This unique collection brings a rarely-seen indigenous and global perspective to the study of gender and psychology. Within these chapters, researchers who live and work in the countries and cultures they study examine gender-based norms, values, expression, and relations across diverse Western and non-Western societies. Familiar as well as less-covered locations and topics are analyzed, including China, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey, Central America, the experience of refugees, and gendered health inequities across Africa such as in the treatment of persons with HIV. Included, too, are examples of culturally appropriate interventions to address disparities, and data on the extent to which these steps toward equality are working.
Structurally,the volumeis divided into three sections. The first two parts of the book take readers on a journey to different regions of the world to illustrate the most recent trends in research concerning gender issues, and then outline present implications and future prospects for the psychological analysis of both gender & culture. The third section of the book has an applied perspective and focuses on the cultural norms and values reinforcing gender equality as well as cultural and social barriers to them.
A sampling of the topics covered:
- Sexual orientation across culture and time.
- A broader conceptualization of sexism in Poland.
- An analysis of gender roles within the family in Switzerland
- Modern-day dowries in South Asian international arranged marriages.
- The current state of gender equality in the United States of America.
- Socio-cultural determinants of gender disparity in Ghana.
Psychology of Gender Through the Lens of Culture is a milestone toward core human rights and goals worldwide, and a critical resource for psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, gender studies researchers, public policy makers and all those interested in promoting gender equality throughout the world.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Safdar, S. & Kosakowska-Berezecka, N.
Part I Research with specific groups
The Psychological Experience of Refugees: A Gender and Cultural Analysis
Marta Y. Young & K. Jacky Chan
Money is the Root of All Evil: Modern-day Dowries in South Asian International Arranged Marriages
Sexual Orientation Across Culture and Time
Konstantin O. Tskhay & Nicholas O. Rule
Part II Gender across the world
Housework Allocation and Gender (In)equality: The Chinese Case
Joyce Lai Ting Leong, Sylvia Xiaohua Chen & Michael Harris Bond
From Atatürk to Erdoğan: Women in Modern Turkey
Gunes N. Zeytinoglu & Richard F. Bonnabeau
Israeli Women – Changes and their Consequences
Gender and Culture: Russian perspective
Irina Shmeleva & Ludmila Pochebut
A Broader Conceptualization of Sexism: The case of Poland
Małgorzata Mikołajczak & Janina Pietrzak
Perception of gender differences in competition in the post-socialist Hungary
Márta Fülöp & Mihály Berkics
Development of gender prejudice from childhood to adulthood: a Spanish perspective
Soledad de Lemus, Pilar Montañés, Jesús L. Megías & Miguel Moya
Gender Roles Within The Family: A Study Across Three Language Regions Of Switzerland
Elena Makarova & Walter Herzog
The Land of Opportunity?: Gender in the United States of America
Deborah L. Best & Alexandra M. DeLone
Gender stereotypes, sexuality and culture in Mexico
Anna-Emilia Hietanen & Susan Pick
For Men Life is Hard, for Women Life is Harder: Gender Roles in Central America
Judith L. Gibbons & Sandra E. Luna
Balancing the scales of gender and culture in contemporary South Africa
Claude-Hélène Mayer & Antoni Barnard
Part III Applications
Comparative Approaches to Gendered Interventions in New Zealand Mainstream and Ethnic Communities
Angela R. Robinson & James H. Liu
Gender, Culture, And Inequality In Ghana: An Examination Of Socio-Cultural Determinants Of Gender Disparity
Charity Akotia & Adote Anum
Gender and Health Inequality in Africa: the case of HIV
Amina Abubakar & Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo