Feminism and Discourse: Psychological Perspectives by Professor Sue Wilkinson, Professor Celia Kitzinger

By Professor Sue Wilkinson, Professor Celia Kitzinger

Discourse research has turn into an more and more renowned method of learn around the social sciences, and a very very important device for feminist psychologists. This ebook presents a exhibit for a variety of discourse analytical paintings in psychology from a feminist point of view. It constitutes a radical severe evaluate of this procedure for the feminist undertaking of highbrow, social and political change.

Original chapters through prime researchers discover the advantages and contradictions of discourse research and view its price for feminist psychology. the 1st a part of the publication illustrates the applying of discourse research to 4 key themes of feminist drawback: adolescent wisdom approximately menstruation; sexual harassment; gendered representations of youth; and anorexia nervosa. the second one half includes 5 tests of the usefulness of discourse research - either as concept and as strategy - for feminists.

The ebook should be of significant curiosity to serious theorists and discourse analysts around the social sciences, in addition to to scholars and teachers in social psychology, the psychology of girls, psychology and language, women's reviews, linguistics, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies.

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Given evidence that assessment and regular monitoring can trigger behaviour change (Heather and Tebbutt 1989), a proportion of people may benefit sufficiently from competent screening and assessment. Following further monitoring, brief or more intensive interventions could be offered depending on the results of screening and/or assessment. Thus, clients do not always progress from Step 1 to Step 2 then to Step 3, but may step up or down according to needs indicated by regular monitoring over time. Information regarding the degree of severity of problems in the domains of mental health and drug and alcohol use could be used to inform the approach to treatment (together with information regarding social support, treatment history and developmental trajectory).

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