This is the first interdisciplinary collection of essays to address how recent neuroscience affects traditional feminist issues. A distinguished group of philosophers, psychologists, sociomedical scientists, and feminist scholars explore such questions as: Do women and men have significantly different brains? Do women empathize, while men systematize? Is there a distinctive þfeminine' ethics? Is the self constituted by brain activities independent of society? Should addressing issues about sexuality and intersex conditions lead to changes in methodology? What do recent technological advances in the brain sciences teach us about such questions? Taken together, these essays challenge and expand upon some of the more sensational findings of neuroscience, and suggest new strategies and topics for research.
Women on the margins : honouring multiple and intersecting cultural identities Sandra Collins -- Mom's the word : attachment theory's role in defining the "good mother" Lynda R. Ross -- Male violence against women and girls : what feminist counsellors need to know to begin their work with women Chalene Y. Senn -- Hitting like a girl : an integrated and contextualized approach to confronting the feminst dilemma of women's use of violence Susan Le Blanc -- A word is worth a thousand pictures : counselling with Metis and First Nations women Cathy Richardson -- Aboriginal women and post-traumatic stress disorder : implications of culture on therapy and counselling practices Kathy M. Bent -- Considerations in counselling children and adult survivors of childhood traumas : community, context, and intersubjective resiliencies Marie Lovrod -- No 'body' to blame? : socio-cultural influences on girls and women Gina Wong-Wylie and Shelly Russell-Mayhew -- Is being a lesbian a queer thing to do? Bonita Decaire and Deborah Foster -- Counselling women : ethics for diversity and social justice Jean Pettifor and Judi Malone -- Femnist counsellors repond to abuse in lesbian relationships : confronting heteronormalcy Janice L. Ristock -- Feminist crisis counselling Karen M. Nielsen and Ann Marie Dewhurst -- Telling stories to make sense of job loss Arlene M.C. Young -- Engaging women who are mandated to participate in counselling Ann Marie Dewhurst and Karen M. Nielsen
Based on data from Denmark from the end of the 1970s and 1980s the paper analyses the development of feminist attitudes during a period characterized, on the one hand, by a high, and still growing, integration of women into the labour market and political life, and on the other, by an organizational decline of the women's movement and a decline in the politicization of women's issues. At the end of the 1970s, feminist attitudes, especially among women, were unidimensionally structured and closely related to other political factors. The most feminist were the young, the well-educated, the politically interested, and left-wing women. At the end of the 1980s, feminist attitudes were at the same level as ten years before, but different dimensions had emerged, a social and political dispersion of feminist attitudes had taken place, and feminism no longer influenced political behaviour. In many respects, the experience of the United States in the 1970s was reversed in Denmark in the 1980s. (European Journal of Political Research / AuD)