Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychology

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Social psychologists have often assumed that situations and behavior are gender neutral, yet assumptions about gender have affected the questions they have posed as well as the answers they have provided. Authors Judith A. Howard and Jocelyn A. Hollander explore the ways in which social psychology has simultaneously ignored and been deeply influenced by gender—carefully noting that gender differences are not the same as sex differences. Also discussed are the approaches to gender in social psychology research; how social psychology theories have been shaped by assumptions about gender, race, class, and sexuality; and the way gender influences identity and interaction. "Gendered Situations, Gender Selves" is an ideal introduction to the discussion of gender in social psychology, and will be useful in sociology and gender studies courses.

Author Biography: Judy Howard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. She studies gender dynamics and interactions, emphasizing micro-level cognitions—stereotypes, attitudes, expectations about gendered situations—and how they shape and are shaped by social interactions and macro-level social institutions. She is currently co-editing "SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society". Jocelyn A. Hollander is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Her research focuses on gender, power, and culture, and especially on violence against women.

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Editorial Reviews

Signs: Journal Of Women In Culture & Society
This very interesting book is filled with adept summarizations and shrewd insights, and anyone interested in social psychology would be well advised to read it.
— Verta Taylor
Booknews
A gendered analysis of social psychology, arguing that sex differences are not natural but are constructed through social processes. Considers key theories of social psychology and shows how assumptions about gender, as well as race, class, and sexuality, have shaped research in each theoretical tradition. For advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in social psychology. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Signs: Journal of Women In Culture & Society
This very interesting book is filled with adept summarizations and shrewd insights, and anyone interested in social psychology would be well advised to read it.
— Verta Taylor
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Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves is part of a series designed to integrate theory and research on gender into the discipline of social psychology as a whole. Historically, social psychology has failed to analyze gender and has been influenced by prevailing cultural assumptions about women and men. Howard and Hollander believe that gender is evoked by virtually all behaviors and situations and therefore must be a central component of theories and research on social behavior. The goal of the authors is to demonstrate that 'a gendered analysis facilitates a more nuanced and sociological analysis of the intersection between individuals and the societies in which they live.' After defining social psychology and gender and examining concepts of gender in social psychology, the authors examine three major social psychological theories: social exchange, social cognition, and symbolic interaction. This is followed by two chapters on altruism and aggression, and a concluding chapter that presents an example from everyday life. Throughout the book the authors emphasize two points. First, that social psychology has simultaneously ignored and been deeply influenced by gender. Second, that although gender differences may exist, they are not the same as sex differences. This work is an excellent analysis of the necessity of a 'gender lens' for understanding the behavior of individuals in the social context in which they live. Upper-division undergraduates and above.
— C. Adamsky, (University of New Hampshire)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803956032
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Series: Gender Lens Series , #2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Howard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. She studies gender dynamics and interactions, emphasizing micro-level cognitions—stereotypes, attitudes, expectations about gendered situations—and how they shape and are shaped by social interactions and macro-level social institutions. She is currently co-editing SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Jocelyn A. Hollander is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Her research focuses on gender, power, and culture, and especially on violence against women.

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Table of Contents

Defining Social Psychology and Gender
Conceptions of Gender in Social Psychology
Social Exchange and Related Theories
Social Cognition
Symbolic Interactionism
Altruism and Aggression
Gendered Dynamics of Helping and Harming Others
Conclusions
Reprising a Gender Lens on Social Psychology

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