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Module Reading List

Feminist Philosophy, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Heather Logue
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Unit 1: Sex and Gender

Assigned reading

Crenshaw, K. (1989). "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics", The University of Chicago Legal Forum 1989: 139-167. Available online Content warning: This article discusses rape and racism.

Jenkins, K. (2018). "Toward an Account of Gender Identity", Ergo 5: 713-744.  

Warnke, G. (2001). "Intersexuality and the Categories of Sex", Hypatia 16 (3): 126-137.  

Further reading

Nash, J. (2017). "Intersectionality and its discontents", American Quarterly 69(1): 117-129.

Bailey, A. (2009). "On Intersectionality, empathy and feminist solidarity", Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 19(1): 14-36. Available online.

Zack, N. (2005). "Inclusive feminism: A Third Wave theory of women's commonality." 

Carastathis, A. (2014). "Identity categories as potential coalitions". Signs 38(4): 941-965.

Mikkola, M. (2017). "Feminist Perspectives on Sex and Gender", in E.N Zalta (ed.) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Bettcher, T. (2014). "Feminist Perspectives on Trans Issues", in E.N. Zalta (ed.) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Fausto-Sterling, A. (1993). "The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female are not Enough", The Sciences 33 (2): 20-24.

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Unit 2: Marriage and Social Justice

Assigned reading  

Okin, S. (1989). Justice, Gender, and the Family. New York: Basic Books. Chapter 7, “Vulnerability by Marriage”   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 26/11/2019) 

Brake, E. (2010). “Minimal Marriage: What Political Liberalism Implies for Marriage Law”. Ethics 20 (2): 302-337.  

Further Reading  

Brake, E. (2012). Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality and the Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (particularly Chapter 5 “Critiques of Marriage”, Chapter 7 “Minimizing Marriage” and Chapter 8 "Challenges for Minimal Marriage")  

Calhoun, C. (2002). Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (particularly Chapter 5 “Defending Marriage”)  

Chambers, C. (2013). "The Marriage-Free State", Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 113 (2): 123-143. 

Ettelbrick, P. (1997). “Since When is Marriage a Path to Liberation?”, in Blasius and Phelan (eds.), We Are Everywhere: A Historical Sourcebook of Gay and Lesbian Politics. London: Routledge.

Ferguson, A. 2007. “Gay Marriage: An American and Feminist Dilemma” Hypatia, Vol. 22 (1): 39-57.

Wedgwood, R. (2016). ‘Is Civil Marriage Illiberal?’ in Elizabeth Brake, ed. (2016) After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships. Oxford: Oxford University Press

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Unit 3: Epistemic Injustice

Assigned Reading

Maitra, I. (2010). "The Nature of Epistemic Injustice", Philosophical Books. 51: 195-211.  (read carefully in preparation for tutorial 5)

Dotson, K. (2012). "A Cautionary Tale: On Limiting Epistemic Oppression", Frontiers: a Journal of Women's Studies. 33: 24-47.  (read carefully in preparation for tutorial 6)

Berenstain, N. (2016). "Epistemic Exploitation", Ergo 3: 569-590. (read carefully in preparation for tutorial 6)

Further Reading

Collins, P. H. (2000). Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. New York: Routledge. (particularly Chapter 11)

Fricker, M. (2007). Epistemic injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McKinnon, R. (2016). "Epistemic Injustice", Philosophy Compass 11: 437-446.

Langton, R. (2010). "Review of Epistemic Injustice", Hypatia 25: 459-464.

This list was last updated on 21/11/2019