Feminism in the Workplace:
Sources for readings
Barnett, Rosalind, and Caryl Rivers. Same Difference: how gender myths are hurting our relationships, our children, and our jobs. Basic Books 2005.
Bergman, Barbara R. Economic Emergence of Women. Palgrave MacMillan 2005.
Boris, Eileen, ed. New Women's Labor History. Duke 2006.
Bravo, Ellen. Taking On the Big Boys: Why feminism is good for families, business, and the nation. Feminist Press at CUNY, 2007. Reviewed Fall '08.
Chin, Eliza Lo, editor. This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine. Oxford UP 2004.
Creedon, Pamela J. and Judith Cramer, eds. Women in Mass Communication. Sage 2007. Reviewed Fall '08.
Crompton, Rosemary. Employment and the Family: The recofiguration of work and family life in contemporary societies. Cambridge, 2006.
Davis, Tom. Sacred Work: Planned Parenthood and its clergy alliances. Rutgers 2006. Reviewed Fall '08.
Fisher, Robert Leslie. Making science fair: How can we achieve equal opportunity for men and women in science? U Press of America, 2007.
Fisher, Robert Leslie. Research Productivity of Scientists: How gender, organizational culture, and the problem choice process influence the productivity of scientists. University Press of America 2005. Reviewed Fall '08.
Francis, Becky, and Christine Skelton. Reassessing gender and achievement: Questioning contemporary key debates. Routledge 2005.
Jordan, Diann. Sisters in science: Conversations with black women scientists about race, gender, and their passion for science. Purdue UP 2006.
Lynch, Caitrin. Juki girls, good girls: Gender and cultural politics in Sri Lanka's global garment industry. ILR, 2007.
Marchevsky, Alejandra and Jeanne Theoharis. Not Working: Latina immigrants, low-wage jobs, and the failure of welfare reform. NYU Press 2006.
Marso, Lori Jo. Feminist thinkers and the Demands of Femininity. Taylor & Francis, 2006.
May, Steve. Case studies in organizational communication: Ethnical perspectives and practices. Sage 2006.
Metzendorf, Diane. The Evolution of Feminist Organizations. University Press of America 2005.
Pease, Katherine, and Rebecca Arno. Inclusiveness at work: How to build inclusive nonprofit organizations. Denver Foundation 2005.
Peterson, V. Spike. A Critical Rewriting of Global Political Economy: Integrating Productive, Reproductive, and Virtual Economies. Routledge 2004. (The chapters on Productive and Reproductive labor especially valuable.)
Sacks, Nancy E., and Catherine Marrone, eds. Gender and Work in Today's World. Westview, 2004.
Sadker, David M. and Ellen S. Silber. Gender in the Classroom: foundations, skills, methods, and strategies across the curriculum. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 2006. Reviewed Fall '08.
Sayer, Liana C., Philip N. Cohen, and Lynne M. Casper. Women, Men, and Work. Population Reference Bureau, 2004.
Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May. Women and science: Social impact and interaction. Rutgers 2006.
UNIFEM. Progress of the World's Women 2005.
Wiehl, Inga and Ellie Heffernan. When Professional Women Retire: food for thought and palate. Hamilton Books 2005.
Wright, Melissa W. Disposable women and other myths of global capitalism. Taylor & Francis 2006.
Books that have been used in past semesters
Acker, Joan. Class questions: Feminist answers. AltaMira 2005. Reviewed Spring '08.
Barry, Kathleen M. Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants. Duke UP 2007. Reviewed Spring '08.
Barton, Bernadette. Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers.NYU Press 2006. Reviewed Spring '08.
Beiner, Theresa M. Gender Myths vs. Working Realities: Using Social Science to Reformulate Sexual Harassment Law. 2004.
Binnie, Jon. The Globalization of Sexuality. Sage 2004. Reviewed Fall '07
Bookman, Ann. Starting In Our Own Backyards: How Working Families Can Build Community and Survive the New Economy. New York: Routledge, 2004.
Brinkerhoff, Derick W., and Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff. Working for Change: making a career in international public service. Kumarian 2005.
DeBoer, Kathleen J. Gender and Competition: How Men and Women Approach Work and Play. Coaches Choice 2004.
Delpit, Lisa. Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New Press 1996/2006. Reviewed Spring '08.
Drudy, Sheelagh. Men in the Classroom: Gender Imbalances in Teaching. Routledge Falmer 2004. Reviewed Spring '08.
Ehrenreich, Barbara. Bait and Switch: The (futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. 2005.
Featherstone, Liza. Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart. 2005.
Fels, Anna. Necessary Dreams: Ambition in Women's Changing Lives. Anchor 2005. Reviewed Spring '08.
Finlay, Barbara. George W. Bush and the War on Women. Zed 2006. Reviewed Spring '08.
Flanders, Laura, ed. The W Effect: Bush's War on Women Feminist Press 2004.
Henderson, Mary E. Gifted and Talented Females Speak Out on Parental Influences and Achievment! Hamilton 2005. Reviewed Fall '07. Reviewed Spring '08.
Henderson, Sarah L. and Alana S. Jeydel. Participation and Protest: Women and Politics in a Global World. Oxford University Press 2006. Reviewed Fall '07
Jones, Charisse and Kumea Shorter-Gooden. Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America. Harper Collins, 2004. Reviewed Fall '08.
Karsten, Margaret Foegen. Management, Gender, and Race in the 21st Century. University Press of America 2006.
Levit, Nancy, and Robert R.M. Verchick. Feminist Legal Theory: A Primer NYU Press, 2006. Reviewed Fall '07
Maran, Meredith, ed., with Angela Watrous. Fifty Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality. 2005.
Rico, Yrma and Nancy Garascia. La Vida Rica: the Latina's Guide to Success. McGraw-Hill, 2004. Reviewed Fall '07 , Reviewed Spring '08.
Sender, Katherine. Business, Not Politics: the making of the gay market. Columbia UP, 2004. Reviewed Fall '07 , Fall '08
Slesinger, Larry. Search: Winning Strategies to Get Your Next Job in the Nonprofit World. Piemonte, 2004.
Stride, June. Practical Strategies for Elementary School Inclusion. Attainment 2005. Reviewed Spring '08.
Sullivan, Michael, ed. Sexual Minorities: discrimination, challenges, and development in America. Haworth Social Work 2004. Reviewed Fall '07
Thomas, Sue and Clyde Wilcox, eds. Women and elective office: Past, present and future. Oxford UP, 2005. Reviewed Fall '07
Whitelegg, Drew. Working the Skies: The Fast-Paced, Disorienting World of the Flight Attendant. NYU Press 2007. Reviewed Spring '08.
Witek, Robert, and Wesley Combs. Business Inside Out: Capturing millions of brand-loyal gay consumers. Kaplan 2006. Reviewed Fall '07
Handbooks on Facilitation
Baldwin, Christina. Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture. Bantam Doubleday, 1998.
Boal, Augusto. Games for Actors and Non-Actors. 2002.
Hunter, Dale, Anne Bailey, and Bill Taylor. The Art of Facilitation: How to Create Group Synergy. Fisher Books, 1995.
Kelsey, Dee, and Pam Plumb. Great Meetings! How to Facilitate Like a Pro. Hanson Park, 1999.
Marino, Dian. Wild garden: Art, Education, and the Culture of Resistance.
Silberman, Mel. Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject. Allyn & Bacon, 1996.
Starhawk. Dreaming the dark: Magic, sex, and politics.
Artwomen.org. Online journal of feminist artists. Includes gallery, news, and links to related websites--including other online exhibits.
Business and Professional Women USA. Mission: To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Links to a variety of information about changing workplaces, lobbying, networking, etc.
Catalyst. Resources on women of color from a leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work.
Center for Women and Information Technology. Check out the Global News link for recent articles.
Gender At Work. International knowledge and capacity building network established by several feminist development organizations: the Association for Women's Rights in Development,the Women's Learning Partnership, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and the UN Fund for Women. Interviews, articles, projects, more.
Grinnell College Career Development. Resources for African Americans, Asian Americans, GLBT, Latino/as, Native Americans, students with disabilities, international students and veterans.
Human Rights Watch. Many resources on LGBT workplace issues.
Institute for Women's Policy Research. This is a feminist think tank which is always producing new research data on the wage gap, child care, welfare, and lots of other related topics. Lots of short articles summarizing this research are available on their website.
International Museum of Women - Cyberexhibit on Women, Power, and Politics.
Jean Baker Miller Training Institute. Feminist approaches to psychology, with links to working papers. Based at Wellesley College.
Moms Rising. "Working to build a family-friendly America." Links on maternal and paternal leave, flexible work, childcare, fair wages, and more.
Ms Magazine Online - short articles on a wide variety of topics
Ms Smith Goes to Washington - research on women breaking the "political glass ceiling"
National Women's Law Center - free resources for women and families to advance and protect their rights
9 to 5. National Association of Working Women. Veteran feminist organization offering info and action ideas on a multitude of issues.
Shades of Grey: Updates on Sexual Harassment. Site maintained by The Employers' Association to inform members about sexual harassment law and policy.
US Women's Chamber of Commerce. A resource for women in business and finance.
WAGE (Women Are Getting Even). The wage gap and how to fight it, with personal stories by women who have done so.
Out at Work [videorecording] : a documentary / by Kelly Anderson, Tami Gold ; produced and
directed by Tami Gold, Kelly Anderson in association with Labor at the Crossroads, Hunter College
Department of Communications. Call Number: V4019
Ferry Tales: documentary. Women commuting from Staten Island to Manhattan on the ferry form a community in the ladies' room. Surprisingly wonderful.
Hammering It Out. Women working construction.
Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night. Outsourcing and the workers who do outsourced telephone work.
The Gender Chip Project. A film about women training for high-tech careers.
Letters from the Other Side
Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible
Sisters In Law
National Committee on Pay Equity.
US General Accounting Office. Women's Earnings: Work Patterns Partially Explain Difference Between Men's and Women's Earnings. 2003.
U.N. Division on the Advancement of Women
http://www.GenderIT.org - Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking
Women Working, 1870-1930 (Harvard University Library)
Statistics and such:
World Bank, GENDERSTATS.
University of Wisconsin, Statistical Resources on Women and Gender .
UN Division on the Advancement of Women
National Committee on Pay Equity
Working Women, AFL-CIO
Association for Women's Rights in Development
Center on Women and Public Policy
Council of Women World Leaders