Deconstructing Feminist Psychology

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Erica Burman
SAGE, 1998 - Psychology - 211 pages
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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

  

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Contents

Towards a Deconstruction of Feminist Psychology
30
Rethinking Role Theory and its Aftermath
47
The Reciprocity of Psychology and Popular Culture
61
Sidestepping and Sandbagging
90
From Deconstruction to Reconstruction
115
Moving Beyond Morality and Identity
140
Towards a Communicative Feminist Psychology
159
Through a Lens Darkly
184
Index
206
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About the author (1998)

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).

CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Lisa Bird University of Wellington

Frigga Haug Berlin

Gordana Jovanovic University of Belgrade

Amanda Kottler University of Cape Town

Ann Levett University of Cape Town

Margot Pujal i Llombert Universitat Autonoma Barcelona

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