Couples, Gender, and Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships
Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD, Anne Rankin Mahoney, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Feb 16, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 400 pages
"[A] comprehensive, critical, empirical, and practical compilation of investigations about how diverse couples are trying to implement change and pursue equality in their relationships."
"[A] true gift to couple research÷.The studies reported in this marvelously disciplined collection hold living implications for couples and their therapists."
While numerous couples strive for equality in their relationships, many are unaware of the insidious ways in which gender and power still affect them-from their career choices to communication patterns, child-rearing, housework, and more. Written for mental health professionals and others interested in contemporary couple relationships, this research-based book shows how couples are able to move beyond the dangers of gendered inequality and the legacy of hidden male power.
The book analyzes the relationships of couples from various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The contributors present innovative clinical interventions, and suggest strategies therapists can use to help couples transform their relationships from being gender-based to equality-based.
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INTIMACY GENDER AND POWER
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THE PRACTICE OF TRANSCENDING GENDERED POWER