Faculty Directory

Candace West
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Affiliations Humanities Division, Feminist Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3516 (message), 831-459-4536 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location College Eight 321
  • Office Hours Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm; and by appointment
  • Mail Stop College Eight Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Sociology
  • Courses Taught 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.)