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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 new and published books in the subject of Feminist Psychology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Perverse Psychology

    The pathologization of sexual violence and transgenderism

    By Jemma Tosh

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    Psychology defines people who take pleasure in the suffering of others as having a form of mental illness, while media representations frame such behaviour as ‘evil’. This is hotly contested territory, not least where sexual violence is concerned – violence which feminist voices argue is related to...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Knowing Victims

    Feminism, agency and victim politics in neoliberal times

    By Rebecca Stringer

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Knowing Victims explores the theme of victimhood in contemporary feminism and politics. It focuses on popular and scholarly constructions of feminism as ‘victim feminism’ – an ideology of passive victimhood that denies women’s agency – and provides the first comprehensive analysis of the debate...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Women Voicing Resistance

    Discursive and narrative explorations

    Edited by Suzanne McKenzie-Mohr, Michelle N. Lafrance

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Feminist scholars have demonstrated how ‘dominant discourses’ and ‘master narratives’ frequently reflect patriarchal influence, thereby distorting and depoliticizing women’s storying of their own lives. In this groundbreaking volume a number of internationally recognized researchers, working across...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal Subjectivity

    By Alison Stone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Alison Stone develops a feminist approach to maternal subjectivity. Stone argues that in the West the self has often been understood in opposition to the maternal body, so that one must separate oneself from the mother and maternal care-givers on whom one depended in childhood to...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Reflecting on Cosmetic Surgery

    Body image, Shame and Narcissism

    By Jane Megan Northrop

    Cosmetic surgery represents an extreme form of modern grooming. It is the fastest growing medical specialty, yet misconceptions abound about those who undertake it and their reasons for doing so. With a grounded approach, engaging 30 women through in-depth interview, this study explores how they...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender: The Basics

    By Hilary Lips

    Series: The Basics

    Gender: The Basics is an engaging introduction which examines the impact of cultural, historical, biological, psychological and economic forces on qualities which have come to be defined as masculine or feminine. Highlighting that there is far more to gender than biological sex, it takes a global...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Women Psychotherapists' Reflections on Female Friendships

    Sisters of the Heart

    Edited by Lillian Comas-Diaz, Marcella Bakur Weiner

    Psychologists, as well as the general public, have recognized the importance of female friendships. Scientists call this bond the tending instinct- a kind of female relaxation response that has salutary effects. Such special attachment shields women from isolation and provides an enhanced sense of...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Women as Political Leaders

    Studies in Gender and Governing

    Edited by Michael A. Genovese, Janie S. Steckenrider

    Series: LEADERSHIP: Research and Practice

    Over the past several years, the fields of Leadership Studies and of Women's Studies have grown tremendously. This book, which is a series of case studies of women who have headed governments across the globe, will discuss the conditions and situations under which women rose to power and give...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Fat Lives

    A Feminist Psychological Exploration

    By Irmgard Tischner

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Ever caught somebody – or yourself – checking out the content of a ‘fat’ person’s supermarket trolley? Ever wondered what lies behind this behaviour, or what it might be like to be at the receiving end of this judging gaze? Within the context of the current ‘obesity debate’, this book...

    Published October 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Memory Matters

    Contexts for Understanding Sexual Abuse Recollections

    Edited by Janice Haaken, Paula Reavey

    This book is grounded in the debates of the 1980s and 1990s that surrounded recollections of childhood sexual abuse, particularly those that emerged in the context of psychotherapy. When growing numbers of therapists claimed that they were recovering deeply repressed memories of early sexual...

    Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge