Posts tagged women's studies.
Women’s Studies/Feminism recommended reading list
Rebloggable version, since someone asked!
Some essays that I could find links to:
Peggy McIntosh - Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, and Interactive Phases of Curricular Revision
Audre Lorde - The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House, and The Transformation of Silence Into Language and Action
Adrienne Rich - Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Experience
Alice Walker - In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens (The book of the same title also has a lot of great material)
Barbara Welter - The Cult of True Womanhood
Women: Images & Realities, A Multicultural Anthology
Audre Lorde - Sister/Outsider
bell hooks - Feminism is for Everybody
bell hooks - Ain’t I A Woman?
Gerda Lerner - The Creation of Patriarchy
John Stuart Mill - The Subjection of Women
Andrea Smith - Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide
Riki Wilchins - Queer Theory, Gender Theory
Elizabeth Spelman - Inessential Woman
Susan Bordo - Unbearable Weight
Naomi Wolff - The Beauty Myth (Wolff has been widely denounced after she handled the Julian Assange rape case horribly, so I recommend reading Susan Bordo’s work instead. It’s equally precise about cultural ideas of women and men and you won’t be supporting Wolff).
Nancy Tuana - Woman and the History of Philosophy
Gloria Anzaldua - Borderlands/La Frontera
Maxine Hong Kingston - The Woman Warrior
Paulo Freire - Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Jean Baker Miller, Towards a New Psychology of Women
Simon de Beauvoir - The Second Sex (Just a warning: both of these are very white centered, but they do have some pretty good ideas)
Feminist Poets: Sharon Olds, Nikki Giovanni, Sylvia Plath, Marge Piercy, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton, Andrea Gibson, Gloria Anzaldua, Ani DiFranco, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Maya Angelou