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Women and gender : a feminist psychology

Author: Mary Crawford; Rhoda Kesler Unger
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Featuring an integrated thematic organization, this book takes a feminist point of view, advocating basic equality of women and men socially, economically, and politically while objectively reporting  Read more...

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Crawford, Mary (Mary E.).
Women and gender.
Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2004
(OCoLC)607405580
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Crawford; Rhoda Kesler Unger
ISBN: 0072821078 9780072821079 0071216618 9780071216616
OCLC Number: 52706293
Notes: Authors' names in reverse order on the first two editions.
Description: xxii, 526, [107] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction to a feminist psychology of women. Beginnings --
What is feminism? --
Methods and values in scientific inquiry --
Themes of this book --
Our goals for our students. pt. 2. Images of women and men. Media images of women and men --
The impact of media sexism --
Cross-cultural similarities and differences in images of women --
Stereotypes : an overview --
Language and stereotypes --
Stereotypes as social demands --
Stereotypes and sexism --
Is the glass half empty or half full? pt. 3. Doing gender. Gender as a social category --
Gender differences as status differences --
Gender and the use of social power --
Women and men doing gender --
Internalizing norms and interpreting discrimination. pt. 4. The meanings of difference. A focus on similarity : working for equality --
Different or similar? Gender and math abilities --
The similarities tradition : why it matters --
The differences tradition : celebrating women ; why it matters --
Can similarities and differences be reconciled? pt. 5. Biology, sex, and gender. What is sex and what are the sexes? --
Prenatal development --
Does the human brain have a sex? --
Atypical human sexual development --
Cultural constructions of gender. pt. 6. Becoming gendered : childhood. Acquiring gender : a developmental perspective --
How do parents view sons and daughters? Gender bias --
How does society foster gender typing? --
Sex segregation --
The socialization of social behaviors --
Gender role scripts for boys and girls --
Resisting gender rules. pt. 7. Becoming a woman : puberty and adolescence. What happens during puberty? --
Female anatomy and culture --
Peers, schools, and social power --
Weight, body image, and mental health --
How do girls deal with the stress of adolescence? --
Are barriers to gender equality falling? pt. 8. Sex, love, and romance. How is sexuality shaped by culture? --
The scientific study of sex --
Adolescent sexuality --
Experiencing sexuality --
Lesbian and bisexual women --
Romantic love and sexual pleasure --
Sexuality in social context --
Where is the voice of women's desire? pt. 9. Commitments : women and close relationships. Marriage --
Lesbian couples --
Cohabiting couples --
Never-married women --
Ending the commitment : divorce and separation --
Remarriage --
Equality and commitment : are they incompatible ideals? pt. 10. Mothering. Images of mothers and motherhood --
The decision to have a child --
The transition to motherhood --
The event of childbirth --
Experiences of mothering --
The future of mothering. pt. 11. Work and achievement. If she isn't paid, is it still work? --
Working hard for a living : women in the paid workforce --
Doing gender in the workplace --
Women's career development : are there obstacles from within? --
Exceptional work lives --
Putting it all together : work and family --
Woman, work, and social policy : models for change. pt. 12. Midlife and beyond. The social construction of age --
Menopause --
The social context of middle and later life --
How do roles change in middle and later life? --
Caregiving in middle and later life --
Psychological well-being in the second half of life --
Activism and feminism among older women. pt. 13. Violence against women / Jacquelyn Weygandt White, Barrie Bondurant, and Patricia L.N. Donat. A framework for understanding violence against women --
Childhood sexual abuse --
Courtship violence --
Acquaintance sexual assault and rape --
Sexual harassment --
Partner abuse against women --
Analyzing and ending violence. pt. 14. Mental and physical health. Gender and psychological disorders --
Power issues --
Depression --
Eating disorders --
Issues in treatment --
The relationship between physical and mental health --
When is a culture healthy for women? pt. 15. Making a difference : toward a better future for women. Transforming gender --
Transforming language --
Celebrating diversity --
Psychology and social change.
Responsibility: Mary Crawford, Rhoda Unger.
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