A Critical View on Gender in Social Psychology

A Critical View on Gender in Social Psychology Sex Roles (2012) 67:582–584 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0143-5 BOOK REVIEW Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychology, 2nd edition. By Jocelyn A. Hollander, Daniel G. Renfrow, and Judith A. Howard, Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011. 275 pp. $29.95 (paperback). ISBN: 978-0- 7425-6352-0. Manwai C. Ku Published online: 22 March 2012 # Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 This review of Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves com- dominant views of gender in social psychology (essentialist, ments on the book in the context of scholarship on gender in socialization, social constructionist, and structural approaches), the United States, with any exceptions noted. An important as well as three major theoretical frameworks in social psy- observation that has emerged in recent years is that the gender chology (social exchange, social cognition, and symbolic inter- revolution in the U.S. has stalled (England 2010). Despite actionism theories). The authors illustrate how these various profound changes in social and economic circumstances that perspectives can be applied to provide different understandings work against gender inequality, studies reveal a slowing in the of altruism and aggression, two popular topics in social psy- narrowing of gender gaps in labor force statistics (Cotter et al. chological research. 2009), http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

A Critical View on Gender in Social Psychology

Sex Roles , Volume 67 (10) – Mar 22, 2012

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