Perhaps some of you are aware that I’m writing a history of the culture wars. I’m happy to report that, as of yesterday afternoon, I have now completed seven out of nine chapters. I just finished writing my chapter on race in the culture wars. Now, I plan to tackle my chapter on sex and gender in the culture wars. As is my habit, I take a few weeks between finishing one chapter and beginning another to review some of the most important sources, including recent secondary literature that seems relevant. So today I ask: what sources should I look at over the next few weeks (primary or secondary)?
Here is a select list of topics that I plan to cover in the chapter, in no particular order:
Feminism and Backlash
EEOC v. Sears
AIDS and the Reagan administration
Gays in the military
Theoretical debates about the feminist self (think Judith Butler)
I might even conclude with something about the Clinton-Lewinsky affair
Obviously, this is far from an exhaustive list. Feel free to add any topics that you think should be dealt with in a chapter on sex and gender in the culture wars. Thanks!