Drawn from a brilliant array of voices primarily from psychology, but also from other social sciences and humanities, this unique reader of creative and intellectually provocative essays investigates the social construction of gender. For the past several decades, those involved with the study of the psychology of women and gender have been struggling for recognition within the framework of psychology. This volume brings together the writings from psychology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, women's studies, education and sociology that critique mainstream thinking and exemplify new ways of creating inquiry.
"[An] enormously rich volume . . . The wealth of this volume comes from the inclusion of cross-cultural work, literary-critical trends, analyses of masculinity, offerings from gay and lesbian perspectives, family and clinical studies--thirty-two papers in all. . . . A review of this book cannot do it justice. . . . [R]eading this multidimensional book makes one envision a marvelous common ground between feminists and phenomenologists." -- Journal of Phenomenological Psychology