Couples, Gender, and Power Creating Change in Intimate Relationships

ISBN-10: 0826115217
ISBN-13: 9780826115218
Edition: 2009
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Description: While numerous couples strive for equality in their relationships, many are unaware of the insidious ways in which gender and power still affect them-from their career choices to communication patterns, child-rearing, housework, and more.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

While numerous couples strive for equality in their relationships, many are unaware of the insidious ways in which gender and power still affect them-from their career choices to communication patterns, child-rearing, housework, and more.

About the Editors
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
How Gendered Power Undermines Relationships
Gender Equality in Intimate Relationships
The Social Context of Gendered Power
Capturing the Lived Experience of Couples: Our Research Process
Intimacy, Gender, and Power
The Myth of Equality
Beyond Gender: The Processes of Relationship Equality
Carrying Equal Weight: Relational Responsibility and Attunement Among Same-Sex Couples
An Unequal Burden: Gendered Power in Diabetes Care
Gendered Power and Parenting
Mothering: Innate Talent or Conscious Collaboration?
Fathering: Disengaged or Responsive?
Suffering in Silence: Idealized Motherhood and Postpartum Depression
Transforming Power in Cultural Contexts
We-Consciousness: Creating Equality in Collectivist Culture
Pulling Together: How African American Couples Manage Social Inequalities
Pushing the Gender Line: How Immigrant Couples Reconstruct Power
Keeping the Peace: Couple Relationships in Iran
Gender Discourse in Relationship Stories of Young American Couples
The Practice of Transcending Gendered Power
Relational Orientations: A Contextual Framework for Assessment and Practice
Addressing Gendered Power: A Guide for Practice
Gender and Power as a Fulcrum for Clinical Change
Index

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