The Prism of Sex

Essays in the Sociology of Knowledge : Proceedings of a Symposium


Author: Julia Ann Sherman

Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 5520

Analyzes the effect of male dominance in scholarship, focusing on various disciplines, and suggests ways in which the situation can be remedied

Issues in the Psychology of Women


Author: Maryka Biaggio,Michel Hersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306463210

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

View: 8842

This text brings together in a single volume a broad sampling of research and theory applying a feminist perspective to the study of psychology. The editors have assembled a distinguished roster of contributors to address such topics as historical and scientific foundations, social issues and problems, relationships and sexuality, and psychological and health issues from a social constructionist viewpoint. Discussions of diversity and development are integrated into each chapter.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge


Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 6110

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women

Patterns in a Feminist Sampler


Author: Rachel J Siegel,Ellen Cole,Esther D Rothblum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317791363

Category: Religion

Page: 333

View: 8565

Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds come together in Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women to explore and rejoice in what they have in common--their heritage. They reveal in striking personal stories how their Jewishness has shaped their identities and informed their experiences in innumerable, meaningful ways. Survivors, witnesses, defenders, innovators, and healers, these women question, celebrate, and transmit Jewish and feminist values in hopes that they might bridge the differences among Jewish women. They invite both Jewish and non-Jewish readers to share in their discussions and stories that convey and celebrate the multiplicity of Jewish backgrounds, attitudes, and issues. In Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women, you will read about cultural, religious, and gender choices, conversion to Judaism, family patterns, Jewish immigrant experiences, the complexities of Jewish secular identities, antisemitism, sexism, and domestic violence in the Jewish community. As the pages unfold in this wonderful book of personal odysseys, the colorful patterns of Jewish women’s lives are laid before you. You will find much cause for rejoicing, as the authors weave together their compelling and unique stories about: midlife Bat mitzvah preparations the transmission of Jewish values by Sephardi and Ashkenazi grandmothers traditional Sephardi customs the sorrow and healing involved in coping with the Holocaust a lesbian’s fascination with Kafka the external and internal obstacles Jewish women encounter in their efforts to study Jewish topics and participate in Jewish ritual becoming a Reconstructionist rabbi the difficulties and benefits of being the teenaged daughter of a rabbi A harmonious chorus of individual voices, Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women will delight and inspire Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike. It reminds each of us how diverse and distinctive Jewish women’s lives are, as well as how united they can be under the wonderful fold of Judaism. This book will be of great interest to all women, as well as to rabbis, Jewish community leaders and professionals, mental health workers, and those in Jewish studies, women’s studies, and multicultural studies.

Women in Beckett

Performance and Critical Perspectives


Author: Linda Ben-Zvi

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252062568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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A Century of Psychology (Psychology Revivals)

Progress, paradigms and prospects for the new millennium


Author: Ray Fuller,Patricia Noonan Walsh,Patrick McGinley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134091982

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

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Psychology has influence in almost every walk of life. Originally published in 1997, A Century of Psychology is a review of where the discipline came from, where it had reached and where the editors anticipated it may go. Ray Fuller, Patricia Noonan Walsh and Patrick McGinley assembled an internationally recognised team of mainly European experts from the major applications and research areas of psychology. They begin with a critical review of methodology and its limitations and plot the course of gender and developmental psychology. They go on to include discussion of learning, intellectual disability, clinical psychology and the emergence of psychotherapy, educational psychology, organizational psychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and many other topics, in particular community psychology, perception and alternative medicine. Enlightening, reflective and sometimes provocative, A Century of Psychology is required reading for anyone involved in psychology as a practitioner, researcher or teacher. It is also a lively introduction for those new to the discipline.

Toward a New Psychology of Gender

A Reader


Author: Mary M. Gergen,Sara N. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317795733

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 1305

Drawn from a brilliant array of voices primarily from psychology, but also from other social sciences and humanities, this unique reader of creative and intellectually provocative essays investigates the social construction of gender. For the past several decades, those involved with the study of the psychology of women and gender have been struggling for recognition within the framework of psychology. This volume brings together the writings from psychology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, women's studies, education and sociology that critique mainstream thinking and exemplify new ways of creating inquiry.

Handbook of Psychology, History of Psychology


Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118337417

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 2939

Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.

The Implicit Relation of Psychology and Law

Women and Syndrome Evidence


Author: Fiona Raitt,Suzanne Zeedyk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134754434

Category: Psychology

Page: 247

View: 959

From a feminist perspective, the authors critically review the current use of psychology in law and identify a powerful collusion between the two fields which works actively against the interests of women. They provide support for their argument in such areas as child abuse, domestic violence, rape and abortion. This groundbreaking international text draws on both research findings and case material from various countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa as well as the USA and Great Britain. The Implicit Relation of Psychology and Law brings an innovative, feminist analysis to these affiliated fields. Fiona E. Raitt and M. Suzanne Zeedyk explore the role of psychological syndromes (i.e. Battered Woman's Syndrome, Rape Trauma Syndrome, Pre-menstrual Syndrome and False Memory Syndrome) within the courtrooms of the UK and the US. In addition to the explicit relationship between the two fields, they argue that there is an unrecognised implicit relation existing within the intersection of psychology and law, which they find works to the disadvantage of women. Both novel and controversial and written in an accessible style, The Implicit Relation of Psychology and Law will engage readers from a wide range of disciplines including: psychology, law, critical theory, criminology and women's studies.

Jewish Women in Therapy

Seen But Not Heard


Author: Rachel J Siegel,Ellen Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317765591

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 393

Here is the first volume ever to focus on the issues of Jewish women in the context of counseling and psychotherapy. Through poignant reflection and observation, the authors convey the richness and variety of Jewish women’s experiences and the Jewishness and femaleness of the concerns, issues, values, and attitudes that Jewish women--both clients and therapists--bring into the therapy room. Jewish Women in Therapy is a landmark book in many ways. It calls attention to the historical and political realities of the Jewish heritage and acknowledges the oppression of both Jews and women that therapists have typically ignored. And although Jewish women have participated in the therapeutic process, as clients, scholars, and therapists, seldom have they chosen to write about it. Never before have the writings of so many distinguished leaders in the field, including Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Evelyn Torton Beck, and Susannah Heschel, been compiled. They examine the damaging stereotypes of Jewish women--the Jewish American Princess and the Jewish Mother--that flourish today. Chapters also address the conflicts that many women feel about being Jewish and being female, celebrate the contributions of Jewish women to feminism and to therapy, examine the deliberate omission of women from the political process and the religious ritual, and convey the complexities of the oppression that are still blatantly directed at both Jews and females.

Gendering women

Identity and mental wellbeing through the lifecourse


Author: Clisby, Suzanne,Holdsworth, Julia

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447321065

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5844

Gendering Women is an engaging and accessible account of how constructions of femininity fundamentally affect women's mental wellbeing through the life course. Led by women’s life history accounts of growing up and growing older in the north of England, this book shows how experiences of becoming and being a woman – in family life, education, employment, motherhood and situations of violence – both enable and erode self confidence and esteem. The challenges to women’s mental wellbeing cut across age and class differences and have profound impacts on the material conditions of women’s lives throughout the life course. This is in turn a driver of inequality that is often under-recognised in mainstream policy. Based on feminist and ethnographically informed research with over five hundred women Gendering women provides a critical link between gender theory and the lived realities of women’s daily lives and will appeal to students and academics in sociology and social sciences.

The sociology of gender


Author: Sarah Franklin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 439

View: 8761

21 articles, dating from 1974 to 1992 KContributors include: S.J. Kessler, E. Martin, N.-C. Mathieu, A. Ong, D. Riley, C. West, A. Yeatman, D. Zimmerman

Tapestries of Life

Women's Work, Women's Consciousness, and the Meaning of Daily Experience


Author: Bettina Aptheker

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870236594

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 7429

Uses selections from stories, oral histories, and poems to depict the daily life of contemporary women, and covers work, racism, poverty, lesbians, and spirituality

Women in higher education

a feminist perspective


Author: Association for the Study of Higher Education. Meeting

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 8660

Sex is not a natural act and other essays


Author: Leonore Tiefer

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: 9780813341842

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 1397

A newly revised collection of provocative essays on Sex and its many meanings in our culture by one of the most original and highly regarded sexologists working in the field today.

Sex role research

measuring social change


Author: Barbara L. Richardson,Jeana Wirtenberg

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 6688

Seldom seen, rarely heard

women's place in psychology


Author: Janis S. Bohan

Publisher: Westview Pr


Category: Psychology

Page: 459

View: 2399