Engendering Emotions

Engendering Emotions

by A. Petersen


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Engendering Emotions by A. Petersen

Engendering Emotions examines the production and promotion of the idea of sex/gender difference in emotional experience and expression in the contemporary West. Focusing on the psychology of emotions and on the spheres of aggression and war, and love, intimacy and sex, it explores how the idea of emotional difference serves to define and govern relations between men and women. The book draws on diverse theoretical work and recent empirical data to chart new territory in the study of sex/gender differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333997376
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/11/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Alan Petersen is Professor of Sociology of Health and Illness, University of Plymouth, UK. He has researched and written extensively on various aspects of biomedicine, public health, risk, the body, the new genetics and gender.

Table of Contents

Conceptualising Gender and Emotion Psychology, Gender and Emotion Gender, Emotion and War Love, Intimacy and Sex Gender, 'Emotional Literacy' and the Future References

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