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Feminism and Discourse Psychological Perspectives by Sue Wilkinson

Feminism and Discourse Psychological Perspectives

Part of the Gender and Psychology Series Series


Feminism and Discourse Psychological Perspectives by Sue Wilkinson

This book 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. 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.


`I find the issues raised by these contributors to be both interesting and significant' - Language and Literature

`Whether you are a feminist psychologist or simply a psychologist engaging with the challenges of discourse analytic work, this book is highly recommended... this is the first text of its kind dealing specifically with discourse analysis from a feminist psychological perspective... [a] long overdue collection. As a seminal work adding to the debate surrounding discourse analysis, it is a vital book for anyone engaged in discursive and/or feminist psychological work' - The Psychologist

`This much-needed project brings together the newest scholarship on the intersection of discourse analysis, feminism and psychology... a stimulating and complex picture of the state of theory and practice in politically progressive psychological discourse analysis' - Discourse & Society

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Publication date

31st October 1995


Sue Wilkinson

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SAGE Publications Ltd


208 pages


Cognition & cognitive psychology
Semantics, discourse analysis, etc
Social research & statistics
Feminism & feminist theory



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