Sex Roles, Vol. 52, Nos. 3/4, February 2005 ( 2005) DOI: 10.1007/s11199-005-1301-9 Book Review Situating Sadness: Women’s Depression in Social that can change the reader both personally and Context. Edited by Janet M. Stoppard and professionally. Linda M. McMullen, New York University However, despite the goal of a phenomenologi- Press, New York; 2003. 228 pp. $55.00 (cloth), cal approach, the research presented here is not con- $ 19.00 (paper). ducted in the absence of a priori assumptions re- garding the causes of depression, but rather with its own agenda—namely an examination of socio- It is widely acknowledged that depression is cultural factors that inﬂuence women’s experiences more prevalent in women. Janet Stoppard and Linda of depression and stress. This is in contrast to the McMullen, and the contributors to their volume, ar- medical model that focuses on biological factors un- gue that the etiology and nature of women’s depres- derlying depression and suggests medicating women sion has nevertheless been under researched. This as a cure. It is also a departure from the approach compilation of research articles also makes the over- taken within Clinical Psychology that emphasizes all point that women’s depression has been studied individual psychological characteristics and
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