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Gender and Culture in Psychology: Theories and Practices
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA.
2012 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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"--.

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New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. , 225 p.
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Psychology Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52150ISBN: 978-1-107-01803-7 (Hardback)ISBN: 978-1-107-64951-4 (Paperback)OAI: diva2:499015

First published in Sweden in 2010 under the title: Genus och kultur i psykologi: teorier och tillämpningar, by Natur & Kultur, Stockholm, ISBN 978-91-27-11818-8.

Table of Contents:

Preface 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.

Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2013-07-05Bibliographically approved

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