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Toward a Feminist Developmental Psychology - Patricia H. Miller

Toward a Feminist Developmental Psychology

Paperback Published: 26th February 2000
ISBN: 9780415921787
Number Of Pages: 318

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This collection of original essays integrates the exciting recent scholarship on feminist theories and methods into developmental psychology. It also acquaints women's studies scholars with issues in developmental psychology that raise interesting questions for feminist theories. Its focus goes beyond that of traditional scholarship that tends to focus only on sex differences and sex roles; instead it considers alternative views of what is worth studying, how one should study it, etc. The chapters provide new, feminist perspectives on topics of great current interest to developmental psychologists.

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"A sparkling set of essays at the confluence of developmental psychology and feminist theory. This sophisticated collection bubbles over with provocative and vigorously argued ideas, novel questions, and innovative modes of inquiry. It's a gem." -Jeanne Maracek, Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program at Swarthmore College "Miller and Scholnick's book is cause for celebration: at long last, a feminist perspective on developmental psychology. The ideas presented in this book transform the study of sex differences." -Peggy Miller, Professor of Psychology and Speech Communication at the University of Illinois ""Toward a Feminist Developmental Psychology combines critical analysis with generative, positive frameworks for improving both theory and practice." -Erica Burman, Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at The Manchester Metropolitan University

Prefacep. vii
Feminist Perspectives and Developmental Psychology: What Are the Issues?
Introduction: Beyond Gender as a Variablep. 3
Feminist Theories: Implications for Developmental Psychologyp. 11
Engendering Development: Metaphors of Changep. 29
Cognitive Development: Embedded, Connected, and Situated
The Development of Interconnected Thinkingp. 45
Entering a Community of Minds: "Theory of Mind" from a Feminist Standpointp. 61
Accuracy, Authority, and Voice: Feminist Perspectives on Autobiographical Memoryp. 85
A Feminist Perspective on the Development of Self-Knowledgep. 107
Revisioning Social and Cognitive Development
The Social Construction and Socialization of Gender during Developmentp. 127
Toward a Gender-Balanced Approach to the Study of Social-Emotional Development: A Look at Relational Aggressionp. 153
Gender Essentialism in Cognitive Developmentp. 169
Positionality and Thought: On the Gendered Foundations of Thought, Culture, and Developmentp. 191
Naming, Naturalizing, Normalizing: "The Child" as Fact and Artifactp. 215
The Other Half of the Partnership: Developmental Psychology Can Inform Feminism
Engendering Development--Developing Feminism: Defining the Partnershipp. 241
Bibliographyp. 255
Contributorsp. 297
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780415921787
ISBN-10: 0415921783
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 26th February 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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