The Gender Bookshelf

FOUNDATION TEXTS

  • Adichie, C. L. (2014) We Should All Be Feminists (Fourth Estate)
  • Connell, R. W. (2005) Masculinities: Second Edition (Polity)
  • Connell, R. W. & Pearse, R. (2015) Gender: In World Perspective, Third Edition (Polity)

CORE TEXTS

  • Abu-Lughod, L. (2015) Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (Harvard University Press)
  • Ali, K. (2006) Sexual Ethics in Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence (Oneworld)
  • Ahmed, L. (1992) Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (Yale University Press)
  • Ahmed, L. (2011) A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence from the Middle East to America (Yale University Press)
  • Badran, M. (2009) Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences  (Oneworld)
  • Brownmillar, S. (1976) Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape (Penguin)
  • Dreger, A. D. (1998) Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex (Harvard University Press)
  • Gaag, N. (2008) No Nonsense Guide to Women's Rights: New Edition (New Internationalist)
  • hooks, bell (2000) Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (Pluto Press)
  • Kugle, S. (2010) Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Muslims (Oneworld)

FURTHER READING

  • Abed-Kotob, S. & Sullivan, D. J. (2002) Zaynab al Ghazali: Islamist Feminist? in S. Mumm [Ed.] (2002 ) Religion Today: A Reader (Ashgate & Open University Press)
  • Abou El Fadl, K. (2001) Speaking in God’s Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women (Oneworld)
  • Adichie, C. N. (2014) We Should All Be Feminists (Fourth Estate)
  • Alsop, R. Fitzsimmons, A. & Lennon, K. (2003) Theorizing Gender (Polity)
  • Amos, V. & Parmar, P. (1984) ‘Challenging Imperial Feminism’, Feminist Review 17 (July 1984), 3-19
  • Amreen, J. (2001) The Story of Lut and the Qur’an’s Perception of the Morality of Same-Sex Sexuality, Journal of Homosexuality 41:1 p.1-88.
  • Anderson, B. & Zinsser, J. (1990) A History of Their Own; Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present - 2 volumes (Penguin)
  • Archer, L. (2003) Race, Masculinity and Schooling: Muslim Boys and Education (Open University Press)
  • Badran, M. (2002) Islamic feminism: what's in a name? Al-Ahram Weekly Online, Issue No.569 http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2002/569/cu1.htm accessed 23/10/04
  • Barlas, A. (2002) Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an (University of Texas Press)
  • Boellstorff, T. (2005) The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia (Princeton University Press)
  • Bouhdiba, A., Ian Sheridan [Trans] (1998)  Sexuality in Islam (Saqi Books)
  • Cooke, M. (2000) Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism Through Literature (Routledge)
  • El-Rouayheb, K. (2005) Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800 (University of Chicago Press)
  • El-Saadawi, Nawal (1997) The Nawal El Saadawi Reader (Zed Books)
  • Esack, F. & Chiddy, S. [Eds] (2009) Islam and AIDS: Between Scorn, Pity and Justice  (Oneworld Publications)
  • Habib, S. [Ed.] (2010) Islam and Homosexuality (Greenwood Publishing Group)
  • Hambly, G. (1999) Women in the Medieval Islamic World (Palgrave MacMillan)
  • Harding, S. (2008) Sciences from Below: Feminisms, Postcolonialities, and Modernities (Duke University Press)
  • Haritaworn, J., Tauqir, T. & Erdem, E. (2008) Gay Imperialism: Gender and Sexuality Discourse in the 'War on Terror', in A. Kuntsman & E. Miyake [Eds] (2008) Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/Raciality (Raw Nerve Books Ltd)
  • Kemp, S. & Squires, J. [Eds.] (1997) Feminisms (Oxford University Press)
  • Kimmel, M. (2003) Globalization and its Mal(e)Contents: The Gendered Moral and Political Economy of  Terrorism, International Sociology, 18, p.603-620
  • Kugle, S. & Hunt, S. (2012) Masculinity, Homosexuality and the Defence of Islam: A Case Study of Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s Media Fatwa, Religion and Gender, 2(2), p.254-279
  • Lewis, R. & Lewis, S. [Eds.] (2003) Feminist Postcolonial Theory: A Reader (Routledge)
  • Mac an Ghaill, M. (1996) Understanding Masculinities (Open University Press)
  • Mahmood, S. (2005) Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject (Princeton University Press)
  • Mernissi, F. (1992) Women in Islam (Basil Blackwell)
  • Mernissi, F., Emily Agar [Trans] (1996) Women's Rebellion and Islamic Memory (Zed Books Ltd )
  • Metcalf, B. D. [Trans.] (1992) Perfecting Women: Maulana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi's Bihisti Zewar (University of California Press)
  • Morgan, S. [Ed.] (2007) The Feminist History Reader (Routledge)
  • Murata, S. (1992) Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought (State University of New York Press)
  • Murray, S, and Roscoe, W. (1997) Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History and Literature (New York University Press)
  • Offen, K. M. (2000) European feminisms, 1700-1950: a political history (Stanford University Press)
  • Ouzgane, L. [Ed.] (2006) Islamic Masculinities (Zed Books)
  • Patel, G., Orhan, A. and Maharaj, K. (1999) Hard to Reach, Hard to Teach (Naz Project)
  • Saliba, T. (2002) Gender, Politics and Islam (Chicago University Press)
  • Safra Project (2002) Initial Findings, Identifying the difficulties experienced by lesbian, bisexual & transgender Muslim women in accessing social & legal services (Safra Project)
  • Shaikh, S. (2003) 'Transforming feminisms: Islam, Women and Gender Justice' in Omid Safi [Ed.] (2007) Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender and Pluralism (Oneworld)
  • Stearns, P. (2006) Gender in World History (Routledge)
  • Wadud, A. (1999) Qur’an and Women: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Women’s Position, 2nd Edition (Oxford University Press)
  • Wadud, A. (2006) Inside the Gender Jihad (Oneworld)
  • Walters, M. (2005) Feminism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
  • WLUML (1998) For Ourselves – Women Reading the Qur'an (WLUML)
  • WLUML (2003) Knowing Our Rights: Women, family, laws and customs in the Muslim world (WLUML)
  • Yip, A. K. T. (2004) Negotiating space with family and kin in identity construction: the narratives of British non-heterosexual Muslims, in The Sociological Review 52:3 p.336-350
  • Yip, A. K. T., (2009) [Guest editor] Special Issue: Islam and Sexuality. Contemporary Islam, 3(1)

'Gender is the structure of social relations that centres on the reproductive arena, and the set of practices that bring reproductive distinctions between bodies into social processes.' Connell & Pearse, 2015, p.11
 

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