Women's Studies Library: Books
To loan a book, stop by 171A Fenton Hall with your SUNY Fred. card.
* Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mindby George Lakoff
- The book “has far-reaching consequences and is sure to rattle the foundations of thinking and research in the cognitive sciences.” ~Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr., American Journal of Psychology.
-This book analyzes the benefits and dangers of postmodernism for feminist theory.
* Never Done: A History of American Houseworkby Susan Strasser
- This book is the first history of American housework. Strasser demonstrates how industrialization transformed the nature of women’s work.
* Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia vol. 1 A-L and vol. 2 M-Zby Darlene Clark Hine, Elsa Barkley Brown and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
- “...an essential book, one that will be of enduring value to students, researchers, and anyone interested in a fuller, richer understanding of American history.” ~ The Washington Post
* As Nature Made Him: The Boy who was Raised as a Girlby John Colapinto
-In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would surgically alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure.
* Her Way: Young Women Remake the Sexual Revolution by Paula Kamen
- feminist writer Paula Kamen documents the rise in female sexual freedom. She finds that girls and women are making more choices—to sleep around, to gender-bend, to save it for a rainy day or a handsome stranger—more frequently and with less guilt.
* Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods-- My Mother's, My Father's, and Mine by Noelle Howey
- “A profoundly affecting account of her father’s long road to self-realization and a meditation on what it means to be female.” ~ San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
* The Goddess: Power, Sexuality and the Feminie Divine by Shahrukh Husain
- From the dawn of the human race, the idea of a Mother Goddess has been an archetype found in every culture and every era--and this study explores all of her many faces and multitude of roles.
* Keeping Women and Children Last: America’s War on the Poorby Ruth Sidel
- Addresses the seismic shift in the welfare landscape since the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996.
* The Bride of the Wind by Susanne Keegan
- At the beginning of her life Alma was a ravishing beauty and she remained a temperamental tyrant - to husbands, lovers, friends - to the very end. She has always been a figure of controversy, inspiring highly positive or negative feelings in those who met her. None, however, ever forgot her, and a succession of immensely gifted men believed that, in her, they had met the perfect feminine counterpart to the artist's genius.