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  1. Deconstructing Developmental Psychology

    2nd Edition

    By Erica Burman

    What is childhood and why, and how, did psychology come to be the arbiter of 'correct'or 'normal' development? How do actual lived childhoods connect with theories about child development? In this completely revised and updated edition, Deconstructing Developmental Psychology interrogates the...

    Published September 5th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Sanctioning Pregnancy

    A Psychological Perspective on the Paradoxes and Culture of Research

    By Harriet Gross, Helen Pattison

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Pregnancy provides a very public, visual confirmation of femininity. It is a time of rapid physical and psychological adjustment for women and is surrounded by stereotyping, taboos and social expectations. This book seeks to examine these popular attitudes towards pregnancy and to consider how they...

    Published April 25th 2007 by Routledge

  3. The Capacity to Care

    Gender and Ethical Subjectivity

    By Wendy Hollway

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Wendy Hollway explores a subject that is largely absent from the topical literature on care. Humans are not born with a capacity to care, and this volume explores how this capacity is achieved through the experiences of primary care, gender development and later, parenting. In this book, the author...

    Published October 4th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Managing the Monstrous Feminine

    Regulating the Reproductive Body

    By Jane M. Ussher

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Managing the Monstrous Feminine takes a unique approach to the study of the material and discursive practices associated with the construction and regulation of the female body. Jane Ussher examines the ways in which medicine, science, the law and popular culture combine to produce fictions about...

    Published December 14th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Racial Encounter

    The Social Psychology of Contact and Desegregation

    By Kevin Durrheim, John Dixon

    The political and legislative changes which took place in South Africa during the 1990s, with the dissolution of apartheid, created a unique set of social conditions. As official policies of segregation were abolished, people of both black and white racial groups began to experience new forms of...

    Published October 26th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Body Work

    The Social Construction of Women's Body Image

    By Sylvia K. Blood

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Are scientific 'facts' about body image enough to define conceptions of normality? Reassessing Experimental Psychology from a critical perspective, Sylvia Blood demonstrates how its research into Body Image can be misused and prone to misuse. Classifying women who experience distress and anxiety...

    Published July 13th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Gender Talk

    Feminism, Discourse and Conversation Analysis

    By Susan A. Speer

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Gender Talk provides a powerful case for the application of discursive psychology and conversation analysis to feminism, guiding the reader through cutting edge debates and providing valuable evidence of the benefits of fine-grained, discursive methodologies. In particular, the book concentrates on...

    Published July 6th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Beauty and Misogyny

    Harmful Cultural Practices in the West

    By Sheila Jeffreys

    Series: Women and Psychology

    Should western beauty practices, ranging from lipstick to labiaplasty, be included within the United Nations understandings of harmful traditional/cultural practices? By examining the role of common beauty practices in damaging the health of women, creating sexual difference, and enforcing female...

    Published June 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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