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Social Constructions of Gender, 1st Edition

By Rhoda Unger


326 pages

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Paperback: 9780895030528
pub: 1989-06-15
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Table of Contents



PART I: Women's Consciousness: Public and Private Images

Sex in Psychological Paradigms--from Behavior to Cognition Rhoda Kesler Unger The Divided Lives of Women in Literature Katherine V. Pope

E. Nesbit's Forty-First Year: Her Life, Times, and Symbolizations of Personality Growth Ravenna Helson

Telling Our Mother's Story: Changing Daughters' Perceptions of Their Mothers in a Women's Studies Course Karen G. Howe

Case Studies of Agency and Communion in Women's Lives Abigail J. Stewart and Janet E. Malley

A Case of Feminist Transformation: A Constructivist-Developmental Perspective Diedrick Snoek

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Sex Role Stereotypes as Expectations for Behavior Shelagh M.J. Towson, Mark P. Zanna, and Glenda MacDonald

PART II: The Construction of Women (and Men)

Personal Construct Theory and Stimulus Sex and Subject Sex Differences Susan Z. Volentine and Stanley L. Brodsky Conceptual and Methodological Sources of Controversies about Androgyny Mary Anne Sedney

A Sense of Humor Leigh Marlowe

Humor in Conversational Context: Beyond Biases in the Study of Gender and Humor Mary Crawford

Dialogue with Guatemalan Indian Women: Critical Perspectives on Constructing Collaborative Research M. Brinton Lykes

Coping with Rape: Critical Perspectives on Consciousness Michelle Fine

PART III: Innovative Strategies for Examining Social Constructs

Explorations in Feminist Ideology: Surprising Consistencies and Unexamined Conflicts Rhoda K. Unger Taking the Traditional Route: Some Covert Costs of Traditional Decisions for the Married Career Woman Audrey Sanders, Janice M. Steil, and Janet Weinglass

Perceptions of Daily Life Scripts and Their Effects on College Women's Desires for Children Irene Hanson Frieze, Scott Bailey, Patricia Mamula, and Mira Moss

Earliest Memories: Sex Differences and the Meaning of Experience Adria E. Schwartz

She Has Her Reasons: Women's Explanations for Job Changes Marianne LaFrance

PART IV: Dichotomizing Sex and Gender: The Use of Fiction

Initiative Taking as a Determinant of Role-Reciprocal Organization Bertram A. John and Lori E. Sussman Androgyny and the Life Cycle: The Bacchae of Euripides Nancy Datan

The Pier Glass and the Candle: Reality, Perception, and Gender in the Fiction of George Eliot Joan E. Hartman

Imaging Feminist Visions: Comments on a Bibliography Michelle Fine, Louise Kidder, and Joanne Boell

The Social Construction of Gender: The Turn to Fiction Sondra Farganis

Biographies of Authors

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health