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Women and gender studies: Gay, lesbian and transgender

This page is a brief guide to reference sources for women & gender studies held by the British Library. It is a select list only, concentrating on bibliographies, biographies, and other finding aids. Much relevant material will also be found in our online catalogues. Items marked by an asterisk are not on open access. 

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Women's Studies / Gay, Lesbian and Transgender

A companion to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies. edited by George E.Haggerty and Molly McGarry. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007
SPIS306.766
 
*Aldrich, Robert, & Wotherspoon, Gary. Who's who in gay and lesbian history, from antiquity to World War 11. London: Routledge, 2002
YC.2003.a.17640
 
*Aldrich, Robert, & Wotherspoon, Gary. Who's who in contemporary gay and lesbian history, from World War 11 to the present day.London: Routledge, 2000
YC.2001.a.14777
*Aldrich, Robert, & Wotherspoon, Gary. Gay and lesbian perspectives IV, studies in Australian culture. Sydney: University of Sydney
YA.1999.a. 44
 
Amico, Eleanor B. (ed.) Reader's guide to women's studies. Includes index.
Chicago; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.
HLR016.305407
 
*Aristocratic women, the social, political and cultural history of rich and powerful women
Part 1. The correspondence of Jemma, Marchioness Grey (1772-97) and her circle, from the Bedfordshire County Record Office, a listing and guide to the microfilm edition.
Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 1995
RAR305.4
YC.1995.a.5094
 
*Aristocratic women, the social, political and cultural history of rich and powerful women.
Part 2. The correspondence and diaries of Charlotte Georgina, Lady Bedingfield (formerly Jerningham) 1779-1833, together with the letters of Anna Seward, 1791-1804, and Lady Stafford, 1774-1837.
Marlborough: Adam Matthew Publications, 1998
RAR305.4
YA.1999.a.1629
 
*Barrow, Margaret. Women 1870-1928, a select guide to printed and archival sources in the United Kingdom.
London: Mansell, 1981
X.520/23256
MSS941.081
 
*Berkowitz, T. [et al.] Who's who and where in women's studies. An exhaustive record of the women's movement's history, would serve as a guide to feminist scholars, historians and other scholars. Old Westbury: Feminist Press, 1974.
X521/16473
 
*Bibliographies and Indexes in women's studies, this is currently received by Document Supply Shelfmark, the British Library's Document Supply service. No. 1, 1984- .

Document Supply Shelfmark1993.097580

 
*Black, Donald. Wrestling for gay guys:overcoming problems, fears and hang-ups; illustrations by Matt. London: Power Books, 1995
YK.1996.a.1865
 
*Blasius, Mark and Shane Phelan. We are everywhere, a historical sourcebook of gay and lesbian politics. New York, London: Routledge, 1997
YC.1997.b.6414
 
A brief guide to gender statistics. Published in association with the Equal Opportunities Commission. London: Office for National Statistics, 1998
OPL.301.41
 
*Brown, Loulou. [et al.] W.I.S.H. The international handbook of women's studies.
A reference guide to women's organisations and to women's studies courses, centres, training and resources world-wide; it includes libraries, women's resource centres, bookshops and bookclubs. New York; London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993.
YC.1994.b.200
 
Brownmiller, Sara. An index to women's studies anthologies, research across the disciplines, 1985-1989.
New York, London: Prentice Hall International, 1996.
OPL.301.412
 
*Butalia, Urvashi. Speaking peace, women's voices from Kashmir. New Delhi: Kali for women, 2002
YA.2002.a.14888
 
*Butler, Judith Gender trouble: Feminism and the subversion of identity. New York; London: Routledge, 1999.
YC.2001.a.13329
m02/36774
 
Calhoun, Cheshire. Feminism, the family, and the politics of the closet, lesbian and gay displacement.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000
OPL.301.412
 
*Clark, Donna. The queer cookbook: a fully-guided tour to the secrets of success in the homosexual kitchen. London: Freedom Editions, 1997
YK.1996.a.23878
 
*Conner, Randy P. Cassell's encyclopedia of queer myth, symbol and spirit: gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lore. London: Cassell, 1997
YK.1997.b.4417
 
* Connolly, Linda. The Irish women's movement, from revolution to devolution. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002
YC.2001.a.20400
 
*Cruikshank, Margaret. (ed.) Lesbian studies, present and future, Covering autobiographies of lesbians in academe, images of lesbians in women's literature anthologies, lesbian perspective on women's studies, lesbian herstory archives and other resources. Old Westbury, N.Y.: Feminist Press, 1982.
YH.1989.a.723
 
The dictionary of homophobia:a global history of gay & lesbian experience. Edited by Louis-Georges Tin; translated by Marek Redburn; et al. Vancouver, B.C.,: Arsenal Pulp; London: Turnaround [distributor], 2008
HLR306.766
 
*Donoghue, Emma. Inseparable:  desire between women in literature.  New York : Alfred A. Knopf,  2010
m10/19420 DSC
 
Encyclopedia of women and gender. See under Encyclopedias
 
Engel, Stephen M. The unfinished revolution, social movement theory and the gay and lesbian movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001
SPIS305.9066409
 
*Faderman, Lillian. Surpassing the love of men: romantic friendship and love between women from the renaissance to the present. London: Women's Press, 1985, c1981
YC.1992.a.3034
 
*Foster, David William. Spanish writers on gay and lesbian themes, a bio-critical sourcebook. Westport, Conn., London: Greenwood Press, 1999
YC.1999.b.8449
 
Francis, Philip. Legal status of women.
Dobbs Ferry: Oceans Publications, 1978
OPL347.428
 
*Frye, Susan & Robertson, Karen. (eds.) Maids and mistresses, cousins and queens, women's alliances in early modern England. New York, Oxford: Oxford university press, 1998
YC.2000.a.5647
*Gardiner, Jill. From the closet to the screen: women at the Gateways Club, 1945-1985. London: Pandora, 2003
m08/14502 DSC
 
Gaur, Albertine. Women in India. London: British Library, 1980.
OIH305.4
 
*Gaur, Albertine & Tuson, P. (eds.) Women's studies, papers presented at a colloquium at the British Library 4th April 1989. London: British Library, 1990.
2719.e.2195
 
*Gay and lesbian writing in the Hispanic world. Alfredo Martinez Exposito, Aukland: VOX/AHS, 1999/2000
YA.2000.a.26218
 
*Gay fiction speaks, conversations with gay novelists. Richard Canning. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000
YA.2001.a.10570
 
Gender, a sociological reader. Edited by Stevi Jackson and Sue Scott. London: Routledge, 2002
SPIS305.3
 
Gender and development in the Arab world, women's economic participation: patterns and policies. Edited by Nabil F. Khoury and Valentine M. Moghadam. London: Zed Books, 1995
OIE331.409
 
Gender struggles, practical approaches to contemporary feminism. Edited by Constance L. Mui and Julien S. Murphy. Oxford: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, 2002
SPIS305.4201
 
*Ghose, Indira. Memsahibs abroad, writings by women travellers in nineteenth century India. Delhi, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998
YC.2001.a.2023
 
*Ghose, Indira. Women travellers in colonial India, the power of the female gaze.Delhi, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998
YC.2001.a.3815
 
Haggerty, G.E.(ed.) Gay histories and cultures: an encyclopedia.
New York: Garland, 2000
HLR306.766
 
*Handbook of gender and women's studies. Edited by Kathy Davis, Mary Evans and Judith Lorber. London: SAGE, 2006
YC.2006.a.14629
 
*Hartman, Joan E. & Messer-Davidow, Ellen. (eds.) Women in print, for the Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession. 2 Vols. Contents: 1. Opportunities for women's studies research and publication in language and literature. 2. Opportunities for women's studies publication in language and literature. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1982.
2725.e.942
 
*Hobby, Elaine; White, Chris (eds.) What lesbians do in books. Women's Press, 1991
YC.1991.a.5543
 
*Hull, Gloria T. (et al.) All the women are white, all the blacks are men, but some of us are brave; black women's studies, Includes black feminism, bibliographies, black women's literature and criticism. New York: The Feminist Press, 1982.
YA.1990.a.7619
 
*Jacobs, Sue Ellen. Women in perspective, a guide for cross-cultural studies. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, [1974].

X.520/8304

 
*Kampf, Ray The bear handbook: a comprehensive guide for those who are husky, hairy , and homosexual, and those who love 'em. New York;London: Harrington Park Press, 2000
YK.2002.a.12263
 
Khoury, Nabil F.; Moghadam, Valentine M. Gender and development in the Arab world, women's economic participation: patterns and policies.
London: published for the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNI/WIDER).
London: Zed books, 1995

OIE331.409 (OIOC)

 
*King, Judith D. Women's studies sourcebook, a comprehensive, classified bibliography of books, Allendale: Grand Valley State Colleges Library, 1976.

2725.g.2133

 
*Kipnis, Laura. The female thing: dirt, sex, envy, vulnerability New York: Pantheon Books, 2006
DSC m06/42577
 
*Knight, Annette. (compiler). A women's studies select bibliography (with a third world emphasis) covers, history, literature, economics, law, sociology (general) and many more subjects. St. Augustine: Women and Development Studies Group University of the West Indies, 1988.

2725.g.1246

 
Krikos, Linda A. Women's Studies: a recommended bibliography, 3rd edition. Wesport; Conn.; London: Libraries Unlimited; [Oxford: Harcourt Education, distributor], 2004
HLR305.4
 
*Kuzmack, Linda Gordon. Woman's cause, the Jewish woman's movement in England and United States, 1881-1933. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1990
YA.1993.b.4247
 
Lanigan, E.F. Women studies: a recommended core bibliography. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1979
HLR305.4
 
*Lind, Mary Ann. The compassionate memsahibs, welfare activities of British women in India, 1900-1947. New York, London: Greenwood, 1988
YC.1988.b.6057
ORW.1989.a.514
 
*Loeb, Catherine R. (et al.) Women's Studies, a recommended core bibliography 1980-1985. Includes nearly sixty feminist serials- literary magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers newsletters and art journals etc. and the vital reprint series issued by the Virago Press and Feminist Press. Littleton, Colo: Libraries Unlimited, 1987.

2725.d.1047

 
Madoc-Jones, Beryl. (ed.) An introduction to women's studies, includes bibliographies and index. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.

SPIS305.4

 
*Magezis, Joy. Women's studies, a reference guide to women's studies that examines women's past accomplishments, their present struggles and their future hopes. It explores a variety of subjects from female literature to work. London: Hodder Headline, 1996
YK.1997.a.4206

 

Maggio, Rosalie. The new Beacon book of quotations by women. Boston: Beacon press, 1996
HLR080
YC.2000.a.2962
 
 
*Marshall, Rosalind K. Virgins and viragos, a history of women in Scotland from 1080-1980. London: Collins, 1983
X.520/30974
 
McLaren, Jay. The encyclopedia of gay and lesbian recordings. Amsterdam: McLaren, 1990
HUS789.40086640166
 
Meade, Teresa A. (ed.) A companion to gender history. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003
HLR305.309
 
Merck, Mandy. Coming out of feminism? Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1988.
SPIS305.9066409
 
Miller, M. Historical dictionary of lesbian literature. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
HLR809.89206
 
*Moglen, Helene. The trauma of gender, a feminist theory of the English novel. Berkeley, London: University of California Press, 2001
YC. 2001.a.5131
 
*Mohanram, Radhika. Black body, women, colonialism and space.
Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota, 1999

YC.1999.a.5428

 
*Morgan, Sue. Women, religion, and feminism in Britain, 1750-1900. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002
YC.2002.a.14805
 
Murphy, Timothy. Reader' guide to lesbian and gay studies.
Chicago, London: Fitzroy Dearbon, 2000

SPIS305.90664

 
Nardi, Peter M. and Schneider, Beth E. Social perspectives in lesbian and gay studies, a reader. New York; London: Routledge, 1997.
SPIS305.9066407
 
*Nemiroff, Greta Hofmann. Women's changing landscapes: life stories from three generations. Grandmothers, mothers, and daughters speak to us of their personal lives. Toronto: Second story, 1999
YA.2001.a.19540
 
Olson, Hope A. (ed.) Information sources in women's studies and feminism. Munchen: K.G.Saur, 2002
OPL301.412
 
*Oram, A. The lesbian history sourcebook, love and sex between women in Britain from 1780-1970. London: Routledge, 2001
YC.2002.a.23726
 
*Palmer, Cynthia; Horowitz, Michael. (eds.) Shaman woman, mainline lady, women's writings on the drug experience. New York: Morrow, 1982.
YA.2000.b.2715
 
*Palmer, Cynthia; Horowitz, Michael. (eds.) Sisters of the extreme, women writing on the drug experience.(Revised edition of Shaman woman, mainline lady) Rochester, Vermont: Park Street, 2000
YA.2001.b.4073
 
*Pernal, Mary. Explorations in contemporary feminist literature/the battle against oppression for writers of color, lesbian and transgender communities. New York, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2002
3810.814000 vol. 15 DSC
 
Pickett, Brent. Historical dictionary of homosexuality Lanham; Plymouth: Scarecrow Press, 2009
HLR306.766
 
*Pollack, Sandra. Contemporary lesbian writers of the United States, a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook. Westport, Conn., London: Greenwood Press, 1993
2725.e.2439k
 
* Pry, Paul. For your convenience:'thinly veiled cottaging guide' London: george Routledge, 1937
W64/4330
 
Queer families, queer politics, challenging culture and the state. Mary Bernstein & Renate Reimann, (eds.) New York: Columbia University Press, 2001
SPIS306.766
 
*Rich, Adrienne. Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence. London (38 Mount
Pleasant, WC1X OAP): Onlywomen Press, 1981
This article was originally published in Signs, vol.5, no.4, 1980.
X.329/13806
 
*Richardson, Victoria. (ed.) Introducing women's studies, feminist theory and practice, Offers comprehensive overview of the key themes and major issues in major subject areas within women's studies. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997.

YC.1997.b.5047

 
*Richie, Maureen. (compiler). Women's studies, a checklist of bibliographies, The checklist contains entries for all traceable bibliographies directly relevant to women's studies that have been published as books, articles, pamphlets, reports, library lists etc.
London: Mansell Information Publishing, 1980.

X.529/34653

 
*Robinson, Kathryn. Women in Indonesia, gender, equity, and development. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2002
YA.2002.a.19851
 
*Searing, Susan E. Introduction to library research in women' studies, an annotated bibliography, that describes selected bibliographies, indexes, catalogues, handbooks, directories etc., that are most useful in women's studies. Boulder, London: Westview, 1985.

2725.d.185

 
*Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Between men: English literature and male homosocial desire. New York; Guilford: Columbia University Press,1985. (series Gender and culture)
YC.1992.a.3121
 
Sex and money, feminism and political economy in the media. Edited by Eileen R. Meehan and Ellen Riordan. London: University of Minnesota Press, 2002
SPIS302.23082
 
*Singh, Arun Kumar. The empowerment of women in India, with special reference to Varanasi district.
New Delhi: Manak, 2000

ORW.2000.a.1690

 
*Sproles, Karyn Z. Desiring women: the partnership of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville- West. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006
DSC m06/26142
 
Studies on women and gender abstracts. Six issues yearly, also available online. Basingstoke: Carfax, 2000.
SPIS301.412
 
Walking after midnight:gay men's life stories. Hall Carpenter Archives, London: Routledge, 1989
HUS908.6642
 
*Welsh, Anne. (compiler). Women's studies, a bibliography of material held at St. Deiniol's Library, Wales. A number of first editions of some of the lesser known works of Mary Wollstonecraft are housed here. The bibliography includes material on women's history, feminist theology, the education of girls, literary women and the suffragettes. [Hawarden]. St. Deiniol's Library: [1996].

2725.g.2724

 
*Wheeler, Helen Rippier. Getting published in women's studies, an international, interdisciplinary professional development guide, mainly for women. Jefferson, N.C.; London: McFarland, 1989.
YC.1989.a.10049
 
*Wiesner, Merry E. Women and gender in early modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
YC.2001.a.16712
DSC m04/13859
 
*Winkler, Barbara Scott, DiPalma, Carolyn. (eds.) Teaching introduction to women's studies, expectations and strategies. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Westport, Conn. London: Bergin and Garvey, 1999

YC.2000.a.297

 
*Women, Industry and Trade Unionism. The Gertrude Tuckwell collection of press-cuttings, pamphlets, reports and papers, deposited at the Trade Union Congress. Most date from the period 1890 to 1920, but continue until 1951.
Harvester Microform. 17 reels.
MIC.A.17544
[Guide].Brighton,1981.
YC.1995.b.2948
 
*Women's realities, women's choices, an introduction to women's studies. Hunter College Women's Studies Collective. Covers women in politics, insights of feminist theory and practice and a wide range of many topics. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

YC.1995.b.6333

 
Women's rights, an educational CD-ROM based on articles from The Times.
Newspaper Library Reading Room

CD ROM

 
*Women's studies, a bibliography, of the holdings on women's studies in Goldsmiths' College Library London. It includes both books and articles from journals.
London: The College, 1984.

2725.c.589

 
*Women's studies index, 1993-, includes articles from a total of 65 periodicals. Predominantly but not exclusively American. New York. G.K. Hall, London: Prentice Hall International. 1995-

ZC.9.a.4298

 
Women's who's who 1933 (-55) an annual record of the careers and activities of the leading women of the day.
British and Irish Biographies 1840-1940.No.99

HLM920.041 (microfiche)

 
Zimmerman,B. (ed.) Lesbian histories and cultures: an encyclopedia.
New York, London: Garland, 2000

HLR306.766

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