Recommended Reading List

This page is designed to provide some recommended reading for anyone researching in the areas of gender and sexuality, including both theoretical and practical engagements. It has been created through contributions from our researchers, and is continuously updated. Please have a look below at our topics, and if you have anything that you would like to add then do contact us:

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Contemporary Feminist Politics

Baer, H. (2015). Redoing feminism: digital activism, body politics, and neoliberalism. Feminist Media Studies, 1-18.

Budgeon, S. (2001). Emergent Feminist(?) Identities: Young Women and the Practice of Micropolitics. European Journal of Women’s Studies, 8 (1), 7-28.

Dean, J. (2009). Rethinking Radical Feminst Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Harris, A. (2008). Young women, late modern politics, and the participatory possibilities of online cultures. Journal of Youth Studies, 11 (5), 481-496.

Genz, S. (2006). Third Way/ve: The politics of postfeminism. Feminist Theory, 7 (3), 333-353.

Gill, R. (2007). Postfeminist media culture. Elements of a sensibility. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 10, 147-166.

Lazar, M. (2009). Entitled to consume: postfeminist femininity and a culture of post-critique. Discourse & Communication, 3, 371-400.

McRobbie, A. (2009). The Aftermath of Feminism. Gender, Culture and Social Change. London: SAGE.

Scharff, C. (2012). Repudiating Feminism: Young women in a neoliberal world. Farnham: Ashgate.

Smith-Prei, C. & Stehle, M. (2014). wig-Trouble: Awkwardness and Feminist Politics. Women in German Yearbook, 30, 209-224.

 

Feminism (General)

Ramazanoğlu, C. (1989). Feminism and the Contradiction of Oppression. London & New York: Routledge.

 

Reflexivity (General)

Doty, R. L. (2010). Autoethnography – making human connections. Review of International Studies, 36 (04), 1047-1050.

Phillips, L. & Jørgensen, M. W. (2002). Discourse Analysis as Theory and Method. London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: SAGE.

 

Researching while Gendered, Researching while Feminist

Ahmed, S. (2004). Declarations of Whiteness: The Non-Performativity of Anti-Racism. Borderlands E-Journal, 3 (2).

Ahmed, S. (2010). Feminist Killjoys (And Other Willful Subjects). The Scholar and Feminist Online, 8 (3).

Baer, H. (2014). Redoing Feminism within and outside the Neoliberal Academy. Women in German Yearbook, 30, 197-208.

Ramazanoğlu, C. & Holland, J. (2002). Feminist Methodology. Challenges and Choices. London, Thousand Oaks & New Delhi: SAGE.

Shaw, F. (2013). “These Wars are Personal”: Methods and Theory and Feminist Online Research. Qualitative Research Journal, 13 (1), 90-101.

Jenkins, K. (2014). ‘That’s not philosophy’: feminism, academia and the double bind. Journal of Gender Studies, 23 (3), 262-274.

Ryan-Flood, R. & Gill, R. (eds.) (2010). Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process. Oxford: Routledge.

Hemmings, C. (2005). Telling feminist stories. Feminist Theory, 6 (2), 115-139.

Hemmings, C. (2007). What is a feminist theorist responsible for? Response to Rachel Torr. Feminist Theory, 8 (1), 69-76.

Zeffiro, A. & Hogan, M. (2015). Suture and Scars: Evidencing the Struggles of Academic Feminism. In: Silva, K. & Mendes, K. (eds.) Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Cultures. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Social Constructionism

Burr, V. (2007). Social Constructionism. London and New York: Routledge.

Phillips, L. & Jørgensen, M. W. (2002). Discourse Analysis as Theory and Method. London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: SAGE.

 

Working with “Discourse”

Lazar, M. (ed.) (2005). Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis: Gender, Power and Ideology in Discourse. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Phillips, L. & Jørgensen, M. W. (2002). Discourse Analysis as Theory and Method. London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi: SAGE.

van Dijk, T. A. (ed.) (2011). Discourse Studies. A Multidisciplinary Introduction. 2nd ed. London: SAGE.

Wodak, R. & Meyer, M. (eds.) (2009). Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis. 2nd ed. London: SAGE.

 

Working with Online Data

Morrow, O., Hawkins, R. & Kern, L. (2014). Feminist research in online spaces. Gender, Place & Culture, 1-18.

Page, R., Barton, D., Unger, J. W. & Zappavigna, M. (2014). Researching Language and Social Media. A Student Guide. London & New York: Routledge.

Shaw, A. (2014). The Internet Is Full of Jerks, Because the World Is Full of Jerks: What Feminist Theory Teaches Us About the Internet. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 11 (3), 273-277.

Shaw, F. (2013). “These Wars are Personal”: Methods and Theory and Feminist Online Research. Qualitative Research Journal, 13 (1), 90-101.

Seargeant, P. & Tagg, C. (eds.) (2014). The Language of Social Media: Identity and Community on the Internet. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Zappavigna, M. (2011). Ambient affiliation: A linguistic perspective on Twitter. New Media & Society, 13 (5), 788-806.

 

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