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Elizabeth Bernstein, Barnard College

Elizabeth Bernstein

Elizabeth Bernstein, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology, joined the faculty of Barnard in September, 2002. Her teaching includes such courses as Gender and Power in Transnational Perspective; The Sociology of Gender; and The Sociology of Sexuality. Professor Bernstein’s research and teaching focus on the sociology of gender and sexuality; the sociology of law; and contemporary social theory. Her current research explores the convergence of feminist, neoliberal, and evangelical Christian interests in the shaping of contemporary U.S. policies around the traffic in women. Her research and scholarship have been recognized by awards from the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, AAUW, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Sociological Association.

 

Professor Bernstein's Publications

Elizabeth Bernstein. “Militarized Humanitarianism Meets Carceral Feminism: The Politics of Sex, Rights, and Freedom in Contemporary Anti-Trafficking Campaigns,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, special issue on Feminists Theorize International Political Economy, guest edited by Kate Bedford and Shirin Rai (2010): 36:1, 45-71. Militarized Humanitarianism Meets Carceral Feminism

Elizabeth Bernstein. What’s Wrong with Prostitution? What’s Right with Sex Work? Comparing Markets in Female Sexual Labor. 10 Hastings Women’s L.J. 91. Winter, 1999. What’s Wrong with Prostitution–What’s Right with Sex Work

Elizabeth Bernstein. Sexual Commerce and the Global Flow of Bodies, Desires, and Social Policies. Guest Editor, special issue of Sexuality Research and Social Policy, December (2008).

Elizabeth Bernstein. Temporarily Yours: Sexual Commerce in Post-Industrial Culture, University of Chicago Press (2007). 

Elizabeth Bernstein. Regulating Sex: the Politics of Intimacy and Identity, co-editor, with Laurie Schaffner. Routledge (2004).

Elizabeth Bernstein. “Sexual Commerce and the Global Flow of Bodies, Desires, and Social Policies.” Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 5:4, 1-5 (2008). Sexual Commerce and the Global Flow of Bodies, Desires, and Social Policies.

Elizabeth Bernstein. “Buying and Selling the ‘Girlfriend Experience': the Social and Subjective Contours of Market Intimacy.” In Mark Padilla and Richard Parker, eds., Love and Globalization: Transformations of Intimacy in the Contemporary World. Vanderbilt University Press. (2007).

Elizabeth Bernstein. “Sex Work for the Middle Classes,” Sexualities, 10:3, 473-488 (2007). Sex Work for the Middle Classes

Elizabeth Bernstein. “The Sexual Politics of the ‘New Abolitionism’.” Differences: Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 18:3, 128-151 (2007). The Sexual Politics of the ‘New Abolitionism’

Elizabeth Bernstein. “The Transformation of Sexual Commerce and Urban Space in San Francisco.” Footnotes: Journal of the American Sociological Association (2004). The Transformation of Sexual Commerce and Urban Space in San Francisco

Elizabeth Bernstein. “The Meaning of the Purchase: Desire, Demand, and the Commerce of Sex,” Ethnography Vol. 2, no. 3: 375-406 (2001). The Meaning of the Purchase Desire, Demand, and the Commerce of Sex 1, The Meaning of the Purchase Desire, Demand, and the Commerce of Sex 2

Elizabeth Bernstein.  Regulating Sex: the Politics of Intimacy and Identity, co-editor with Laurie Schaffner, Routledge (2004).

 

Related posts:

  1. The meaning of the purchase: desire, demand, and the commerce of sex by Elizabeth Bernstein
  2. What’s Wrong with Prostitution? What’s Right with Sex Work? Comparing Markets in Female Sexual Labor by Elizabeth Bernstein
  3. The Sexual Politics of the “New Abolitionism” by Elizabeth Bernstein
  4. Introduction to Special Issue: Sexual Commerce and the Global Flow of Bodies, Desires, and Social Policies by Elizabeth Bernstein
  5. Sex for the Middle Classes by Elizabeth Bernstein