Carol Ascher writes fiction, memoirs, personal essays, scholarly articles and book reviews. Her fiction and nonfiction often explore the themes of prejudice and inequality. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she has spent much of her professional life writing about urban public schools. read more

  • The Dress. Witness, X (1), Spring 1996, 106-114.
  • Der Rechte Weg, The Virginia Quarterly Review, forthcoming 1995.
  • Dancing with Ludwig, American Voice, 37, 1995, 86-106.
  • My Father's Violin. Shenandoah 44, (4) December, 1994, 63-86.
  • The Violence Outside and Within. Fellowship, Spring 1993.
  • Reading to Write: Virginia Woolf as Muse. American Voice, Spring 1992; also in Virginia Woolf Miscellany: Proceedings of the First Annual Virginia Woolf Conference. New York: Pace University Press, 1992.
  • Looking Around the Corridor of Freedom, Boulevard, September 1991.
  • Laleli - A Neighborhood in Istanbul. The New York Times. February 22, 1989.
  • Abroad and Barely Bilingual. New York Times. December 25, 1988, 5-19.with Janice Eidus. Publicizing your small press novel. Poets and Writers 16(1), Jan/Feb, 1988.
  • Remembering Berlin- 1979. Confrontation. Fall/Winter 1989; Reprinted in Irene Zahava, ed. My Mother's Daughter, Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1991.
  • Insider Trading Can Anyone Tell Right from Wrong?" Present Tense, January/February 1987.
Homage to Simone de Beauvoir's Life and Work, New Directions for Women, September/October 1986; reprinted in Social Text, Fall 1987.
  • On Clearing the Air, (a chapter from the Simone de Beauvoir book); reprinted in Elaine Marks, ed. Critical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir. Boston: G.H. Hall, 1986.
  • Women and Choice a New Look at Simone de Beauvoir and The Second Sex, In Alice Kessler, ed. The Faith of the Woman Writer. New York: Greenwood, 1985.
  • The Aufbau Newspaper in Exile, Present Tense, 12(4), Summer 1985. Reprinted in Murray Polner, editor. Jewish Profiles. New York: Aronson.
  • Narrowing the Battlefield, Confrontation, Winter 1981. To be reprinted in Coleman McCarthy, editor. Peace Essays. Washington, D.C.: Center for Teaching Peace.
  • The Revival of Jewish Mysticism, Present Tense, May 1980.
  • The Home as a Health Hazard, MS. Magazine, March 1979.*
  • Working with Women in the University, Heresies, Spring 1979.*
  • "Jackie!" in Gaye Tuchman et al, eds. Home and Hearth: Women and the Mass Media. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.*
  • "Abortion/Sterilization the New Package," Against the Grain, October 1977; reprinted in Resist, February 1978.*
  • The Rise of Ms. Consumer, College English April 1977. Reprinted in Donald Lazere, ed. Entertainment as Social Control. Berkeley: University of California, 1986.*
  • Notes Toward a Study of Housewives' Diseases, The Social Etiology of Disease. New York: HMO Packet #2, January 1977.*
  • Le Prix de l'Impuissance de la Femme, Le Monde Diplomatique, Aout, 1976.*
  • Daytime Television: You'll Never Want to Leave Home, Feminist Studies, 3(4), Spring 1976.*
  • The Irony of the Home Economics Movement, Edcentric, November 1974.*
  • with Muriel Dimen Schein, On Engels and the Liberation of Women, Liberation Magazine, February 1972.*
  • Women and Pay for Housework, Liberation Magazine, May June 1974 *; reprinted in Mermelstein, ed. Economics: Mainstream Readings and Radical Critiques, 3rd edition, New York: Random House, 1976 *; also (under Carol Ascher) in Hoshimo Altbach, ed. From Feminism to Liberation. Cambridge: Schenkman, 1980.