WS3300 Women in Europe

Second Wave Feminism in Europe Reading List

A longer version of this list can be found at

General/ Europe-wide

Dahlerup, D. (ed) (1986) The New Women's Movement: Feminism & Political Power in Europe & the USA
Bradshaw, J. (ed) (1982) The Women's Liberation Movement: Europe & N. America
Griffin, G. & Braidotti, R. (eds) (2002) Thinking differently: a Reader in European Women's Studies London: Zed 305.42094/THI
Kaplan, G. (1992) Contemporary West European Feminism
Randall, V. (1985) Women & Politics Ch 5
Threlfall, M. (ed) (1996) Mapping the Women's Movement
Jenson, J. (1985) 'The Women's Movement & the State in W. Europe', West European Politics 8/4


Duchen, C. (1986) Feminism in France: from May '68 to Mitterrand
Duchen, C. (ed) (1987) French Connections: Voices from the Women's Movement in France
Kaufmann-McCall, D. (1983) 'The Womens Movement in France from May '68 to Mitterrand' Signs 9/2
Sauter-Baillet, T. (1981) 'The Feminist Movement in France', Women's Studies International Forum 4/4
Ducrocq, F. (1985) 'The Women's Liberation Movement in Socialist France', M/F


Caldwell, L. (1978) 'Church, State & Family: the Women's Movement in Italy' in Kuhn, A. & Wolpe, A. Feminism & Materialism
Froggett, L. (1981) 'Feminism & the Italian Trade Unions', Feminist Review No 8
Beckwith, K. (1985) 'Feminism & Leftist Politics in Italy', West European Politics 8\ 4
Passerini, L. (1994) 'The Interpretation of Democracy in the Italian Women's Movement of the 1970s and 1980s' Women's Studies International Forum 17\2-3
Bassnet, S. (1987) The Women's Movement in 4 Cultures Ch 3


Altbach, E. (1984) 'The New German Women's Movement"', Signs Vol 9 No 3
Kawan, H. & Weber, B. (1984) 'The German Women's Movement', Signs 9/3
Chamberlayne, P. (1990) 'The Mother's Manifesto', Feminist Review No 35
Kulawik, T. (1991) 'Autonomous Mothers? West German Feminism Reconsidered', German Politics & Society
Einhorn, B. (1981) 'Socialist Emancipation: the Women's Movement in the GDR', Women's Studies International Quarterly 4/4
Bassnet, S. (1986) The Women's Movement in 4 Cultures Ch 2 on GDR
Schlaeger, H. (1978) 'The West German's Women's Movement', New German Critique No 13
Hampele, A. (1993) 'The Organized Women's Movement in the Collapse of the GDR: the Independent Women's Association (UFV)' in Funk, N. & Mueller, M. Gender Politics and Post Communism
Rosenberg, D. (1996) 'Distant Relations: Class, 'Race' and National Origin in the German Women's Movement', Women's Studies International Forum, 19/1-2


Rague-Arias, M. (1981) 'Spain: Feminism in our Time', Women's Studies International Forum, 4/4
Threlfall, M. (1985) 'The Women's Movement in Spain', New Left Review No 151
Duran, M. & Gallego, M. (1986) 'The Women's Movement and the New Spanish Democracy' in
Dahlerup, D. (ed) The New Women's Movement
Astelarra, J. (1992) 'Women, Political Culture and Empowerment in Spain', in Bystydzienski, J. Women Transforming Politics

United Kingdom

Lovenduski, J. & Randall, V. (1993) Contemporary Feminist Politics: Women and Power in Britain 305.420941LOV Gelb, J. (1990) 'Feminism & Political Action" (Britain, Sweden, USA) in Dalton, R. & Kuechler, M. (eds) Challenging the Political Order
Coote, A. & Campbell, B. (1987) Sweet Freedom: the Struggle for Women's Liberation 1987
Wilson, E. & Weir, A. (1986) 'The British Women's Movement' in E Wilson Hidden Agendas
Bouchier, D. (1983) The Feminist Challenge: the Movement for Women's Liberation in Britain & the USA
Roulston, C. (1989) 'The Women's Movement in N. Ireland: 1973-1988', Science & Society, 52/2
Amos, V. & Parmar, P. (1984) 'Challenging Imperial Feminism', Feminist Review No 17
Nain, G. (1991) 'Black Women, Sexism & Racism: Black or Anti-racism Feminism?', Feminist Review No 37
Byrne, P. (1996) 'The Politics of the Women's Movement', Parliamentary Affairs, 49/1

Other West European Countries

de Vries, P. (1981) 'Feminism in the Netherlands', Women's Studies International Quarterly, 4/4
Dominelli, L. & Jonasdottir, G. (1988) 'Feminist Political Organization in Iceland', Feminist Review No 30
Peterson, A. (1983) 'Women & the Peace Movement in Sweden', Women's Studies International Forum Vol 8
Peterson, A. & Merchant, C. (1986) 'Women & the Environment Movement in Sweden', Women's Studies International Forum 9/5
Smyth, A. (1988) 'The Contemporary Women's Movement in the Republic of Ireland', Women's Studies International Forum 11/4

Soviet Union\ Russia\ Eastern Europe

Holland, B. (ed) (1985) Soviet Sisterhood: British Feminists on Women in the USSR
Mamonova, T. (1989) Russian Women's Studies: Essays on Sexism in Soviet Culture
Buckley, M. (1989) Women & Ideology in the Soviet Union Ch 6
Posadskaya, A.(ed) (1994) Women in Russia: a New Era in Russian Feminism
Rotkirch, A. & Haavio-Mannila, E. (1996) Women's Voices in Russia Today
Waters, E. (1993) 'Finding a Voice: the Emergence of a Women's Movement (CIS) in Funk, N. &
Mueller, M. Gender Politics and Post Communism
Heitlinger, A. (1979) Women & State Socialism Part 2
Snyder, P. (1992) The European Women's Almanac 305.420947RIE 1xRS, 305.4094 1xD
Hauser, E. et al (1993) 'Feminism in the Interstices of Politics and Culture: Poland in Transition' in Funk, N. & Mueller, M. Gender Politics and Post Communism
Einhorn, B. (1991) 'Where have all the Women gone? Women & the Women's Movement in East/Central Europe', Feminist Review No 39
Heitlinger, A. (1996) 'Framing Feminism in the Post Communist Czech Republic', Communist and Post Communist Studies, 29/1

Spare Rib Articles

France - No 22 ('74) No 56 ('77) No 90 ('80) No 91 ('80) No 108 ('81) No 144 ('84)
West Germany - No 28('74/'75) No 119 ('82) No 189 ('88)
Spain - No 64 ('77) No 89 ('79) No 90 ('80) No 91 ('80) No 108 ('81) No 110 ('81) No 119 ('82) No 161 ('86)
Italy - No48 ('76) No 59 ('77) No 79 ('79) No 108 ('81)
Poland - No205 (89) No164 (86)
Soviet Union - No 107(81)
Eastern Europe No 208(1989-90)

Feminist Theory

Original Writings

S de Beauvoir (1949)The Second Sex esp Vol 2 Part 2 "The Married Women"
B Friedan (1963) The Feminine Mystique esp chs 1 & 8
C Delphy (1970) "The Main Enemy" in Close to Home: a Materialistic Analysis of Women's Oppression (1984)
C Delphy (1994) 'Is 'difference' the future for feminism?'Women's Studies International Forum 17\2-3
K Millett (1971) Sexual Politics esp ch 2
S Rowbotham (1973) Women's Conciousness, Man's World esp ch 6
H Cixous (1975)"The laugh of the Medusa" (1975) in E Abel & E Abel (eds) (1983) Women, Gender & Scholship
S Brownmiller (1975) "Against our will: men, women & rape" in M Humm (ed) <1992) Feminisms: a Reader
C Guillamin (1979)'The question of difference' in C Duchen (1987) French Connections
----- (1980) Almanac:Women in Russia
F Haug (1981) "Men's History, Women's Liberation & Socialism in Beyond Female Masochism: Memory Work & Politics 155.633HAU 1xRS 1992
H Hartmann (1981) "The unhappy marriage of Marxism & feminism" in L Sargent (ed) Women & Revolution
B Hooks (1989) "Feminism: a Transformational Politic" in Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black
Milan Women's Bookstore Colective (1990) Sexual Difference
P Bono & S Kemp (1991) Italian Feminist Thought: a reader
T Mamonova (1989) Russian Women's Studies: Essays on Sexism in Soviet Culture
G Bock & S James (eds) (1992) Beyond Equality and Difference

Secondary Sources

R Tong (1989) Feminist Thought: a Comprehensive Introduction
V Randall (1987) Women & Politics Intro & ch 1
C Ramazanoglu (1989) Feminism & the Contradictions of Oppression chs 1 & 8
C Cockburn (1991) In the Way of Women: Men's Resistance to Sex Equality in Organisations ch 1
A Carter (1988) The Politics of Women's Rights ch 7
S Kemp & P Bono (1992) Italian Perspectives on Feminist Theory
A van Lenning & J Hemsen (1991) Feminist Debates in Holland
V Bryson (1992) Feminist Political Theory

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