This is where I provide reviews of longer works in a more detailed fashion. The vocabulary will also be up a step from the blog.


  • The Women of Azusa Street by Estrelda Alexander
  • Vision of the Disinherited: The Making of American Pentecostalism by Robert Mapes Anderson
  • Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 by Gail Bederman
  • The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  • The Assemblies of God: A Chapter in the Story of American Protestantism, 2 vols. by Edith Blumhofer
  • Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body by Susan Bordo
  • The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past by Catherine Brekus
  • Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making a Sanctified World by Anthea Butler
  • Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  • Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex by Judith Butler
  • Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey
  • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Masculinities by R. W. Connell
  • Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation by Mary Daly
  • The Church and the Second Sex by Mary Daly
  • Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970 by John D’Emilio
  • Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex by Alice Dreger
  • Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling
  • How the Religious Right Shaped Lesbian and Gay Activism by Tina Fetner
  • History of Sexuality, Vol. 1 by Michel Foucault
  • Is Science Multicultural? Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies by Sandra Harding
  • Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks
  • From Margin to Center by bell hooks
  • Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America by John Kasson
  • The Invention of Heterosexuality by Jonathan Katz
  • Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud by Thomas Laqueur
  • Paradoxes of Gender by Judith Lorber
  • A Dark Science: Women, Sexuality, and Psychiatry in the Nineteenth Century by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States by Joanne Meyerowitz
  • Hombres y Machos: Masculinity and Latino Culture by Alfredo Mirande
  • What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America by Peggy Pascoe
  • The Assemblies of God at the Crossroads by Margaret Poloma
  • Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920 by Clifford Putney
  • The Azusa Street Mission and Revival by Cecil Robeck
  • Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts
  • Crimes Against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880-1960 by Stephen Robertson
  • The Age of Independence: Interracial Unions, Same-Sex Unions, and the Changing American Family by Michael Rosenfeld
  • Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America’s Second Wave by Benita Roth
  • Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare by Johanna Schoen
  • Gender and the Politics of History by Joan Wallach Scott
  • Black Masculinity by Robert Staples
  • Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe by Marc Stein
  • The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South by Randall Stephens
  • The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition: Charismatic Movements in the Twentieth Century by Vinson Synan
  • A History of Homosexuality in Europe: Berlin, London, Paris, 1919-1939 by Florence Tampagne
  • An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society by Jennifer Terry
  • Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School by Barrie Thorne
  • God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality by Phyllis Trible
  • Social Reform, Sexuality and the State by Patricia Uberoi
  • Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture by Grant Wacker
  • Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory by Michael Warner

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