Faculty Directory

Candace West
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Affiliations Humanities Division, Feminist Studies Department
  • Phone
    (831) 212-4736 cell
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, Rachel Carson College 218
  • Office Hours By appointment.
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Sociology
  • Courses SOCY 143 Conversation Analysis, SOCY 144 Sociology of Women, SOCY 149 Sex and Gender, SOCY 161 Animals and Society, SOCY 203 Sociological Methods

Research Interests

Language and social interaction; sociology of gender; conversation analysis; microanalysis and medicine.

Biography, Education and Training

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Selected Publications

  • West, Candace, Lazar, Michelle and Kramarae, Cheris. 1997. "Gender in Discourse." Pp. 119-142 in Teun A. van Dijk (ed), Discourse: A Multidisciplinary Introduction (2vols.). London: Sage.
  • West, Candace. 1996. "Ethnography and Orthography: A (Modest) Methodological Proposal." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 26 25:327-352.
  • West, Candace. 1996. "Goffman in Feminist Perspective." Sociological Perspectives. 39:353-369.
  • West, Candace. 1996. "Die konversationelle Kompetenz van Frauen am Beispil van Arztinnen." Pp. 173-199 in Senta Troomel- Ploetz (ed), Frouengesprache: Sprache der Verstandigung (in German). Frankfurt, Germany: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag.
  • West, Candace, and Fenstermaker, Sarah. 1995. "(Re)Doing Difference: A Reply." Gender & Society 9:506-513.
  • West, Candace, and Fenstermaker, Sarah. 1995. "Doing Difference." Gender & Society 9:8-37. (Reprinted in Esther Chow, Doris Wilkinson and Maxine Baca Zinn (eds.), Common Bonds, Different Voices: Race, Class and Gender. Newbury Park: Sage, 1996; reprinted in Mary Roth Walsh (ed.) Women, Men, and Gender: Ongoing Debotes, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997).
  • West, Candace. 1995. "Women's Competence in Conversation." Discourse & Society 6:107-131.
  • West, Candace, and Fenstermaker, Sarah. 1993. "Ethnomethodology and 'Idealist Determinism': Reply to Wilson." Pp. 357-361 in Paula England (ed), Theory on Gender/Feminism on Theory. New York: Aldine.
  • West, Candace, and Fenstermaker, Sarah. 1993. "Power, Inequality and the Accomplishment of Gender: An Ethnomethodological View." Pp. 151-174 in Paula England (ed), Theory on Gender/Feminism on Theory. New York: Aldine.
  • West, Candace, and Fenstermaker, Sarah. 1993. "The Omnirelevance of Sex Category: Reply to Tuana." Pp. 298-299 in Paula England (ed), Theory on Gender/Feminism on Theory. New York: Aldine.
  • West, C. 1993. "Reconceptualizing Gender in Physician-Patient Relationships." Social Science and Medicine, 36:57-66.
  • _____. 1992. "Rethinking 'Sex Differences' in Conversational Topics: It's Not What They Say but How They Say It." Advances in Group Processes, 9:131-162.
  • Dull, D., and West, C. 1991. "Accounting for Cosmetic Surgery: The Accomplishment of Gender." Social Problems, 31:801-817.
  • West, C., and Frankel, R. M. 1991. "Miscommunication and Medicine." In N. Coupland, H. Giles and J. M. Wiemann, eds., "Miscommunication" and Problematic Talk. Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage Publications, pp. 166-194.
  • Fenstermaker, Sarah, West, Candace, and Zimmerman, Don H. 1991."Gender Inequality: New Conceptual Terrain." Pp. 289-307 in Rae Lesser-Blumberg (ed), Gender, Family and Economy: The Triple Overlap. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • West, Candace. 1990. "Not just 'Doctors' Orders': Directive-Response Sequences in Patients' Visits to Women and Men Physicians." Discourse and Society, 1:85-113. (Reprinted on pp. 147-176 in Susanne Gunthner and Helga Kotthoff (eds.), Die Geschlechter im Gesprach: Kommunikation in Institutionen (in German). Stuttgart: J. B. MetzlerscheVerlagsbuchhandlung, 1992.)
  • West, Candace, and Garcia, Angela. 1988. "Conversational Shift Work: A Study of Topical Transitions Between Women and Men." Social Problems 35:551-575.
  • West, Candace, and Zimmerman, Don H. 1987. "Doing Gender." Gender & Society 1:125-151. (Reprinted on pp. 13-37 in Judith Lorber and Susan A. Farrell (eds.), The Social Construction of Gender. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1991; and in Janis S. Bohan (ed), Seldom Seen, Rarely Heard: Women's Place in Psychology. Boulder: Westview Press, 1992; and in Carol N. Jacklin (ed), The Psychology of Gender. New York: New York University Press, 1992.)