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Gender And Culture In Psychology: Theories And Practices


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 labeling of psychological suffering; and feminism in psychotherapy.

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The third chapter of this work is freely available courtesy of Cambridge University Press.

This material has been published in Gender And Culture In Psychology: Theories And Practices, edited by Eva Magnusson and Jeanne Marecek. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use.
© Eva Magnusson and Jeanne Marecek 2012.

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