On With Your Headings! (Examples)

Editor’s Note: This page provides examples for proposing Library of Congress Subject Headings. You can read more about this process in our two part series On With Your Headings! (Part One and Part Two).

SUBJECT AUTHORITY PROPOSAL FORM FOR NON‐PCC INSTITUTIONS

This form is for non‐PCC institutions only.  PCC institutions should use the Minaret Subject Proposal System for submitting subject authority proposals.      

Complete this form, save it with a new name, and attach it to an email message to policy@loc.gov

Please consult the Subject Headings Manual (SHM), Instruction Sheet H 200, Preparation of Subject Heading Proposals, to complete the form. The SHM is available in Cataloger’s Desktop, or can be downloaded from http://www.loc.gov/aba/ publications/FreeSHM/freeshm.html#H0200.  

008/06: (Direct or indirect geographic subdivision)   

__X____ (May Subd Geog)  ______ (Not Subd Geog)  ______ (No Decision)   

053 : ___

150: Male Privilege  

450 (UF):   Privilege, Male

450 (UF):  Men’s privilege

450 (UF):  Privilege, Men’s

550  (BT):  Sex discrimination

670 Work cat.:  2008008255: Rethinking the man question, 2008: $b page 47 (…racist and sexist worlds I inhabit is the privileges bestowed upon me as a member of the privileged social categories – white and male. … I know I did not get where I am today by my own personal accomplishments alone. I benefited from white male privilege, among other things.)

670 (“Sources found” to justify the heading or cross‐references):

Sanday, Peggy Reeves. Fraternity gang rape sex, brotherhood, and privilege on campus, 2007: $b page 57  (Whether women see the loud row of fraternities as places for great parties, or, as many do, a gauntlet of prying eyes that they must walk through, all students will sooner or later be affected by an atmosphere that ostensibly display white, male, middle-class privilege.)

670 (additional “Sources found” to justify the heading or cross‐references):   

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, 2009: $b Privilege, Male (Male privilege is a special status conferred on males in societies where male supremacy is the central social organizing feature. Such patriarchal societies confer broad social, economic, and political assets on men because they are male. These privileges are based on beliefs about the superiority of male biological sex and gender.)

Policy and Society, 24 (4), 2005: $b (in article: Undoing men’s privilege and advancing gender equality in public sector institutions: The flipside of gender discrimination, we argue, is the privileging of men. The lack of critical interrogation of men’s privilege allows men to reinforce their dominance.)

675 (Sources not found):

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680 Here are entered works on the socio-political advantages gained by men on the basis of their being men.

781 (Geographic subdivision—for 151 headings only) $z___________________________   $z____________________________

667 (Note field):

____________________________________________________________________________________

952 :   8  bib. records to be changed    952: LC pattern or SCM:

Submitted by:  Netanel Ganin

e‐mail/phone: [Redacted]

SUBJECT AUTHORITY PROPOSAL FORM FOR NON‐PCC INSTITUTIONS

This form is for non‐PCC institutions only.  PCC institutions should use the Minaret Subject Proposal System for submitting subject authority proposals.      

Complete this form, save it with a new name, and attach it to an email message to policy@loc.gov.

Please consult the Subject Headings Manual (SHM), Instruction Sheet H 200, Preparation of Subject Heading Proposals, to complete the form. The SHM is available in Cataloger’s Desktop, or can be downloaded from http://www.loc.gov/aba/ publications/FreeSHM/freeshm.html#H0200.  

008/06: (Direct or indirect geographic subdivision)   

__X____ (May Subd Geog)  ______ (Not Subd Geog)  ______ (No Decision)   

053 : ___

150: Asexual people  

450 (UF):   Asexuals

450 (UF):  Aces (Persons)

550  (BT):  Sexual minorities

670 Work cat.:  2014948221: Decker, Julie Sondra. The Invisible orientation : an introduction to asexuality, 2014: $b jacket (Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people’s experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world.)

670 (“Sources found” to justify the heading or cross‐references):

Asexualities feminist and queer perspectives, 2014: $b summary (Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing people who do not experience sexual attraction.)

670 (additional “Sources found” to justify the heading or cross‐references):   

Asexuality Visibility & Education Network WWW site, January 31, 2016: $b home page (An asexual person is a person who does not experience sexual attraction).

What is Asexuality WWW site, January 31, 2016: $b (Am I Ace? A teenager’s Guide to Asexuality.)

675 (Sources not found):   ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________  

781 (Geographic subdivision—for 151 headings only) $z___________________________   $z____________________________

667 (Note field): ___________________________________________________________________

952 :   6  bib. records to be changed    952: LC pattern or SCM: Intersex people   

Submitted by:  Netanel Ganin

e‐mail/phone: [Redacted]

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