NIU Women's Studies Library Resource List

Economic & Legal Issues:

Adams, Maurianne, Warren J. Blumenfeld, Carmelita Castañeda, et. al., eds. Readings for Diversity and Social Justice. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Adams, Maurianne, Lee Anne Bell, and Pat Griffin, eds. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (with CD-ROM). 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Backhouse, Constance and Leah Cohen. Sexual Harassment on the Job: How to Avoid the Working Woman’s Nightmare. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1981.

Baxandall, Rosalyn, et al, eds. America’s Working Women: A Documentary History-1600 to the Present. New York: Random House, 1976.

Berch, Bettina. The Endless Days: The Political Economy of Women and Work. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.

Berger, Margaret A. Litigation on Behalf of Women: A Review for the Ford Foundation. NewYork: Ford Foundation, 1980.

Bessmer, Sue. The Laws of Rape. New York: Praeger, 1976.

Bird, Caroline. Born Female: The High Cost of Keeping Women Down. New York: Pocket Books, 1971.

Bird, Caroline. Enterprising Women. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1976.

Blaxall, Martha and Barbara Reagon, eds. Women and the Workplace: The Implications of Occupational Segregation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.

Bonavoglia, Angela, ed. The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak Out about Abortion. New York: Random House, 1991.

Boneparth, Ellen, ed. Women, Power, and Policy. New York: Pergamon, 1982.

Brownlee, W. Elliot and Mary M. Brownlee. Women in the American Economy: A Documentary History, 1675 to 1929. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.

Burgess, Susan R. Contest for Constitutional Authority: The Abortion and War Powers Debates. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992.

Burn, Shawn Meghan. Women Across Cultures: A Global Perspective. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 2005.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. Man Cannot Speak for Her Volume 1: A Critical Study of Early Feminist Rhetoric. New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1989.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. Man Cannot Speak for Her Volume 2: Key Texts of the Early Feminists. New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1989.

Chafe, William H. The American Woman: Her Changing Social, Economic, and Political Role, 1920-1970. London: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Coontz, Stephanie, et. al., eds. American Families: A Multicultural Reader. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Costello, Cynthia B., et al., eds. The American Woman 1999-2000. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.

Craig, Barbara Hinkson and David M. O’Brien. Abortion and America Politics. Chatham: Chatham House, 1993.

Crawley, Ernest. The Mystic Rose: A Study of Primitive Marriage and of Primitive Thought in Its Bearing on Marriage. 1927. New York: Meridian Books, Inc., 1960.

Dash, Leon. Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America. New York: Plume, 1997.

Deckard, Barbara Sinclair. The Women’s Movement: Political, Socio-Economic, and Psychological Issues. 3rd ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.

Dubeck, Paula J. and Dana Dunn. Workplace/ Women’s Place. Los Angeles: Roxbury, 2002.

Dubek, Paula J. and Dana Dunn. Workplace/Women’s Place, An Anthology. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing Company, 2006.

Dworkin, Ronald. Taking Rights Seriously. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1977.

Easton, Susan M. The Problem of Pornography: Regulation and the Right to Free Speech. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Ford Foundation. The Common Good: Social Welfare and the American Future. New York: Ford Foundation, 1989.

Franklin, Raymond S. Shadows of Race and Class. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991.

Gilfoyle, Timothy J. City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.

Ginsburg, Faye D. Contested Lives: The Abortion Debate in an American Community. London, England: University of California Press, Ltd., 1989.

Green, Harvey. The Light of the Home: An Intimate view of the Lives of Women in Victorian America. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983.

Hartmann, Betsy. Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control & Contraceptive Choice. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

Henrici, Jane, ed. Doing Without: Women and Work after Welfare Reform. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2006.

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy and Gregg Lee Carter. Working Women in America, Split Dreams. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Heyzer, Noeleen, et al, eds. A Commitment to the World’s Women: Perspectives on Development for Beijing and Beyond. New York, NY: UNIFEM, 1995.

Hochschild, Arlie Russell. The Commercialization of Intimate Life: Notes from Home and Work. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003.

Hoff, Joan. Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women. New York, NY: New York University Press, 1991.

Joekes, Susan. Women in the World Economy: An INSTRAW Study. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Johnson-Odim, Cheryl and Margaret Strobel, eds. Expanding the Boundaries of Women’s History: Essays on Women in the Third World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.

Kaminer, Wendy. Women Volunteering: The Pleasure, Pain, and Politics of Unpaid Work from 1830 to the Present. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1984.

Kardam, Nuket. Bringing in Women: Women’s Issues in International Development Programs. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1991.

Kennedy, Michelle. Without a Net: Middle Class and homeless (with Kids) in America. New York: Penguin, 2005.

Kirk, Gwyn, and Margo Okazawa-Rey. Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1998.

Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

Kurz, Demie. For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Landry, Bart. Black Working Wives: Pioneers of the American Family Revolution. Berkley CA: University of California Press, Ltd., 2000.

Lee, Janet and Susan M. Shaw, eds. Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011.

Lindgren, J. Ralph and Nadine Taub. The Law of Sex Discrimination (with Instructor’s Manual). 1st & 2nd eds. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company, 1988.

MacKinnon, Catherine A. Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

MacKinnon, Catharine A. Sexual Harassment of Working Women. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1979.

Mason, Mary Ann. The Equality Trap: Why Working Women Shouldn’t Be Treated Like Men. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1988.

Mead, Rebecca. One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding. New York, NY: Penguin Books Ltd., 2007.

Mernissi, Fatima. The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam. 1987. Translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1991.

Moyer, Imogene L., ed. The Changing Roles of Women in the Criminal Justice System: Offenders, Victims and Professionals. 2nd ed. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, Inc., 1992.

Nicholas, Susan Cary, et al. Rights and Wrongs: Women’s Struggle for Legal Equality. Old Westbury, NY: Feminist Press, 1979.

Pearsall, Marilyn, ed. Women and Values: Readings in Recent Feminist Philosophy. 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing, 1993.

Rao, Aruna. Women’s Studies International, Nairobi and Beyond. New York, NY: Feminist Press, 1991.

Raymond, Janice. Women as Wombs: Reproductive Technologies and the Battle Over Women’s Freedom. New York, NY: Harper San Francisco, 1993.

Rosenfeld, Rachel Ann. Farm Women: Work, Farm, and Family in the United States. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

Ross, Susan C. The Rights of Women: The Basic ACLU Guide to a Woman’s Rights. New York, NY: Avon Press, 1973.

Ross, Susan C., et. al. The Rights of Women: The Basic ACLU Guide to a Woman’s Rights. 3rd ed. Rvsd. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.

Rothenberg, Paula S. Race, Class, and Gender In the United States (with Instructor’s Resource Manual by Kelly S. Mayhew). 6th ed. New York, NY: Worth Publishers, 2004.

Sapiro, Virginia. Women in American Society. 5th ed. St. Louis, MO: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Seager, Joni. The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World. 4th ed. New York, NY: Penguin, 2009.

Shanley, Mary Lyndon, et. al. Just Marriage. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Shilling, Diana. Redress for Success: Using the Law to Enforce Your Rights as a Woman. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1985.

Sidel, Ruth. Women and Children Last: The Plight of Poor Women in Affluent America. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1987.

Smith, Anna Marie. New Right Discourse on Race & Sexuality, Britain, 1968-1990. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Smith, Ralph. The Subtle Revolution: Women at Work. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute, 1979.

Snyder, Paula. The European Women’s Almanac. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.

Solinger, Rickie. Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, & Welfare in the United States. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 2001.

Stetson, Dorothy McBride. Women’s Rights in the U.S.A.: Policy Debates & Gender Roles. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1991.

Stimpson, Catherine et al, eds. Women and the American City. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Tauris, Carol and Carole Wade. The Longest War: Sex Differences in Perspective. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.

Veblen, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions. New York, NY: Mentor Book, 1953.

Ware, Susan. Modern American Women: A Documentary History. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Weinberg, Sydney Stahl. The World of Our Mothers: The Lives of Jewish Immigrant Women. New York: Schocken Books, 1988.

Wellesley Editorial Committee, ed. Women and National Development: The Complexities of Change. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1977.

West, Robin. Marriage, Sexuality, and Gender. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2007.

Winston, Sandra. The Entrepreneurial Woman. New York, NY: Newsweek Books, 1979.

Woloch, Nancy. Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600-1900. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Zinn, Maxine Baca, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Michael A. Messner, eds. Gender Through the Prism of Difference. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.