

Further reading

Ang, I. 1995. ‘I'm a Feminist but....: "Other" women and postnational feminism. In Caine, B. and Pringle, R. eds. Transitions : new Australian feminisms ISBN: 031212547X (cloth); 9780312125479 (cloth); 0312125488 (paper); 9780312125486 (paper). London: Allen & Unwin.

Ahmed, S. 2000. Strange encounters : embodied others in post-coloniality ISBN: 0415201853 (pb); 0415201845. London and New York: Routledge.

Amos, V. and Parmar, P. 1984 Challenging imperial feminism. Feminist review. ISSN: 0141-7789. 80, pp. 44-63.

Anzaldúa, G. 1999. Borderlands/La frontera. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books.

Appiah, K. A. 1991. Is the post- in postmodernism the post- in postcolonial? Critical inquiry. ISSN: 0093-1896. 17(2), pp.336-357.

Bulbeck, C. 1998. Re-orienting western feminisms : women's diversity in a post-colonial world ISBN: 0521589754 (pbk) : No price; 0521580307 (cased) : No price Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chaudhuri, N. and Strobel, M. eds. 1992. Western women and imperialism: complicity and resistance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Chow, R. 1994. Where have all the natives gone? In Bammer, A. ed. Displacements : cultural identities in question ISBN: 9780253208972 paperback; 9780253311382; 0253311381; 0253208971 paperback. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Davis, A. 1983. Women, race and class. New York: Random House: Vintage Books.

Hall, S. 1996. When was the ‘post-colonial’? Thinking at the limit. In: Chambers, I. and Curti, L. eds. The post-colonial question : common skies, divided horizons ISBN: 0415108586 (pbk ; cased) : No price; 0415108578. London: Routledge.

Klor de Alva, J. J. 1995. The postcolonization of the (Latin) American experience: a reconsideration of ‘colonialism,’ ‘postcolonialism,’ and ‘Mestizaje’. In: Prakash, G. ed. After colonialism: imperial histories and postcolonial displacements. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Lewis, R. and Mills, S. eds. 2003. Feminist postcolonial theory: a reader. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Lugones, M. 2010. Towards a decolonial feminism. Hypatia. ISSN: 0887-5367. 25(4), pp.724-759.

Mahmood, S. 2001. Feminist theory, embodiment, and the docile agent: some reflections on the Egyptian Islamic revival. Cultural anthropology. ISSN: 0886-7356. 16(2), pp.202-236.

Mani, L. 1989. Contentious traditions: the debate on Sati in colonial India. In: Sangari, K. and Vaid, S. eds. Recasting women New Delhi: Kali for Women.

Mishra, V. and Hodge, B. 1991. What is post(-)colonialism? Textual practice. ISSN: 0950-236x. 5(3), pp.933-414.

Midgley, C. ed. 1998. Gender and imperialism ISBN: 0719048206 (pbk ; cloth); 0719048192. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Mugabane, Z 2001. Which bodies matter? Feminism, poststructuralism, race and the curious theoretical odyssey of the ‘Hottentot Venus’. Gender & society. ISSN: 0891-2432. 15(6), pp.816-834.

Mugabane, Z. 2003. Bringing the empire home : race, class, and gender in Britain and colonial South Africa ISBN: 0226501779 (pbk.) : £13.00; 0226501760 : £31.50. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

McClintock, A. 1994. The angel of progress: pitfalls of the term ‘post- colonialism. In: Williams, P. and Chrisman, L. eds. Colonial discourse and post-colonial theory. New York: Columbia University Press.

McClintock, A. 1995. Imperial leather: race, gender and sexuality in the colonial contest. New York: Routledge.

McClintock, A., Mufti, A. Shohat, E. eds. 1997. Dangerous liaisons : gender, nation, and postcolonial perspectives ISBN: 0816626499 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0816626480. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press.

Mohanty, C. T. 1988. Under Western eyes: feminist scholarship and colonial discourses. Feminist review. ISSN: 0141-7789. 30, pp.61-88.

Mohanty C. T. 2003. ‘Under Western eyes’ revisited: feminist solidarity through anticapitalist struggles. Signs. ISSN: 0097-9740. 28(2), pp.499-535.

Mohanty, C. T. 2003. Feminism without borders : decolonizing theory, practicing solidarity ISBN: 0822330210 (pbk.) : £16.95; 0822330105 Durham: Duke University Press.

Narayan, U. and Harding, S. eds. 2000. Decentering the center : philosophy for a multicultural, postcolonial, and feminist world ISBN: 0253213843 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0253337372 (cloth : alk. paper). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Narayan, U. 2013. Dislocating cultures : identities, traditions, and Third-World feminism ISBN: 0415914191 (pbk.); 0415914183 (hbk.). New York: Routledge.

Sharpe, J. 1993. Allegories of empire : the figure of woman in the colonial text ISBN: 0816620601 (pbk. : acid-free); 0816620598. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

Sinha, M. 1995. Colonial masculinity : the 'manly Englishman' and the 'effeminate Bengali' in the late nineteenth century ISBN: 071904653X (pbk); 0719042852. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press. ‘Introduction’.

Spivak, G.C. 1988. Can the subaltern speak? In: Nelson, C. and Grossberg, L. eds. Marxism and the interpretation of culture. Basingstoke: Macmillan Education.

Spivak, G. and Harasym, S. 1990. The post-colonial critic : interviews, strategies, dialogues ISBN: 0415901707. London: Routledge.

Spivak, G. 1999. A critique of postcolonial reason : toward a history of the vanishing present ISBN: 0674177649 (pbk ; cased) : No price; 0674177630. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press.

Stoler, A. 1989. Making empire respectable: the politics of race and sexual morality in 20th century colonial cultures. American Ethnologist ISSN: 0094-0496. 16(4), pp.634-660.

Stoler, A. L. 2002. Carnal knowledge and imperial power: race and the intimate in colonial rule. Berkley: University of California Pres.

Trinh, T. M. 1989. Woman, native, other : writing postcoloniality and feminism ISBN: 9780253205032; 0253366038. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Rajan, R. S. 2003. Real and imagined women : gender, culture, and postcolonialism ISBN: 0415085047 (pbk); 0415085039; 9780203359662 (ebk.); 0203359666 (ebk.) London and New York: Routledge.

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Topic 10: Creativity

Essential reading

Bourdage, M. 2010. ‘A young girl’s dream’: examining the barriers facing female electric guitarists. IASPM@ Journal. 1(1), pp.1-16.  http://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal/article/viewFile/334/557

Cixous, H. 1981. The laugh of the medusa. In: Marks, E. and Courtivron, d. eds. New French feminisms : an anthology ISBN: 0710803540 (pbk). Brighton: The Harvester Press, pp.245-264.      http://www.jstor.org/stable/3173239?origin=JSTOR-pdf&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Shuwen, Q. 2017. Her 'vocal authority': the semiotic and cultural soundscape of Chinese female rock singers' voices in the late 1990s. Social semiotics ISSN: 1035-0330. online, pp.1-22.  

Recommended reading

Russ, J. 1984. How to suppress women's writing ISBN: 0704339323. London: Women's Press. The Wikipedia synopsis is informative; the book is funny.
Workshop preparation

In the workshop we will share our experiences of being creative. You should think about any of your own creative endeavours and reflect upon what you do and why it is important to you. If you can, please bring any examples (e.g. creative writing, knitting, embroidery, songs, musical compositions, paintings, photography) to the workshop for celebration by the group (this is absolutely not about judgement; it is about valuing the creative process in itself and celebrating our endeavours).

Further reading

Dimitrakaki, A. 2010 [2004]. Researching culture/s and the omitted footnote: questions on the practice of feminist art history. In: Jones, A. ed. The feminism and visual culture reader. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, pp.360-368.

Fetterley, J. 1991 [1978]. Excerpts from: The resisting reader. In: Warhol, R.R. and Herndl, D.P. eds. Feminisms: an anthology of literary theory and criticism. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, pp.492-508.

Gill, R. 2002. Cool, creative and egalitarian? Exploring gender in project-based new media work in Europe. Information, communication and society. ISSN: 1369-118x 5(1), pp.70-89.

Gill, R. 2008. Empowerment/sexism: figuring female sexual agency in contemporary advertising. Feminism & psychology. ISSN: 0959-3535. 18(1), pp.35-60.

Guerilla Girls https://www.guerrillagirls.com/

Jones, A. 2010. The feminism and visual culture reader ISBN: 9780415543705 (pbk.); 9780415543699 (hbk.); 041554369X (hbk.); 0415543703 (pbk.). 2nd ed. New York;London;: Routledge.

Kapur, G., Kasahara, M., Kee, J., Pérez-Ratton, V. and Kotík, C. 2010 [2007]. Global feminisms. In: Jones, A. ed. The feminism and visual culture reader ISBN: 9780415543705 (pbk.); 9780415543699 (hbk.); 041554369X (hbk.); 0415543703 (pbk.). 2nd ed. London: Routledge, pp.360-380.

Nochlin, L. 2010 [1971]. Why have there been no great women artists? In: Jones, A. ed. The feminism and visual culture reader ISBN: 9780415543705 (pbk.); 9780415543699 (hbk.); 041554369X (hbk.); 0415543703 (pbk.). 2nd ed. London: Routledge, pp.263-267.

Piper, A. 2010 [1990]. The triple negation of colored women artists. In: Jones, A. ed. The feminism and visual culture reader ISBN: 9780415543705 (pbk.); 9780415543699 (hbk.); 041554369X (hbk.); 0415543703 (pbk.). 2nd ed. London: Routledge, pp.273-281.

The Guerilla Girls. 2010 [1998]. Introduction and conclusion to 'the Guerilla Girls' bedside companion to the history of Western art'. In: Jones, A. ed. The feminism and visual culture reader ISBN: 9780415543705 (pbk.); 9780415543699 (hbk.); 041554369X (hbk.); 0415543703 (pbk.). 2nd ed. London: Routledge, pp.411-415.

Woolf, V. 2004. A room of one's own. London: Penguin.

Popular music case study

Bayton, M. 1997. Women and the electric guitar. In: Whiteley, S. ed. Sexing the groove : popular music and gender ISBN: 0415146712 (pbk); 0415146704. London: Routledge, pp.37-49.

Bayton, M. 1998. Frock rock : women performing popular music ISBN: 019816615X. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bradby, B. 2008. Sampling sexuality: gender, technology and the body in dance music. Popular music. ISSN: 0261-1430. 12(2), pp.155-176.

Clawson, M.A. 1999. Masculinity and skill acquisition in the adolescent rock band. Popular music. ISSN: 0261-1430. 18(1), pp.99-114.

Clawson, M.A. 1999. When Women Play the Bass: Instrument Specialization and Gender Interpretation in Alternative Rock Music. Gender & society. ISSN: 0891-2432. 13(2), pp.193-210.

Cohen, S. 1997. Men making a scene: rock music and the production of gender. In: Whiteley, S. ed. Sexing the groove : popular music and gender ISBN: 0415146712 (pbk); 0415146704. Abingdon: Routledge, pp.17-36.

Davies, H. 2001. All rock and roll is homosocial: the representation of women in the British rock music press. Popular music. ISSN: 0261-1430. 20(3), pp.301-319.

Davis, A.Y. 1999. Blues legacies and black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday ISBN: 0679771263 (pbk). New York: Vintage.

Downes, J. 2012. Women make noise : girl bands from the Motown to the modern ISBN: 9780956632913; 0956632912. Twickenham: Supernova Books.

Downes, Julia. 2012. The expansion of punk rock: Riot Grrrl challenges to gender power relations in British indie music subcultures. Women's studies. ISSN: 0049-7878 41(2), pp.204-237.

Emerson, R.A. 2002. “Where my girls at?” Negotiating black womanhood in music videos. Gender & society. ISSN: 0891-2432. 16(1), pp.115-135.

Gaar, G.G. 1993. She's a rebel : the history of women in rock & roll ISBN: 0713723793 (pbk). London: Blandford Press.

Gardner, A. and Jennings, R. 2012. 'Rock on' : women, ageing and popular music ISBN: 9781409428411 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1409428419 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781409428428 (ebook); 1409428427 (ebook). Farnham: Ashgate.

Houston, T.M. 2012. The homosocial construction of alternative masculinities: men in indie rock bands. The Journal of Men's Studies. 20(2), pp.158-175. https://granolagradschoolandgoffman.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/houston-t-m-2012-the-homosocial-construction-of-alternative-masculinities/

Jarman-Ivens, F. 2007. Oh boy! : masculinities and popular music ISBN: 0415978211 (pbk.); 9780415978200 (hbk.); 0415978203 (hbk.); 9780415978217 (pbk.). London: Routledge.

Jarman-Ivens, F. 2011. Queer voices : technologies, vocalities, and the musical flaw ISBN: 9780230105904 (hardback); 0230105904 (hardback). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Keenan, Elizabeth K. 2008. "Who Are You Calling 'Lady'?": Femininity, Sexuality, and Third-Wave Feminism. Journal of popular music studies. ISSN: 1524-2226; 1533-1598 (Electronic). 20(4), pp.378- 401.

Leibetseder, D. 2012. Queer tracks : subversive strategies in rock and pop music ISBN: 9781409437024 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781409437031 (ebook). Farnham: Ashgate.

Leonard, M. 2007. Gender in the music industry : rock, discourse and girl power ISBN: 0754638626 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9780754638612 (hbk.) : £55.00; 0754638618 (hbk.) : £55.00; 9780754638629 (pbk.) : £15.99 Aldershot: Ashgate.

McClary, S. 1991. Feminine endings: music, gender, and sexuality. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

McLeod, K. 2002. Between rock and a hard place: gender and rock criticism. In: Jones, S. ed. Pop music and the press ISBN: 1566399661 (pbk. : alk. paper ; cloth : alk. paper); 1566399653. Philedelphia: Temple University Press, pp.93-113.

Nguyen, Mimi Thi. 2012. Riot Grrrl, Race, and Revival. Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist theory. ISSN: 1464-7001. 22(2-3), pp.173-196.

Pearce, R. and Lohmann, K. forthcoming. De/constructing DIY identities in a trans music scene. Sexualities. ISSN: 1363-4607

Reddington, H. 2007. The lost women of rock music : female musicians of the punk era ISBN: 0754657736 (hbk.) : £45.00; 9780754657736 (hbk.) : £45.00 Aldershot: Ashgate.

Whiteley, S. 1997. Sexing the groove : popular music and gender ISBN: 0415146712 (pbk); 0415146704. London: Routledge.

Whiteley, S. 2000. Women and popular music : sexuality, identity, and subjectivity ISBN: 0415211891. New York: Routledge.

Whiteley, S. and Rycenga, J. 2006. Queering the popular pitch ISBN: 041597805X (pbk.); 0415978041; 9780415978040; 9780415978057 (pbk.). London: Routledge.

This list was last updated on 18/09/2017