Gender and sexuality in this list are examined as topics of historical research, organizing concepts for social movements, and identities variously performed, discursively constituted, embodied, identified with, or challenged. The focus is primarily on the United States over the last century. The outcome will be understanding of social forces and historical events leading up to the present state of social understanding and conflict of sexuality and gender. However, critiques of both as organizing concepts of knowledge and social action will also be examined.
LGBT History & Visibility
1. Bennemann, W. 2006. Male-male intimacy in early America: Beyond romantic friendships. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press.
2. Doan, L. 2001. Fashioning sapphism:The origins of a modern English lesbian culture. New York: Columbia University Press.
3. Boswell, J. 1995. Same-sex unions in premodern Europe. New York: Vintage.
4. Gross, L. 2001. Up from invisibility: Lesbians, gay men, and the media in America. New York: Columbia University Press.
5. Eisenbach, D. 2007. Gay power: An American revolution. New York: Carroll & Graf.
6. Sender, K. 2005. Business, not politics: The making of the gay market. New York: Columbia University Press.
7. Newton, E. 1973. Mother camp: Female impersonators in America. New York: Prentice Hall.
8. Namaste, V. 2000. Invisible lives: The erasure of transsexual and transgendered people. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
9. Timmons, S. and Faderman, L. 2006. Gay L.A.: A history of sexual outlaws, power politics, and lipstick lesbians. New York: Basic Books.
10. Califia, P. 1994. Public sex: The culture of radical sex. San Francisco: Cleis Press.
11. O'Riordan, K. and Phillips, D. J. (Eds.). 2007. Queer online: Media technology and sexuality. New York: Peter Lang.
12. Warner, M. 2000. The trouble with normal: Sex, politics, and the ethics of queer life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
13. McRuer, R. 2006. Crip theory: Cultural signs of queerness and disability. New York: New York University Press.
14. Stockton, K.B. 2006. Beautiful bottom, beautiful shame: Where “black” meets “queer.” Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
15. Irvine, J. 2005. Disorders of desire: Sexuality and gender In modern American sexology, revised expanded edition. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
16. Foucault, M. 1990. History of sexuality: An introduction. New York: Vintage.
17. Tannahill, R. 1989. Sex in history. New York: Stein & Day/Scarborough.
ADDED:18. Rubin, G. "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality." In Rubin, G. 1984. Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality.
19. Bordo, S. 2004. Unbearable weight: Feminism, western culture, and the body, tenth anniversary edition. Berkeley: University of California Press.
20. Kimmel, M. S. 2005. Manhood in America: A cultural history. New York: Oxford University Press.
21. Giles, J. 2004. The parlour and the suburb: Domestic identities, class, femininity and modernity. Oxford [UK]: Berg Publishers.
22. Reid-Pharr, R. 2007. Once you go black: Desire, choice and black masculinity in post-war America. New York: New York University Press.
23. Butler, J. 2006. Gender trouble: Feminism and the subversion of identity. New York: Routledge.
24. Boscagli, M. 1996. Eye on the flesh: Fashions of masculinity in the early twentieth century. New York: HarperCollins.
25. Halberstam, J. 1998. Female masculinity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
ADDED:26. Marks, E. (Ed.), 1981 New French feminisms. New York: Pantheon.