Re: textbook suggestions needed

Susan Belcher (
Tue, 19 May 1998 19:29:32 -0600 (MDT)


I would recommend Gloria Steinem's book on self-esteem as well as Peggy
Orenstein's book School Girls about how junior high school girls
experience significant lowering of self-esteem due to intensified gender
socialization. I would also strongly recommend Allan Johnson, The Gender
Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy.

Susan M. Belcher El-Nahhas
Lecturer, Sociology and Women's Studies
Athabasca University
P.O. Box 11411
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 3K6
Tel.: 477-5092
FAX: 492-2024

On Mon, 18 May 1998, TKcarrot wrote:

> I am teaching a course titled "Gender, Identity and Self Esteem" for
> which I am having difficulty finding a satisfactory text. I am currently
> using 'Gender: Stereotypes and Roles' by Basow which covers the topics I want,

> but the reading level is too advanced for my students. Any suggestions would
> be greatly appreciated!
> I realize this posting may not be fully suitable for this listserv but as
> it is the only listserv to which I subscribe I thought I'd post anyway and
> hope for the best. I'd certainly appreciate any information about other
> listservs and/or newsgroups to whom this query would be better directed.
> Many thanks,
> Therese

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