This bibliography contains a selection of contemporary criticism useful in formulating and
studying the ‘‘separate spheres’’ debate.
Abelove, Henry. ‘‘Some Speculations on the History of ‘Sexual Intercourse’ during
the ‘Long Eighteenth Century’ in England.’’ Gender 6 (1989): 125–30.
Abraham, Nicolas, and Maria Torok. The Shell and the Kernel, vol. 1. Ed. Nicholas T.
Rand. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Acuña, Rodolfo. Occupied America: A History of Chicanos. 3d ed. New York: Harper
and Row, 1988.
Ammons, Elizabeth. ‘‘Going in Circles: The Female Geography of Jewett’s Country
of the Pointed Firs.’’ Studies in the Literary Imagination 16 (fall 1983): 83–92.
. Conflicting Stories: American Women Writers at the Turn into the Twentieth
Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of
Nationalism. London: Verso, 1983.
Andrews, William L. To Tell a Free Story. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.
Appadurai, Arjun. ‘‘Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy.’’ In
Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: Univer-
sity of Minnesota Press, 1996.
Appiah, Anthony. In My Father’s House: Africa and the Philosophy of Culture. New
York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. New
York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Aron, Cindy Sondik. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Civil Service: Middle-Class Workers
in Victorian America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Baker, Houston A., Jr. Workings of the Spirit: The Poetics of Afro-American Women’s
Writing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.