Women’s and Gender Studies: Feminist Psychology

  • Accounting for Rape: Psychology, Feminism and Discourse Analysis in the Study of Sexual Violence book cover

    Accounting for Rape

    Psychology, Feminism and Discourse Analysis in the Study of Sexual Violence, 1st Edition

    By Irina Anderson, Kathy Doherty

    Accounting for Rape presents an original perspective on the subject of rape, focusing on both female and male sexual violence. The authors investigate everyday beliefs about rape, to examine how blaming the victim and the normalization of rape are achieved by people in a discussion about…

    Paperback – 2007-11-29
    Women and Psychology

  • The Caveman Mystique: Pop-Darwinism and the Debates Over Sex, Violence, and Science book cover

    The Caveman Mystique

    Pop-Darwinism and the Debates Over Sex, Violence, and Science, 1st Edition

    By Martha McCaughey

    Has evolution made men promiscuous skirt chasers?  Pop-Darwinian claims about men's irrepressible heterosexuality have become increasingly common, and increasingly common excuses for men's sexual aggression. The Caveman Mystique traces such claims about the hairier sex through…

    Paperback – 2007-10-19

  • Sanctioning Pregnancy: A Psychological Perspective on the Paradoxes and Culture of Research book cover

    Sanctioning Pregnancy

    A Psychological Perspective on the Paradoxes and Culture of Research, 1st Edition

    By Harriet Gross, Helen Pattison

    Pregnancy provides a very public, visual confirmation of femininity. It is a time of rapid physical and psychological adjustment for women and is surrounded by stereotyping, taboos and social expectations. This book seeks to examine these popular attitudes towards pregnancy and to consider how they…

    Paperback – 2007-04-26
    Women and Psychology

  • Je, Tu, Nous: Towards a Culture of Difference book cover

    Je, Tu, Nous

    Towards a Culture of Difference, 1st Edition

    By Luce Irigaray

    A passionate celebrator of "sexual difference," Luce Irigaray was never simply after the social equality that her generation so publicly demanded. She was seeking more fundamentally a society that celebrated the differences between the genders and their coming together in a union without hierarchy.…

    Paperback – 2007-02-26
    Routledge Classics

  • The Capacity to Care: Gender and Ethical Subjectivity book cover

    The Capacity to Care

    Gender and Ethical Subjectivity, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Hollway

    Wendy Hollway explores a subject that is largely absent from the topical literature on care. Humans are not born with a capacity to care, and this volume explores how this capacity is achieved through the experiences of primary care, gender development and later, parenting. In this book, the author…

    Paperback – 2006-10-05
    Women and Psychology

  • Managing the Monstrous Feminine: Regulating the Reproductive Body book cover

    Managing the Monstrous Feminine

    Regulating the Reproductive Body, 1st Edition

    By Jane M. Ussher

    Managing the Monstrous Feminine takes a unique approach to the study of the material and discursive practices associated with the construction and regulation of the female body. Jane Ussher examines the ways in which medicine, science, the law and popular culture combine to produce fictions about…

    Paperback – 2005-12-15
    Women and Psychology

  • Behind the Eight Ball: Sex for Crack Cocaine Exchange and Poor Black Women book cover

    Behind the Eight Ball

    Sex for Crack Cocaine Exchange and Poor Black Women, 1st Edition

    By Tanya Telfair Sharpe

    Inner-city black women open their hearts to share the pain of crack addiction and its consequences Behind the Eight Ball: Sex for Crack Cocaine Exchange and Poor Black Women documents an American tragedy that highlights the widening gap between social and economic classes. In their own words, poor…

    Paperback – 2005-10-03

  • Body Work: The Social Construction of Women's Body Image book cover

    Body Work

    The Social Construction of Women's Body Image, 1st Edition

    By Sylvia K. Blood

    Are scientific 'facts' about body image enough to define conceptions of normality? Reassessing Experimental Psychology from a critical perspective, Sylvia Blood demonstrates how its research into Body Image can be misused and prone to misuse. Classifying women who experience distress and anxiety…

    Paperback – 2005-07-14
    Women and Psychology

  • Gender Talk: Feminism, Discourse and Conversation Analysis book cover

    Gender Talk

    Feminism, Discourse and Conversation Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Susan A Speer

    Gender Talk provides a powerful case for the application of discursive psychology and conversation analysis to feminism, guiding the reader through cutting edge debates and providing valuable evidence of the benefits of fine-grained, discursive methodologies. In particular, the book concentrates on…

    Paperback – 2005-07-07
    Women and Psychology

  • Woman's Relationship with Herself: Gender, Foucault and Therapy book cover

    Woman's Relationship with Herself

    Gender, Foucault and Therapy, 1st Edition

    By Helen O'Grady

    Woman's Relationship with Herself explores the relationship women have with themselves and demonstrates how this relationship is often dominated by debilitating practices of self-surveillance. Employing Foucault's notion of panoptical power, Helen O'Grady illuminates the link between this kind of…

    Paperback – 2004-12-09
    Women and Psychology

  • Engendering Psychology: Women and Gender Revisited book cover

    Engendering Psychology

    Women and Gender Revisited, 2nd Edition

    By Florence Denmark, Vita Carulli Rabinowitz, Jeri A. Sechzer

    Engendering Psychology's treatment of issues is based solidly on scientific evidence and presented in a balanced manner. The text combines a developmental and topical approach. Denmark, Rabinowitz, and Sechzer explore the concept of gender as a social construction across the lines of race,…

    Paperback – 2004-08-06
    Psychology Press

  • The Science/Fiction of Sex: Feminist Deconstruction and the Vocabularies of Heterosex book cover

    The Science/Fiction of Sex

    Feminist Deconstruction and the Vocabularies of Heterosex, 1st Edition

    By Annie Potts

    What can we learn from exploring the differences in male and female orgasmic experience? Is the penis an entity with a mind of its own? These issues and others, such as the popular portrayals of male sexuality as active and outwardly focused and female sexuality as passive and internally located,…

    Paperback – 2002-11-27
    Women and Psychology

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