Selected Books 2011 and earlier
What is the h-index?
This is the "Home" page of the "Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies   Tags: women's studies  

A guide to online and print resources for research in women's, gender, and sexuality studies.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014 URL: http://subjectguides.lib.neu.edu/womens_studies Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Home Print Page
  Search: 
 
 

Videos/DVDs

 DVDs at Snell Library.

The Purity Myth
(DVD) The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. The Purity Myth is an important and timely critique of about why this is so, and why it's problematic for girls and women. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. With intelligence and wit, this film exposes the legal and social punishments that women who dare to have sex endure, while presenting a powerful argument that evaluating girls and women on their sexuality needs to stop.

The bro code: how contemporary culture creates sexist men
(DVD) Introduction (2:15) -- Step 1. Train men to womanize (18:03) -- Step 2. Immerse men in porn (13:25) -- Step 3. Make rape jokes (11:33) -- Step 4. Obey the masculinity cops (12:22).

Killing us softly 4: advertising's image of women /
(DVD) A 2010 sequel to the classic work by Jean Kilbourne. Contents: Introduction -- Ads everywhere -- A constructed beauty -- Objectification -- Judged by looks alone -- Thinness -- Dieting -- Eating & morality -- Global impact -- Infantilization & powerlessness -- Advertising & sex -- Experienced virgins -- Consumerism & sexualizing products -- Masculinity -- Violence -- What to do?

The codes of gender: identity + performance in pop culture
(DVD) Contents: Sex & gender -- The feminine touch -- The ritualization of subordination -- Licensed withdrawal -- Infantalization -- Codes of masculinity -- Trapped in the code -- History, power & gender display.

 

News

Games the Key to Girls' STEM Education (June 28, 2013, news@northeastern) --and related event: The Gender Gap in STEM is No Game 

3Qs The Changing Nature of Marriage: featuring Suzanna Walters, Director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (Dec 7, 2012, news@northeastern)

 

Quick Links

Ejournal finder (search by title, e-only) 

Scholar OneSearch catalog only--  Use this to search by keyword for books, ebooks & dvds.  Use the Browse search to find books by title or author, or to search any journal by title.

A-Z database list

 

Featured Encyclopedia

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia-- a free source hosted at the Jewish Women's Archive

 

Feedback?

About This Guide
Email me any feedback you have about this guide -- tell me what's working and what's not.

About the Collection
Send me suggestions for new titles in this subject area.

About the Library
Use the library's Suggestion Box to send us your comments on anything else library-related.

Your Librarian

Profile Image
Kathy Herrlich
Contact Info
617-373-5305
Send Email
Education:
BA History, University of Vermont; MLIS Simmons College
 

Featured book

Cover Art
The Female King of Colonial Nigeria - Nwando Achebe
ISBN: 9780253222480
Publication Date: 2011
Nwando Achebe presents the fascinating history of an Igbo woman, Ahebi Ugbabe, who became king in colonial Nigeria. Ugbabe was exiled from Igboland, became a prostitute, traveled widely, and learned to speak many languages. She became a close companion of Nigerian Igala kings and the British officers who supported her claim to the office of headman, warrant chief, and later, king. In this unique biography, Achebe traces the roots of Ugbabe's rise to fame and fortune. While providing critical perspectives on women, gender, sex and sexuality, and the colonial encounter, she also considers how it was possible for this woman to take on the office and responsibilities of a traditionally male role.

Description

Loading  Loading...

Tip