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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Social Constructionism

    By Vivien Burr

    This accessible, yet scholarly, textbook aims to introduce students to the area of social science theory and research that has come to be known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday experience and from existing research in areas such as personality, sexuality and...

    Published August 6th 2003 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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