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From the Publisher"Gender and Culture in Psychology: Theories and Practices is a dense and informative book that should be required reading for all psychologists and other social scientists. The authors, Eva Magnusson and Jeanne Marecek, provide a synopsis of contemporary approaches to the psychology of gender with clarity, brevity, depth, and eloquence.... In sum, this is a useful book for those new to the psychology of gender, as well as for experts in the field. It seems to speak to everyone and to apply beyond the cultures where it was researched. It calls the reader to question the “status quo” and to examine how one’s own identity is tied to culture.... Overall, this book represents an accessible, concise account of current directions in the psychology of gender."
Dr. Judith L. Gibbons, Saint Louis University, Regina Fanjul de Marsicovetere, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and Ruby Batz, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, PsycCRITIQUES
"...In Gender and Culture in Psychology, Eva Magnusson and Jeanne Marecek offer us ways of thinking about the nature and production of psychological knowledge as historically and culturally situated.... Magnusson and Marecek powerfully remind us that meaning is essential, that meaning is contextual, and that interpretative methods reveal meaning. Graduate students in psychology and related fields, as well as their teachers and mentors, will benefit enormously from the work they have done in the interest of helping us understanding our humanness."
--Dana Becker, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Sex Roles
"...Writing from the perspective that gender is a social practice, the authors ably and cogently bring together multiple disciplines within psychology--including feminist, discursive, sociocultural, and critical approaches--to argue for the use of potentially richer, less reductive, and more interpretative research methods. Even those schooled primarily in quantitative methods of analysis, with only glancing exposure to qualitative analysis, will find the book accessible, even motivating.... Magnusson and Marecek's book is a wonder of both brevity and exegesis.... Highly recommended..."
--L. E. Barnes-Young, American Military University, CHOICE
"...Magnusson and Marecek provide clear explanations of important concepts related to gender and culture, a succinct introduction to feminist interpretive and discursive research methods with examples of research projects completed in this tradition, and a useful critique of psychology as a discipline..."
--Cathleen Power, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT, Psychology of Women Quarterly