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Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Secondary Sources

Welcome! This research guide is designed for students doing research on women, gender, and sexuality. Use the tabs along the top edge of this box to find information on articles, books and primary sources.

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Secondary Sources Available Online

These resources are available online:

Berger, Michele Tracy and Cheryl Radeloff. Transforming Scholarship: Why Women and Gender Studies Students are
Changing Themselves and the World
.  Third Edition, 2021.

Evans, Mary and Carolyn Williams. Gender: The Key Concepts. Taylor and Francis, 2013.

Kleinberg, Jay S., Eileen Boris, and Vicki L. Ruiz, Editors. The Practice of U.S. Women's History: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues. Rutgers University Press, 2007.

Lerner, Gerda. Living with History / Making Social Change. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Payne, Elizabeth Anne. Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott. University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

White, Deborah Gray. Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

(Note, these may require a WFU id and password)


Secondary Sources Available in ZSR Library

Buss, Helen M. and Marlene Kadar. Working in Women's Archives: Researching Women's Private Literature and Archival Documents.  Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2001.  (PR9188 W685 2001)

Heywood, Leslie. The Women's Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.  (HQ1115 W644 2006)

Howard, Angela and Frances M. Kavenik. Handbook of American Women's History. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2000.  (HQ1410 H36 2000)

Howe, Florence. The Politics of Women's Studies: Testimony from the Thirty Founding Mothers. New York: Feminist Press, 2000.  (HQ1181 U5 P65 2000)

Kerber, Linda K. and Jane Sherron De Hart. Women's America: Refocusing the Past. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.  (HQ1426 W663 2000)

MacNabb, Elizabeth L. Transforming the Disciplines: A Women's Studies Primer. New York: Haworth Press, 2001.  (HQ1180 T73 2001)


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