The Gender of Psychology

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Tamara Shefer, Floretta Boonzaier, Peace Kiguwa
Juta and Company Ltd, 2006 - Social Science - 355 pages
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Unique with its predominately South African context, this examination draws on local experiences and studies to present a critical gender analysis of the discipline and practice of psychology in marginalized parts of the world. A critical reflection on how psychology frequently reinforces oppressive practices with respect to gender, sex, and sexuality as well as a look to professional areas of psychology and their application in terms of gender differences are included. Students of psychology and gender studies are offered a wealth of international critical theory complimented by material from communities not usually represented in psychology textbooks.
  

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Contents

REPRODUCT1ON OF KNOWLEDGE IN PSYCHOLOGY
3
Focus on black womens narratives
16
reflexivity representation and situated knowledges for psychology
29
locating ourselves in the research
37
Conclusion
43
inevitable recourse to the penis?
49
The no of the father
55
Being in the 1maginary
61
Mens accounts of violence
147
1ntroduction
158
Psychology and politics
165
About We blacks
171
On our own
179
Trends in psychological research on motherhood mothering and mothers
194
Black women negotiating race and gender in postapartheid
198
Conclusion
218

The experience of lack
67
giving up the phallus
73
The NameoftheFather
76
Conclusion
82
Discrimination and prejudice
89
1nsights emerging from S1T
95
DERECONSTRUCTING PSYCHOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
101
Early research in South African psychology
108
Coercive and violent practices
115
Early reproduction and gendered assumptions about adolescence
121
Adolescent heterosexuality
130
A gendered analysis of woman abuse
135
A feminist poststructuralist understanding of woman abuse
141
Rachellc Chadvnck
224
feminist approaches
239
Towards a richer feminist psychology of embodiment
247
European history and genderbody diversity
255
The Harry Benjamin 1nternational Gender Dysphoria Association HB1GDA
262
Approaches to service delivery
277
Conclusion
287
Professionalism feminism activism
293
The feminisation of psychology
301
References
307
Index
346
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About the author (2006)

Floretta Boonzaier is a research associate in the department of psychology at the University of Cape Town. Peace Kiguwa teaches psychology at the School of Human and Community Development at the University of Witwatersrand–Johannesburg. Tamara Shefer is the director of women and gender studies and an associate professor of psychology at the University of the Western Cape–Cape Town.

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