Re: textbook suggestions needed

Jessica Haney (
Thu, 21 May 1998 01:30:41 -0400

Also: Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, though as I remember it doesn't do
the best job of interrogating issues of race, class, sexuality & nation and
how they fit into construction of identity & self-esteem (and how all these
things intersect with gender) ... all of which are certainly very important
to this kind of course.

if you have a focus on young women, also take a look at the books at
Brave Girls and Strong Women Bookstore

This web site allows users to buy over 40 books that empower girls of
all ages, featuring girls who do something courageous or stand up for
and strong women role models. Users can also buy from a list of books
for adults about girls' loss of self-esteem and solutions to this problem. In
addition, aspiring writers can get help to write their own empowering
book for girls.

At 07:29 PM 5/19/98 -0600, you wrote:
>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

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