Gender of Psychology

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Unique with its predominately South African context, this examination draws on local experiences and studies to present a critical gender analysis of the discipline and practice of psychology in marginalized parts of the world. A critical reflection on how psychology frequently reinforces oppressive practices with respect to gender, sex, and sexuality as well as a look to professional areas of psychology and their application in terms of gender differences are included. Students of psychology and gender studies are offered a wealth of international critical theory complimented by material from communities not usually represented in psychology textbooks.


Floretta Boonzaier is a research associate in the department of psychology at the University of Cape Town. Peace Kiguwa teaches psychology at the School of Human and Community Development at the University of Witwatersrand–Johannesburg. Tamara Shefer is the director of women and gender studies and an associate professor of psychology at the University of the Western Cape–Cape Town.