Certification in Gender & Sexuality Law

Reading List - Fall 2010

Schools of Thought / Theoretical Approaches

Linda Krieger & Patricia Cooney, The Miller-Wohl Controversy: Equal Treatment, Positive Action and the Meaning of Women's Equality, 13 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 513 (1983)

Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development, 25-29 (1982)

Robin West, The Difference in Women's Hedonic Lives: A Phenomonological Critique
of Feminist Legal Theory
, 81 Wisconsin Women's Law Journal 3 (1990)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Barbara Flagg, Some Reflections on the Feminist Legal Thought of the 1970s, 1989 Univ. of Chicago Legal Forum 9

Wendy Williams, Equality's Riddle: Pregnancy and the Equal Treatment/Special Treatment Debate, 13 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 325 (1984)

Catharine A. MacKinnon, On Difference and Dominance, in Feminism Unmodified 34 -47 (1987)

Mary Joe Frug, A Postmodern Feminist Legal Manifesto, 105 Harv. L. Rev. 1045 (1991)

Drucilla Cornell, The Imaginary Domain : Abortion, Pornography & Sexual Harassment  New York: Routledge 1995, Introduction and one other chapter of your choice

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Introduction and chapter 1

Judith Butler, Bodies that Matter: On the Idscursive Limits of "Sex" (1993), Introduction, chapters 1, 4 and 8

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, The Epistemology of the Closet (1990) Introduction and Chapter 1

Michael Warner, The Trouble with Normal (2000)

Teemu Ruskola, Gay Rights vs. Queer Theory: What's Left of Sodomy After Lawrence v. Texas?, 84-85 Social Text 235 (2005)

Francisco Valdez, Queering Sexual Orientation: A Call to Theory as Praxis, in Strange Bedfellows: Queer and Feminist Legal Theories (Martha Fineman et al eds. 2009)

Angela P. Harris, Race and Essentialism in Feminist Legal Theory, 42 Stanford Law Review 581 (1990)

Kimberle Crenshaw, Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color, 43 Stanford Law Review  1241 (1991)

Trina Grillo and Stephanie Wildman, Obscuring the Importance of Race: The Dangers of Making Comparisons between Racism and Sexism (or Other-Isms), 1991 Duke Law Journal 397

Mari J. Matsuda, "We the People: Jurisprudence in Color" in Where Is Your Body? And Other Essays on Race, Gender and the Law (1996) 

Dorothy E. Roberts, Punishing Drug Addicts Who Have Babies: Women of Color, Equality and the Right to Privacy, 104 Harv. L. Rev. 1419 (1990)

Patricia J. Williams, The Alchemy of Race and Rights (1991)

Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol, Latinas -- Everywhere Alien: Culture, Gender, and Sex, in Critical Race Feminism 57 (Adrien Katherine Wing ed. 2003)

 Regina Austin, Women's Unequal Citizenship at the Border: Lessons from Three Nonfiction Films about the Women of Juarez, in Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women's Equal Citizenship (Linda McClain & Joanna L. Grossman, eds., 2009).

Ruthann Robson, Sappho Goes to Law School (Columbia U. Press 1998)

Diana Majury, Refashioning the Unfashionable: Claiming Lesbian Identities in the Legal Context, 7 Canadian J. Women & Law 286 (1994)

Mary Eaton, At the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation: Toward Lesbian Jurisprudence, 3 S. Cal. Rev. L. & Women's Stud. 183 (1994)

Ruthann Robson, Assimilation, Marriage and Lesbian Liberation, 75 Temp. L. Rev. 709 (2002)

Gayle Rubin, Thinking Sex: Note for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality, in Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality (Carole Vance, ed. 1984)

Catherine MacKinnon, Feminism, Marxism, Method and the State: An Agenda for Theory, 7 Signs 515 (1982)

Katherine M. Franke, Theorizing Yes: An Essay on Feminism, Law & Desire, 101 Colum. L.Rev. 181 (2001)