|Women, Law, and Public Policy Reading Group
With the support of a Ford Foundation grant to encourage interdisciplinary
scholarship, the Center on Women and Public Policy has created and nurtured
an interdisciplinary community of scholars interested in women, law, and
public policy. These scholars are drawn from the disciplines of history,
sociology, rhetoric, public health, psychology, law, and political science
as well as from the interdisciplinary programs in public policy and feminist
With the initial support of the Ford Foundation, the Women, Law, and Public
Policy reading group has been going strong since 1996. The group strengthens
our intellectual community, provides friendship and support to its members,
and welcomes new faculty to campus.
The following bibliography contains selected readings from
the Women, Law and Public Policy Reading Group at the University of Minnesota
from Fall 1997 through the current day:
Apel, Susan B. 1997. "Gender and Invisible Work: Musings of a Woman
Law Professor." Vermont Law School. Typescript.
Balos, Beverly. 2002. "The Wrong Way To Equality: Privileging Consent
in the Trafficking of Women." Typescript.
Balos, Beverly, and Fellows, Mary Louise. 1999. "A Matter of Prostitution:
Becoming Respectable." New York University Law Review, 74(5):1220-1303.
Bevacqua, Maria. 2000. Rape on the Public Agenda. Boston: Northeastern
Berkovitch, Nitza. 2002. From Motherhood to Citizenship. Baltimore:
The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Bingham, Clara and Laura Gansler. 2002. The Story of Lois Jenson and
the Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment Law. Doubleday.
Boxer, Barbara, and Susan Collins. 2001. Nine and Counting: The Women
of the Senate. Perennial Publishing.
Boyle, Elizabeth Heger, and Preves, Sharon E. 1997. "Sovereign Autonomy
Versus Universal Human Rights: The Basis for National Anti-Female-Genital-Excision
Laws." University of Minnesota. Typescript.
Brown, Kathleen, M. 1996. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs:
Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia. Chapel Hill: University
of North Carolina Press.
Chamallas, Martha. 1997. "The New Gender Panic: Reflections on Sex
Scandals and the Military." University of Pittsburgh Law School.
Clark, Anna. 2004. Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Clinton, Hillary Rodham. 2003. Living History. Simon & Schuster.
Conley, Francis. 1998. Walking Out on the Boys. New York: Farrar
Straus and Giroux.
Cott, Nancy. 2000. The History of Marriage and the Nation. London:
Harvard University Press.
Enloe, Cynthia. 2004. The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in
a New Age of Empire. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Flax, Jane. 1998. The American Dream in Black and White: The Calrence
Thomas Hearings. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Fraser, Nancy. 1996. Justice Interrupturs: Critical Reflections on
the "Postsocialist" Condition. London: Routledge.
Freeman, Marsha, Director of the Center for International Women's Human
Rights Watch. Readings regarding Japanese women's CEDAW case.
Barbara. 2004. "A Fair Representation: Advocating for Women's Rights
in the International Criminal Court," Center on Women and Public
Policy Case Study Program.
Gagne, Patricia. 1998. Battered Women's Justice: The Movement for
Clemency and the Politics of Self Defense. Twayne Publishers.
Rosemary and Kruttschnitt, Candace. 2004. "A Brief History of Doing
Time: The California Institution for Women in the 1960s and the 1990s."
Law & Society Review. 38(2):267-304
Gasparoli, Tom. 2000. "Raw Meat: Stories of Secret Sexual Harassment
in a Small Town Slaughterhouse." Minnesota Monthly, January
Goldfarb, Sally F. 2000. "No Civilized System of Justice: The Fate
of the Violence Against Women Act." West Virginia Law Review.
Gordon, Linda. 1999. The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction. Cambridge:
Harvard University Press.
Graham, Louise Everett, and Maschio, Geraldine. 1995-1996. "A False
Public Sentiment: Narrative and Visual Images of Women Lawyers in Film."
Kentucky Law Review, 84:1027-1073.
Gunning, Isabelle. 1991-1992. "Arrogant Perception, World Travelling
and Multicultural Feminism: The Case of Female Genital Sugeries."
Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 23:189-248.
Hawkesworth, Mary. 1997. "Confounding Gender" Signs: Journal
of Women in Culture and Society, 22(3):649-713.
Hopkins, Ann Branigar. 1996. So Ordered: Making Partner the Hard Way.
Amherst: University Massachusetts Press.
Kathleen. 2003. "The Cultural Power of Law and the Cultural Enactment
of Legality: The Case of Same-Sex Marriage. Law and Social Inquiry.
Jerdee, Amy Lynn. 2000. "Breaking Through the Silence: Minnesota's
Pregnancy Presumption and the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment."
Minnesota Law Review, 84:971-1006.
Kaufman-Osborn, Timothy V. 1999. "Symposium: Gender and the Death
Penalty" Signs 24(4).
Keck, Margaret, and Kathryn Sikkink. 1996. Activists Beyond Borders:
Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University
Kenney, Sally J. "How the Gender of Judges Becomes a Political Issue."
Kenney, Sally J., and Sterett, Susan. 1997. "Tenure: A Ground-Level
View." University of Minnesota and University of Denver. Typescript.
Kenney, Sally J. 1996. "New Research on Gendered Political Institutions."
Political Research Quarterly, 49(2):445-466
Krieger, Linda Hamilton. 1995. "The Content of Our Categories: A
Cognitive Bias Approach to Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity."
Stanford Law Review, 47:1161-1248.
Lambelet-Coleman, Doriane. 1998. "The Seattle Compromise: Multicultural
Sensitivity and Americanization." Duke Law Journal, 47: 717.
Lay, Mary M. 1999. "The Legal Construction of the Body: Rhetoric
and Narrative in the California and New York Midwifery Trials in the 1970's
and 1990's." University of Minnesota. Typescript.
Lay, Mary M., Wahlstrom, Billie J., and Brown, Carol. 1996. "The
Rhetoric of Midwifery: Conflicts and Conversations in the Minnesota Home
Birth Community in the 1990's." Quarterly Journal of Speech,
MacCorquodale, Patricia, and Jensen, Gary. 1993. "Women in the Law:
Partners or Tokens." Gender & Society, 7(4): 582-593.
Matsuda, Mari, ed. 1992. Called From Within: Early Women Lawyers of
Hawaii. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
McCreary, Eugene. 1998. Madame President. Erica House Book Pub.
Morgan, Pheobe A. 1999. "Risking Relationships: Understanding the
Litigation Choices of Sexually Harassed Women." Law & Society
Olson, Susan M., and Batjer, Christina. 1997. "Competing Narratives:
Feminism versus Judicial Independence." Presented at the annual meeting
of the Law & Society Association, St. Louis.
Pierce, Jennifer L. 1995. Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary
Law Firms. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Reagan, Leslie L. 1997. When Abortion was a Crime: Women, Medicine,
and Law in the United States. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Resnik, Judith. 2001. "Categorical Federalism: Jurisdiction, Gender,
and the Globe." Yale Law Journal, 111(3):619
Rupp, Leila J., and Taylor, Verta. 1999. "Forging Feminist Identity
in an International Movement: A Collective Approach to Twentieth Century
Feminism." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society,
Schulhofer, Stephen. 1998. Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation
and the Failure of Law. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Schultz, Vicki. 1998. ""Reconceptualizing Sexual Harassment."
Yale Law Journal, 107(6).
Siegel, Reva B. 1996. "The Rule of Love': Wife Beating as
Prerogative and Privacy." Yale Law Journal, 105:2117-2207
Silverstein, Helena, Wayne Fishman, Emily Francis, and Leanne Speitel.
2005. "Judicial Waivers of Parental Consent for Abortion: Tennessee's
Troubles Putting Policy into Practice." Law & Policy 27(3): 399-425.
Simms, Shelley. 1993. "What's Culture Got to do With It? Excising
the Harmful Tradition of Female Circumcision." Harvard Law Review,
Strum, Philippa. 2002. Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal
Rights. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.
VanderVelde, Lea, and Subramanian, Sandhya. 1997. "Mrs. Dred Scott."
Yale Law Review, 106:1033-1121.
Wesson, Marianne. 1999. "Three's A Crowd: Law, Literature and Truth."
The University of Tulsa Law Journal, 34(4) 699-711.
Williams, Joan. 2000. Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict
and What to do About it. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Yancee, Patricia; Rey, John and Shelley. 2002. "Gender Bias and
Feminist Consciousness Among Judges and Attorneys: A Standpoint Theory
Analysis." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society,