Feminism and Discourse: Psychological Perspectives

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SAGE, Oct 31, 1995 - 208 pages
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This book provides a showcase for a wide range of discourse analytical work in psychology from a feminist perspective. It constitutes a thorough critical evaluation of this approach for the feminist project of intellectual, social and political change.

Leading researchers explore the benefits and contradictions of discourse analysis and consider its value for feminist psychology. The first part of the book illustrates the application of discourse analysis to four key topics of feminist concern: adolescent knowledge about menstruation; sexual harassment; gendered representations of childhood; and anorexia nervosa. The second part contains five assessments of the usefulness of discourse analysis - both as theory and as method - for feminists.

 

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Contents

Empirical Work
10
A Discursive Approach
32
What is it? Masculinity and Femininity in Cultural
49
Conflicting Opinions? Anorexia Nervosa Medicine
68
Theoretical Advances
86
A Case for the Mundane
106
Pragmatism Extravagance and Feminist Discourse
145
Interrogating
165
Index
187
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Celia Kitzinger is Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of York, UK. Her previous books include "The Social Construction of Lesbianism", winner of a Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology, and "Heterosexuality" (with Sue Wilkinson).

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