Evans, Mary


Professor Mary Evans  

Department

Position held

Gender Institute

Centennial Professor

Experience keywords:

feminism; higher education in the UK; class and inequality; gender

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The primary focus of my work is those narratives (be they fictional or otherwise) through which we construct our social identity. I am particularly interested in the part that gender and class play in these narratives and the ways in which narratives of ourselves are a essential part of what we define as the modern.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Creative Industries and CulturePublic Administration

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressRadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)207 107 5301

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Evans, Mary and Hemmings, Clare and Henry, Marsha and Johnstone, Hazel and Madhok, Sumi and Plomien, Ania and Wearing, Sadie, eds (2014) Handbook of feminist theory Sage, London, UK. ISBN 9781446252413

2013

Evans, Mary (2013) The meaning of agency In: Madhok, Sumi and Phillips, Anne and Wilson, Kalpana, (eds.) Gender, Agency and Coercion. Thinking gender in transnational times. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK; New York, USA, 47-63. ISBN 9780230300323

Evans, Mary (2013) Gender in an age of austerity Women's History Review, 22 (5). 838-840. ISSN 0961-2025

Evans, Mary (2013) Regarding young children as an unfortunate interruption in the workings of a political economy radically disregards the building bricks through which a society is constructed British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 Dec 2013) Blog entry

Evans, Mary and Williams, Carolyn, eds (2013) Gender: the key concepts Routledge key guides. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415669627

Evans, Mary (2012) Tough times ahead in 2012 may provide space to question the primacy of growth and consumerism British Politics and Policy at LSE (2 Jan 2012) Blog entry

Hall, Lesley and Williams, Melanie and Evans, Mary and Mollett, Amy and Brumley, Cheryl (2012) Gender and feminism The London School of Economics and Political Science

Dunleavy, Patrick and Mollett, Amy and Evans, Mary and Newburn, Tim and Voth, Hans-Joachim and Ponticelli, Jacopo and Gilson, Christopher and Barker, Rodney (2012) The 2011 London riots British Politics and Policy at LSE, Public Policy Group, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2011

Davis, Kathy and Evans, Mary (2011) Introduction: transatlantic conversations: feminism as travelling theory In: Davis, Kathy and Evans, Mary, (eds.) Transatlantic Conversations: Feminism as Travelling Theory. The feminist imagination – Europe and beyond. Ashgate, Surrey, UK. ISBN 9780754678359

Evans, Mary (2011) Doing gender: gender and women's studies in the twenty first century Women's Studies International Forum, 34 (6). 603-610 . ISSN 0277-5395

Evans, Mary (2011) The crude moralism that characterises looters and rioters as ‘scum’ is evidence that space for political debate about the causes of things is becoming dangerously limited British Politics and Policy at LSE (10 Aug 2011) Blog entry

Evans, Mary (2011) Ken Clarke chose to frame rape in terms of the ‘blaming the victim’ rhetoric which so many have challenged and resisted British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 May 2011) Blog entry

Evans, Mary (2011) Downplaying the public acknowledgement of the achievements of women in sport is rather like saying everyone should have a government but only men can vote for it British Politics and Policy at LSE (1 Dec 2011) Blog entry

Evans, Mary (2011) David Willetts’ blaming of feminism for male working class unemployment reveals the inner workings of the Tory mind: a hatred of the agency of women and the suspicion of progressive movements British Politics and Policy at LSE (5 Apr 2011) Blog entry

Evans, Mary (2011) ‘Social kettling’ and the closure of domestic violence shelters are amongst the new challenges for feminists in 2011: they are responding with a new activism, using social media and collective action British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Jan 2011) Blog entry

Davis, Kathy and Evans, Mary, eds (2011) Transatlantic conversations: feminism as travelling theory The feminist imagination – Europe and beyond. Ashgate, Surrey, UK. ISBN 9780754678359

2010

Sayers, Janet and Evans, Mary and Redclift, Nanneke, eds (2010) Engels revisited: feminist essays Routledge revivals. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415580908

Evans, Mary (2010) A mysterious commodity: capitalism and femininity In: Scott, Jacqueline and Crompton, Rosemary and Lyonette, Clare, (eds.) Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 275-290. ISBN 978184844438 6

Evans, Mary (2010) The universities and the challenge of realism Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 9. 13-21. ISSN 1474-0222

Evans, Mary (2010) For us or against us: coercion and consensus in higher education Learning and Teaching, 3 (2). 39-54. ISSN 1755-2273

Evans, Mary, ed (2010) Gender Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415554343

2009

Evans, Mary (2009) Fings ain't wot they used to be Feminist Theory, 10 (2). 245-252. ISSN 1464-7001

Evans, Mary (2009) Can women be intellectuals? In: Fleck, Christian and Hess, Andreas and Lyon, Stina E., (eds.) Intellectuals and Their Publics. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, UK, 29-40. ISBN 9780754675402

Evans, Mary (2009) The imagination of evil: detective fiction and the modern world Continuum literary studies series. Continuum International Publishing Group, London, UK. ISBN 9781847062062

2006

Evans, Mary (2006) A short history of society: the making of the modern world Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK. ISBN 9780335220687

Davis, Kathy and Evans, Mary and Lorber, Judith, eds (2006) Handbook of gender and women's studies Sage Publications Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9780761943907

2005

Evans, Mary (2005) Auto/biographical methods In: Griffin, Gabriele, (ed.) Research Methods for English Studies. Research Methods for the Arts and Humanities. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, 31-46. ISBN 9780748621545

2004

Evans, Mary (2004) Killing thinking: the death of the universities Continuum, London, UK. ISBN 9780826488329

Evans, Mary (2004) A critical lens on romantic love: a response to Bernadette Bawin-Legros Current Sociology, 52 (2). 259-264. ISSN 0011-3921

2003

Evans, Mary (2003) Gender and social theory Theorizing society. Open University Press, Buckingham, UK. ISBN 9780335208654

Evans, Mary (2003) Love: an unromantic discussion Polity Press in association with Blackwell Publishers Ltd., Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745620725

2002

Evans, Mary and Lee, Ellie, eds (2002) Real bodies: a sociological introduction Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333947517

2001

Evans, Mary (2001) Gender and the literature of the Holocaust: the diary of Etty Hillesum Women: a Cultural Review, 12 (3). 325-335. ISSN 0957-4042

Evans, Mary, ed (2001) Feminism Critical concepts in literary and cultural studies. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415192835

2000

Evans, Mary (2000) Extending autobiography: a discussion of Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar' In: Coslett, Tess and Lury, Celia and Summerfield, Penny, (eds.) Feminism and Autobiography: Texts, Theories, Methods. Transformations. Routledge, London, UK, 76-88. ISBN 9780415232012

1999

Evans, Mary (1999) The culture did it: comments on the 1997 general British election In: Ray, Larry and Sayer, Andrew, (eds.) Culture and Economy After the Cultural Turn. Sage Publications, London, UK, 229-245. ISBN 9780761958161

Evans, Mary (1999) 'Falling in love with love is falling with make believe': ideologies of romance in post-Enlightenment culture In: Featherstone, Mike, (ed.) Love and Eroticism. Sage Publications, London, UK, 265-275. ISBN 9780761962519

Evans, Mary (1999) Missing persons: the impossibility of auto/biography Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415099769

1998

Evans, Mary (1998) 'Falling in love with love is falling with make believe': ideologies of romance in post-Enlightenment culture Theory, Culture and Society, 15 (3). 265-275. ISSN 1460-3616

1997

Evans, Mary (1997) Introducing contemporary feminist thought Polity Press in association with Blackwell Publishers Ltd., Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745614762

1994

Evans, Mary, ed (1994) The woman question 2nd, Sage Publications Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9780803987487

1993

Evans, Mary and Morgan, David (1993) The battle for Britain: citizenship and ideology in the Second World War Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415017220

1991

Evans, Mary (1991) A good school: life at a girls' grammar school in the 1950s The Women's Press Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9780704342682

1989

Evans, Mary (1989) Reflecting on Anna Karenina Heroines?. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415017190

1987

Evans, Mary (1987) Jane Austen and the state Tavistock Publications Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9780422613705

Sayers, Janet and Evans, Mary and Redclift, Nanneke, eds (1987) Engels revisited: new feminist essays Social science paperpacks, 347. Tavistock Publications Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9780422608107

1985

Evans, Mary (1985) Simone de Beauvoir: a feminist mandarin Social science paperbacks, 294. Tavistock Publications Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9780422795104

1983

Evans, Mary and Ungerson, Clare, eds (1983) Sexual divisions: patterns and processes Tavistock Publications Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9780422784405

1982

Evans, Mary, ed (1982) The woman question: readings on the subordination of women Fontana, London, UK. ISBN 0006359868

1981

Evans, Mary (1981) Lucien Goldmann: an introduction Harvester Press, Brighton, UK. ISBN 9780710800671

1979

Evans, Mary and Morgan, David, eds (1979) Work on women: a guide to the literature Tavistock Publications Ltd., London, UK. ISBN 9780422771306


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