Gender and Culture in Psychology

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Gender and Culture in Psychology

By Eva Magnusson; Jeanne Marecek

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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 labelling of psychological suffering; and feminism in psychotherapy.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Psychology -> Social Psychology

Gender and Culture in Psychology
Theories and Practices
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2/2/12
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139234579
ISBN 13: 9781139234573
Print ISBN: 9781107018037

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