Women - further reading guide

libcom's guide to further reading on women, feminism, sexism and patriarchy.

Submitted by Steven. on January 29, 2010

Women and society

Alexandra Kollontai:
*Sexual Relations and the Class Struggle
*Communism and the Family
The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman
Selected Writings

Emma Goldman:
The Hypocrisy of Puritanism
The Traffic in Women
Woman Suffrage
The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation
Marriage and Love

*The Sexual Contract – Carole Pateman
Selected Political Writings - R. Luxemburg
Sex-Pol - W. Reich
The Women, Gender and Development Reader - Visvanatham, Duggan, Nisonoff, Wiegersma, Eds.
Women and Language in Literature and Society – McConnell-Ginet/Borker/Furman, Eds.
Language, Gender and Sex in Comparative Perspective – Goodwin/Goodwin
Familiar Exploitation – Delphy
Materialist Feminism – Ingraham/Hennessey
The Color of Privilege - Hurtado
The Political Economy of Women – Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 16, No. 1
The Liberation of Women – Hamilton
Promissory Notes – Kruks/Rapp/Young, Eds.
Of Marriage and the Market – K. Young, et al, Eds.
Feminism and Materialism – Kuhn/Wolpe
White Women, Race Matters – Frankenberg
Gender and Power – R. W. Connell
Chicana Feminist Thought – Garcia
This Bridge Called My Back – Moraga/Anzaldua
Women and Revolution – Sargent, Ed.
Woman’s Estate - Juliet Mitchell
Women, Culture and Politics – Davis
Patriarchy at Work - Walby
The Feminist Standoint Revisited and Other Essays – Hartsock
Patriarchy and Accumulation on A World Scale - Mies
Women in Class Society - Saffioti
Dreams and Dilemmas - Rowbotham
The Body Politic (collection from '60's and '70's)
Women, Resistance and Revolution - Rowbotham
Eleanor Marx, Vol. 1 & 2 - Kapp
The Sociology of Housework – Oakley
Subject Women - Oakley
Woman’s Work – Oakley
*Women’s Liberation and the Dialectics of Revolution – Dunayevskaya
Familiar Exploitation – Delphy
Of Marriage and the Market – K. Young, et al, Eds.
*Ludic Feminism and After - Ebert

Lise Vogel:
*Marxism and the Oppression of Women
*Woman Questions
Mothers On the Job

Clara Zetkin:
Lenin on the Women's Question
From My Memorandum Book (An Interview with Lenin on the Woman Question)
Only in Conjunction With the Proletarian Woman Will Socialism Be Victorious, 1896
In Defence of Rosa Luxemburg

The Emancipation of Women - Lenin
On Women and The Family – Trotsky
Woman in the Past, Present and Future - Bebel
Origin of the Family, Private Property and the state – Engels
Capitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism – Eisenstein, Ed.
Marxism and Feminism (Socialist Action)
Feminism and Socialism (Socialist Workers' Party)
Abortion: Every Woman's Right - S. Smith (ISO)
Abortion: A Woman's Right to Choose - R. Brown (ISO)
The Struggle for Women's Liberation - E. Heffernan (ISO)

Feminism in the "developed" countries

What Is Feminism? - A. Oakley/J. Mitchell, Eds.
The Second Sex - Simone DeBeauvoir
The Chalice and The Blade - Eisler
Women's Consciousness, Man's World – Rowbotham
Feminist Social Thought – Meyers, Ed.
Feminism as Critique – Benhabib/Cornell, Eds.
Gender Trouble – Butler
Bodies That Matter – Butler
Critique, Norm and Utopia – Benhabib
The Politics of Truth – Barrett
The Politics of Diversity – Hamilton/Barrett
Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse – Hennesy
The Kristeva Reader – Kristeva
This Bridge Called My Back – Moraga/Anzaldua
The Newly Born Woman – Cixous/Clement
Capitalist Patriarchy and The Case for Socialist Feminism - Eisenstein, Ed.
Liberation Now!
Troubled Pleasures - K. Soper
Backlash – Faludi
Firestone – The Dialectic of Sex
Sexual Politics – Millet
Paradoxes of Gender – Lorber
Who Pays for the Kids? – Folbre
In a Different Voice – Gilligan
Essentially Speaking – Fuss
Marxism and Domination – Balbus
Towards a Feminist Theory of the State – MacKinnon
Feminism Unmodified – MacKinnon
This Sex Which Is Not One - Irigaray

b. hooks:
*Ain't I A Woman
Talking Back

Three Guineas - V. Woolf
Assaults on Convention – Godwin/Hollows/Nye, Eds.
Amazon to Zami – Reinfeider, Ed.
*Contemporary Feminist Thought - H. Eisenstein
Is The Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism - L. Segal
My Enemy, My Love - J. Levine
See also Sylvia Pankhurst

Feminism in the "underdeveloped" countries

Feminism and Nationalism in The Third World - K. Jayawardena
Development, Crises and Alternative Visions - Sen/Grown
The Hidden Face of Eve – el Saadawi
When the Moon Waxes Red – Minh-ha
Woman, Native, Other – Minh-ha
Nationalisms and Sexualities – Parker/Russo/Sommer/Yaeger, Eds.
Third World Women and the politics of Feminism – Mohanty/Russo/Torres
Siting Translation – Niranjana
Outside in the Teaching Machine – Spivak
The Post-Colonial Critic – Spivak
In Other Worlds – Spivak
The Spivak Reader - Spivak



11 years 10 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by Valdyr on July 22, 2012

First, we really have that idiot MacKinnon?

Anyway, I have a few suggestions:

Democracy Begins Between Two - Irigaray
An Ethics of Sexual Difference - Irigaray
Je, tu, nous - Irigaray
Speculum of the Other Woman - Irigaray
To Be Two - Irigaray
Interviews - Kristeva
She Came to Stay - de Beauvoir

If it isn't obvious, I'm really pushing Irigaray