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Feeling Gender

A Generational and Psychosocial Approach

Authors: Nielsen, Harriet Bjerrum

  • Explores how feelings about gender have changed over three interrelated generations of women and men of different social classes 
  • Draws on both generational and longitudinal research
  • Looks at how gender is lived and has been lived in decades of rapid societal change
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book explores how feelings about gender have changed over three interrelated generations of women and men of different social classes during the twentieth century. The author explores the ways in which generational experiences are connected, what is continued, what triggers gradual or abrupt changes between generations - and between women and men within these generations. The book explores how new feelings of gender gradually change gender norms from within, and how they contribute to the incremental creation of new social practices.​​​

Nielsen suggests a new way of conducting psychosocial research that focuses on generational psychological patterns of gender identities and gendered subjectivities in times of change from a psychoanalytic perspective. Combining generational and longitudinal research, the book works with temporality as a theoretical as well as a methodological dimension. Theoretically it combines Raymond Williams' idea of "a structure of feeling" with the work of Eric Fromm, Hans Loewald, Nancy Chodorow and Jessica Benjamin.

About the authors

Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen is Professor at the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, Norway. She also holds an adjunct professorship at Aalborg University, Denmark and is the head of the National PhD School in Gender Studies in Norway.

Reviews

“Bjerrum Nielsen (Centre for Gender Research, Norway) uses in-depth, qualitative interviews with three generations of participants from Norway to understand their feelings and expressions of gender. … Of potential use to scholars and advanced graduate students, the book, overall, is a welcome addition to the literature. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students/faculty/specialists.” (Y. Besen-Cassino, Choice, Vol. 55 (3), November, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Feelings and the Social Transformation of Gender

    Nielsen, Harriet Bjerrum

    Pages 1-22

  • Feelings of Gender

    Nielsen, Harriet Bjerrum

    Pages 23-40

  • Temporality in Methods

    Nielsen, Harriet Bjerrum

    Pages 41-64

  • Changing Contexts

    Nielsen, Harriet Bjerrum

    Pages 65-90

  • Born around The First World War: Refining Gender Complementarity

    Nielsen, Harriet Bjerrum

    Pages 91-129

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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95082-9
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Softcover 29,12 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95722-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feeling Gender
Book Subtitle
A Generational and Psychosocial Approach
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95082-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95082-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95081-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95722-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 336
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