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
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

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Keywords

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

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Riley, S., & Evans, A. (2017). Gender. In B. Gough (Ed.), Handbook of Critical Social Psychology (pp. 409-431). UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51018-1_20

Gender. / Riley, S.; Evans, Adrienne.

Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. ed. / Brendan Gough. UK : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2017. p. 409-431.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Riley, S & Evans, A 2017, Gender. in B Gough (ed.), Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan UK, UK, pp. 409-431. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51018-1_20
Riley S, Evans A. Gender. In Gough B, editor, Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 2017. p. 409-431 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51018-1_20
Riley, S. ; Evans, Adrienne. / Gender. Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. editor / Brendan Gough. UK : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2017. pp. 409-431
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