Eighteen women psychologists address issues of diversity while exploring the effects of essentialism - the presumed sameness of all women. By exposing how their own work incorporates their gender and ethnicities, the contributors embark on a journey of awareness built on communication and collaboration. Discussing dilemmas of gender and ethnicity
Table of Contents
About the Editors and Contributors 1 Introduction: Coming Together Part 1 Education is Political 2 Staying Within the Academy 3 Teaching Is a Political Act: Contextualizing Gender and Ethnic Voices 4 Walking the Talk: On Stage and Behind the Scenes Part 2 Women's Work: Mothering and Modeling 5 Overcoming Stereotypes of Mothers in the African American Context 6 Minority Mothers: Stress and Coping When Your Child Is in Special Education 7 Emotional Well-Being and Parenting Behavior Among Low-Income Single Mothers: Social Support and Ethnicity as Contexts of Adjustment Part 3 Gender, Culture, and Values 8 Living with Anomalies: Sojourns of a White American Jew 9 The Moral Self, Values, and Circles of Belonging 10 Intraethnic and Interethnic Diversity: Researching the Japanese American and Mexican American Communities 11 Rethinking Psychological Theory to Encompass Issues of Gender and Ethnicity: Focus on Achievement, About the Book, Index
Karen Fraser Wyche is Assistant Professor of Education and Afro-American Studies at Brown University. She obtained her M.S.W. at the University of Maryland and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research interests include social supports in minority women and gender and ethnic understanding in children. She self-identifies as an African American woman. Faye J. Crosby is Professor of Psychology at Smith College. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 1976. Her research focuses on the relationships between objective and subjective reality and especially on perceptions of fairness. She self-identifies as a White woman.