SBAI Department Library

We have a small but useful collection of books on-hand in Gender & Women's Studies that are free to borrow. We also have book-bound copies of Ms. Magazines dating back for a number of years.

Our available book titles are listed below and are housed in Lattimore 540. If you should like to see or borrow any of these books, please stop by the SBAI office in Lattimore 538 or email us: sbai@rochester.edu.

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  • "100 Most Important Women of the 20th Centurry" by Ladies Home Journal
  • “1370 Connection, Peace Corps Update” by Lanning, Joe
  • “Absent Mothers and Orphaned Fathers: Narcissism and Abjection in Lessing's Aesthetic and Dramatic Production” by Gustafson, Susan E.
  • “Academic Women: Working Towards Equality” by Simeone, Angela (AE.8)
  • “Adam's Eve:  A Handbook for the Social Revolution ECOA and the Story of Adam and Eve” by Hall, Jon C. and Barbara D. Hall
  • “Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose” by Gelpi, Barbara Charlesworth and Albert Gelpi, eds.
  • “Aguero Sisters, The” by Garcia, Cristina
  • “African Spaces: designs for living in upper volta” by Bourdier, Jean Paul and Trinh T. Minh-Ha  (AHI.4)
  • “Anatomy of National Fantasy, The: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life” by Berlant, Lauren
  • “Anxious Intellects:  Academic Professionals, Pub” by Michael, John
  • “Asian Women Research Institute, 2001 Vol. 12” by Park, Meesok, ed. (AJ.1)
  • “Are We Not Men? Masculine Anxiety and the Problem” by Harper, Phillip Brian
  • “Art Sans Oeuvre, Un: ou L'Anonymat dans les arts contemporains” by Minh-ha, Trinh T.
  • “Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society” by Mernissi, Fatima
  • “Birth Project, The” by Chicago, Judy  (AAA.1)
  • “Blacked Out:  Dilemmas of Race, Identity, and Success at Capital High” by Fordham, Signithia (AE.5)
  • “Blackout: Reinventing Women for Wartime British Cinema” by Lant, Antonia (AAF.4)
  • “Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 1, A-L” by Hine, Darlene Clark ed. (ACA.1)
  • “Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 2, M-Z” by Hine, Darlene Clark ed. (ACA.2)
  • “Blue Money Stories” by Hubbard, Susan
  • “Body/Politics: Women and Discourses of Science” by Jacobus, Mary with Evelyn Fox Keller and Sally Shuttleworth, eds.
  • “Boundaries of Her Body, The: A History of Women's Rights in America” by Rowland, Debran (AFA.5)
  • “Book of Mercy, The” by Cambor, Kathleen
  • “Boys: Masculinites in Contemporary Culture” by Smith, Paul, ed. (AC.5)
  • “Century of Women, A: The History of Women in Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century” by Rowbotham, Sheila (AHI.2)
  • “Checkbook and the Cruise Missile, The” by Roy, Arundhati and David Barsamian
  • “Close Encounters: Film, Feminism, and Science Fiction” by Penley, Constance, et al., eds. (AAF.5)
  • “Coming On Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Women's Sports”  by Cahn, Susan K.
  • “Community of Suffering & Struggle: Women, Men, and the Labor Movement in Minneapolis, 1915-1945” by Faue, Elizabeth
  • “Complexité d'un roman populaire: ambiguïté dans La Chatte” by Bal, Mieke
  • “Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon” by Thompson, Elizabeth (AHI.6)
  • “Confessions of a Concierge: Madame Lucie's History of Twentieth-Century France” by Smith, Bonnie G.
  • “Concepts of Self and Morality:  Women's Reasoning about Abortion” by Smetana, Judith G.
  • “Conflicts in Feminism” by Hirsch, Marianne and Evelyn Fox Keller, eds.
  • “Cost of Living, The” by Roy, Arundhati
  • “Danger Zones: Homosexuality, National Identity, and Mexican Cultures” by Schaefer, Claudia (ACI.3))
  • “Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975” by Echols, Alice (AFA.4)
  • “Daniel Defoe:  Ambition & Innovation” by Backscheider, Paula R.
  • “Daughters of Feminists: Young Women with Feminist Mothers Talk About Their Lives” by Glickman, Rose L.
  • “Democratic Social Education: Social Studies for Social Change” by Hursh, David W. and E. Wayne Ross (AE.9)
  • “DGWS Research Reports: Women in Sports” by American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • “Dissident, The” by Freudenberger, Nell
  • “Disturbance of the Inner Ear” by Hackett, Joan
  • “Diva's Mouth, The: Body, Voice, Prima Donna Politics” by Leonardi, Susan J. and Rebecca A. Pope (AAM.2)
  • “Double Perspective: Language, Literacy & Social” by Bleich, David
  • “Educating Women:  Cultural Conflict and Victorian Literature” by Green, Laura Morgan (AE.6)
  • “En Minuscules” by Minh-ha, Trinh T.
  • “Envision: Persuasive Writing in a Visual World” by Alfano, Chrisitine L. and Alyssa J. O'Brien
  • “Escrita E Poder” by Helena, Lucia
  • “Essentials of Argument” by Wood, Nancy V.
  • “Ethical Inquiry, An:  Where to Draw the Line” by Hynes, Kathleen
  • “Epistemology of the Closet” by Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky
  • “Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century” by Taylor, Barbara (AHI.7)
  • “Everything You Know” by Heller, Zoe
  • “Everywoman” by Luria, Gina and Virginia Tiger (AAA. 5)
  • “Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words” by Sherr, Lynn (AFA.6)
  • “Far Field, The: A Novel of Ceylon” by Meidav, Edie
  • “Fatal Women: Lesbian Sexuality and the Mark of Aggression” by Hart, Lynda (AAF.10)
  • “Feeling for the Organism, A: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock” by Keller, Evelyn Fox
  • “Female Body, The: Figures, Styles, and Speculations” by Goldstein, Laurence, ed.
  • “Female Gaze, The: Women as Viewers of Popular Culture” by Gamman, Lorraine and Margaret Marshment, eds. (AAF.9)
  • “Feminine Sentences, Essays on Women and Culture” by Wolff, Janet“Future of an Illusion, The: Film, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis” by Penley, Constance (AAF.8)
  • “Feminism and Methodology” by Harding, Sandra, ed.
  • “Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity” by Monanty, Chandra Talpade (AC.6)
  • “Feminisms: an Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticisms” by Warhol, Robyn R. and Diane Price Herndl, eds.
  • “Feminist Chronicles 1953-1993” by Carabillo, Toni, et al. (AFA.2)
  • “Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship” by Benstock, Shari, ed.“Feminists Theorize the Political” by Butler, Judith and Joan W. Scott eds.
  • “Feminist Philosophy Reader, The” by Bailey, Alison and Chris Cuomo
  • “Feminist Theory: A Reader” by Kolmar, Wendy K. and Frances Bartkowski, eds.
  • “Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center” by hooks, bell
  • “Feminist Thought, 3rd edition” by Tong, Rosemarie
  • “Femmes imaginaires” by Bal, Mieke
  • “Find Courtney: a psychological thriller” by Clark, Melissa
  • “Financial Support of Women's Programs in the 1970s:  A Review of Private and Government Funding in the United States and Abroad” by Ford Foundation
  • “…From Virgin to Vamp: Images of Women in Philippine Media” by Azarcon-dela Cruz, Pennie S. (AAF.11)
  • “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” by Shange, Ntozake
  • “For We Are Sold, I and My People:  Women and Industry in Mexico's Frontier” by Fernandez-Kelly, Maria Patricia
  • “Foucault and Feminism” by McNay, Lois
  • “Freud on Women: a Reader” by Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth
  • “From Dissertation to Book” by Germano, William
  • “Future of an Illusion, The: Film, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis” by Penley, Constance (AAF.8)
  • “Gender and Germanness: Cultural Productions of Nation” by Herminghouse, Patricia and Magda Mueller, eds.(ACI.2)
  • “Gender and the Politics of History” by Scott, John Wallace (AHI.3)
  • “Gender and Science Reader, The” by Lederman, Muriel and Ingrid Bartsch, eds.
  • “Genealogy of Queer Theory, The” by Turner, William B. (ACQ.3)
  • “Getting it Published:  A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious About Serious Books” by Germano, William
  • “Global Feminisms since 1945” by Smith, Bonnie G., ed.  (AFI.1)
  • “Glorying in Tribulation: The Lifework of Sojourner Truth” by Stetson, Erlene and David, Linda
  • “God of Small Things, The” by Roy, Arundhati
  • "Groom to Have Been, The” by Alam, Saher
  • “Half the Human Experience:  The Psychology of Women, 6th edition” by Hyde, Janet Shibley
  • “Half the Human Experience:  The Psychology of Women, 7th edition” by Hyde, Janet Shibley
  • “Handmaid's Tale, The” by Atwood, Margaret
  • “Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly- Volume 3, Number 2, 2002” by Stelboum, Judith P., ed. (AJ.4)
  • “Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly- Volume 4, Number 4, 2003” by Stelboum, Judith P., ed. (AJ.5)
  • “Hatbox Baby, The” by Brown, Carrie
  • “Haunting Capital: Memory, Text, and the Black Diasporic Body” by Young, Hershini Bhana
  • “High Drama in Fabulous Toledo” by James, Lily
  • “Higher Learning:  Reading and Writing about College, 2nd ed.” by See, Pattie and Bruce Taylor, eds. (AE.7)
  • “History of Abortion in the Catholic Church, The: The Untold Story” by Hurst, Jane
  • “History of Women Artists, A” by Munsterberg, Hugo (AAH.2)
  • “Horse Thief” by Balint, Anna
  • “Holy Women of Russia: The Lives of Five Orthodox Women Offer Spiritual Guidance for Today” by Meehan, Brenda
  • “Horror Fiction:  An Introduction” by Wisker, Gina
  • “I Dream a World” by Lanker, Brian
  • “In a Man's World:  Faculity Wives and Daughters at Phillips Exeter Academy, 1781-1981” by Brown, Connie (AE.3)
  • “Inleiding in de literatuur/wetenschap” by Bal, Mieke et al
  • “In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden” by Cambor, Kathleen
  • “John Dollar: a Novel” by Wiggins, Marianne
  • “J. Roger Williams” by Settle, Mary Lee
  • “Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering: No Universal Constants” by Ambrose, Susan A., et al. eds.
  • “Julia Kristeva Interviews” by Guberman, Ross Mitchell, ed.
  • “Kalliope:  a journal of women's literature & art” by Koeppel, Mary Sue, ed. (AJ.2)
  • “Kenyon Review, The, Volume XXVII Number 1” by Lynn, David H., ed. (AJ.3)
  • “Kids:  How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Raise Young Children” by Small, Meredith F.
  • “Kommandant's Mistress, The” by Szeman, Sherri
  • “Labrador” by Davis, Kathryn
  • “Ladies of the Leisure Class: The Bourgeoises of Northern France in the Nineteenth Century” by Smith, Bonnie G. (AHI.5)
  • “Laws of Life, The, with Special Reference to the Physical Education of Girls” by Blackwell, Elizabeth (AE.2)
  • “Law of Sex Discrimination, The” by Lindgren, J. Ralph and  Nadine Taub
  • “Left Hand of Darkness, The” by LeGuin, Ursula K.
  • “Legislating the French Family: Feminism, Theater, and Republican Politics, 1870-1920” by Pedersen, Jean Elisabeth (AHI.1)
  • “Lesbian Postmodern, The” by Doan, Laura, ed. (ACQ.1)
  • “Liberal Education and the Canon: Five Great Texts Speak to Contemporary Social Issues” by Ford, Laura Christian (AE.4)
  • “Life on the Line” by Wattleton, Faye
  • “Litigation on Behalf of Women:  A Review for the Ford Foundation” by Berger, Margaret A.
  • “Love and Honor in the Himalayas” by McHugh, Ernestine (ACI.1)
  • “Lucy Stone: Pioneer Woman Suffragist” by Blackwell, Alice Stone
  • “Lucky in the Corner” by Anshaw, Carol
  • “Luna's California Poppies” by Villanueva, Alma Luz
  • “Madeleine is Sleeping” by Byum, Sarah Shun-Lien
  • “Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future” by Baumgardner, Jennifer and Amy Richards
  • “Marguerite Duras: Writing on the Body” by Willis, Sharon
  • “Mary Called Magdalene” by George, Margaret
  • “Mary Kelly” by Iversen, Margaret, et al. (AAA.3)
  • “Mary Reilly” by Martin, Valerie
  • “Material Queer, The: A LesBiGay Cultural Studies Reader” by Morton, Donald, ed. (ACQ.2)
  • “Men Desiring Men: The Poetry of Same-Sex Identity and Desire in German Classicism” by Gustafson, Susan E.
  • “Mind Has No Sex?, The: Women in the Origins of Modern Science” by Schiebinger, Londa
  • “Modern Women's Stories” by Craig, Patricia ed.
  • “Moses in Sinai” by Zelitch, Simone
  • “Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire” by Hardt, Michael and Antonio Negri
  • “Murder and Difference: Gender, Genre, and Scholarship on Sisera's Death” by Bal, Mieke
  • “Music, Musicians, and the Saint-Simonians” by Locke, Ralph P. (AAM.1)
  • “My Conscience Speaks:  Catholic Women Discuss their Abortions” by Catholics for a Free Choice
  • “Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative” by Bal, Mieke
  • “Native North American Art” by Berlo, Janet and Ruth B. Phillips (AAA.4)
  • “New Dimensions in Women's Health” by Alexander, Linda Lewis and Judith H. LaRosa
  • “Not for Ourselves Alone” by Ward, Geoffrey C. and Burns, Ken
  • “Nursing, Physician Control, and the Medical Monopoly” by Group, Thetis M. and Joan I. Roberts
  • “One Blood:  The Death and Resurrection of Charles R. Drew” by Love, Spencie
  • “Our Babies, Ourselves:  How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent” by Small, Meredith F.
  • “Our Sisters' Promised Land” by Emmett, Ayala
  • “Outragious Acts and Everyday Rebellions” by Steinem, Gloria
  • “Over Literatuur” by Bal, Mieke et al
  • “Painting: a Novel, The” by Schuyler, Nina
  • “Panofsky and the Foundations of Art History” by Munsterberg, Hugo (AAH.3)
  • “Paycheck of Your Own, A” by March, Jo
  • “Peacock Poems, The” by Williams, Sherley Ann
  • “Peer-Led Team Learning:  A Handbook for Team Leaders” by Roth, Vicki, et al.
  • “Pengantar Ilmu Sastra” by Bal, Mieke et al
  • “Pioneer Work In Opening the Medical Progession to Women” by Blackwell, Elizabeth
  • “Playing with Light” by Rivera, Beatriz
  • “Power, Race, and Gender in Academe: Strangers in the Tower?” by Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin and Maria Herrera-Sobek, eds. (AE.10)
  • “ Post-Partum Document” by Kelly, Mary (AAA.2)
  • “Pride and Joy:  The Lives and Passions of Women without Children” by Casey, Terri
  • “Prime of Life, The” by de Beauvoir, Simone
  • “Private Affairs” by Harper, Phillip Brian
  • “Queen of America Goes to Washington City, The: Essays on Sex and Citizenship” by Berlant, Lauren
  • “Question of Choice, A” by Weddington, Sarah
  • “Quilting Lessons: Notes from the Scrap Bag of a Writer and Quilter” by Berlo, Janet Catherine
  • “Rapunzel's Daughters:  What Women's Hair Tells us About Women's Lives”  by Weitz, Rose (AC.1)
  • “Reading and Writing in the Academic Community” by Kennedy, Mary and Hadley Smith
  • “Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism” by Wolff, Janet (AC.3)
  • “Second Sex, The” by de Beauvoir, Simone
  • “Set Me Free: a Novel” by Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda
  • “Sexual Antipodes:  Enlightenment Globalization and the Placing of Sex” by Cheek, Pamela
  • “Sexual Politics of Meat, The: a Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory” by Adam, Carol J.
  • “SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap” by Orenstein, Peggy (AE.11)
  • “Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature” by Haraway, Donna J.
  • “Sisters Mallone, The: Una Storia di Famiglia” by Ermelino, Louisa
  • “State of Women in the World Atlas, The” by Seager, Joni (AC.4)
  • “Stepping Forward:  Black Women in Africa and the Americas” by Higgs, Catherine, et al., eds. (ACA.3)
  • “Social Process/Collaborative Action:  Mary Kelly 1970-175” by Mastai, Judith ed. (AAH. 1)
  • “Soul of a Chef, The: The Journey Toward Perfection” by Ruhlman, Michael
  • “Subjective Criticism” by Bleich, David
  • “Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood” by Gatewood, Frances and Murray Pomerance, eds. (AAF.7)
  • “Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature” by Atwood, Margaret
  • “Surviving Sexual Assault” by Grossman, Rochel with Joan Sutherland, eds.
  • “Taft” by Patchett, Ann
  • “Tattoo Artist, The” by Ciment, Jill
  • “Tech-Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age” by AAUW Educational Foundation (AE.1)
  • “Teoría de la Narrative: Una Introducción a la Narratología” by Bal, Mieke
  • “Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America” by Rapp, Rayna
  • “Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes: An Anthology” by Schevill, Margot Blum, et al. eds. (AAH.6)
  • “Textured Lives: Women, Art, and Representation in Modern Mexico” by Schaefer, Claudia (AAH.4)
  • “Theatre to Cinema: Stage Pictorialism and the Early Feature Films” by Brewster, Ben and Lea Jacobs (AAF.1)
  • “Tiny One, The” by Minot, Eliza
  • “To Have and to Hold: Slave Work and Family Life in Antebellum South Carolina” by Hudson Jr., Larry E. (AHA.1)
  • “Trial of Susan B, Anthony, The” by Anthony, Susan B. (AFA.7)
  • “Trouble with Catherine, The” by Hruby, Andes
  • “Toward a Feminist Theory of The State” by MacKinnon, Catharine A.
  • “Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body” by Bordo, Susan
  • “Visual and Other Pleasures” by Mulvey, Laura (AAF.2)
  • “Wage Justice: Comparable Worth and the Paradox of Technocratic Reform” by Evans, Sara M. and Barbara J. Nelson
  • “Wages of Sin, The: Censorship and the Fallen Woman Film, 1928-1942” by Jacobs, Lea (AAF.3)
  • “War and Terror in Historical and Contemporary Perspective” by Geyer, Michael, ed.
  • “War Talk” by Roy, Arundhati
  • “Water for Elephants: a Novel” by Gruen, Sara
  • “What Does a Woman Want?: Reading and Sexual Difference” by Felman, Shoshana
  • “Women, Art, and Society” by Chadwick, Whitney (AAH.5)
  • “Women & Housing:  A Report on Sex Discrimination in Five American Cities” by National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
  • “Woman, Culture, & Society” by Rosaldo, Michelle Zimbalist and Louise Lamphere, eds. (AC.2)
  • “Woman's Education, A: The Road from Coorain Leads to Smith College” by Conway, Jill Ker
  • “Woman who Ran for President, The: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull” by Underhill, Lois Beachy
  • “Women's Athletics:  Coping with Controversy” by Hoepner, Barbara J., ed
  • “Women in a Changing World: Collected Writings by Women and Men Caught Between Conflicting Values” by West, Uta ed.
  • “Women in the Workplace: Effects on Families” by Borman, Kathryn M., et al. eds.
  • “Women In Transition: A Feminist Handbook on Separation and Divorce” by Women In Transition, Inc.
  • “Women's Studies Graduates:  The First Generation” by Luebke, Barbara F. and Mary Ellen Reilly
  • “Women's Studies in the United States” by Stimpson, Catharien R. with Nina Kressner Cobb (AFA.1)
  • “Women Television Producers: 1948-2000” by Alley, Robert and Irby Bro
  • “Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women” by Lee, Janet, and Suan M. Shaw
  • “World is a Text, The: Writing, Reading, and Thinking About Culture in Its Contexts” by Silverman, Jonathan and Rader, Dean
  • “Writing and Sexual Difference” by Abel, Elizabeth, ed.
  • “Writing Double: Women's Literary Partnerships” by London, Bette
  • “Writing of Elena Poniatowska, The: Engaging Dialogues” by Jörgenson, Beth E.


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