Name of Collection: Women's Studies

School Name: John Dewey High School

Address: 50 Avenue X Brooklyn, NY 11223

Phone: 718-373-6400 ext. 619

Fax: 718-266-4385

Librarian: Jennifer Arroyo, Ron Broth

Librarian's e-mail:

Introduction: Women's Studies are intergral to the many disciplines covered in the New York State curriculum. This pathfinder is intended to guide students, teachers and librarians through the many valuable resources available both within the John Dewey High School Library and beyond.

Questions for Inquiry:

  1. How have women's roles changed throughout history and in different regions and cultures?
  2. How has the American woman's movement changed since it's inception?
  3. Who are the women who led the women's movement in America?
  4. Who are some key female figures in world history?
  5. What are the main issues that affect women's rights today?

Keywords: Female, Feminism, Gender, Women's Studies, Women.

Subject Headings: Feminism, Sex Roles, Women -- History, Women's Movement, Women's Rights.

Dewey Decimal Classification: 305.4 separated by categories: Arts, Biography, Education, Employment, Foreign, Health, History, Law, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Science, Society and Culture and Sports.

Key Books


305.4 Chadwick, Whitney. Women, Art and Society. New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1990.

305.4 Dickerson, James L. Go, Girl, Go! : The Women's Revolution in Music. New York, N.Y.: Schirmir, 2005.

305.4 Petro, Patriice. Aftershocks of the New Feminism and Film History. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2001.


305.4 Carter, Cynthia Jacobs. Africana Woman : Her Story Through Time. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2003.

305.4 Johnson, Anne Jannette. Great Women in Sports. Detroit, MI.: Visible Ink Press, 1996.

305.4 Shalit, Willa ed. Becoming Myself : Reflections on Growing up Female. New York, N.Y.: Hyperion, 2005.

305.4 Schiff, Karenna Gore. Nine Women who Changed Modern America. New York, N.Y.: Hyperion, 2005.


305.4 Greer, Jane, ed. Girls and Literacy in America : Historical Perpectives to the Present. Santa Barbara, CA.: ABC-Clio, 2003.

305.4 Howe, Florence ed. The Politics of Women's Studies : Testimony from Thirty Founding Mothers. New York, N.Y.: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2000.

305.4 Stabiner, Karen. All Girls : Single-Sex Education and Why it Matters. New York, N.Y. : Riverhead Books, 2002.


305.4 Clift, Eleanor. Madam President : Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling. New York, N.Y.: Scribner, 2000.

305.4 Farrell, Warren. Why Men Earn More : The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap - and What Women Can Do About It. New York, N.Y.: 2005.

305.4 Hirshman, Linda R. Get to Work : A Manifesto for Women of the World. New York, N.Y.: Viking, 2006.


305.4 Evans, Karin. The Lost Daughters of China. New York, N.Y.: Penguin, 2000.

305.4 Harik, Ramsey M. Women in the Middle East : Tradition and Change. New York, N.Y. : Franklin Watts, 2003.

305.4 Navarro, Marysa. Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Bloomington, IIN.: Indiana University Press, 1999.

305.4 Kinnear, Karen L. Women in the Third World. Santa Barbara, CA.: ABC-Clio, 1997.


305.4 Ammer, Christine. The New A to Z of Women's Health. New York, N.Y.: Facts on File, Inc., 1995.

305.4 Corsaro, Maria and Carole Korzeniowsky. A Woman's Guide to Safe Abortion. New York, N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983.

305.4 Rinzler, Carol Ann. Why Eve Doesn't Have an Adam's Apple : A Dictionary of Sex DIfferences. New York, N.Y.: Facts on File, Inc., 1995.

305.4 Collins, Gail America's Women : 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines. New York, N.Y.: HarperCollins, 2003.

305.4 Joshi, S.T. ed. In Her Place : A Documentary History of Prejudice Against Women. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2005.

305.4 Zeitz. Joshua. Flapper : A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern. New York, N.Y.: Crown Publishers, 2006.

305.4 MacKinnon, Catharine A. Women's Lives. Men's Laws. Cambridge, MA.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.

305.4 Schneider, Elizabeth M. Battered Women and Feminist Lawmaking. New Haven, CT.: Yale University Press, 2000.

305.4 Baumgardner, Jennifer and Amy Richards. Grassroots : A Field Guide for Feminist Activism. New York, N.Y.: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.

305.4 Heymann, C. David. The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club : Power, Passion, and Politics in the Nation's Capital. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books, 2003.

305.4 Solinger, Rickie. Pregnancy and Power : A SHort History of Reproductive Politics in America. New York, N.Y.: New York University Press, 2005.


305.4 Blaffer, Sarah Hrdy. Mother Nature : Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species. New York. N.Y. Ballantine, 1999.

305.4 Brown, Lyn Mikel. Girlfighting : Betrayal and Rejection among Girls. New York, N.Y.: New York University Press, 2003.

305.4 Chesler Phyllis. Women and Madness. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 2005.


305.4 Manning, Christel. God Gave Us the Right : Conservative Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, and Orthadox Jewish Women Grapple with Feminism. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1999.

305.4 Rosenblatt, Naomi Harris. After the Apple : Women in the Bible. New York, N.Y.: Miramax, 2005.


305.4 Karnes, Frances A. Young Women of Achievement : A Resource for Girls in Science, Math and Technology. Amherst, NY.: Prometheus Books, 2002.

305.4 Newitz, Annalee ed. She's Such a Geek : Women Write About Science, Technology and Other Nerdy Stuff. Emeryville, CA.: Seal Press, 2006.

305.4 Yount, Lisa. Twentieth Century Women Scientists. New York, NY.: Facts on File, Inc., 1996.


305.4 Kimmel, Michael. Guyland : The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. New York, N.Y.: Harper Collins, 2008.

305.4 Shalt, Wendy. Girls Gone Mild : Young Women Reclaim Self-Respect and Find it's not Bad to be Good. New York, NY.: Random House, 2007.

305.4 Sommers, Christina Hoff. The War Against Boys : How Misguided Feminism is Harming Our Young Men. New York, N.Y.: SImon & Schuster, 2000.


305.4 Cohen, Leah Hager. Without Apology : Girls, Women, and the Desire to Fight. New York, N.Y.: Random House, 2005.

305.4 Miller, Ernestine. Making Her Mark : Firsts and Milestones in Women's Sports. Chicago, IL. : Contemporary Books, 2002.

305.4 Suggs, Welch. A Place on the Team : the Triumph and Tragedy pf Title IX. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005.


Ref 305.4 Mitchell, Claudia ed. Girl Culture : An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT.: Greenwodd Press, 2008.

Ref 305.4 Partnow, Elaine T. ed. The Quotable Woman : The First 5,000 Years. New York, N.Y.: Facts on File, Inc, 2000.

Ref 305.4 Schmittroth, Linda ed. Statistical Record of Women Worldwide. New York, N.Y.: Gale Research Inc., 1995.

Magazine Articles

*Astrid, Henry. "Feminist Deaths and Feminism Today." PMLA. Publications of the Modern Language Association of America. October 2006: 1717.

*Fixmer, Natalie. "The Personal is Still Political: Embodied Politics in Third Wave Feminism." Women's Studies in Communication Fall 2005: 235-258.

*Thomas, Lesley. "What Women Want is to Bake Their Cakes and Eat Them." The Daily Telegraph. May 27, 2006: 22.


ProQuest Database: ***See librarian for login information.

Web Sites:

" is an eleven-year-old activist community and portal of resources and information that supports women's equality, justice, wellness and safety. The web site was founded to initiate and facilitate grassroots mobilization, networking and communication around important political, health and educational issues related to women. Our web site is dedicated to promoting and sustaining women's well-being through the principles embodied in our motto: 'Awareness, Education, Activism and Empowerment'".

"The Feminism and Women's Studies site, one of 44 websites hosted by the EServer, was first designed in 1993 by members of the Carnegie Mellon University Women's Center. The site is not solely an academic web site, nor is it "nonacademic." Instead, it contains documents and links to quality information which represent the perspective of previous editors (who solicited resources that represent a cultural studies view) on women's studies."

"WSSLINKS [is] developed and maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries. The purpose of WSSLINKS is to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies."

*All descriptions of websites are quoted directly from the site.


1) Great Women of the 20th Century. Disney Educational Productions.

2) A Woman's Place. Time, Inc.

3) Listening to America : Women in Politics. Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

Community Resources:

*Brooklyn Public Library.
*New York Public Library.
*Queens Borough Public Library.
*National Organization for Women.
*Equality Now.
*Third Wave Foundation

Curriculum Standards Related to This Topic:

New York State Learning Standards: Social Studies

New York State Learning Standards: English Language Arts

*An asterisk next to material indicates that it is recommended in this subject area but not available in this CCD collection.