WMST Library

The Women’s Studies Office in Peck 3407 has a small but growing library of materials that are available to faculty and students.  Below is a list of our catalog organized by subject matter. If you’re curious to see if we have a book that you would like to borrow, please come in and browse! New DVDs/Books are highlighted in red.

(We’ll add new materials every year depending upon the availability of funds, and we also are delighted to take donations of feminist books, DVDs and CDS.  We are particularly grateful to HBO films for their donations.)

DVDs by Subject: Social/Political Justice, Beauty/Gender in Media, Gender Identity & Gender Roles, Rape Culture, Feminism, Influential Women Leaders

Books by Subject: General and/or Introductory Text, Feminist Theory and Philosophy, LGBTQ, Religion, Abortion, Advice, Body & Sexuality, Violence Against Women, In America, Race & Cross-Cultural, Novels, Literature & Women, Biographies & Diaries, History, Youth & Education, Politics & Social Change, Economy & the Working Class, Women in Art, Psychology, Magazines & Journals

DVDs, listed by general subject matter

Social/Political Justice

The Mosque in Morgantown

Saving Face

For Neda

Triangle: Remembering the Fire

Half the Sky

Women, War, & Peace

Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights

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Beauty/Gender in Media

Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture

Miss Representation

America the Beautiful

What A Girl Wants

Absolutely Safe

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Gender Identity & Gender Roles

The Codes of Gender

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Rape Culture

It Was Rape

The Invisible War

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Feminism: Controversies, Challenges, Actions

Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation

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Influential Women Leaders

Makers: Women Who Make America

Gloria: In Her Own Words

A Single Woman


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Books, listed by general subject matter

General and/or introductory text

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

The Woman Movement by McCrimmon (1915)

Issues in Feminism: a first course in women’s studies by Sheila Ruth

An Introduction to Women’s Studies (1st and 2nd editions) by by Inderpal Gerwal and Caren Kaplan

Women’s Voices Feminist Visions by Shaw Lee

Feminist Frontiers 5th and 6th Edition and III by Richardson, Taylor, Whittier

Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices by Hunter College

Women: A Feminist Perspective by Freeman

Gender Basics: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Men by Anne Minas

Gender 10/11 Annual Edition

Feminist Studies, Volume 24, Number 1

Reading Women’s Lives: An Introduction to Women Studies

Women’s Studies by Perspectives, edited by Renae Bredin

The Law of Sex Discrimination by Lindgren and Taub

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

The Guy’s Guide to Feminism by Michael Kaufman & Michael Kimmel

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Feminist Theory and Philosophy

Feminist Theory Second Edition by Kolmar Bartkowksi

Feminist Theory in Process and Practice by Maison

Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy by Mary Daly

Essential Woman: Problems of Exclusion in Feminist Thought by E. Spelman

Philosophy of Women by Mahowald

Theorizing Patriarchy by Sylvia Walby

The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory by Marilyn Frye

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Feminism is Queer by Mimi Marinucci

Transgender 101 by Teich

We Are Everywhere: Writing by and about Lesbian Parents by Harriet Alpert

That Furious Lesbian: The Story of Mercedes de Acosta by Schanke

Lesbian Ethics by S. Hoagland

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein & S. Bergman 

Feminism is Queer: the Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory by Mimi Marinucci

Transfeminist Perspectives: in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies by Anne Enke

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Beyond God the Father by Mary Daly

Feminist Theory and Christian Theology by Serene Jones

Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology by Ruether

From Housewife to Heretic by Sonja Johnson

Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology by Pojman

The View from Olympus by D.H. Lloyd

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Moral Issues by Satris

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A Woman’s Guide to Safe Abortion by Maria Corsaro & Carole Korzeniowsky

1 in 3: These are our Stories by various authors

The Voices of Women: Abortion, In their own Words

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The Modern Woman’s Guide to Life by Chapman, Kassner, Kriberney

For Her Own Good by Ehrenrech & English

Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia by Emily Troth

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Body & Sexuality

Our Bodies, Ourselves: A book by and for women by Boston Women’s Health

The Female Body by Goldstein

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession by Hirschmann, Munter

Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body by Susan Bordo

The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness by Kim Chermin

Hearth & Home: Images of Women in the Mass Media by Tuchman, Daniels and Benet

Food Matters by Bauer

PMS: Premenstrual Syndrome and You by Lauersen, Stukane

Pornography: Men Possessing Women by Andrea Dworkin

Guide to Getting It On by Paul Joannides

Sexual Roles and Personal Awareness by Forisha

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Violence Against Women

The Battered Woman Syndrome by Springer

Reweaving the Web of Life: Feminism and Nonviolence by Pam McCallister

Illinois Domestic Violence Act

Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

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In America

Women in the American Economy by Brownlee & Brownlee

Women in American Society by Sapiro

The American Woman 1990-91: A Status Report

Women in America by Haber

Women and the American Experience by Woloch

American Women of Science by Lippincott

A History of U.S. Feminisms by Rory Dicker

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Race & Cross-Cultural

Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought by Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Presume Incompetent: The intersections of race and class for women in Academia

But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women Studies by Gloria Hull, Patricia Scott, Barbara Smith

When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America by Paula Giddings

Letter, Memories Among Southern Women by Susan Tucker

Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, Vol. 1, number 2

Women’s Lives: Multicultural Perspectives by Kirk, Okazawa-Rey

Women in Third World Development by Charlton

Self, Sex, and Gender in Cross-Cultural Fieldwork by Whitehead, Conaway

Many Sisters: Women in Cross-cultural Perspective by Matthasson

The State of Women in the World Atlas, Seager

The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World by Joni Seager

Women, the Family, and Peasant Revolution in China by Kay Ann Johnson

Women Across Cultures: a Global Perspective by Burn

Distant View of Minaret by Alifa Rifaat

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A Book of Women Poets: From Antiquity to Now edited by Barnstone

The Mother/Child Papers by Ostriker

Last Flight by Amelia Earhart

The Accomplished Woman by Nancy Price

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

A Spy in the House of Love by Anais Nin

L’etcetera by Susan Sontag

A Nart Wollstonecraft Reader by Soloman, Berggren

Food & Loathing by Betty Lerner

Spin a Soft Black Song by Giovani, Martins

Are you there God? Its me Margaret by Judy Blume

The Bean Trees by Kingsolver

Among Women by Louse Bernikow

Women in Turmoil: Six Plays by Mercedes de Acosta

Possessing the Secret Joy by Alice Walker

You Cant Keep A Good Woman Down by Alice Walker

Letters to Marina by Dacia Marain

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Literature & Women

Contemporary American Women Writers by Rainwater, Scheick

Writing in the Feminine: Feminism and Experimental Writing in Quebec by Gould

Women & Fiction by Susan Cahill

A Woman’s Place: Rhetoric and Reading for Composing Yourself and Your Prose by Morahan

Women’s Writing in the United States by Linda Wagner and Cathy Davidson

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Biographies & Diaries

Mama PhD: Women write about motherhood and academic life edited by Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant

Bad Feminist Essays by Roxane Gay

Lillian Wald of Henry Street by Siegel

Kathinka Zitz-Halen and Female Civic Activism in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Germany by Stanley Zucker

Olympia Brown by Cote

The Interrupted Life: the Diaries of Etty Willesum 1941- 1943

Pioneer Women 1 by Stratton

Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey by Schlissel

Now Time by McClane

Ordinary Heroes by Peter Hay

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Rebel in Paradise by Richard Drinnon

I Myself Am a Woman by Ding Ling

Women on the Ice by Chipman

The Roman Years of Margaret Fuller by Deiss

The Wise Virgins by Brooks

As the Night the Day by Mary Coburn

Shattered Applause: the Live of Eva Le Gallienne

Memoirs of a Medieval Woman by Collis

Parrot Pie for Breakfast by Robinson

When You’re a Widow: a Prominent Journalist Tells Her Personal Experience by Clarissa Start

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Well-Tempered Women” Nineteenth-Century Temperance Rhetoric by Mattingly

The Free Women of Petersburg by Lebsock

Hypatia’s Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century by Alic

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women by Estelle Freedman

Rebirth of Feminism by Judith Hole & Ellen Levine

First Generation: in the Words of Twentieth-Century American Immigrants by Namias

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women by Estelle B. Freedman

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Youth & Education

Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation by Barbara Findlen

Engaging Feminism: Students Speak Up and Speak Out

The Feminist Classroom by Maher and Tetreault

Teacher and Texts by Michael W. Apple

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Politics & Social Change

Women, Culture and Politics by Angela Davis

From Mouse to Mermaid: the Politics of Film, Gender and Culture by Elizabeth Bell, Haas, and Sells

Feminist Disability Studies by Kim Q. Hall

Sexism in Award Winning Picture Books by Suzanne Czaplinski

Skirting Tradition: Women in Politics Speak to the Next Generation by Lia Larson

Women and the Politics of Culture by Zak and Moots

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Political Issues, 14th edition by Mckenna and Feingold

Confessional Politics: Women’s Sexual Self-Representations in Life Writing and Popular Media by Irene Gammel

Why ERA Failed by Mary Frances Barry

Women’s Liberation and the Socialist Revolution by Pathfinder Press

Social Politics, International Studies in Gender, State & Society, vol. 1.1

Feminism and Socialism with an introduction by Linda Jenness

The Social Mobility of Women: Beyond Male Mobility Models by Geoff Payne and Pamela Abbott

Women & Social Change in America by Joan Mandle

Women and Revolution: A Discussion of the Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism by Lydia Sargent

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Economy & the Working Class

Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia by Rachel Connelly and Kristen Ghodsee

Born Female by Caroline Bird

Women’s Estate by Juliet Mitchell

Working Class Wives by Margery Spring Rice

Life as We Have Known It: by Co-operative Working Women by Davies

The Sisterhood of Man by Newland

Teachers, Gender and Careers by Sandra Acker

Working Women by Opposing Viewpoints

Women’s Work, Families and Health by Swanson-Kauffman

Circles of Care by Abel and Nelson

Women Working in the Sri Lanka Plantation Sector by Rachel Kurian

Unpaid Work in the Household by Luisella Goldschnidt-Clermont

Blacksmith, Baker, Roofing-sheet Maker by Marilyn Carr

Third World Second Sex by Miranda Davies

Occupation: Housewife by Lopata

Homemakers by Rae Andre

Stratification: Socioeconomic and Sexual Inequality

Help: a Handbook for Working Mothers by Greenleaf and Schaffler

Of Woman Born by Rich

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Women in Art

From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women’s Art by Lucy Lippard

Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Contemporaries by Amarillo Art Center

Music in the Old Bones: Jezebel Through the Ages by Janet Howe Gaines

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Women & Madness by Phyllis Chesler

Aspects of the Feminine by CG Jung

Toward a New Psychology of Women by Jean Baker Miller

Understanding Women: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Approach by Luise Eichenbaum and Susie Orbach

The Psychology of Sex Offenders by Ellis and Brancale

Women and Sex Roles: a Social Psychological Perspective by Frieze, Parsons, Johnson, Ruble, Zellman

Males & Females by Corinne Hutt

Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments by Muriel and Jongeward

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Magazines & Journals

The National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Vol. 17(3), 18(1-3), 19(1)

Women of China

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