Selected Bibliography

Private Sphere / Public Sphere

  • Boling, Patricia. (1996). Privacy and the Politics of Intimate Life. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
  • Calhoun, Craig. (1992). Habermas and the Public Shpere. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
  • Cohen, Jean L. (1997). "Rethinking Privacy: Autonomy, Identity, and the Abortion Controversy." Public and Private in Thought and Practice. Jeff Weintraub and Krishan Kumar, eds. pp. 133-165.
  • Elshtain, Jean Bethke. (1993). Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Fairfield, Paul. (2005). Private/public. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Fraser, Nancy. (1990). "Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy". Social Text, 25(26): 56–80.
  • Gavison, Ruth. (1992). "Feminism and the Public/Private Distinction." Stanford Law Review. 45(1): 1-45.
  • Habermas, Jürgen. (1989). The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society. Thomas Burger and Frederick Lawrence, Trans. Cambridge Mass.: The MIT Press.
  • MacKinnon, Catharine A. (1989). "Privacy v. Equality". Toward a Feminist Theory of the State. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Nussbaum, Martha, "Is Privacy Bad for Women?" The Boston Review;
  • Okin, Susan Moller. (1989). "Justice from Sphere to Sphere: Challenging the Public/Domestic Dichotomy." In Justice, Gender and the Family. New York: Basic Books, pp. 110-133.
  • Pateman, Carole. (1983). "Feminist Critiques of the Public/Private Dichotomy." Public and Private in Social Life. S.I. Benn and G.F. Gaus, eds. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. pp. 281-303.
  • Pateman, Carole. (1989). The Disorder of Women: Democracy, Feminism, and Political Theory. Australia: Polity Press.
  • Pitkin, Hanna Fenichel. (1981). "Justice: on relating private and public." Political Theory. 9(3): 327-352.
  • Rosen, Jeffrey. (2000). The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. New York: Random House.
  • Swanson, Judith A. (1992). The Public and the Private in Aristotle’s Political Philosophy Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Wagner DeCew, Judith. (1997). In Pursuit of Privacy: Law, Ethics and the Rise of Technology. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
  • Weintraub, Jeff and Kumar, Krishan, eds. (1997). Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


  • Asen, Robert. (1999). "Toward a Normative Conception of Difference in Public Deliberation", Argumentation and Advocacy 25 (Winter): 115–129.
  • Asen, Robert. (2000). "Seeking the 'Counter' in Counterpublics". Communication Theory, 10: pp. 424-447.
  • Asen, Robert and Daniel C. Bouther, ed. (2001). Counterpublics and the State. New York: State University of New York Press.
  • Warner, Michael. (2002). Publics and Counterpublics. New York: Zone Books.

Queer Studies / Sexual Diversity Studies

  • Cvetkovich, Ann. (2003). An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Halperin, David M. (1995). Saint Foucault : Towards a Gay Hagiography. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Higgs, David, ed. (?). Queer Sites: Gay Urban Histories Since 1600.
  • Morgan, Tracy D. (1996). "Pages of Whiteness: Race, Physique Magazines, and the Emergence of Public Gay Culture." in Queer Studies: A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Anthology. Brett Beemyn and Mickey Eliason, eds. New York, NY: New York University Press.
  • Rubin, Gayle. (1993). "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality". Lesbian & Gay Studies Reader. pp. 3-44.
  • Seidman, Steven. 2002. Beyond the Closet : The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life. New York: Routledge.
  • Warner, Michael, ed. (1993). Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Valverde, Mariana and Miomir Cirak. "Governing bodies, creating gay spaces: security in 'gay' downtown Toronto." The British Journal of Criminology. London: Winter 2003. Vol. 43(1): 102-121.

Queer Sites: gay urban histories since 1600, edited and chapters on Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro by David Higgs.