Gender Equality and the New Psychology of Men: Comment on "The Politics of Gender in Family Therapy"
Levant, Ronald F., Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Knudson-Martin (1997) presents a very thoughtful, balanced, and penetrating discussion of the politics of gender in family therapy. I find myself in fundamental agreement with the author, particularly in her assertions that: (1) all social interaction has a political component, whether recognized or not; (2) gender is such a central organizing schema in family and social life that one "cannot not do gender"; but (3) most people are, in fact, unaware of the role that gender ideologies have played in the development of their personalities and continue to play in the structuring of their adult lives; and, as a consequence, (4) both therapists and clients misinterpret the …
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Publication information: Article title: Gender Equality and the New Psychology of Men: Comment on "The Politics of Gender in Family Therapy". Contributors: Levant, Ronald F. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Volume: 23. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 1997. Page number: 439+. © Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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