Recommended Reading

psychology_gender-3D-book-cover copy_revHere’s a select list of gender-related resources (books and films) to keep the discussion going on The Psychology of Gender. Some of them are new, some of them are old favourites.

If you have any recommendations, please add a comment or send a message below:


Basow, S. A. (1992). Gender Stereotypes and Roles, 3rd edition. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole. (See  / )

Bornstein, K. (2013). My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity. London: Routledge. (See  / )

Bornstein, K. (2016). Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us. London: Vintage. (See  / )

Brannon, L. (2017). Gender: Psychological Perspectives, 7th edition. London: Routledge. (See  / )

Burr, V. (1998). Gender and Social Psychology. London: Routledge. (See  / )

Cameron, D. (2007). The Myth of Mars and Venus. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (See  / )

Connell, R. and Pearse, R. (2015). Gender: In World Perspective, 3rd edition. Cambridge:
Polity Press. (See  / )

Criado-Perez, C. (2016). Do It Like a Woman . . . Change the World. London: Portabello
Books. (See  / )

Eckert, P. and McConnell-Ginet, S. (2013). Language and Gender, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press. (See  / )

Eisler, R. (1989). The Chalice and the Blade. New York: HarperCollins. (See  / )

Fine, C. (2010). Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences. London: Icon Books. (See  / )

Greer, G. (2006). The Female Eunuch (Harper Perennial Modern Classics). London: Harper Perennial. (See  / )

Killerman, S. (2017). A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocates Handbook, 2nd edition. Texas: Impetus Books. (See  / )

Rottblatt, M. (1996). Apartheid of Sex: Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender. London: Pandora. (See  / )

Stainton-Rogers, W. and Stainton-Rogers, R. (2001). The Psychology of Gender and Sexuality. Buckingham: Open University Press. (See  / )

Sycamore, M. N. (2006). Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity. Emeryville: Seal Press. (See  / )

Wood, G. W. (2005). Sex, Lies and Stereotypes, Challenging Views of Women, Men, and Relationships. London: New Holland. (See  / )

For a list of films containing gender-questioning themes (of varying quality) see:

Pleasantville (1998). Directed by Gary Ross. (See  / )

Suggested by Wendy and Rex Stainton-Rogers (2001):

Delaney, S. R. (1996). Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. Originally published in 1977 as Triton. (See  / )

Elgin, S. H. (2000). Native Tongue. New York: The Feminist Press. Originally published in 1984. (See  / )

Gentle, M. (1996). Ancient Light. London: Gollancz. Originally published in 1987. (See  / )

Gentle, M. (1996). Golden Witchbreed. London: Orion. Originally published in 1983. (See  / )

Le Guin, U. (1981). The Left Hand of Darkness. London: Orbit. Originally published in 1969. (See  / )

Le Guin, U. (1999). The Dispossessed. London: Gollancz. Originally published in 1974. (See  / )

Piercy, M. (2016). Woman on the Edge of Time. New York: Del Rey. Originally published in 1976. (See  / )



If you have any recommendations of gender and sexuality-related resources for inclusion on this list (including your own books/films) please use the form below (or add a comment):



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