Sex Roles (2009) 60:904–906 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9565-5 BOOK REVIEW A Social Psychological Perspective on Gender Relations: It’s a Love/Hate Relationship The Social Psychology of Gender: How Power and Intimacy Shape Gender Relations. By Laurie A. Rudman & Peter Glick, New York, New York, The Guilford Press, 2008. 386 pp. $45.00 (Hardcover). ISBN 978-1-59385-825-4 Melinda Ciccocioppo Published online: 14 January 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Imagine a society with two intelligent species in which one Smith 2007), The Social Psychology of Gender provides an species is physically larger than the other and dominates the in-depth discussion of gender stereotypes and sexism civilizations’ powerful positions, wealth, and resources. devoting an entire chapter each to the content and origins What might relations be like between the two species? Now of stereotypes, the difference between descriptive and imagine that the subordinate species possesses a powerful prescriptive stereotypes, and the power of self-sustaining pheromone that, when released, induces a state of euphoria prophecies. The authors assert that gender stereotypes for both species. The euphoric effects of this pheromone are serve the purpose of maintaining a social order with a strongest when willingly secreted by the subordinate gendered division of labor (women taking
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