Book Review: Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social Meaning of Emotion. Stephanie Shields, New York, Cambridge University Press; 2002, 214 pp

Book Review: Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social Meaning of Emotion. Stephanie... P1: GDW Sex Roles [sers] PP719-sers-458279 January 9, 2003 16:59 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 47, Nos. 11/12, December 2002 ( 2002) Book Review Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social social structure, cultural codes, power, privilege, lan- Meaning of Emotion. Stephanie Shields, New guage, emotional feeling, and the gendered markers York, Cambridge University Press; 2002, 214 pp. of self. Shields states that the differences in men’s and women’s emotions are not necessarily influenced by The book Speaking from the Heart: Gender and what they know about emotion but rather are funda- the Social Meaning of Emotion by Stephanie Shields mentally shaped by how “women and men apply their provides a vigorous critique and solid deconstruction knowledge and understanding of what emotion is and of those theories in Euro-American psychology that how it works” (p. 22). Does this imply that Shields are mainly interested in exploring the “components, believes that there are no gender differences in emo- causes, and consequences of emotion” with the aim tions? Her emphatic reply is that “of course, there of trying to discover the universal nature of emo- are” gender differences but these differences, accord- tions (p. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social Meaning of Emotion. Stephanie Shields, New York, Cambridge University Press; 2002, 214 pp

Sex Roles , Volume 47 (12) – Oct 13, 2004
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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1022034107572
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P1: GDW Sex Roles [sers] PP719-sers-458279 January 9, 2003 16:59 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 47, Nos. 11/12, December 2002 ( 2002) Book Review Speaking from the Heart: Gender and the Social social structure, cultural codes, power, privilege, lan- Meaning of Emotion. Stephanie Shields, New guage, emotional feeling, and the gendered markers York, Cambridge University Press; 2002, 214 pp. of self. Shields states that the differences in men’s and women’s emotions are not necessarily influenced by The book Speaking from the Heart: Gender and what they know about emotion but rather are funda- the Social Meaning of Emotion by Stephanie Shields mentally shaped by how “women and men apply their provides a vigorous critique and solid deconstruction knowledge and understanding of what emotion is and of those theories in Euro-American psychology that how it works” (p. 22). Does this imply that Shields are mainly interested in exploring the “components, believes that there are no gender differences in emo- causes, and consequences of emotion” with the aim tions? Her emphatic reply is that “of course, there of trying to discover the universal nature of emo- are” gender differences but these differences, accord- tions (p.

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