Psychology of Gender Through the Lens of Culture

Theories and Applications

Editors: Safdar, Saba, Kosakowska-Berezecka, Natasza (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of gender in a global context using psychological theories
  • Focuses on applied research including culturally sensitive interventions and gender empowerment
  • Examines the role of culture in constructing gender
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This unique collection brings a rarely-seen indigenous and global perspective to the study of gender and psychology. Within these chapters, researchers who live and work in the countries and cultures they study examine gender-based norms, values, expression, and relations across diverse Western and non-Western societies. Familiar as well as less-covered locations and topics are analyzed, including China, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey, Central America, the experience of refugees, and gendered health inequities across Africa such as in the treatment of persons with HIV. Included, too, are examples of culturally appropriate interventions to address disparities, and data on the extent to which these steps toward equality are working.

 

Structurally, the volume is divided into three sections. The first two parts of the book take readers on a journey to different regions of the world to illustrate the most recent trends in research concerning gender issues, and then outline present implications and future prospects for the psychological analysis of both gender & culture. The third section of the book has an applied perspective and focuses on the cultural norms and values reinforcing gender equality as well as cultural and social barriers to them.

 

A sampling of the topics covered:

 

  • Sexual orientation across culture and time.
  • A broader conceptualization of sexism in Poland.
  • An analysis of gender roles within the family in Switzerland
  • Modern-day dowries in South Asian international arranged marriages.
  • The current state of gender equality in the United States of America.
  • Socio-cultural determinants of gender disparity in Ghana.

 

Psychology of Gender Through the Lens of Culture is a milestone toward core human rights and goals worldwide, and a critical resource for psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, gender studies researchers, public policy makers and all those interested in promoting gender equality throughout the world.

About the authors

Saba Safdar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph, Canada. She received her PhD in Social Psychology at York University. Natasza Kosakowska is a researcher and lecturer in the Division of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Psychology of Gender, Institute of Psychology, University of Gdańsk, Poland. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Gdańsk, Poland.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychology of Gender Through the Lens of Culture
Book Subtitle
Theories and Applications
Editors
  • Saba Safdar
  • Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14005-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14005-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14004-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35772-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 410
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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