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Deconstructing Feminist Psychology
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Deconstructing Feminist Psychology

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November 1997 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How close is feminist psychology to contemporary feminism? How can feminist psychological practice address issues of `difference' between women in meaningful ways? What price has feminist psychology had to pay for attempting to engage with mainstream psychology to revise and improve it?

This book critiques feminist practice within psychology, and reflects the diversity from across the globe of feminist struggles around psychology. An international group of key feminist psychologists explore the relations between feminist politics and psychological practices in: transitional and postcolonial contexts; the distinct European traditions of critical psychology and women's studies; and psychology's colonial `centre' in the United States. Issues of `race', class and sexuality figure centrally in the discussions around the politics of feminist practice in psychology.

Erica Burman
Deconstructing Feminist Psychology
Margot Pujal i Llombert
Feminist Psychology or the History of a Non-Feminist Practice
Heidi Sarriera Figueroa
Rethinking Role Theory and Its Aftermath
Mary Crawford
The Reciprocity of Psychology and Popular Culture
Lise Bird
Dances with Feminism
Sidestepping and Sandbagging  
Frigga Haug
Questions concerning Methods in Feminist Research of the Everyday
Lenora Fulani
Moving beyond Equality and Identity
Gordana Jovanovi[ac]c
Towards a Communicative Feminist Psychology
Ann Levett and Amanda Kottler
Through a Lens, Darkly

`The book is a critical evaluation of feminist psychology, emphasising both its exclusions and its impact on mainstream psychology.... In contrast to many other feminist psychology publications, the majority of contributors live and work outside Britain and North America... While Western feminist psychologists are now in a position to examine feminist psychology's exclusion of difference , a number of the books contributor's highlight that, in other cultural contexts, feminist psychology itself has yet to impact on mainstream psychology in any significant way.... One aspect I particularly enjoyed was the (unusal) attemot to bridge the academic/practitioner divide by including contributions both from established academics and practitioners of psychology.... [the book] offers an insightful and accessible introduction to the subject in diverse geopollitical contexts outside the UK and the US. It is essential reading for those wishing to know more about feminist psychology across the globe' - The Psychologist

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Erica Burman

Erica Burman is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Women's Studies at The Manchester Metropolitan University. Her publications include Deconstructing Developmental Psychology (1994), Challenging Women: Psychology's Exclusions, Feminist Possibilities (co-authored, 1996) Psychology Discourse Practice: From Regulation to Resistance (co-authored, 1997) and Culture, Power and Difference (co-edited, 1997). ... More About Author

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