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The Social Psychology of Gender: How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations - Texts in Social Psychology (Hardback)
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The Social Psychology of Gender: How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations - Texts in Social Psychology (Hardback)

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Hardback 386 Pages / Published: 01/07/2008
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Gender relations are rife with contradictions and complexities. Exploring the full range of gender issues, this book offers a fresh perspective on everyday experiences of gender; the explicit and implicit attitudes that underlie beliefs about gender differences; and the consequences for our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Many real-world examples illustrate how the unique interdependence of men and women-coupled with pervasive power imbalances-shapes interactions in romantic relationships and the workplace. In the process, the authors shed new light on the challenges facing those who strive for gender parity. This ideal student text takes readers to the cutting edge of gender theory and research.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781593858254
Number of pages: 386
Weight: 786 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm


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"An engaging, informative, and broad-ranging text by two scholars who have been leaders in explaining the central paradox of gender relations: pervasive inequality in the apparent absence of malice. Much work in this field tends to oversimplify or brush aside the complexities of gender relations, but Rudman and Glick muster a wide range of research that clarifies these ambiguities. The book systematically presents theoretical interpretations from three different schools of thought: evolutionary psychology, culture/role theory, and social structural theory. Ideal for classroom use as well as for anyone who wants to learn about important new directions in research on gender dynamics."--Mary R. Jackman, PhD, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis

"The best text I've seen to date on how gender influences social interaction. The authors have organized the extensive research in this area into coherent, compelling chapters. The writing style is not merely clear and interesting, but is also appealing, convincing, and incisive. This book will engage students readily and teach them how to understand and analyze the impact of gender on everyday life. Their beliefs about social interaction will be forever changed. This excellent, well-organized text is accessible enough that it could be used in courses at any level."--Alice H. Eagly, PhD, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University

"This book is a splendidly engaging, highly intelligent review of psychological research on gender. Taking the stance that issues of gender are unique, marked by both power and status differences and intimate interdependence, it explores the complexity and apparent contradictions in how men and women are regarded and how they relate to one another. The review is comprehensive, the writing lively, and the insights plentiful. A 'must read' for all students of gender. I plan to use this book in my undergraduate course."--Madeline E. Heilman, PhD, Department of Psychology, New York University

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