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Title Feminism and discourse : psychological perspectives / edited by Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger
Published London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1995


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Description ix, 193 pages ; 22 cm
Series Gender and psychology
Gender and psychology.
Contents Introduction / Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger -- 1. The Bleeding Body: Adolescents Talk about Menstruation / Kathryn Matthews Lovering -- 2. Sexual Harassment: A Discursive Approach / Celia Kitzinger and Alison Thomas -- 3. 'What is it?' Masculinity and Femininity in Cultural Representations of Childhood / Erica Burman -- 4. Conflicting Opinions? 'Anorexia Nervosa', Medicine and Feminism / Julie Hepworth and Christine Griffin -- 5. Feminist Discourses and Women's Heterosexual Desire / Wendy Hollway -- 6. Identity, Politics and Talk: A Case for the Mundane and the Everyday / Sue Widdicombe -- 7. Romantic Discourse and Feminist Analysis: Interrogating Investment, Power and Desire / Margaret Wetherell -- 8. Pragmatism, Extravagance and Feminist Discourse Analysis / Corinne Squire -- 9. Relativism, Reflexivity and Politics: Interrogating Discourse Analysis from a Feminist Perspective / Rosalind Gill
Summary This book will be of great interest to critical theorists and discourse analysts across the social sciences, as well as to students and lecturers in social psychology, the psychology of women, psychology and language, women's studies, linguistics, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies
Discourse analysis has become an increasingly popular approach to research across the social sciences, and a particularly important tool for feminist psychologists. Feminism and Discourse 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. Original contributions by 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Discourse analysis.
Feminism -- Psychological aspects.
Feminist psychology.
Author Kitzinger, Celia.
Wilkinson, Sue, 1954-
LC no. 95074610
ISBN 0803978014