Gender

S. Riley, Adrienne Evans

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    Abstract

    This chapter explores some important issues for critical psychologists interested in gender. We consider how complex and changeable sex and gender categorisations are when we try to define them and draw on social constructionist and poststructuralist theoretical frameworks to think through these complexities. Reviewing a shift from thinking about gender as something we are, to something we do, we consider two related bodies of research, on ‘hegemonic masculinity’ and ‘postfeminism’. In the process we consider contemporary gender relations in the globalised West, including issues of equality, sexism, and new consumer-oriented ways of thinking about masculinity and femininity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Critical Social Psychology
    EditorsBrendan Gough
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
    Chapter20
    Pages409-431
    Number of pages23
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-51018-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-137-51017-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2017

    Keywords

    • Gender
    • postfeminism
    • hegemonic masculinity
    • consumerism
    • sexism
    • bromance
    • beyonce

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