Feminist and Gender Theories of Self Identity  

Comprehensive Bibliography on Feminist Perspectives on the Self. (Cassidy, Lisa . 1999. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

Allen, Anita L. 1997. "Forgetting Yourself," in Meyer, Diana Tietjens, Alison Jaggar, Virginia Held (eds). 1997. Feminists Rethink the Self (Feminist Theory and Politics Series). Westview Press

Barnhart, Mary Ann Joseph E. Barnhart. 1977. "The Myth of the Complete Person." Feminism and Philosophy . Mary Vetterling-Braggin, Frederick Elliston, and Jane English, eds. Totowa, NJ: Littlefield, Adams: 5-21.

Bar On, BatAmi. 1993. "Reading Bartky: Identity, Identification, and Critical Self Reflection." Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 8, 1 (Wint 93): 159.

Bartky, Sandra Lee. 1990. "Feminine Masochism and the Politics of Personal Transformation." Hypatia Reborn: Essays in Feminist Philosophy . Azizah Hibri and Margaret A. Simons, eds. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990; 115-134; also in The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings . Alan Soble, ed. Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1991.

Bartky, S. 1997. Sympathy and Solidarity: On a Tightrope with Scheler. In Diana Meyers, ed., Feminists Rethink the Self. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Battersby, Christine. 1998. The Phenomenal Woman: Feminist Metaphysics and the Patterns of Identity . London: Routledge.

Battersby, Christine. 1996. "Her Blood and His Mirror: Mary Coleridge, Luce Irigaray and the Female Self." in Beyond Representation: Philosophy and Poetic Imagination . Richard Thomas Eldridge, ed. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Belenky, Mary Field , Blythe McVickere Clinchy, Nancy Rule Goldberger, and Jill Mattuck Tarule, eds. 1986. Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind . New York: Basic Books, 1986.

Bell, Susan Groag and Marilyn Yalom. 1990. Revealing lives : autobiography, biography, and gender. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Benhabib, Seyla. 1992. Situating the Self: Gender, Community, and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics . New York: Routledge, 1992.

Benhabib, Seyla. 1994. "In Defense of Universalism-Yet Again! A Response to Critics of Situating the Self." New German Critique 62 (Sprg 94): 173.

Bordo, Susan. 1993. Unbearable weight: feminism, Western culture, and the body. Berkeley: University of California Press

Brison, Susan J. 1997. "Outliving Oneself: Trauma, Memory, and Personal Identity," in Meyer, Diana Tietjens, Alison Jaggar, Virginia Held (eds). 1997. Feminists Rethink the Self (Feminist Theory and Politics Series). Westview Press

Brison, S. J. 1993. Surviving Sexual Violence: A Philosophical Perspective. Journal of Social Philosophy. 24 1: 5-22

Brison, S. J. 2002. Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Buker, Eloise A. 1987. "Storytelling Power: Personal Narratives and Political Analysis." Women & Politics 7, 3 (Fall 87); also in Feminism and Epistemology: Approaches to Research in Women and Politics. Maria J. Falco, ed. New York: Haworth Press, 1987.

Butler , Judith. 1990. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity. New York: Routledge.

Butler, J. 2005. Giving an Account of Oneself. New York: Fordham University Press.

Cassidy, Lisa . 1999. Comprehensive Bibliography on Feminist Perspectives on the Self. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Cavarero, A. 2000. Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood. Trans. Paul A. Kottman. London: Routledge.

Caws, Mary Ann. 1988. "Truth-Telling: The Self and the Fictions of Humor." Women's Studies 15, 1 (OCT 1 88): 193.

Chernin, Kim. 1985. The hungry self: women, eating and identity. New York: Times Books.

Church, Jennifer. 1997. "Ownership and the Body," in Meyer, Diana Tietjens, Alison Jaggar, Virginia Held (eds). 1997. Feminists Rethink the Self (Feminist Theory and Politics Series). Westview Press

Code, L. 2006. Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location. New York: Oxford University Press.

Coppoletta, Lisa Marie. 1995. The Personal is Theoretical: Bell Hooks' Personal Narrative Approach to Contemporary Feminist Theory . Thesis (MA)--Southwest Texas State University.

de Beauvoir, S. 1989. The Second Sex, trans. H.M. Parshley [1952]. NY: Vintage Books (Le Deuxième sexe. Paris: Gallimard, 1949)

Di Nicola, Giulia Paola. 1996. "Personnalisme et Feminisme pour le Nouvelle Europe." Le Fideralisme Personnaliste aux Sources de l9 Europe de Demain . Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.

Dixon, Beth. 1992. "Gender and the Problem of Personal Identity," Personalist Forum 8 #1 Supplement: 259-263.

DuBay, William H. 1987. Gay identity: the self under ban . Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

English, Jane. 1977. "Abortion and the Concept of a Person." Feminism and Philosophy . Mary Vetterling-Braggin, Frederick Elliston, and Jane English, eds. Totowa, NJ: Littlefield, Adams.

Ferguson, Anne. 1996. "Can I Choose Who I Am? An How Would That Empower Me? Race, Gender, Identities and the Self," in Ann Garry and Marilyn Pearsall, eds., Women, Knowledge and Reality (2nd edition). London: Routledge.

Ferguson, Kathy Ellen. 1980. Self, Society, and Womankind: The Dialectic of Liberation. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980.

Fricker, Miranda and Jennifer Hornsby (eds). 2000. The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Friedman, Marilyn. 1997. "Autonomy and Social Relationships: Rethinking the Feminist Critique," in Meyer, Diana Tietjens, Alison Jaggar, Virginia Held (eds). 1997. Feminists Rethink the Self (Feminist Theory and Politics Series). Westview Press

Friedman, Marilyn A. 1991. "The Social Self and the Partiality Debates." in Feminist Ethics . Claudia Card, ed. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1991.

Friedman, Marilyn A. 1993. What Are We Friends For?: Feminist Perspectives on Personal Relationships and Moral Theory . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Gilligan, Carol. 1977. "In a Different Voice: Women's Conception of the Self and of Morality." Harvard Educational Review 47, 4 (Nov 77).

Graham, Elaine L. 1995. "Gender, Personhood and Theology,"Scottish journal of theology 48 # 3: 341-

Griffiths, Morwenna. 1995. Feminisms and the self: the web of identity. London & New York: Routledge.

Griffiths, Morwenna and Anne Seller. 1992. "The Politics of Identity, the Politics of the Self." Women: A Cultural Review , Special Edition on Gendering Philosophy 3, 2 (92).

Hamilton, Mykol C. 1991. "Masculine Bias in the Attribution of Personhood: People = Male, Male = People," Psychology of women quarterly 15 # 3: 393- Hinman, Lawrence. Gender and Ethical Theory at Ethics Update. A rich website with resources that include legal cases and references representing all sides of the issues. Hopkins, Susan. Living Dolls: Femininity, Subjectivity, Postmodernity . New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Howe, Leslie A. 1994. "Kierkegaard and the Feminine Self." in Feminist Philosophy of Religion : Special Issue. Nancy Frankenberry and Marilyn Thie, eds. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 9, 4. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Huntington, Patricia J. 1998. Ecstatic Subjects, Utopia, and Recognition: Kristeva, Heidegger, Irigaray Albany: SUNY Press.

Jacobs, Janet Liebman. 1994. Victimized daughters : incest and the development of the female self. New York: Routledge.

Jaggar, Alison M. 1983. Feminist Politics and Human Nature . Lanham: Roman & Littlefield.

Keller, Catherine Elaine. 1988. From a Broken Web: Separation, Sexism, and Self. Thesis (PhD)--Claremont Graduate School, 1984. Boston: Beacon Press.

Kenkel, Karen. 1993. "The Personal and the Philosophical in Fichte's Theory of Sexual Difference." Impure Reason: Dialectic of Enlightenment in Germany . W. David Wilson and Robert C. Holub, eds. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Kondo, Dorinne K. 1990. Crafting selves : power, gender, and discourses of identity in a Japanese workplace. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

LeMoncheck, Linda. 1981. Treating Persons as Sex Objects . Thesis (PhD)--University of California.

LeMoncheck, Linda. 1985. Dehumanizing Women: Treating Persons as Sex Objects . Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Allanheld.

Levinson, Natasha. 1997. "Unsettling Identities: Conceptualizing Contingency," Philosophy of Education .

McLaren, Margaret, A. 2002. Feminism, Foucault and Embodied Subjectivity Albany: SUNY Press.

Moghadam, Valentine M. (ed). 1994. Identity politics and women : cultural reassertions and feminisms in international perspective. Boulder: Westview Press.

Morgan, Wendy. Personal Training: Discourses of (Self) Fashioning . New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Moruzzi, Norma Claire. 1993. "National Abjects: Julia Kristeva on the Process of Self-identification." Ethics, Politics, and Difference in Julia Kristeva's Writings . Kelly Oliver, ed. New York: Routledge, 1993.

Meyers, Diana Tietjens. 2002. Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Meyers, Diana. 1999. Feminist Perspectives on the Self. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Meyers, Diana Tietjens, Alison Jaggar, Virginia Held (eds). 1997. Feminists Rethink the Self (Feminist Theory and Politics Series). Westview Press

Oliver, Kelly. 1998. Subjectivity without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers. Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Parati, Graziella. 1996. Public History, Private Stories: Italian Women's Autobiography . Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press.

Perreault, Jeanne. 1995. Writing Selves, Contemporary Feminism Autography. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press.

Pilardi, Jo-Ann. 1999. Simone de Beauvoir writing the self: Philosophy becomes autobiography. Greenwood Press.

Ponse, Barbara. 1978. Identities in the lesbian world : the social construction of self. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press.

Probyn, Elspeth Calista. 1993. Sexing the Self: Gendered Positions in Cultural Studies . London; New York: Routledge, 1993.

Purdy, Laura Martha. 1996. Reproducing Persons: Issues in Feminist Bioethics . Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Reindl, Sheila. 2001. Sensing the self: Women's Recovery from Bulimia. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Scherwitz, Sharon. 1980. Mary Whiton Calkins on Self and Person. Thesis (MA)--Southern Illinois University, 1980.

Scherwitz, Sharon. 1990. The Self for Feminist Ethics. Thesis (PhD)--Southern Illinois University, 1990.

Schwarz, Maureen Trudelle. 1997. Molded in the Image of Changing Woman : Navajo Views on the Human Body and Personhood . University of Arizona Press

Strickling, Bonnelle Lewis. 1988. "Self-abnegation." Feminist Perspectives: Philosophical Essays on Method and Morals . Lorraine Code, Sheila Mullett, and Christine Overall, eds. Toronto/Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1988.

Suleiman, Susan Rubin. 1989. "Simone de Beauvoir and the Writing Self." L'Esprit Createur 29, 4 (Wint 89): 42.

Tomm, Winnie. 1992. "Ethics and Self-knowing: The Satisfaction of Desire." in Explorations in Feminist Ethics: Theory and Practice . Eve Browning Cole and Susan Coultrap-McQuin, eds. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Tomm, Winnie. Bodied Mindfulness: Women's Spirits, Bodies and Places . Groton, NY: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press.

Torres, Lourdes. 1996. "The Construction of the Self in U.S. Latina Autobiographies." in Women, Knowledge, and Reality: Explorations in Feminist Philosophy . Ann Garry and Marilyn Pearsall, eds. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Trites, Roberta, S. 1997. Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

Waithe, Mary Ellen. 1991. "Sophia, a Person of Quality (pseud)." in Modern Women Philosophers, 1600-1900. Mary Ellen Waithe, ed. Series: A History of Women Philosophers; 3. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1991.

Walker, Margaret Urban. 1997. "Picking Up Pieces: Lives, Stories, and Integrity," in Meyer, Diana Tietjens, Alison Jaggar, Virginia Held (eds). 1997. Feminists Rethink the Self (Feminist Theory and Politics Series). Westview Press

Wolff, Robert Paul. 1976. "There's Nobody Here but Us Persons," in Women and Philosophy; Toward a Theory of Liberation, ed. Carol C. Gould and Marx W. Wartofsky. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, pp. 128-144.

Young, Iris Marion. "Comments on Seyla Benhabib, Situating the Self." New German Critique 62 (Sprg 94): 165.

  • Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Science
  • Pathologies of the Self
  • Embodiment, Self, and Personal Identity
  • Developmental Theories of Self
  • Social Construction of the Self
  • Narrative Theories of Personal Identity
  • Feminist Theories/Gender Studies of Self Identity
  • Person and Self in Ethics/Politics/Law
  • Historical Studies: Text and Commentaries (Locke, Hume, etc.)
  • Medical Issues and the Person
  • Personalism