Since I am interested in a gender perspective in both anthropology and historical research, I decided to join the Women Unbound Challenge. I think this might stimulate me to get a little bit more well read in this area of interest. I decided to specify the challenge further: I’ll mostly read books concerned with gender, ethnicity and religion. I am joining on the Suffragette level, which means I have to read 8 books before November, 2010. They’ll be mostly non-fiction books.
My Reading List for now contains:
- Rachel Alsop, Annette Fitzsimons and Kathleen Lennon – Theorizing Gender
- Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel ed. – Western Women and Imperialism. Complicity and Resistance
- Waris Dirie – Desert Flower
- Catherine Hall – Civilizing Subjects. Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-1867
- Philippa Levine – Gender and Empire
- Chandra Talpade Mohanty – Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses (article)
- Dana L. Robert ed. – Gospel Bearers, Gender Barriers. Missionary Women in the Twentieth Century
- Joan Wallach Scott – Gender and the politics of history (contains the classic “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis”, which every gender historian has to read, I’ve been told).
- Rhonda Anne Semple – Missionary Women. Gender, Professionalism and the Victorian Idea of Christian Mission
- Ann Laura Stoler – Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule
- Mary Wollstonecraft – A Vindication of the Rights of Woman