Women and Gender: A Feminist Psychology

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This new edition includes updated coverage on women and the workplace and features new information on: reproductive technologies; "in vitro" fertilization; surrogates; the quest for motherhood; biological motherhood; the false memory controversy; and eating disorders.

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- Feminist Point-of-View - this text takes an explicitly feminist approach.
- Emphasizes Diversity - this information is included and integrated into all chapters in the text. Areas such as race, age, class and sexual orientation are covered.
- Engaging and up-to-date
- Four Themes - Themes of Gender, Language, Diversity and Social Change are integrated throughout the book, both in and across chapters.
- Multi-Disciplinary Material Included: sociology, anthropology, history, and literature are explored.
- Focus on a critical approach to theory and research.
- This edition of Women and Gender has been streamlined. The approximate length has been decreased by approximately ten percent.
- More coverage than ever before on the diversity of populations and of the female experience.
- Increase coverage of feminist theories with a decrease in coverage of traditional theories.
- Includes new information on:
Reproductive Technologies
Invitro Fertilization
Surrogates
The Quest for Motherhood
Biological Motherhood and at What Price?
The Brave New Family
The False Memory
Controversy (ch. 14)
Eating Disorders
- Updated Coverage on Women and the Workplace:
The Glass Ceiling
The Mommy Track
The Benefits of Multiple Roles for Women
- Up-to-Date Research - This new edition has hundreds of new references right through 1995.
- Improved Design - greatly expanded photo and illustration program.
- New information on the Backlash against Feminism (ch. 1)

About the Author:

Mary Crawford is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. She has taught the psychology of women and gender for twenty-five years, most of that time at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she earned the Trustee’s Achievement Award for lifetime professional accomplishment. She has also held the Jane W. Irwin Chair in Women’s Studies at Hamilton College, served as Distinguished Visiting Teacher/Scholar at Trenton State College at The College of New Jersey, and directed the graduate program in women’s studies at the University of South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Delaware. Professor Crawford is a consulting editor of Psychology of Women Quarterly, an associate editor of Feminism and Psychology, and a Fellow of both the American Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. Mary Crawford has spoken and written about women’s studies issues for audiences as diverse as the British Psychological Society, Ms. Magazine, and the Oprah Winfrey show. Works she has authored or edited include: Gender and Thought: Psychological Perspectives (1989); Talking Difference: On Gender and Language (1995); Gender Differences and Human Cognition (1997); Coming Into Her Own: Education Successes in Girls and Women (1999) and a special double issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly (1999) on innovative methods for feminist research.

Rhoda Unger is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Montclair State University in New Jersey and Resident Scholar in Women’s Studies at Brandeis University. She received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Harvard University. Professor Unger was the first recipient of the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award from the Division on the Psychology of Women of the American Psychological Association. She is also the recipient of two distinguished publication awards and a recent distinguished career award from the Association for Women in Psychology. She has been the president of the Division of the Psychology of Women and, more recently, president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. She has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad as a Fulbright scholar in Israel, a distinguished lecturer at the University of British Columbia, and as a visiting fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is currently the book review editor of the international journal Feminism and Psychology. Professor Unger is the author or editor of seven previous books, including Resisting Gender: Twenty-five Years of Feminist Psychology; Representations: Social Constructions of Gender; Women, Gender, and Social Psychology; and Female and Male. She is currently the first editor of ASAP (Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy), an electronic journal sponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

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