Some Classic Feminist Texts

Here are some classic books on feminism. Enjoy!

  1. The Dialectic of Sex by Shulamith Firestone
  2. The Chalice and The Blade by Riane Eisler
  3. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  4. Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  5. Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks
  6. Feminist Politics and Human Nature by Allison Jaggar
  7. Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale by Maria Mies
  8. Sexual Politics by Kate Millett
  9. Some Questions on Feminism and Its Relevance in South Asia by Kamla Basin and Nighat Said Khan
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Journals with Regular Calls for Papers

The journals listed below regularly accept content contributions.

  1. The Review of Women’s Studies by the UP CWS accepts research-based articles, reviews of scholarly works, and creative works written in either Filipino or English. The journal is published twice a year.
  2. The Asian Journal of Women’s Studies by the Asian Center for Women’s Studies in Ewha Woman’s University, calls for general contributions for its regular issues. It publishes four times a year.
  3. The Canadian Woman Studies, also a quarterly publication, accepts contributions in scholarly as well as popular forms.
  4. The International Journal for Gender Studies in Developing Societies accept contributions for their regular issues, which are published four times in a year. They also announce calls for papers for special issues.
  5. Societies Without Borders, which publishes its issues three times a year, also  accepts article submissions regularly.

Frontiers – Journal of Women’s Studies, Analize – Journal of Feminist and Gender Studies, the Gender and Development Journal also issue calls for general submissions.

Calls for Papers 2014

The following journals have posted calls for papers for their special issues.

  1. Frontiers, a Journal of Women’s Studies of the Ohio State University, has the following calls for their special issues aside from their regular call for general submissions:  Transnational Feminisms (due May 15, 2014); The ERA in the 21st Century (due October 1, 2014); and Women Digitizing Revolution: Race, Gender and the Technological Turn (due May 1, 2015).
  2. The Australian National University posts Call for Papers for publications, conferences, and other academic fora. Their latest post for a call for papers on Women and Sustainability is due May 31, 2014.
  3. The Southeast Asia Center of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies has a list of calls for papers for publications and conferences. Among them are on topics in feminism and women’s/gender studies. Two of these are a call for papers on Gender, Migration and Citizenship due June 15, 2014 and on Gender, Identity and Nation due June 1, 2014.
  4. Analize, a Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies is calling for submissions for their issue on Genders, Diversity and Urban Space, due September 20, 2014.
  5. The Gender and Development Journal has also announced its themes for 2015: Urban Development, Inequalities and Resilience to Climate Change. Calls for article proposals will be posted soon.

Blogs by Filipina Feminists

They’re not as easy to find through Google as international feminist blogs – here are some blogs by Filipina feminists, ranging from those focused on pop culture to laws and policies and from life as a mother to Philippine politics.

  1. Pleasure and Subversion by Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio
  2. Sampaguita Girl, a blog on “literature, feminism, and progressive politics” by Filipino-American M.T. Vallarta
  3. My Ecdysis, by Lisa Factora-Borchers
  4. Papers, Pursuits and Purrsuasions by Cindy Cruz-Cabrera
  5. Feminism for a Filipina, a blog by a “twentysomething student”
  6. New Filipina/Bagong Pinay by artist Perla Daly
  7. Writer Ana Santos‘ full blog
  8. Tanglad, a blog by a “Filipina feminist, runner, activist, cyclist, dog-lover mom”
  9. To be a Woman is to Live in a Time of War by poet Joi Barrios

ADMU Journals Online

The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), through the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work, has six Online Journals accessible to the public. Some articles have full text e-copies while others have abstracts, both of which are downloadable in .pdf formats.

Research-based articles, book reviews, opinion pieces and creative work may be searched for in one or across all the journals. One may easily look for articles on feminism, women or gender.

To browse through and download e-copies of the articles, users are required to register in the website, which takes less than a minute to accomplish.

Books on Feminism in the Philippines

The following books on feminism in the Philippines are available online, in full text and extended preview.

  1. Feminism, Activism and Prostitution in the Philippines by Meredith Ralston and Edna Keeble (2009)
  2. Women’s Political Participation: Conversations, Reflections, and Recommendations by Aida Santos-Maranan, Nancy Endrinal Parreno, and Alinaya Fabros (2007)
  3. Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory by Melinda de Jesus (2005)
  4. Selected Readings in Women’s Studies in the Philippines by Carolyn Sobritchea, Ed. (2004)

Introductory Books on Feminism

Help yourself to some full books on feminism and feminist theory that are available online, listed below. Most of them are in .pdf format and may be saved in your computers.

  1. Feminism and Social Change: Bridging Theory and Practice by Heidi Gottfried, Ed. (1996)
  2. What is Feminism? by Chris Beasley (1999)
  3. Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks (2000)
  4. Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development by Jane Parpart, M. Patricia Connelly, and V. Eudine Barriteau, Eds. (2000)
  5. Feminism by Jane Freedman (2001)
  6. Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction by Valerie Bryson (2003)
  7. An Introduction to Modern Feminist Theory by Jennifer Rich, Ed. (2007)
  8. Feminist Philosophy Reader by Alison Bailey and Chris Cuomo, Eds. (2008)
  9. Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction by Rosemarie Tong (2009)
  10. Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives by Carol McCann and Seung Kyung Kim, Eds. (2013)

Articles on the History of Philippine Feminism

Here are some of the better online articles  about the history of feminism in the Philippines.

  1. Roots of Feminist Thought in the Philippines by Lilia Quindoza-Santiago (1996)
  2. Filipino Women and Political Engagement by Belinda Aquino (1993)
  3. The Women of the First Quarter Storm of 1970: Women FullyEngaged in the Making of History by Dr. Judy Taguiwalo (2005)
  4. Flight of the Filipina Phoenix: The Rise of Pinay Feminism by Mel Castillo (2007)
  5. Brief History of the Filipino Women’s Struggle for Participation in Politics by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung  (2001)
  6. Filipino Feminism a Sociology of Gender project at the Florida International University (2013)
  7. Early Feminism in the Philippines by  Athena Lydia Casambre and Steven Rood (2012)

WGSS Resources Website

The Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and American Library Association (ALA) has resources for readers and researchers. 

The have lists of Women’s Studies Resources in Digital Archives, links to Women and Gender Studies Websites, a collection of Women and Gender Studies Serials, and a database of Women and Gender Studies Books. Access to journals and books vary – some provide online copies with open access while others have only links to where readers can buy hard copies.

UC Press eBooks on Women’s Studies

The University of California (UC) Press has a collection of ebooks on a variety of topics from science to religion and from arts to law. While primarily intended for use of UC faculty and students, many of these ebooks are accessible to the general public.

Among the collection are ebooks on Women’s Studies. Some titles are Jodi Dean’s Solidarity of Strangers: Feminism after Identity Politics (1996); Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution (1998); and Kristen Frederickson and Sarah Webb’s Singular Women: Writing the Artist (2003).