This book investigates the complex strands that inextricably link gender and power relations, demonstrating how gender is constructed through the practices of power.
The contributors argue that `female' and `male' are shaped not only at the micro-level of everyday social interaction but also at the macro-level where social institutions control and regulate the practice of gender. Power/Gender explores: how theorizing on power is affected when gender is taken into account; post-Foucauldian theory of gender and power; whether it is possible to separate gender and power; the connections between gender and the practice of power in political contexts, and how these connections work in the specific contexts of women's lives; and whether the construction of sex or gender is an expression of power relations.
Henderikus Stam is Professor of Psychology at the University of Calgary. He is the founding and current editor of the journal Theory and Psychology and is a former President of Division 24 (Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association as well as a former President of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology. He has published widely and his research focuses mainly on the history of psychology and the theoretical foundations of psychology.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1994
Edited by H.Lorraine Radtke
Edited by Henderikus J. Stam