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  2. General Readings 22 items
    Here is a list of books of general use to those studying the unit. The weekly reading sections below contain suggestions for further reading which will be of use if you are particularly interested in the weekly topic.
    1. Sexuality and society: an introduction - Gargi Bhattacharyya 2002

      Book 

    2. Gender in modern Britain - Nickie Charles 2002

      Book 

    3. Masculinities - R. W. Connell 2005

      Book  Pivotal text if you are interested in masculinities

    4. Sex, gender, and sexuality: the new basics : an anthology 2017

      Book  Earlier edition available

    5. Delusions of gender: the real science behind sex differences - Cordelia Fine 2010

      Book  E-edition available

    6. Theorising Sexuality - Jackson and Scott 2010

      Book  A good introductory text

    7. Feminist postcolonial theory: a reader - Reina Lewis, Sara Mills 2003

      Book 

    8. Black British feminism: a reader - Heidi Safia Mirza 1997

      Book 

    9. Sexuality - Robert A. Nye 1999

      Book 

    10. Gender and sexuality: sociological approaches - Momin Rahman, Stevi Jackson 2010

      Book  A good introductory text

    11. Introducing gender and women's studies 2015

      Book  Earlier editions also available.

    12. The transgender studies reader - Susan Stryker, Stephen Whittle 2006

      Book 

    13. Fifty-one key feminist thinkers 2016

      Book 

    14. The social life of gender - Raka Ray, Jennifer Carlson, Abigail Andrews 2018

      Book 

  3. Week 1 lecture & week 2 seminar: Introduction 13 items
    1. Core Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 12 items
      1. Challenging Imperial Feminism - Valerie Amos, Pratibha Parmar 1984

        Article 

      2. Intersectionality - Patricia Hill Collins, Sirma Bilge 2016

        Book 

      3. Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center - bell hooks 1984

        Book 

      4. Black British Feminism: A Reader - Heidi Safia Mirza 1997

        Book 

  4. Week 2 lecture & week 3 seminar: Doing Gender 37 items
    1. Core Reading 1 item
      1. Chapter 1: Conceptualising Gender - Diane Richardson 2008

        Chapter  Link to 3rd edition. You can use either the 3rd edition or the 4th

    2. Further Reading 36 items
      1. Understanding Judith Butler - Anita Brady, Tony Schirato 2010

        Book 

      2. Studying men and masculinities - David Buchbinder, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter Two: 'Thinking (through) Gender' and Chapter Three: 'Doing/undoing Gender'

      3. Undoing gender - Judith Butler, ebrary, Inc 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Undoing gender - Judith P. Butler 2004

        Book 

      5. Gender and power: society, the person and sexual politics - R. W. Connell 1987

        Book 

      6. The second sex - Simone de Beauvoir 2010

        Book  Earlier editions available

      7. Rethinking Sex and Gender - C. Delphy

        Chapter 

      8. Sexing the body: gender politics and the construction of sexuality - Anne Fausto-Sterling 2000

        Book  Useful for some further reading on intersex bodies

      9. Genders - David Glover, Cora Kaplan, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read 'Introduction: Gendered Histories, Gendered Contexts'

      10. Genders - David Glover, Cora Kaplan 2000

        Book  Read 'Introduction: Gendered Histories, Gendered Contexts'

      11. What is Gender?: Sociological Approaches - Mary Holmes 2007

        Book 

      12. Gender and Everyday Life - Mary Holmes, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read 'Chapter One: Sexed Bodies' and 'Chapter Two: Learning and Doing Gender in Everyday Life'

      13. Gender and Everyday Life - Mary Holmes 2009

        Book  Read 'Chapter One: Sexed Bodies' and 'Chapter Two: Learning and Doing Gender in Everyday Life'

      14. Critical intersex - Morgan Holmes c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      15. Gender : A Sociological Reader - Jackson, Stevi Scott, Sue 2001

        Book  Chapter One is particularly recommended

      16. Defining and Producing Genitals - S.J. Kessler

        Chapter 

      17. Introduction to Gender: Social Science Perspectives - Jen Marchbank, Gayle Letherby 2007

        Book 

      18. Gender Undone: Subversion, Regulation and Embodiment in the Work of Judith Butler - Anoop Nayak and Mary Jane Kehily 2006

        Article  Judith Butler's work on gender performativity is important and influential. Her original work can be hard to follow for those who are new to it, so it can be useful to read the reflections of others on her ideas

      19. Should Sex Really be Gender - or Gender Really be Sex? - L. Stanley

        Chapter 

      20. What's Wrong with Socialisation? - L. Stanley, S. Wise

        Chapter 

      21. Do Boys and Girls have Different Cultures? - B. Thorne

        Chapter 

      22. Doing Gender - C. West, D. H. Zimmerman 1987

        Article 

      23. Accounting for Doing Gender - Candace West, Don Zimmerman 2009

        Article 

  5. Week 3 lecture & week 4 seminar: Doing Sexuality 31 items
    1. Core Reading 2 items
      1. Theorizing sexuality - Stevi Jackson, Larry Ray, Sue Scott, ebrary, Inc 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 1: "Conceptualizing sexuality: From Kinsey to Queer and Beyond"

      2. Theorizing sexuality - Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott 2008

        Book  Read Chapter 1: "Conceptualizing sexuality: From Kinsey to Queer and Beyond"

    2. Further Reading 29 items
      1. Sexuality and society: an introduction - Gargi Bhattacharyya 2002

        Book 

      2. Sexology Uncensored: The Documents of Sexual Science - Lucy Bland, Laura L. Doan 1998

        Book 

      3. The History of Sexuality Vol. 1 - Michel Foucault 1979

        Book 

      4. The Science of Desire: The Search for the Gay Gene and the Biology of Behavior - Dean H. Hamer, Peter Copeland 1996

        Book 

      5. Thinking Straight: The Power, the Promise and Paradox of Heterosexuality - Chrys Ingraham c2005

        Book 

      6. Chapter Four: Is Heterosexuality Still Compulsory? - Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott, ebrary, Inc 2010 (electronic resource)

        Chapter 

      7. The Sexual Brain - Simon LeVay c1994 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      8. Telling Sexual Stories: Power, Change, and Social Worlds - Kenneth Plummer, ebrary, Inc 1995 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 2

      9. Telling Sexual Stories: Power, Change, and Social Worlds - Kenneth Plummer 1995

        Book  Read Chapter 2

      10. Gender and Sexuality: Sociological Approaches - Momin Rahman, Stevi Jackson 2010

        Book 

      11. Sexual Scripts - William Simon, John H. Gagnon 1984

        Article 

      12. The Languages of Sexuality - Jeffrey Weeks 2008

        Book 

      13. What is Sexual History? - Jeffrey Weeks 2016

        Book 

      14. The Straight Mind - M. Wittig

        Chapter  Within Part 2

  6. Week 4 lecture & week 5 seminar: Gender, Sex and Popular Culture 39 items
    1. Core Reading 1 item
      1. Media, Empowerment and the ‘Sexualization of Culture’ Debates - Rosalind Gill 2012

        Article  Note that this article is written as a response to the Lamb & Peterson (2011) article listed in the further reading below, and you may therefore find it interesting to read both. However, the Gill article can also be read on its own.

    2. Further Reading 38 items
      1. Through the Looking Glass? Sexual agency and subjectification online - Feona Attwood 2011 (electronic resource)

        Chapter  If you are not able to access the electronic book, the author has also uploaded a draft version of this chapter on her website which you can access at this address: http://www.feonaattwood.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/attwoodGillScharf.pdf However, if you are using this source in an essay, make sure to use and reference the published version.

      2. Ways of seeing - John Berger 1972

        Book 

      3. Last section of Part Two: ‘Reading the Slender Body’ - Susan Bordo 2003

        Chapter 

      4. The becoming of bodies: girls, images, experience - Rebecca Coleman 2012

        Book 

      5. Chapter One: Gender and the Media - Rosalind Gill 2007

        Chapter 

      6. Chapter One: The Work of Representation - Stuart Hall, Open University. Culture, Media and Identities Course Team 1997

        Chapter 

      7. Chapter Four: Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images - Patricia Hill Collins, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

        Chapter 

      8. Black looks: race and representation - bell hooks 1992

        Book 

      9. The aftermath of feminism: gender, culture and social change - Angela McRobbie 2009

        Book 

      10. The visual culture reader - Nicholas Mirzoeff 2002

        Book  See in particular Part Four: 'The Gaze, the body and sexuality'.

      11. Feminism in popular culture - Joanne Hollows, Rachel Moseley 2006

        Book 

      12. The politics of the body: gender in a neoliberal and neoconservative age - Alison Phipps 2014

        Book 

      13. The handbook of gender, sex, and media - Karen Ross 2012

        Book 

      14. The Beauty Myth: how images of beauty are used against women - Naomi Wolf 2002

        Book  1991 version also available

      15. Feminist media studies - Liesbet van Zoonen 1994

        Book 

  7. Week 5 lecture & week 7 seminar: Femininities 31 items
    1. Core Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 30 items
      1. Chapter: ''Feminism and Femininity: Or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Thong' - J. Baumgardner, A. Richards

        Chapter  Other chapters in this book may be of interest

      2. Skater Girlhood: Resignifying Femininity, Resignifying Femininism - D.H. Currie, D.M. Kelly, S. Pomerantz

        Chapter  Can be found in Part 5: New Feminisms, New Challenges

      3. Skater Girlhood: Resignifying Femininity, Resignifying Femininism - D. H. Currie, D.M. Kelly, S. Pomerantz

        Chapter  Can be found in Part 5: New Feminisms, New Challenges

      4. Genders - David Glover, Cora Kaplan, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. Genders - David Glover, Cora Kaplan 2000

        Book 

      6. Gender, Culture and Society: Contemporary Femininities and Masculinities - Mairtin Mac an Ghaill, Chris Haywood 2006

        Book 

      7. Pumping Irony - A. Mansfield, B. McGinn

        Chapter 

      8. Pumping Irony - A. Mansfield, B. McGinn

        Chapter 

      9. Formations of class and gender: becoming respectable - Beverley Skeggs, ebrary, Inc 1997 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      10. Formations of class and gender: becoming respectable - Beverley Skeggs 1997

        Book 

      11. "Chav Mum Chav Scum". - Imogen Tyler 2008

        Article 

      12. Growing up girl: psychosocial explorations of gender and class - Valerie Walkerdine, Helen Lucey, June Melody 2001

        Book 

  8. Week 7 lecture & week 8 seminar: Masculinities 33 items
    1. Debate Readings 4 items
      Please note, there is no core reading this week. Rather, the following readings focus on whether or not masculinity can be defined as ‘in crisis’. You should read some of these chapters and make notes to inform your side of the argument (and to look for some opposing arguments that the other side might make and think about how you can challenge them):
      1. Masculinities and culture - John Beynon 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapter Four: Masculinities and the Notion of ‘Crisis’.

      2. Studying Men and Masculinities - Buchbinder, David 2012

        Book  Chapter One: The End of Masculinity? (Available online)

      3. Understanding masculinities: social relations and cultural arenas - Mairtin Mac an Ghaill 2000, c1996 (electronic resource)

        Book  Hearn, J. (2000) ‘Is masculinity dead? A critique of the concept of masculinity / masculinities’ chapter 13

      4. Male Trouble : Masculinity and The Performance of Crisis - Walsh, Fintan 2010

        Book  Chapter One: Introduction - Performing Male Trouble

    2. Further Reading 29 items
      1. The masculinity studies reader - Rachel Adams, David Savran c2002

        Book 

      2. Masculinities and culture - John Beynon 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapter One: What is Masculinity? and Chapter Six: Millenium Masculinity

      3. Masculinities and culture - John Beynon 2002

        Book  Chapter One: What is Masculinity? and Chapter Six: Millenium Masculinity

      4. Studying men and masculinities - David Buchbinder, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapter Six: (Em)Bodying Masculinity and Chapter Seven: Postapocalyptic Masculinities

      5. Masculinities - R. W. Connell 2005

        Book 

      6. Hegemonic Masculinity - B Connell

        Chapter 

      7. Genders - David Glover, Cora Kaplan, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapter Two: Masculinities

      8. Genders - David Glover, Cora Kaplan 2000

        Book  Chapter Two: Masculinities

      9. Masculinities, violence and culture - Suzanne Hatty c2000

        Book 

      10. We real cool: black men and masculinity - bell hooks 2004

        Book 

      11. Gender, Culture and Society: Contemporary Femininities and Masculinities - Mairtin Mac an Ghaill, Chris Haywood 2006

        Book 

      12. You too can have a body like mine - D. Morgan

        Chapter 

      13. Manly Asthetics - E. Reynaud

        Chapter 

      14. Introducing gender and women's studies - Diane Richardson, Victoria Robinson 2008

        Book  Chapter Four: Masculinity Studies, Gender Relations and Feminism.

      15. Men and masculinities: key themes and new directions - Stephen Whitehead 2002

        Book 

      16. The masculinities reader - Stephen Whitehead, Frank J. Barrett 2001

        Book 

  9. Week 8 lecture & week 9 seminar: Queering Gender and Sexuality 23 items
    1. Core Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 22 items
      1. Borderlands: la frontera - Gloria Anzaldúa c1999

        Book 

      2. many voices, one chant: 30th anniversary roundtable - Jay Bernard, Sita Balani, Camel Gupta 11/2014

        Article  This roundtable discussion reflects on the 30th anniversary of another roundtable: Carmen, Gail, Shaila and Pratibha (1984), ‘Becoming Visible: Black Lesbian Discussions’, Feminist Review, 17, pp. 53-72. It may be interesting to read both, but both also stand on their own.

      3. The Routledge queer studies reader - Donald E. Hall 2013

        Book 

      4. Queer futures: reconsidering ethics, activism, and the political - Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Eveline Kilian, Beatrice Michaelis c2013 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. Queer Theory - Iain Morland, Annabelle Willox 2005

        Book 

      6. Disidentifications: queers of color and the performance of politics - José Esteban Muñoz 1999

        Book 

      7. Homosexualities, Muslim cultures and modernity - Momin Rahman 2014

        Book 

      8. Intersections between feminist and queer theory - Diane Richardson, Janice McLaughlin, Mark E. Casey, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      9. Intersections between feminist and queer theory - Diane Richardson, Janice McLaughlin, Mark E. Casey 2006

        Book 

      10. Epistemology of the closet - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 2008

        Book  Previous edition available. Also available in Literary Theory: An Anthology 2nd ed. by Rivkin and Ryan, Part 9 Chp. 5.

      11. A critical introduction to queer theory - Nikki Sullivan c2003

        Book 

  10. Week 9 lecture & week 10 seminar: Gendered and Sexual Citizenship 34 items
    1. Core Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 33 items
      1. Chapter 1: Sexing Citizenship - David Bell, Jon Binnie 2000

        Chapter 

      2. Cartographies of diaspora: contesting identities - A. K. Brah 1996

        Book 

      3. Geographies of sexualities: theory, practices, and politics - Kath Browne, Jason Lim, Gavin Brown, ProQuest (Firm) c2007 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. European others: queering ethnicity in postnational Europe - Fatima El-Tayeb, ebrary, Inc 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. Sister citizen: shame, stereotypes, and Black women in America - Melissa V. Harris-Perry, ebrary, Inc c2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      6. Against Equality, Against Marriage - Y. Nair

        Chapter  Also available online: http://www.revolutionbythebook.akpress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/AgainstEquality_excerpt.pdf

      7. Terrorist assemblages: homonationalism in queer times - Jasbir K. Puar 2007

        Book 

      8. Woman, body, desire in post-colonial India: narratives of gender and sexuality - Jyoti Puri, ebrary, Inc 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book  In particular Chapter Two

      9. Woman, body, desire in post-colonial India: narratives of gender and sexuality - Jyoti Puri 1999

        Book  In particular Chapter Two

      10. Sex and the citizen: interrogating the Caribbean - Faith Smith, ebrary, Inc 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  11. Week 10 lecture & week 11 seminar: (De)sexualised Bodies: Youth, Ageing and Disability 35 items
    1. Core Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 34 items
      1. Rethinking gender and sexuality in childhood - Emily W. Kane, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Rethinking gender and sexuality in childhood - Emily Kane 2012

        Book 

      3. Childhood and sexuality - Stevi Jackson 1982

        Book 

      4. Theorizing sexuality - Stevi Jackson, Larry Ray, Sue Scott, ebrary, Inc 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter Five: 'Risk, governance and surveillance: the boundaries of childhood'

      5. Theorizing sexuality - Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott 2008

        Book  Read Chapter Five: 'Risk, governance and surveillance: the boundaries of childhood'

      6. Disabled Women and Reproductive Rights - Virginia Kallianes, Phyllis Rubenfeld 1997

        Article 

      7. Sexuality and women with learning disabilities - Michelle McCarthy, ebrary, Inc 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      8. Sexuality and women with learning disabilities - Michelle McCarthy 1999

        Book 

      9. Crip theory: cultural signs of queerness and disability - Robert McRuer, ebrary, Inc c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      10. The age of consent: young people, sexuality and citizenship - Matthew Waites 2005

        Book 

      11. Sexuality and motherhood - Irene Walton 1994

        Book 

  12. Newly published research 13 items
    Here we will add a selection of newly published articles throughout the term on topics which might be of interest in relation to your case studies.
    1. Privileging the Bromance - Stefan Robinson, Adam White, Eric Anderson 12/10/2017

      Article