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Challenging Women : UK Higher Education OUP Psychology - Erica Burman

Challenging Women

UK Higher Education OUP Psychology

Paperback Published: 1st December 1995
ISBN: 9780335195107
Number Of Pages: 224

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This volume builds upon feminist analyses of psychology to look critically at the assumptions which underlie both psychology and feminism. Drawing upon current feminist research and theory, the authors explore key professional issues in psychology and its related disciplines. While opening up questions rather than imposing answers, they develop practical feminist interventions and contributions to these issues. This book examines a range of topics central to psychology as well as other clinical, educational and policy disciplines. These include sexual abuse, menstruation, feminist therapy, the regulation of mothering, the gendering of the "caring" professions, and women's safety. Throughout, the authors explore themes of: difference, power and reflexivity; the politics of research; the "cultural maleness" of psychological theory and teaching; the relations between "race" and gender. "Challenging Women" provides a systematic and mutual critique of feminism and psychology, and explores the practical implications they have for each other. It is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology, gender, women's studies, and the health and caring professions.

Introduction contexts, contests and interventions /f002
Theoretical challenges Women, food and fat too many in the kitchen?
Constructing femininity models of sexual abuse and the production of 'woman' In a bad humour
with psychology /f002
Reflecting on research
Heavy periods the process of collusion and compromise in research Black parent governors a hidden agenda
'Keeping mum' paradoxes of power relations in interviewing /f002
Gendered 'care' and the structuring of group relations child-professional Parent researcher Fit to parent?
developmental psychology and 'non-traditional' families Power in feminist organizations Conclusion Endnote
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ISBN: 9780335195107
ISBN-10: 0335195105
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Psychology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st December 1995
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.29