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The Social Psychology of Gender : How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations - Laurie A. Rudman

The Social Psychology of Gender

How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations

Paperback Published: 14th May 2010
ISBN: 9781606239636
Number Of Pages: 386

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Gender relations are rife with contradictions and complexities. Exploring the full range of gender issues, this book offers a fresh perspective on everyday experiences of gender; the explicit and implicit attitudes that underlie beliefs about gender differences; and the consequences for our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Many real-world examples illustrate how the unique interdependence of men and women—coupled with pervasive power imbalances—shapes interactions in romantic relationships and the workplace. In the process, the authors shed new light on the challenges facing those who strive for gender parity. This ideal student text takes readers to the cutting edge of gender theory and research.

"Although the social psychology of the interactions between men and women is complicated (and the authors make no attempt to oversimplify it), this book is an easy and enjoyable read. ... Would be ideal for a graduate-level psychology of gender course or even as a supplemental text for a class on intergroup relations." - Sex Roles "The best text I've seen to date on how gender influences social interaction!.This book will engage students readily and teach them how to understand and analyze the impact of gender on everyday life. Their beliefs about social interaction will be forever changed. This excellent, well-organized text is accessible enough that it could be used in courses at any level." - Alice H. Eagly, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, USA "Engaging, informative, and broad ranging!.The book systematically presents theoretical interpretations from three different schools of thought: evolutionary psychology, culture/role theory, and social structural theory. Ideal for classroom use as well as for anyone who wants to learn about important new directions in research on gender dynamics." - Mary R. Jackman, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis, USA "The review is comprehensive, the writing lively, and the insights plentiful. A 'must read' for all students of gender. I plan to use this book in my undergraduate course." - Madeline E. Heilman, Department of Psychology, New York University, USA

Understanding Genderp. 1
Dominance and Interdependencep. 25
Development of Gender Relationsp. 54
Content and Origins of Gender Stereotypesp. 81
Descriptive and Prescriptive Stereotypingp. 105
Self-Sustaining Propheciesp. 131
Obstacles to Gender Nonconformityp. 156
Sexism in the Workplacep. 178
Love and Romancep. 204
Sexp. 231
Gender and Violencep. 257
Progress, Pitfalls, and Remediesp. 285
Referencesp. 311
Author Indexp. 364
Subject Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9781606239636
ISBN-10: 1606239635
Series: Texts in Social Psychology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 14th May 2010
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.54