The Scientific and Controversial Study of Gender

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Abstract

Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1998, Vol 43(10), 695–696. Review of “Women, Men, and Gender: Ongoing Debates” (see record 1996-98321-000). An overview of the field, this volume of questions and answers presents a forum for diametrically diverse views on women, men, and gender on significant and controversial issues. The 36 chapters in this book represent the work of 54 authors from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, law, linguistics, management science, and psychiatry. The focus of this book includes differences and similarities between men and women with greater emphasis on multicultural research. The issues explored and the questions asked are comprehensive in breadth and include research priorities, inequality and diversity, nonverbal sensitivity, domestic violence, rape, negotiation strategies, leadership styles, causes of discrimination in the workplace, the DSM and the men's movement. O'Connell summarizes the book and discusses its strengths and weaknesses. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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