SEX AND GENDER
Area Exam Reading List – Fall, 2000
Members of the Sex and Gender examining committee include Professors Benaquisto, Rains, Staggenborg, and Tzeng (Chair).
Please inform the Chair of the Committee three months in advance if you wish to take the exam; exams are administered only on the official departmental dates in September, January and May of each year.
To prepare for the Sex and Gender area exam, you should cover all of the readings on the core reading list. In addition, you should cover the readings from at least one of the following secondary areas:
1. General (including Canadian Gender Studies)
2. Gender and Politics
3. Gender and Family
4. Gender, Deviance and Social Control
If you choose only one of the above secondary areas, you are expected to create a list for your own area of specialization. This list should consist of an equivalent of 10 books and 10 articles. This list should cover the most critical readings in the field, including both classical and contemporary ones. This list should be accompanied by a discussion of the proposed area. In this discussion, describe the major debates in the area and how your readings address them. Your list and the discussion of it must be submitted to the Chair when you formally request to take the exam.
Belenky, Mary Field, Clinchy, Blythe McVicker, Goldberger, Nancy Rule and Tarule, Mill Mattuck.
Women's Ways of Knowing. New York: Basic Books, 1986.
Chafetz, Janet S. "Feminist Theory and Sociology: Underutilized Contributions for Mainstream
Theory", Annual Review of Sociology, 23, l997: 97-120.
Collins, Patricia Hill. 1991. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. New York, Routledge.
Chodorow, Nancy. The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Reproduction of
Mothering. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.
Connell, R.W. Masculinities. University of California Press, l995.
DeVault, Marjorie L. “Talking Back to Sociology: Distinctive Contributions of Feminist
Methodology.” Annual Review of Sociology, 1996, 22, 29-50.
Eichler, Margrit. "Feminist Methodology", Current Sociology 45:2, l997: 9-36.
England, Paula. Theory on Gender, Feminism on Theory. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, l993.
Epstein, Cynthia. Deceptive Distinctions. Sex, Gender & the Social Order. Russell Sage, l988.
Fox, Bonnie. "Redefining Patriarchy," Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 25, 2,
Gerson, Kathleen. Hard Choices: How Women Decide about Work, Career, and Motherhood.
University of California Press, l985.
Gerson, Kathleen. No Man's Land: Men's Changing Commitments to Family and Work. Basic
Grant, Judith. Fundamental Feminism. Routledge, l993.
Harding, Sandra. Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? Cornell, l991.
Lorber, Judith. Paradoxes of Gender. Yale University Press, l994.
Lorber, Judith, Beth B. Hess, and Myra Marx Ferree. 1999. Revisioning Gender. Thousand Oaks:
Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. Men and Women of the Corporation. New York: Basic, 1977,
(particularly Chapter 8).
Kemp, Sandra and Judith Squires, eds. 1997. Feminisms, New York: Oxford University Press.
Mann, Susan A., Kelley, Lori R. “Standing at the Crossroads of Modernist Thought: Collins, Smith,
and the New Feminist Epistemologies.” Gender & Society, 1997, 11, 4, Aug, 391-408
Moghadam, Valentine. (Ed.) 1996. Patriarchy and Economic Development: Women's Position at the End of the Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press.
Orloff, Ann. “Gender in the Welfare State.” Annual Review of Sociology, 1996, 22, 51-78
O'Brien, Mary. The Politics of Reproduction. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981.
Pierce, Jennifer. 1996. Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms. Berkeley:
University of California Press.
Rollins, Judith. Between Women: Domestics and Their Employers. Philadelphia: Temple University
Smith, Dorothy E. The Everyday World as Problematic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press,
Thorne, Barrie. Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University
Tong, Rosemarie. Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction. Boulder: Westview Press,
Udry, J. Richard. 1994 “The Nature of Gender.” Demography 31:561-73.
Van den Wijngaard, Marianne, 1997. Reinventing the Sexes: The Biomedical Construction of
Femininity and Masculinity. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press.
Walby, Sylvia. Gender Transformations. London: Routledge, l997.
West, Candace and Sarah Fenstermaker. 1995. “Doing Difference.” Gender and Society 9(1):8-37.
Canadian Gender Studies
Hamilton, Roberta. Gendering the Vertical Mosaic. Copp Clark, l996.
Kay, Fiona and John Hagan. 1998. “Raising the Bar: The Gender Stratification of Law-Firm
Capital.”American Sociological Review, 63 (5): 728-743.
Luxton, Meg. More that a Labour of Love. Toronto: The Women's Press, 1980.
Nelson, E.D., and Barrie Robinson, eds. 1999. Gender in Canada, Scarborough: Prentice-Hall
2. Gender and Politics
Brodie, Janine, Shelley Gavigan and Jane Jenson. The Politics of Abortion. Don Mills, Ont.:
Oxford University Press, l992.
Chafetz, Janet Saltzman and Anthony Gary Dworkin. Female Revolt. NJ: Rowman and Allanheld,
Ferree, Myra Marx and Patricia Yancey Martin, eds. Feminist Organizations. Philadelphia: Temple
University Press, l995.
Katzenstein, Mary F., Faithful and Fearless: Moving Feminist Protest inside the Church and
Military. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.
Klatch, Rebecca, Women of the New Right. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987.
Klein, Ethel. Gender Politics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984.
Lichterman, Paul. "Making a Politics of Masculinity." Comparative Social Research 11,
Leidner, Robin. "Stretching the Boundaries of Liberalism: Democratic Innovation in a Feminist
Organization." Signs 16(2), 1991: 263-289.
Luker, Kristin. Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood. Berkeley: University of California Press,
Martin, Patricia Yancy. "Rethinking Feminist Organizations", Gender and Society, 4, 2, l990:
Matthews, Nancy A. Confronting Rape: The Feminist Anti-Rape Movement and the State. New
York: Routledge, 1994.
Morgen, Sandra. "Contradictions in Feminist Practice: Individualism and Collectivism in a
Feminist Health Center." Comparative Social Research, Supplement I, 1990, 9-59.
Riger, Stephanie. "Vehicles for Empowerment: The Case of Feminist Movement Organizations."
Pp. 99-117 in Studies in Empowerment: Steps Toward Understanding and Action, edited
by Julian Rappaport, Carolyn Smith and Robert Hess, 1984. New York: Haworth Press.
Schwalbe, Michael. Unlocking the Iron Cage: The Men's Movement, Gender Politics, and American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Staggenborg, Suzanne. 1998. Gender, Family, and Social Movements. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine
Taylor, Verta. Rock-a-By Baby: Feminism, Self-Help, and Postpartum Depression. New York:
3. Gender and Family
Becker, Gary S. A Treatise on the Family. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981. Chapter 5,
10, and 11.
Barrett, Michèle and McIntosh, Mary. The Anti-Social Family. London: Verso Editions, l982.
Bernard, Jessie. "The Good-Provider Role: Its Rise and Fall", American Psychologist, 36, 1: 1-12.
Blumberg, Rae L. (ed) Gender, Family and Economy. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, l991.
Blau, F.D. and Ehrenberg, R.G. (eds) Gender and Family Issues in the Working Place. New York:
Russell Sage Foundation, l997. Chapter 5 and 8.
Coontz, Stephanie. The Way We Never Were. New York: Basic Books, l992.
Doherty, W.J., Kouneski, E.F. and Erickson, M.F. "Responsible Fathering: An Overview and
Conceptual Framework", Journal of Marriage and the Family, 60, l998: 277-292.
Eichler, Margrit. Family Shifts. Toronto: Oxford University Press, l997.
Elliot, Faith R. Gender, Family and Society. London: McMillan Press, l996.
Ferguson, Susan J. (ed) Shifting the Center. Toronto: Mayfield Publishing Company, l998. (Parts
VI and VII, pp. 277-399).
Furstenberg, Frank F. Jr. "Good Dads - Bad Dads: Two Faces of Fatherhood" in Andrew Cherlin
(ed) The Changing American Family. Urban Institute Press, l988.
Gelles, Richard J. and Straus, Murray A. Intimate Violence. Simon and Schuster Inc., l988.
Harding, Lorraine Fox. Family, State & Social Policy. London: MacMillan Press LTD., 1996.
Hochschild, Arlie and Machung, Anne. The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at
Home. New York: Viking Press, l989.
Kekeseredy, Walter S. and Hinch, Ronald. "Women Abuse: Sociological Perspectives". Toronto:
Thompson Educational Publishing, 1991: 7-38.
Mogey, John. (ed) A Social History of American Family Sociology. Westport, Connecticut:
Greenwood Press, 1981.
Nakhaie, M. Reza. (ed) Debates on Social Inequality: Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in Canada.
Montreal: Harcourt Brace, 1999. Debate 6, 7, 9, and 10.
Pierson, R. R. and M. G. Cohen. Canadian Women’s Issues. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company,
Skolnick, A.S. and Skolnick, J.H. (eds) Family in Transition. New York: Longman, l997. Chapter
2, pp. 58-92.
Vannoy-Hiller, Dana and Philliber, William W. Equal Partners: Successful Women in Marriage.
Newbury Park: Sage Publications, l989.
4. Gender, Deviance and Social Control
Brock, Deborah R.1998. Making Work, Making Trouble: Prostitution as a Social Problem.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Brumberg, Joan Jacobs.1988. Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa. New York:
Chesney-Lind, Meda. 1989. “Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice: Toward a Feminist Theory
of Young Women's Crime.” Crime & Delinquency 35:5-29.
Daly, Kathleen. 1989. “Rethinking Judicial Paternalism: Gender, Work-Family Relations, and
Sentencing.” Gender & Society 3:9-36.
Dobash, Russell P., R. Emerson Dobash, and Sue Gutteridge.1986.The Imprisonment of Women.
London, GB: Basil Blackwell.
Faderman, Lillian. 1991. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in
Twentieth-Century America. New York: Penguin.
Fine, Michelle.1988. “Sexuality, Schooling, and Adolescent Females: The Missing Discourse of
Desire.” Harvard Educational Review 58:29-53.
Haney, Lynne.1996.“Homeboys, Babies, Men in Suits: The State and the Reproduction of Male
Dominance.” American Sociological Review 61:759-778.
Kelly, Deirdre M.1996.“Stigma Stories: Four Discourses About Teen Mothers, Welfare, and
Poverty.” Youth & Society 27:421-449.
Joe, Karen A., and Meda Cheney-Lind. 1995.“"Just Every Mother's Angel": An analysis of gender
and ethnic variations in youth gang membership.” Gender & Society 9:408-431.
Loseke, Donileen R.1992. The Battered Woman and Shelters. Albany, NY: State University of New
Luker, Kristin.1996. Dubious Conceptions: The Politics of Teenage Pregnancy. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard University Press.
Luker, Kristin.1998. “Sex, Social Hygiene, and the State: The Double-Edged Sword of Social
Reform.” Theory & Society 27:601-634.
Maher, Lisa. 1992.“Punishment and Welfare: Crack Cocaine and the Regulation of Mothering.”
Women & Criminal Justice 3:35-70.
McLaren, Angus, and Arlene T. McLaren.1986. The Bedroom and the State: the changing practices
and politics of contraception and abortion in Canada, 1880-1980. Toronto: McClelland &
Millman, Marcia. 1975 “"She Did It All for Love": A Feminist View of the Sociology of Deviance.”
Sociological Inquiry 45:251-279.
Moffat, Kelly.1991.“Creating Choices or Repeating History: Canadian Female Offenders and
Correctional Reform.” Social Justice 8:184-203.
Nathanson, Constance.1991. Dangerous Passages: The Social Control of Sexuality in Women's Adolescence. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Rust, Paula C.1993.“"Coming Out" in the Age of Social Constructionism: Sexual Identity formation
among Lesbian and Bisexual Women.” Gender & Society 7:50-77.
Smart, Carol.1989. Feminism and the Power of Law. London: Routledge.