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Feminist Psychology

Aarti Dua (Author)
Synopsis Feminist Psychology introduces a distinctive new mode of doing psychology.  This psychology is based on an increasingly popular range of ideas called social constructionism.  Within the book, new forms of theory and methods of inquiry relating social constructionism to feminist topics are introduced.  Each chapter highlights different topics of special concern within gender studies, especially the psychology of women.  The book draws from the central tenets of postmodern inquiry, as played out in the positive framework of social constructionism.  Emphasized are reflexivity, the social basis of reality making, the breakdown of traditional narrative forms, the loss of objectivity as a scientific standard, and the possibilities for new forms of doing research.  In this respect, the book is unique and serves to provide a point of view on an intriguing movement that is gaining momentum across the social sciences and humanities.  It is hoped that this book might serve as a catalyst for further innovative work in psychology.  This text encourages such moves by its own irreverence for traditions and its overt efforts to break down resistances to creativity in the field.
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About the author

Aarti Dua

Aarti Dua has obtained her Master of Psychology in 1992 from H.N.B. Garwal University, Srinagar. for the past 14 years she has been in the teaching profession. She has contributed various articles and research papers on women studies, Feminist studies and on women Psychology and their behaviour for leading journals and magazines. She has authored and edited various books on Psychology and Women studies. She has attended various national and international conferences.

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Bibliographic information

Title Feminist Psychology
Author Aarti Dua
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175330953
length viii+320p., Tables; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 24cm.