Gender and Culture in Psychology: Theories and Practices / Edition 1by Eva Magnusson, Jeanne Marecek
Pub. Date: 02/29/2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Gender and Culture in Psychology introduces new approaches to the psychological study of gender that bring together feminist psychology, socio-cultural psychology, discursive psychology and critical psychology. It presents research and theory that embed human action in social, cultural and interpersonal contexts. The book provides conceptual tools for thinking about gender, social categorization, human meaning-making, and culture. It also describes a family of interpretative research methods that focus on rich talk and everyday life. It provides a close-in view of how interpretative research proceeds. The latter part of the book showcases innovative projects that investigate topics of concern to feminist scholars and activists: young teens' encounters with heterosexual norms; women and men negotiating household duties and childcare; sexual coercion and violence in heterosexual encounters; the cultural politics of women's weight and eating concerns; psychiatric labeling of psychological suffering; and feminism in psychotherapy.
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Table of ContentsPreface; 1. Gender and culture in psychology: a prologue; 2. Categories and social categorization; 3. Laying the foundation; 4. Theories of gender in psychology: an overview; 5. A turn to interpretation; 6. Doing interpretative psychological research; 7. Discursive approaches to studying gender and culture; 8. Gender and culture in children's identity development; 9. Identity and inequality in heterosexual couples; 10. Coercion, violence and consent in heterosexual encounters; 11. Women's eating problems and the cultural meanings of body size; 12. Psychological suffering in social and cultural contexts; 13. Feminism and gender in psychotherapy; 14. Comparing women and men: a retrospective on sex difference research; 15. Psychology's place in society and society's place in psychology.
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