NIU Women's Studies
Library Resource List
Politics & Activism:

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.

Amundsen, Kirsten. A New Look at the Silenced Majority: Women and American Democracy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1977.

Baxter, Sandra and Marjorie Lansing, eds. Women and Politics: The Visible Majority. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1983.

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

Blum, Linda M. At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999.

Blumberg, Rhoda Lois. Civil Rights, The 1960s, Freedom Struggle. Rvsd. Ed. New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, 1991.

Bolen, Jean Shinoda. Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World. Boston, MA: Conari, 2005.

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

Buck, Marilyn, et al. Conspiracy of Voices. Madison, WI: Women In Support of Political Prisoners, 1990.

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

Burkett, Elinor. So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 2004.

Burkett, Elinor. The Right Women: A Journey through the Heart of Conservative America. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1998.

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

Bystydzienski, Jill M. Women Transforming Politics. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992.

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, England: Oxford University Press, 1972.

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

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

Darcy, R., Welsch, Susan, Clark, Janet. Women, Elections and Representation. New York, NY: Longman, 1987.

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

Diamond, Jean, ed. Families, Politics and Public Policy. New York, NY: Longman, 1983.

Dicker, Rory. A History of U.S Feminisms. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press, 2008.

Duke, Lois Lovelace. Women in Politics. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996.

Findlen, Barbara, ed. Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation. Seattle, WA: Seal Press, 1995.

Flammang, Janet A. Political Women: Current Roles in State and Local Government. Beverly Hills, CA: SAGE Publications, 1984.

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

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

Freeman, Jo. A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.

Gimlin, Hoyt, ed. The Women’s Movement: Agenda for the 1980’s. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1981.

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

Glover, Jonathan. Ethics of New Reproductive Technologies: The Glover Report to the European Commission (Studies in biomedical policy). DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1989.

Hardin, Garrett. Mandatory Motherhood: The True Meaning of “Right to Life”. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1974.

Harris, Harry. Prenatal Diagnosis and Selective Abortion. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975.

Harrison, Brigid C. Women in American Politics, An Introduction. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2003.

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

Henry, Sherrye. The Deep Divide: Why American Women Resist Equality. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1994.

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

Hill, Marcia. Feminist Therapy as a Political Act. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc., 1998.

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

hooks, bell. Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics. Cambridge, MA: Southend Press,

hooks, bell. Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics. Boston, MA: South End Press, 1990.

Iglitzin, Lynne B. and Ruth Ross, eds. Women in the World: A Comparative Study. Santa Barbara, CA: Clio Press, 1976.

Jancar, Barbara Wolfe. Women under Communism. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.

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.

Kamen, Paula. Feminist Fatale: Voices from the “Twentysomething” Generation Explore the Future of the “Women’s Movement.” New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1991.

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

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

Klein, Ethel. Gender Politics: From Consciousness to Mass Politics. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.

Klein, Renate D. and Deborah Lynn Steinberg, eds. Radical Voices: A Decade of Feminist Resistance from Women’s Studies International Forum. New York: Pergamon Press, 1989.

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

League of Women Voters of Illinois. Forty Years of Faith and Works: A Story of The League of Women Voters of Illinois- A nonpartisan organization to promote intelligent and active citizenship. Chicago, IL: League of Women Voters of Illinois, 1961.

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

LeVeness, Frank P. and Jane P. Sweeney, eds. Women Leaders in Contemporary U.S. Politics. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1987.

Levine, Phillippa. Prostitution, Race, and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire. New York, NY: Routledge, 2003.

Lorber, Judith. Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics. 3rd ed. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing Company, 2005.

Lovenducki, Joni. State Feminism and Political Representation. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Margolies-Mezvinksy, Marjorie. A Women’s Place…The Freshmen Women Who Changed the Face of Congress. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 1994.

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

McGlen, Nancy E. and Karen O’Connor. Women, Politics and American Society. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.

Miles, Angela. Integrative Feminisms: Building Global Visions, 1960s-1990s. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Moghadam, Valentine M. Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Moore, Tracy, ed. Lesbiot: Israeli Lesbians Talk about Sexuality, Feminism, Judaism and Their Lives. New York: Cassell, 1995.

Murray, Charles. Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980. USA: BasicBooks, 1984.

Muscio, Inga. Cunt: A Declaration of Independence. 2nd ed. New York: Seal, 2002.

Naples, Nancy A. Community Activism and Feminist Politics: Organizing Across Race, Class, and Gender. New York, NY: Routledge, 1998.

Naples, Nancy A., and Karen Bojar, eds. Teaching Feminist Activism: Strategies from the Field. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002.

Norris, Pippa, ed. Women, Media and Politics. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Okin, Susan Moller. Women in Western Political Thought. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1979.

Parker, Gail, ed. The Oven Birds: American Women on Womanhood, 1820-1920. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1972.

Partnoy, Alicia, ed. You Can’t Drown the Fire: Latin American Women Writing in Exile. Pittsburg, PA: Cleis Press, 1988.

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

Poole, Keith T. and L. Harmon Zeigler. Women, Public Opinion and Politics. New York, NY: Longman, 1985.

Randall, Vicky. Women and Politics: An International Perspective. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Sapiro, Virginia. The Political Integration of Women: Roles, Socialization, and Politics. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1983.

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.

Smeal, Eleanor. Why and How Women Will Elect the Next President. New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1984.

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

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.

Spretnak, Charlene. The Politics of Women’s Spirituality: Essays on the Rise of Spiritual Power within the Feminist Movement. New York: Anchor Books, 1982.

Stalcup, Brenda, ed. The Women's Rights Movement: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1996.

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.

Thomas, Sue and Clyde Wilcox, eds. Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future. New York, NY: Oxford UP, 1998.

Tinker, Irene, ed. Women in Washington: Advocates for Public Policy. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1983.

United States Commission on Civil Rights. Battered Women: Issues on Public Policy. Washington, D.C.: United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1978.

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

Weed, Elizabeth, ed. Coming to Terms: Feminism, Theory, Politics. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Weeks, Jeffrey. Sex, Politics & Society: The Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 1981.

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

West, Guida and Rhode Lois Blumberg, eds. Women and Social Protest. New York, NY: Oxford UP, 1990.

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

Whitaker, Lois Duke. Women in Politics: Outsiders or Insiders? 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.

Whitney, Ruth. Feminism & Love: Transforming Ourselves and Our World. Notre Dame, IN: Cross Cultural Publications, Inc., 1998.

Wilson, William Julius. The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

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

Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement. Liberation Now! New York, NY: Dell Publishing, 1971.

Wyckoff, Hogie. Solving Woman’s Problems: Through Awareness, Action & Contact. New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1977.

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.