Handbook of Diversity in Feminist Psychology by Hope Landrine PhD, Nancy Felipe Russo PhD

By Hope Landrine PhD, Nancy Felipe Russo PhD

With the ebook of the guide of range in Feminist Psychology, the sector of feminist psychology has accomplished a brand new intensity; the amount is a cosmopolitan and state of the art compendium that not just describes the country of the sector, but in addition pushes its obstacles in very important ways."----Sex Roles: A magazine of Research

Critical for all those people who are within the box of psychology to possess, consult with, and use. now not are variety and gender matters thought of to be at the outer edge as they as soon as were....one will be remiss in no longer contemplating those elements in psychology.

--Florence L. Denmark, PhD (From the Foreword)
Author, Psychology of Women

FINALLY--A selection of paintings that's equipped on many years, if no longer centuries, of labor from many feminists of colour and our allies! this is often one of many few books that delves deeply into the advanced global of contemplating the human situation in cultural context, anything psychology is simply [relatively] lately attempting to do. This booklet is a must-have for somebody drawn to feminism OR variety concerns. it's a nice instance of feminist multiculturalism and either fields (i.e., feminism and multicultural psychology) may still ponder it an instance of the way to merge theoretical orientations in a means that's becoming for genuine humans. i admire this book!"

--Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, Psy.D.

This guide provides a multicultural method of range in feminist psychology. Provocative and well timed, the textual content comprehensively discusses the state of the art of feminist discourse, masking significant themes equivalent to multicultural feminist concept, gender discrimination, getting older, healthiness and remedy, violence and harassment, politics and coverage, and lots more and plenty extra.

The precise caliber of this e-book is that every contributor brings her personal cultural viewpoint, values, and issues to her bankruptcy. certain emphasis is usually given to the intersectionality of minority identities corresponding to race, ethnicity, social type, sexual choice, and different socially developed prestige alterations between girls.

Key subject matters Discussed:

  • Intimate accomplice violence: views from ethnic teams within the usa
  • Gender-transgressive sexual minorities
  • HIV/AIDS between ladies of colour and sexual minority ladies
  • Psychological views on older girls, together with transitions, cognitive functioning, and psychological healthiness
  • Ethnicity, disordered consuming, and physique photograph
  • Methodological and statistical concerns in study with various samples
  • Low-income ladies, girls with disabilities, employees, and immigrants/refugees

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The concepts of “double jeopardy” and “multiplicative jeopardy” and “cross-categorization effects” represent efforts to conceptualize the conjoint effects of multiple group membership. Sections I and II in this book consider the development and interplay among concepts and method as feminist psychologists have responded to the challenge and sought to theorize and examine the conjoint effects of the multiple sources of oppression and discrimination experienced by women. Theory and Method Incorporating diversity into feminist theory has mandated the conceptualization of gender as a cultural construct rather than a personal attribute and stimulated a large and influential body of work.

In discussing women of color who have same-sex relationships, Fassinger and Israel refocus the analytical lens on the conjoint effects of triple oppression. As they observe, “relegation to the margins” is exacerbated for these women of color, whose experiences are largely ignored in both feminist and lesbian/gay/ bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) literature (p. 211). They point out that the dominant discourses in psychology have placed race in the background in research on White LGBTQ individuals, but have placed race ethnicity at the center of the analysis in research on LGBTQ people of color, thereby creating a literature of “psycolonization” (p.

There continues to be debate about how to theorize gender (see Wilkinson, 2001). From our perspective, and as the chapters in this section reveal, gender can be theorized as a multifaceted, multilevel cultural construct that dynamically interacts with other dimensions of difference (which are themselves cultural constructs) in complex ways over the life cycle. As a complex multilevel construct, gender can be viewed as a dynamic system of interconnected elements that function on psychological, interpersonal, and structural levels, and change and evolve within and across cultures and over time.

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