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Author: Mary Crawford
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Transformations presents a broad, comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding how the lives of all people, but particularly the lives of girls and women, are shaped by gender. Rather than conceiving gender as a collection of individual traits or attributes, this book presents gender as a social system that is used to categorize people and is linked to power and status. The gender system is analyzed  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Crawford
ISBN: 9780073532158 0073532150
OCLC Number: 702357830
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Part 1. INTRODUCTION 1. Paving the Way Part 2. GENDER IN SOCIAL CONTEXT 2. Gender, Status, and Power 3. Images of Women 4. The Meanings of Difference Part 3. GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT 5. Sex, Gender and Bodies 6. Gendered Identities: Childhood And Adolescence 7. Sex, Love, and Romance Part 4. GENDERED LIFE PATHS 8. Commitments: Women and Close Relationships 9. Mothering 10. Work and Achievement 11. The Second Half: Midlife and Aging Part 5. GENDER AND WELL-BEING 12. Violence Against Women 13. Psychological Disorders, Therapy, and Women's Well-Being 14. Making a Difference: Toward a Better Future for Women.
Description: xxiii, 449, [70] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Paving the way --
Beginnings --
What is feminism? --
Methods and values in psychological research --
pt. 2. Gender in social context --
What is gender? --
Gender shapes societies and cultures --
Gender and power --
Justifying gender inequality --
Gender shapes social interactions --
The cognitive impact of gender --
Gender as a presentation of self --
"Doing gender" --
Constructing gender through female bodies --
Constructing gender in interaction --
Gender shapes individuals --
Identity, power, and gender differences --
Sexist attitudes --
Linking the levels of gender --
Transforming ourselves --
Transforming interpersonal relations --
Transforming the structures of inequality --
3. Images of women --
Language about women and men --
Media images --
Representing women and men --
Face-ism --
Sexual objectification --
Invisible women --
Stereotypes about women and men --
The context of gender stereotypes --
Sexuality stereotypes --
Race and social class stereotypes --
The impact of stereotypes --
Stereotypes, the self, and stereotype threat --
Stereotypes, status, and power --
Stereotypes and sexist behavior --
Making a difference --
Transforming language --
Challenging objectification --
4. The meanings of difference --
The politics of difference and similarity --
Values and ideology in research --
Gendering cognition : "girls can't do math" --
What factors influence mathematics performance? --
Social implications of gendered cognition --
Gendering emotion : "boys don't cry" --
Emotion stereotypes --
Culture, ethnicity, and emotionality --
Emotionality and social interaction --
Social implications of gendered emotionality --
Thinking critically about differences and similarities --
Difference and discrimination --
Creating opportunities for equality --
pt. 3. Gender and development --
How does sex develop? --
Sexual differentiation during fetal development --
Variations in fetal development : intersexuality --
Sex, gender identity, and gender typing --
Intersexuality and identity --
Transsexualism --
Sex and sexual orientation --
Is there a gay gene? --
Hormones and sexual orientation --
Sex as a social construction --
Constructing two sexes --
Rethinking transsexualism --
More than two sexes --
The Transgender Movement --
Transforming society : equality for sexual minorities --
Transforming ourselves : accepting biological and social diversity --
6. gendered identities : childhood and adolescence --
Theories of gender development --
Social learning theory --
Cognitive theories --
Gender in the child's daily life --
Parental influences --
Peer influences --
Gendered environments --
Media influences --
Ethnicity, social class, and gender typing --
Children and poverty --
Leaving childhood behind : puberty and adolescence --
Changing bodies --
Gender intensification --
Vulnerabilities of adolescence --
Self-silencing and self-esteem --
Peer culture and harassment --
Transforming social interactions : enlarging the options for girls --
Transforming ourselves : resisting gender typing. pt. 4. Gendered life paths --
7. Sex, love, and romance --
How is sexuality shaped by culture? --
Sexual scripts --
How do sexual scripts differ across ethnic groups and cultures? --
Adolescent sexuality --
How does sexuality emerge in the teen years? --
What factors influence the decision to have sex? --
Are teens having safer sex? --
Experiencing sexuality --
First intercourse : less than bliss? --
How do women experience orgasm? --
Evils of masturbation or joys of self-pleasure? --
Lesbian and bisexual women --
Social history of lesbianism --
Sexual orientation --
Developing a lesbian or bisexual identity --
Ethnic diversity and sexual identity --
Romantic love and sexual pleasure --
Romantic scripts --
Do romantic scripts lead to sexual dysfunction? --
Social contexts of sexual expression --
Cultural variations in the United States --
Attractiveness and sexual desirability --
Disability and sexuality --
Is sex talk sexist? --
Studs and sluts : is there still a double standard? --
Silencing girls' sexuality and women's desire --
Controlling women's sexuality --
Safer sex --
Better sex --
8. Commitments : women and close relationships --
Marriage --
Marital satisfaction and psychological adjustment --
Lesbian couples --
Lesbian and heterosexual couples compared --
Characteristics of lesbian relationships --
Power and satisfaction of lesbian relationships --
Cohabiting couples --
Does living together affect later marriage? --
Ending the commitment : separation and divorce --
Remarriage --
The right to marry : equality for lesbian and gay couples --
True partnership : equality in heterosexual marriage --
9. Mothering --
Images of mothers and motherhood --
the decision to have a child --
Childless by choice or circumstance? --
How does society restrict women's choices? --
Technology and choice --
The transition to motherhood --
How does motherhood change work and marital roles? --
Psychological effects of bodily change during pregnancy --
How do others react to pregnant women? --
Motherhood and women's identity --
The event of childbirth --
Is childbirth a medical crisis? --
Family-centered childbirth --
Depression following childbirth --
Experiences of mothering --
Teen mothers --
Single mothers --
Black mothers and the matriarchal myth --
Lesbian mothers --
Commonalities --
Transforming social policy : redefining family values --
Transforming social meanings : redefining parenthood --
10. Work and achievement --
Is she isn't paid, is it still work? --
Housework : the double day --
Relational work : keeping everybody happy --
Status work : the two-person career --
What are the costs and benefits of invisible work? --
working hard for a living : women in the paid workforce --
Sex segregation --
Women's work as extension of family roles --
The wage gap --
Doing gender in the workplace --
Evaluating women's performance --
Discrimination in hiring and promotion --
Social reactions to token women --
Role models and mentors --
Leadership : do women do it differently? --
Sexual harassment from nine to five --
Women's career development --
Do women have different values and interests? --
Are women less motivated to achieve? --
High-achieving women --
Putting it all together : work and family --
Women, work, and social policy --
11. The second half : midlife and aging --
Not just a number : the social meanings of age --
Is there a double standard of aging? --
Ageism --
Cross-cultural differences --
Self-identity and social identity --
Images of older women --
Invisibility --
Grannies and witches : images and stereotypes of older women --
Effects of age stereotypes --
In an aging woman's body --
Physical health in middle and later life --
Menopause and hormone replacement therapy --
The medicalization of menopause --
Constructing the object of desire --
Exercise and fitness --
Sexuality in middle and later life --
Relationships : continuity and change --
Friends and family --
Becoming a grandmother --
Caregiving --
Loss of a life partner --
Work and achievement --
Women in their prime --
Retirement --
Poverty in later life --
Transforming society : elder activism --
Transforming social interaction : taking charge of the second half --
Transforming ourselves : resisting ageism. pt. 5. Gender and well-being --
12. Violence against women --
Violence against girls and women : a global perspective --
The gender system and violence --
Rape-prone societies --
Honor killings and honor rapes --
Sex trafficking --
Violence and the media --
Language about violence --
Gender violence as entertainment --
Pornography --
Violence against children --
Child sexual abuse --
How can abuse of children be ended? --
Violence in intimate relationships --
Dating violence --
Sexual coercion and acquaintance rape --
Violence in long-term relationships --
How can relationship violence be ended? --
Violence in later life --
Elder abuse --
Widow abuse --
A multifaceted approach to interventions --
Women's rights are human rights --
13. Psychological disorders, therapy, and women's well-being --
Sexist bias in defining disorders --
The social construction of abnormality --
Women's behavior as abnormal --
Blaming women for distress and disorders --
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) --
Gender-linked psychological disorders --
Why are there sex-related differences in the rates of some disorders? --
Which disorders are diagnosed more frequently in women? --
Sexist bias in the treatment of psychological disorders --
Institutionalizing women --
Medicating women --
Traditional psychotherapy --
Feminist therapy --
Transforming ourselves : finding (or becoming) a feminist therapist --
Transforming social relations : challenging the "crazy women" stereotype --
Transforming society : promoting women's psychological well-being --
14. Making a difference : toward a better future for women --
Contemporary feminism --
Imagery and attitudes --
Negative images and stereotypes of feminists --
Is feminism for women only? --
Women's attitudes toward feminism --
Feminist psychology and social change. pt. 1. Paving the way. Beginnings --
What is feminism? --
Methods and values in psychological research. pt. 2. Gender in social context. Gender, status, and power --
Images of women --
The meanings of difference. pt. 3. Gender and development. Sex, gender, and bodies --
Gendered identities : childhood and adolescence. pt. 4. Gendered life paths. Sex, love, and romance --
Commitments : women and close relationships --
Mothering --
Work and achievement --
The second half : midlife and aging. pt. 5. Gender and well-being. Violence against women --
Psychological disorders, therapy, and women's well-being --
Making a difference : toward a better future for women.
Responsibility: Mary Crawford.

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