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Bibliography in Feminist Research and Gender Issues in Rhetoric and Composition

Abbott, S. “”In the end you will carry me in your car”: Sexual Politics in the Field.” Women’s Studies 10 (1983): 161-78.

Other Resources

See also Becky Howard’s bibliography “Feminist Pedagogies:  Some Sources for Composition and Rhetoric” at

Acker, J. “Objectivity and Truth: Problems in Doing Feminist Research.” Women’s Studies International Forum 6 (1983): 423-35.

Anderson, K., S. Armitage, D. Jack, and J. Wittner. “Beginning Where We Were: Feminist Methodology in Oral HIstory.” Oral History Review 15 (1987): 103-27.

Ballif, Michelle, Diane Davis, and Roxanne Mountford. Women’s Ways of Making it in Rhetoric and Composition. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Barry, K. “Biography and the Search for Women’s Subjectivity.” Women’s Studies International Forum 12 (1989): 561-77.

Bazerman, Charles, and James G. Paradis. Textual Dynamics of the Professions: Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities. Madison: University of Wisconsin P, 1991.

Berg, B. L. Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1995.

Blau, F. D. “On the Role of Values in Feminist Scholarship.” Sign 6 (1981): 538-40.

Bowles, G., and R. D. Klein, eds. Theories of Women’s Studies. London: Routledge and Kegan, 1983.

Bowles, G. “The Uses of Hermeneutics for Feminist Scholarship.” Women’s Studies International Forum 7 (1984): 185-88.

Bowles, G. “The Uses of Hermeneutics for Feminist Scholarship.” Women’s Studies International Forum 7 (1984): 185-88.

Brinton Lykes, M. “Discrimination ad Coping in the Lives of Black Women: Analyses of Oral HIstory Data.” Journal of Social Issues 39 (1983): 79-100.

Bunkers, Suzanne. “”Faithful Friend”: Nineteenth-Century Midwestern American Women’s Unpublished Diaries.” Women’s Studies International Forum 10 (1987): 7-17.

Burt, Sandra, and Lorraine Code, eds. Changing Methods: Feminists Transforming Practice. Ontario: Broadview P, 1995.

Clegg, S. “Feminist Methodology: Fact or Fiction.” Quality and Quantity 19 (1985): 83-97.

Cook, J. A., and M. M. Fonow. “Knowledge and Women’s Interests: Issues of Epistemology and Methodology in Sociological Research.” Sociological Inquiry 56 (1986): 2-29.

Cooper, J. “Shaping Meaning: Women’s Diaries, Journals, and Letters–The Old and New.” Women’s Studies International Forum 10 (1987): 95-99.

Currie, Dawn, ed. From the Margins to the Centre: Selected Essays in Women’s Studies Research. Saskatchewan: The Women’s Studies Research Unit, 1988.

DeVault, M. “Talking and Listening from Women’s Standpoint: Feminist Strategies for Interviewing and Analysis.” Social Problems 37 (1990): 96-116.

Edwards, R. “Connecting Method and Epistemology: A White Woman Interviewing Black Women.” Women’s Studies International Forum 13 (1990): 477-90.

Eichler, M. Nonsexist Research Methods: A Practical Guide. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1988.

Enos, Theresa. Gender Roles and Faculty Lives In Rhetoric and Composition. Carbondale: Illinois UP, 1996.

Ervin, Elizabeth. “Rhetorical Situations and the Straits of Inappropriateness: Teaching Feminist Activism.” Rhetoric Review 25 (2006): 316-33.

Finch, J. “”It’s great to have someone to talk to”: The Ethics and Politics of Interviewing Women.” Social Researching: Politics, Problems, Practice. Ed. C. Bell and H. Roberts. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984. 70-87.

Fine, Michelle, ed. Disruptive Voices: The Possibilities of Feminist Research. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan P, 1992.

Fonow, M. M., and J. A. Cook, eds. Beyond Methodology: Feminist Scholarship as Lived Research. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1991.

Foss, Karen, Sonja Foss, and Cindy Griffin. Feminist Rhetorical Theories. New York: Sage Publications, 1999.

Geiger, S. N. “Women’s Life Histories: Method and Content.” Signs 11 (1986): 334-51.

Gerald, Amy S. “Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender and Whiteness.” Composition Studies 35 (2007): 142-45.

Gerrard, Lisa. “Beyond “Scribbling Women”: Women Writing (on) the Web.” Computers and Composition 19 (2002): 297.

Gorelick, S. “The Changer and the Changed: Methodological Reflections on Studying Jewish Feminists.” Gender/Body/Knowledge. Ed. A. M. Jaggar and S. R. Bordo. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1989. 336-58.

Graham, H. “Do Her Answers Fit His Questions?: Women and the Survey Method.” The Public and the Private. Ed. E. Gamarnikow. London: Heinemann, 1983. 132-46.

Hall, M. A. “Knowledge and Gender: Epistemological Questions in the Social Analysis of Sport.” Women and Men: Interdisciplinary Readings on Gender. Ed. G. H. Nemiroff. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1987. 80-102.

Harding, S., ed. Feminism & Methodology. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1987.

Hawkesworth, M. “Knowers, Knowing, Known: Feminist Theory and Claims of Truth.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 14 (1989): 533-57.

Hill Collins, P. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990.

Hobbs, Catherine. “Revisionary Rhetoric, Feminist Pedagogy, and Multigenre Texts.” Rhetoric Review 26 (2007): 90-93.

Jarratt, Susan, and Lynn Worsham. Feminism and Composition: In Other Words. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1998.

Jayaratne, T. “The Value of Quantitative Methodology for Feminist Research.” Theories of Women’s Studies. Ed. Gloria Bowles and Renate Duelli Klein. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983. 140-61.

Jung, Julie. “Textual Mainstreaming and Rhetorics of Accommodation.” Rhetoric Review 26 (2007): 160-78.

Kirby, S., and K. McKenna, eds. Experience, Research and Social Change: Methods from the Margins. New York: Garamond, 1989.

Kirsch, Gesa, Faye Spencer Maor, Lance Massey, Lee Nickoson-Massey, and Mary Sheridan-Rabideau. Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003.

Lather, P. Feminist Research in Education: Within/Against. Melbourne: Deakin University, 1991.

Lather, P. Getting Smart: Feminist Research and Pedagogy Within/in the Postmodern. London: Routledge, 1991.

Lather, P. “Research as Praxis.” Harvard Educational Review 56 (1986): 257-77.

Letherby, G., and D. Zdrodowski. “”Dear Researcher”: The Use of Correspondence as a Method within Feminist Qualitative Research.” Gender & Society 9 (1987): 576-93.

Linton, R. “Towards a Feminist Research Method.” Gender/Body/Knowledge. Ed. A. M. Jaggar and S. R. Bordo. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1989. 273-92.

Lugones, M. C., and E. V. Spelman. “Have We Got a Theory for You!: Feminist Theory, Cultural Imperialism, and the Demand for “The Woman’s Voice”” Hypathia Reborn: Essays in Feminist Philosophy. Ed. Azizah Y. AL-Hibri and Margaret A. Simons. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1990. 18-33.

Maguire, P. Doing Participatory Research: A Feminist Approach. Boston: University of Massachusetts, 1987.

Malseed, J. “Straw Men: A Note on Ann Oakley’s Treatment of Textbook Prescriptions for Interviewing.” Sociology 21 (1987): 629-31.

Mancini Billson, J. “Towards a Feminist Methodology for Studying Women Cross-Culturally.” Women’s Studies International Forum 14 (1991): 201-15.

Maynard, Mary, and June Purvis, eds. Researching Women’s Lives from a Feminist Perspective. London: Taylor and Francis, 1994.

McCormack, T. “Feminism and the New Crisis in Methodology.” The Effects of Feminist Approaches on Research Methodologies. Ed. W. Tomm. Calgary: The Calgary Institute for the Humanities, 1989. 13-30.

McRobbie, A. “The Politics of Feminist Research: Between Talk, Text, and Action.” Feminist Review 12 (1982): 46-58.

Meyer, Michaela D.E. “Women Speak(ing): Forty Years of Feminist Contributions to Rhetoric and an Agenda for Feminist Rhetorical Studies.” Communication Quarterly 55 (2007): 1-17.

Miller, Connie. Feminist Research Methods: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Greenwood P, 1991.

Nebraska Sociological Feminist Collective, comp. A Feminist Ethic for Social Science Research. New York: Edwin Mellen P, 1988.

Nielsen, J. M. Feminist Research Methods: Exemplary Readings in the Social Sciences. Boulder, CO: Westview P, 1990.

Oakley, Ann. “Interviewing Women: A Contradiction in Terms.” Doing Feminist Research. Ed. H. Roberts. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981. 30-61.

Patai, D. “Beyond Defensiveness: Feminist Research and Strategies.” Women’s Studies International Forum 6 (1983): 177-89.

Ribbens, J. “Interviewing–An “Unnatural Situation”?” Women’s Studies International Forum 12 (1989): 579-92.

Roberts, H., ed. Doing Feminist Research. London: Routledge and Kegan, 1981.

Rubin, D. Gender Influences: Reading Student Texts. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993.

Ryan, Kathleen. “ENEX 495: Women, Writing, and Rhetoric.” Composition Studies 34 (2006): 85-106.

Ryan, Kathleen. “Recasting Recovery and Gender Critique as Inventive Arts: Constructing Edited Collections in Feminist Rhetorical Studies.” Rhetoric Review 25 (2006): 22-40.

Scott, S. “Feminist Research and Qualitative Methods.” Issues in Educational Research: Qualitative Methods. Ed. R. Burgess. London: Falmer P, 1985. 67-85.

Spender, Dale. “Journal on a Journal.” Women’s Studies International Forum 10 (1987): 1-5.

Stacey, J. “Can There be a Feminist Ethnography.” Women’s Studies International Forum 11 (1988): 21-27.

Stanley, L., and S. Wise. Breaking Out: Feminist Consciousness and Feminist Research. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983.

Stanley, L., ed. Feminist Praxis: Research, Theory and Epistemology in Feminist Sociology. London: Routledge, 1990.

Stanley, L. “Sisters Under the Skin?” Oral Histories and Auto/Biographies.” Oral History 22 (1994): 88-89.

Stuart, M. “You’re a Big Girl Now: Subjectivities, Feminism and Oral HIstory.” Oral History 22 (1994): 54-63.

Tasker, Elizabeth, and Frances Holt-Underwood. “Feminist Research Methodologies in Historic Rhetoric and Composition: An Overview of Scholarship from 1970s to the Present.” Rhetoric Review 27 (2008): 54-71.

Teitelbaum, P. “Feminist Theory and Standardized Testing.” Gender/Body/Knowledge. Ed. A. M. Jaggar and S. R. Bordo. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1989. 324-35.
Wolf, Diane L., ed. Feminist Dilemmas in Fieldwork. Colorado: Westview P, 1996.

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