Women and Equal Opportunity 

-- A Reading List --



Aaron, Titus E. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Guide to the Law and a Research Overview for Employers and Employees. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1993. Call no. KF 3467 A915.


Acker, Joan. Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class, and Pay Equity. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989. Call no. HD 6061.2 U62 O72.


Ackerman, Robert J. Abused No More: Recovery for Women from Abusive or Co-Dependent Relationships. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Human Services Institute/TAB Books, 1989. Call no. RC 569.5 C63 A27.


Badinter, Elisabeth. The UN-Opposite Sex: The End of the Gender Battle. Translated from the French by Barbara Wright. N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1989. Call no. HQ 1075 B3413.


Baker, Mark. Women: American Women in Their Own Words. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1990. Call no. HQ 1421 B35.


Beneria, Lourdes, and Shelley Feldman. eds. Unequal Burden: Economic Crises, Persistent Poverty, And Women's Work. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992. Call no. HC 59.7 U266.


Beyond the Second Sex: New Directions in the Anthropology of Gender. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990. Call no. GN 479.7 B48.


Blume, E. Sue. Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women. NY: Wiley, 1990. Call no. HQ 72 U53 B58.


Brown, Mary Ellen, ed. Television and Women's Culture: The Politics of the Popular. London: Sage Pub., 1990. (Discusses your favorite sitcoms--like Cagney & Lacey, soap operas, and football--and addresses how these shows affect people's beliefs about men and women and their roles in society.). Call no. HQ 1233 .T415.


Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. NY: Routledge, 1990. ("Ever since feminist theory introduced the distinction between sex and gender, the question of what it means to be a woman has preoccupied feminist thought. In this provocative philosophical inquiry, Judith Butler question whether it is possible to "be" a woman at all or, for that matter, any gender."). Call no. HQ 1154 .B88.


Carpineto, Jane F. The Don Juan Dilemma: Should Women Stay with Men Who Stray. NY: Morrow, 1989. Call no. HQ 28 .C37.


Cherry, Robert. Discrimination: Its Economic Impact on Blacks, Women, and Jews. Lexington, Mass: Lexington Books, 1989. Call no. E 184 A1 C446.


Chesler, Ellen. Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America. NY: Anchor Books, 1993. Call no. HQ 764 S3 C44.


Clayton, Susan D. Justice, Gender, and Affirmative Action. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992. Call No. HD 6060.5 U5 C58.


Cockburn, Cynthia. In the Way of Women: Men's Resistance to Sex Equality in Organizations. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 1991. Call no. HD 6060.5 G7 C59.


Corea, Gena. The Invisible Epidemic: The Story of Women and AIDS. NY: Harper Collins, 1992. Call no. RA 644 A25 C665.


Crosby, Faye J. Juggling: The Unexpected Advantages of Balancing Career and Home for Women and Their Families. NY: Free Press, 1991. ("Social psychologist Faye Crosby draws on voluminous research on women, families, and work to argue that the fixation on conflict between roles is a diversionary tactic... The surprising reality is that juggling demonstrably benefits women and their families. Jugglers are certainly time-starved and feel under a great deal of pressure, but by concurrently playing different life roles a woman is more likely to escape from the worst aspects of any one role and, as a result, be less prone than other women to depression."). Call no. HQ 759.48 C76.


Dworkin, Andrea. Letters from a War Zone: Writings 1976-1989. NY: EP Dutton, 1989. (Andrea Dworkin is a good example of the better feminist writers. Called "shocking", "brilliant", and "outrageous", she ruthlessly follows her lines of thinking to their necessary conclusions.). Call no. HQ 1154 .D847.


Elgin, Suzette Haden. Genderspeak, Men, Women, and the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense. NY: J.Wiley, 1993. Call no. BF 637 V47 E42.


Estes, Clarissa Pinkola. Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. NY: Ballantine Books, 1992. Call no. GR 470 E88.


Faludi, Susan. BACKLASH: The Undeclared War Against American Women. NY: Crown, 1991. (In this best seller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist uncovers evidence of a nationwide backlash against the gains of the women's movement.) Call no. HQ 1426 F35 at SPC.


Family in America: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1992. Call no. HQ 536 .F368.


Ferguson, Ann. Sexual Democracy: Women, Oppression, and Revolution. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991. Call no. HQ 1075.5 U6 F47.


French, Marilyn. The War Against Women. NY: Summit Books, 1992. Call no. HQ 1154 F744.


Garrison, Dee. Mary Heaton Vorse: The Life of an American Insurgent. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989. Call no. PS 3543 O88 Z68.


Gordon, Suzanne. Prisoners of Men's Dreams: Striking Out for a New Feminine Future. Boston: Little, Brown, 1991. (".. a vivid account of how much of feminism has lost its way.. Too many women, Gordon finds, have abandoned the feminist movement's original goal of transforming workplace and family relationships... Women now strive to be treated as equals to men in a man's world rather than to change the masculine marketplace men have made."). Call no. HQ 1426 .G657.


Harvey, Brett. The Fifties: A Woman's Oral History. NY: Harper Collins, 1993. Call no. HQ 1420 H347.


Handbook of American Women's History. NY: Garland Pub., 1990. Call no. HQ 1410 H36.


Hawkesworth, M.E. Beyond Oppression: Feminist Theory and Political Strategy. NY: Continuum, 1990. Call no. HQ 1426 H314.


Holland, Nancy J. Is Women's Philosophy Possible? Savage, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1990. ("Nancy Holland presents a significant challenge to the belief that philosophy, especially Anglo-American philosophy, is gender neutral.). Call no. HQ 1190 .H65.


Home, Jeanne. Women in the Military: An Unfinished Revolution. Rev. ed. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1992. Call no. UB 418 W65 H64.


Iwao, Sumiko. The Japanese Woman: Traditional Image and Changing Reality. NY: Free Press, 1993. On order at PAC.


Kaminer, Wendy. A Fearful Freedom: Women's Flight from Equality. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1990. Call no. KF 4758 K35.


Kaschak, Ellyn. Engendered Lives: A New Psychology of Women's Experience. NY: Basic Books, 1992. Call no. HQ 1206 K37.


Klein, Susan S., ed. Sex Equity and Sexuality in Education. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992. Call no. HQ 57.5 A3 S48.


Knowledge Explosion: Generations of Feminist Scholarship. NY: Teachers College Press, 1992. Call no. HQ 1397 K63.


Marone, Nicky. WOMEN & RISK: How to master your fears and do what you never thought you could do. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1992. (Conquer fear and achieve your goals! Here's a comprehensive self-test to help you decide if you suffer from "learned helplessness" (a common phenomenon among women) and a six-step plan for unlearning that response.) Call no. 155.633 M354 at SAC.


Miles, Rosalind. The Women's History of the World. NY: Harper & Row, 1990. (""What is history?" brooded Gibbon, the great historian of the Roman Empire. "Little more than a register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of men." At last the hand that rocks the cradle has taken up the pen to set the record straight. In history, there were women too."). Call no. HQ 1121 .M62.


Moir, Anne. Brain Sex: The real Difference Between Men and Women. NY: Carol Publ., 1991. Call no. QP 81.5 M65.


Norton, Mary Beth, ed. Major Problems in American Women's History: Documents and Essays. Lexington, Mass.: D.C.Heath & Co., 1989.


Peterson, Elizabeth A. African American Women: A Study of Will and Success. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1992. Call no. E 185.86 P5.


Polster, Miriam. Eve's Daughters: The Forbidden Heroism of Women. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992. Call no. HQ 1206 P58.


Rhoodie, Eschel M. Discrimination Against Women: A Global Survey of the Economic, Educational, Social, and Political Status of Women. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1989. Call no. K 3243 R48.


Rose, Phyllis. The Norton Book of Women's Lives. NY: W.W.Norton, 1993. On order at PAC.


Rosenberg, Rosalind. Divided Lives: American Women in the Twentieth Century. NY: Hill and Wang, 1992. Call no. HQ 1419 R67.


Shaabah, Bouthaina. Both Right and Left Handed: Arab Women Talk About Their Lives. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991. Call no. HQ 1784 S47.


Sokoloff, Natalie J. Black Women and White Women in the Professions: Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1960-1980. NY: Routledge, 1992. On order at PAC.


Statman, Jan Berlinger. The Battered Woman's Survival Guide: Breaking the Cycle. Dallas, TX: Taylor Pub., 1990. Call no. HV 6626 S72.


Stoltenberg, John. Refusing to be a Man: Essays on Sex and Justice. Portland, OR: Breitenbush, 1989. ("After reading [this book], you will never again think about men and women as you do now... [it] probes the heart of men's belief that they are "men", and finds it to be an invention.). Call no. HQ 1075.5 U6 S76.


Tannen, Deborah. You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. NY: Morrow, 1990. Call no. HQ 734 T24.


Taplin, Ruth. Economic Development and the Role of Women: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Aldershot, Hants, England: Avebury, 1989. Call no. HQ 1240.5 M4 T36.


United States Department of Defense, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. Tailhook 91. Washington, DC: Department of Defense, 1992. Call no. VB 223 T34.


White, Jane. A Few Good Women: Breaking the Barriers to Top Management. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1992. Call no. HD 6054.4 U6 W46.


Women's Information Directory: A Guide to Organizations, Agencies, Institutions, Programs, Publications, Services, and Other Resources Concerned with Women in the United States. Detroit: Gale Research, 1993. On order at PAC.


Woolger, Jennifer Barker. The Goddess Within: A Guide to the Eternal Myths That Shape Women's Myths. NY: Fawcett Columbine, 1989. Call no. HQ 1233 W66.


World's Women, 1970-1990: Trends and Statistics. NY: United Nations, 1991. Call no. HQ 1154 W95.