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Author Magnusson, Eva, 1947-
Title Gender and culture in psychology : theories and practices / Eva Magnusson and Jeanne Marecek.
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Description xii, 225 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-218) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "Gender and Culture in Psychology introduces readers to 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 and culture. It also describes a family of interpretative research methods, which focus on rich talk and everyday activities, and provides a close-in view of how interpretative research proceeds. The latter portion of the book showcases innovative projects in the psychology of gender that investigate topics of concern to scholars and feminist activists: young teens' encounters with heterosexual norms; male-female couples' negotiating the sharing of housework and childcare; sexual coercion and violence in male-female relationships; the cultural politics of women's weight and eating concerns; psychiatric labelling of psychological suffering; and feminism in psychotherapy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Feminism -- Psychological aspects.
Gender identity -- Psychological aspects.
Culture -- Psychological aspects.
Related Names Marecek, Jeanne, 1946-
ISBN 9781107018037 (hardback)
110701803X (hardback)
9781107649514 (paperback)
110764951X (paperback)
OCLC number 754518552