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Psychology of gender through the lens of culture : theories and applications

Author: Saba F Safdar; Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2015.
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This volume aims to synthesize cross-cultural research on gender within a psychological framework. It includes a wide collection of cultural and cross-cultural research on gender issues by researchers from more than twelve countries plus research from less visible parts of the world in terms of gender research, such as Africa, South America, and West Asia. The book is divided into three sections. The first two parts  Read more...
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Psychology of gender through the lens of culture. Theories and applications
(OCoLC)900685994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Saba F Safdar; Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka
ISBN: 9783319140056 3319140051
OCLC Number: 908336077
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (646 pages)
Contents: Gender through the lens of culture / Saba Safdar and Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka --
The psychological experience of refugees : a gender and cultural analysis / Marta Y. Young and K. Jacky Chan --
Money is the root of all evil : modern-day dowries in South Asian international arranged marriages / Noorfarah Merali --
Sexual orientation across culture and time / Konstantin O. Tskhay and Nicholas O. Rule --
Housework allocation and gender (in)equality : the Chinese case / Joyce Lai Ting Leong, Sylvia Xiaohua Chen and Michael Harris Bond --
From Atatük to Erdoğan : women in modern Turkey / Gunes N. Zeytinoglu and Richard F. Bonnabeau --
Israeli women : changes and their consequences / Dahlia Moore --
Gender and culture : a Russian perspective / Irina A. Shmeleva and Ludmila G. Pochebut --
A broader conceptualization of sexism : the case of Poland / Małgorzata Mikołajczak and Janina Pietrzak --
Perception of gender differences in competition in the post-socialist Hungary / Márta Fülöp and Mihály Berkics --
Development of gender prejudice from childhood to adulthood : a Spanish perspective / Soledad de Lemus, Pilar Montañés, Jesús L. Megías and Miguel Moya --
Gender roles within the family : a study across three language regions of Switzerland / Elena Makarova and Walter Herzog --
The land of opportunity? : gender in the United States of America / Deborah L. Best and Alexandra M. DeLone --
Gender stereotypes, sexuality, and culture in Mexico / Anna-Emilia Hietanen and Susan Pick --
For men life is hard, for women life is harder : gender roles in Central America / Judith L. Gibbons and Sandra E. Luna --
Balancing the scales of gender and culture in contemporary South Africa / Claude-Hélène Mayer and Antoni Barnard --
Comparative approaches to gendered interventions in New Zealand mainstream and ethnic communities / Angela R. Robinson and James H. Liu --
Gender, culture, and inequality in Ghana : an examination of sociocultural determinants of gender disparity / Charity Sylvia Akotia and Adote Anum --
Gender and health inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa : the case of HIV / Amina Abubakar and Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo.
Responsibility: Saba Safdar, Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka, editors.

Abstract:

This volume aims to synthesize cross-cultural research on gender within a psychological framework. It includes a wide collection of cultural and cross-cultural research on gender issues by researchers from more than twelve countries plus research from less visible parts of the world in terms of gender research, such as Africa, South America, and West Asia. The book is divided into three sections. The first two parts of the book takes readers on a journey to different regions of the world to illustrate the most recent trends in research concerning gender issues and outlines future prospects and present implications for the psychological analysis of both gender & culture. The last part of the book has an applied perspective and focuses on the cultural norms and values reinforcing gender equality as well as cultural and social barriers to them. They range from the visible and clearly significant to the hidden and seemingly minor, but each chapter present examples of interventions, built on the knowledge of certain mechanisms that could diminish the negative consequences of gender stereotypes and promote gender equality and social change. The book includes empirical and theoretical psychological examinations of gender equality, empowerment, the work-family balance, and the gender movement from different regions of the world. In doing so, it provides a coherent view of the multifaceted picture of contemporary femininity and masculinity. It presents etic (culture-universal) and emic (culture-specific) aspects of gender construction within a cross-cultural psychology framework. As such, this volume is a useful resource for those interested in gender studies, culture studies, cross cultural research, sociologists, psychologists, and anyone who is drawn to the studies of gender issues.

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