The Creation of Feminist Consciousness Bibliography - Essay

Gerda Lerner

Bibliography

Anderson, Bonnie S., and Judith P. Zinsser. A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present. 2 vols. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. A narrative history of women which reconceptualizes history, dividing eras from the standpoint of women, not on the basis of kings and wars. Very much influenced by Lerner’s early work.

Belles Lettres. VIII, Summer, 1993, p.60. A review of The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.

Booklist. LXXXIX, March 1, 1993, p.1139. A review of The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.

Choice. XXXI, September, 1993, p.194. A review of The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.

Gill, Katherine. “Why Women Have No Usable Past.” The New York Times Book Review 98 (May 2, 1993): 7, 12. A favorable review of the book by a medieval religious scholar.

Kirkus Reviews. LXI, February 15, 1993, p.205. A review of The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.

Lerner, Gerda. The Majority Finds Its Past. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. Lerner’s first theoretical work on women’s history, including essays written over the ten years preceding the research and writing of The Creation of Patriarchy and The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.

Library Journal. CXVIII, April 15, 1993, p.104. A review of The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.

Ms. III, March, 1993, p.63. A review of The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.

Offen, Karen, et al., eds. Writing Women’s History: International Perspectives. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991. An indispensable collection of articles on the state of women’s history in nineteen different countries, as well as theoretical and methodological essays on issues in women’s history. Nearly every author cites Gerda Lerner. Contains very useful bibliographies.

Publishers Weekly. CCXL, February 15, 1992, p.227. A review of The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.

San Francisco Chronicle. September 26, 1993, p. REV8. A review of The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.

Scott, Joan Wallach. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” In Gender and the Politics of History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. An influential article, tracing the ways gender has been used in historical analysis and Scott’s view that the concept of gender must signify power relationships.

Women’s Review of Books. XI, October, 1993, p.19. A review of The Creation of Feminist Consciousness.