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Selected Readings


Gender Production

John Wallach Scott, "Gender: A Useful Category ofHistorical Analysis," in Gender and the Politics of History (NY: Columbia University Press): 28-50;

 Combahee River Collective, “A Black Feminist Statement,” in Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds., This Bridge Called my Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (New York: Kitchen Table, Women of Color Press, 1983): 210-218;

 Kathleen Cleaver, “Women, Power, Revolution,” New Political Science 21: 2 (1999): 231-236;

Sandoval, Chela. “US Third World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Oppositional Consciousness in the Postmodern World.” Genders 10 (Spring 1991): [pages];

Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James, “Women and the Subversion of Community,” in The Power of Women and the Subversion of Community (London: Falling Wall Press, 1972): 21-56.

Racial Formation

Michael Omi and Howard Winant, “Racial Formation,” in Racial Formation in the United States, From the 1960s to the 1990s (New York: Routledge, 1994): 53-76.


Stuart Hall, “The Question of Cultural Identity,” in Stuart Hall, et. al., eds., Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1996): 595-634.


Noel Ignatiev, “The Point is not to Interpret Whiteness but to Abolish It” in Noel Ignatiev, ed., Race Traitor Anthology (New York: Routledge, 1996);

George Lipsitz, “The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Racialized Social Democracy and the ‘White’ Problem in American Studies” American Quarterly 47:3 (1995): 369-387.