Feminist Books for Disadvantaged Female Students (and anyone else)

This list began as a brainstorming project on the Radical Reference email list. The original questioner wrote:

QUESTION: number or percent of women in u.s. who will or have experienced abuse?

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In 1999, the Commonwealth Fund released their 1998 survey that found that 1/3 of all women in the U.s. experience physical and sexual abuse from a husband or boyfriend. Have there been more recent studies released since then? If so, where would I find them?

QUESTION: timeline of activism in brooklyn 1960-TODAY

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Hello! I am looking for social/political histories of 4 neighborhoods in Brooklyn from the 1960s forward; the neighborhoods are Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Kensington and Flatlands. Any information that can help me towards creating activism timelines in these areas is great! Also, I'm looking for information on the 1968 New York Teacher's Strike centered in Brownsville and Ocean Hill, and the Beth-El Hospital Workers Strike, which I believe was in 1962.

This project will eventually be focused on existing vacant lots in these neighborhoods so any tips on/histories of/ information on vacant lots in brooklyn or these specific neighborhoods would be great!


QUESTION: Radical events in July 2011?

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Anyone know of any radical events in July 2011? We scheduled the NYC Anarchist Book Fair for April 9th and found out it was the same weekend as the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair a day after we announced it and would like to reschedule to avoid overlap.


NYC @ Bookfair

Librarian Report on Rad Ref Event in Boston

Brian Herzog is one of my very favorite librarian bloggers, and he did a really nice write up of the

Artists + Researchers Resource Guide

Resource guide from Artists + Researchers events:
Sprout, Somerville, MA November 19th, 2010

QUESTION: Stop & Frisk Harassment

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I am doing research on harassment and groping by police officers in New York City while conducting Stop & Frisks. Specifically those who are aggressive and engage in inappropriate frisking methods, like groping, when dealing with gender non-conforming and trans* subjects. I am looking for data/statistics, police reports, or just first hand accounts of these sorts of interactions. What I've found so far has been extremely sparse. Thank you.

QUESTION: Electronics

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What year was the electric typewriter introduced?

QUESTION: Independent Social Sciences Research

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Hi there! I wrote an undergraduate thesis on doulas and childbirth in college. I graduated almost two years ago now, but want to continue my research independently. While in school, I had to submit my research proposal to an Institutional Review Board. I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing both ethically and legally if I continue my studies, but I have no idea where to turn to for an IRB approval without an academic institution at my fingertips. I'm not sure if this is something you all can answer, but do you know of any independent IRB's or information for independent researchers? Thanks so much!

Women’s and Radical Research Resources Sample Platter

Monday, November 15 (new date!)
Bluestockings: 172 ALLEN ST

Librarians Kate Angell (Sarah Lawrence College) and Jenna Freedman (Barnard College) will serve up a five-minute taste of ten different library and internet resources. On the menu are zine libraries and archives, open access scholarly journals, academic and community libraries--and how to get into the former without ID, and carefully selected websites. All about critical pedagogy, the library ladies will step back and hear from participants about their favorite resources, as well.

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