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Women and Psychology

Series Editor: Jane Ussher

This series brings together current theory and research on women and psychology. Drawing on scholarship from a number of different areas of psychology, it bridges the gap between abstract research and the reality of women's lives by integrating theory and practice, research and policy.

Each book addresses a 'cutting edge' issue of research, covering topics such as postnatal depression and eating disorders, and addressing a wide range of theories and methodologies.

The series provides accessible and concise accounts of key issues in the study of women and psychology, and clearly demonstrates the centrality of psychology debates within women's studies or feminism.

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  1. Woman's Relationship with Herself

    Gender, Foucault and Therapy

    By Helen O'Grady

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Woman's Relationship with Herself explores the relationship women have with themselves and demonstrates how this relationship is often dominated by debilitating practices of self-surveillance. Employing Foucault's notion of panoptical power, Helen O'Grady illuminates the link between this kind of...

    Published December 8th 2004 by Routledge

  2. Just Sex?

    The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape

    By Nicola Gavey

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Winner of the Association for Women In Psychology 2006 Distinguished Publication Award! The past two decades have witnessed a significant shift in how rape is understood in Western societies. This shift in perception has revealed the startling frequency of occurrences of date rape, obscuring...

    Published December 8th 2004 by Routledge

  3. The Science/Fiction of Sex

    Feminist Deconstruction and the Vocabularies of Heterosex

    By Annie Potts

    Series: Women and Psychology

    What can we learn from exploring the differences in male and female orgasmic experience? Is the penis an entity with a mind of its own? These issues and others, such as the popular portrayals of male sexuality as active and outwardly focused and female sexuality as passive and internally located,...

    Published November 26th 2002 by Routledge

  4. The Psychological Development of Girls and Women

    Rethinking Change in Time

    By Sheila Greene

    Series: Women and Psychology

    In this book, Sheila Greene presents a challenging new perspective on the psychological development of girls and women which emphasises the central role of time in human development. She critically reviews traditional and contemporary theoretical approaches - ranging from orthodox psychoanalysis to...

    Published November 20th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Gender, Language and Discourse

    By Ann Weatherall

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Is language sexist? Do women and men speak different languages?Gender, Language and Discourse uniquely examines the contribution that psychological research - in particular, discursive psychology - has made to answering these questions. Until now, books on gender and language have tended to be...

    Published July 31st 2002 by Routledge

  6. Femininity and the Physically Active Woman

    By Precilla Y. L. Choi

    Series: Women and Psychology

    The fitness boom of the last two decades has led to many people incorporating exercise into their lifestyles through activities such as jogging and aerobics. However, whilst many physical and psychological health benefits have been documented, far too few people actually take part in enough...

    Published August 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Depression

    Feminist Social Constructionist Approaches

    By Janet Stoppard

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Women are particularly vulnerable to depression. Understanding Depression provides an in-depth critical examination of mainstream approaches to understanding and treating depression from a feminist perspective. Janet Stoppard argues that current approaches give only partial accounts of womens'...

    Published November 10th 1999 by Routledge

  8. Women and Aging

    Transcending the Myths

    By Linda R. Gannon

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Aging in women has traditionally been defined by the menopause, however it is often social and economic changes which are more important to women.In Aging in Women Linda Gannon redresses the balance. From a feminist perspective, she critically reviews current research and provides a more...

    Published April 14th 1999 by Routledge

  9. Being Married, Doing Gender

    A Critical Analysis of Gender Relationships in Marriage

    By Caroline Dryden

    Series: Women and Psychology

    In one of the first psychological studies of women in heterosexual relationships, Caroline Dryden examines the social context of their experiences and emotional struggles. Unlike the developmental literature in which women are studied only as mothers, or the clinical literature which has little...

    Published December 9th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Post-Natal Depression

    Psychology, Science and the Transition to Motherhood

    By Paula Nicolson

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Post-Natal Depression challenges the expectation that it is normal to be a 'happy mother'. It provides a radical critique of the traditional medical and social science explanations of 'post natal depression' by supplying a systematic feminist psychological analysis of women's experiences following...

    Published June 17th 1998 by Routledge