Explores how feelings about gender have changed over three interrelated generations of women and men of different social classes
Draws on both generational and longitudinal research
Looks at how gender is lived and has been lived in decades of rapid societal change
Part of the book series: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life (PSFL)
Table of contents (10 chapters)
About this book
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This book explores how feelings about gender have changed over three interrelated generations of women and men of different social classes during the twentieth century. The author explores the ways in which generational experiences are connected, what is continued, what triggers gradual or abrupt changes between generations - and between women and men within these generations. The book explores how new feelings of gender gradually change gender norms from within, and how they contribute to the incremental creation of new social practices.
Nielsen suggests a new way of conducting psychosocial research that focuses on generational psychological patterns of gender identities and gendered subjectivities in times of change from a psychoanalytic perspective. Combining generational and longitudinal research, the book works with temporality as a theoretical as well as a methodological dimension. Theoretically it combines Raymond Williams' idea of "a structure of feeling" with the work of Eric Fromm, Hans Loewald, Nancy Chodorow and Jessica Benjamin.
- intimate life
- World War One
- World War Two
Authors and Affiliations
Centre for Gender Research, Oslo, Norway
Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen
About the author
Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen is Professor at the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, Norway. She also holds an adjunct professorship at Aalborg University, Denmark and is the head of the National PhD School in Gender Studies in Norway.
Book Title: Feeling Gender
Book Subtitle: A Generational and Psychosocial Approach
Authors: Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London
eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-349-95081-2Published: 22 February 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-95722-4Published: 15 July 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-349-95082-9Published: 15 February 2017
Series ISSN: 2731-6440
Series E-ISSN: 2731-6459
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIII, 336
Topics: Gender Studies, Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging