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Engendering Emotions


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alan Petersen
    Pages 1-27
  3. Alan Petersen
    Pages 28-55
  4. Alan Petersen
    Pages 56-88
  5. Alan Petersen
    Pages 89-124
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 160-185

About this book


Engendering Emotions examines the production and promotion of the idea of sex/gender difference in emotional experience and expression in the contemporary West. Focusing on the psychology of emotions and on the spheres of aggression and war, and love, intimacy and sex, it explores how the idea of emotional difference serves to define and govern relations between men and women. The book draws on diverse theoretical work and recent empirical data to chart new territory in the study of sex/gender differences.


aggression emotion gender psychology Sex women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sociology, Politics and LawUniversity of PlymouthUK

About the authors

ALAN PETERSEN is Professor of Sociology of Health and Illness, University of Plymouth, UK. He has researched and written extensively on various aspects of biomedicine, public health, risk, the body, the new genetics and gender.

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