Meaning-Making in Context: Thinking About and Researching Gendered Lives

Meaning-Making in Context: Thinking About and Researching Gendered Lives Sex Roles (2013) 69:109–111 DOI 10.1007/s11199-013-0271-6 BOOK REVIEW Meaning-Making in Context: Thinking About and Researching Gendered Lives Gender and Culture in Psychology: Theories and Practices. By Eva Magnusson and Jeanne Marecek. Cambridge; New York, Cambridge University Press, 2012. 225 pp. $34.99 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1-107-64951-4. Dana Becker Published online: 2 March 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 If, as Harry Stack Sullivan (1953) proposed long ago in his truly helpful theory helps “carve nature at its joints” (p. 10), “one-genus” theory, “we are all much more simply human Marecek and Magnusson point out that the creation of rigid than otherwise”(p. 4), then what distinguishes us one from the gender differences, whether in our psychological theories or in other is not our humanness, but the way we make meaning of our research, is a savage butchery. There is little evidence for that humanness. Culture is not diffuse; it is embodied in many of the “difference” arguments that pervade our culture– practices that define and legislate the ways in which we for the well-worn argument, for example, that women are become human (Rose 1990). In Gender and Culture in innately more “emotional” than men (Fine 2011;Hyde Psychology, Eva Magnusson and Jeanne Sex Roles Springer Journals

Meaning-Making in Context: Thinking About and Researching Gendered Lives

Sex Roles , Volume 69 (2) – Mar 2, 2013

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