Sex Roles (2009) 61:586–588 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9667-8 BOOK REVIEW Hidden Power Made Visible: Unveiling the Subtle Influence of Male Power in Intimate Relationships Couples, Gender, and Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships. Edited by Carmen Knudson-Martin and Anne Rankin Mahoney, New York, NY, Springer Publishing Company, 2009. 375 pp. $50 (hardback). ISBN-10: 0826115217 Melinda Ciccocioppo Published online: 4 September 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 Couples, Gender, and Power reveals the insidious ways that variety of ages, ethnicities, and levels of education. Couples the legacy of male power continues to influence intimate were interviewed together and asked a series of open-ended couples today. The book serves as almost a how-to guide questions designed to ascertain relationship expectations for for clinicians in assessing the power dynamics within equality and the ways in which household and relationship couples and working to create egalitarian relationships. tasks are distributed. The interviews were analyzed using a Knudson-Martin, Mahoney, and colleagues argue that all grounded theory methodology (see Strauss and Corbin relationships exist within a cultural context which influences 1998). Rather than testing a pre-existing theory, the the relational processes that occur. While most American researchers allowed theory to evolve from the data collected
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