"Critical for all those who are in the field of psychology to own, refer to, and use. No longer are diversity and gender issues considered to be on the periphery as they once were .one would be remiss in not considering these factors in psychology."
--Florence L. Denmark, PhD (From the Foreword)
Author, Psychology of Women
This handbook presents a multicultural approach to diversity in feminist psychology. Provocative and timely, the text comprehensively discusses the cutting-edge of feminist discourse, covering major topics such as multicultural feminist theory, gender discrimination, aging, health and therapy, violence and harassment, politics and policy, and much more.
The unique quality of this book is that each contributor brings her own cultural perspective, values, and concerns to her chapter. Special emphasis is also given to the intersectionality of minority identities such as race, ethnicity, social class, sexual preference, and other socially constructed status differences among women.
Key topics discussed:
Intimate partner violence: perspectives from ethnic groups in the United States
Gender-transgressive sexual minorities
HIV/AIDS among women of color and sexual minority women
Psychological perspectives on older women, including transitions, cognitive functioning, and mental health
Ethnicity, disordered eating, and body image
Methodological and statistical issues in research with diverse samples
Low-income women, women with disabilities, workers, and immigrants/refugees
About the Editors:
Nancy Felipe Russo is Regents Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at Arizona State University where she served as director of the Women's Studies program (1985-93). Founding director of the Women's Programs office of the American Psychological Association (1977-1985), Russo is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 9, 26, 34, 35, 35, 38, 45, 52), and the American Psychological Society. She is author or editor of more than 200 publications related to the psychology of women and women's issues; current editor of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry; and a former editor of the Psychology of Women Quarterly. Her honors include a Carolyn Wood Sherif Award and a Heritage Award for Contributions to Public Policy from APA's Division of the Psychology of Women. She received a Distinguished Career Award from the Association for Women in Psychology, and was recognized by APA's Board of Ethnic Minority Affairs for contributions to ethnic minority issues. Russo is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's 1995 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Women's Corporation and of the American Orthopsychiatric Association.