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Best Feminist Psychology Books To Read

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Feminist Psychology Books To Read. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

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Feminist Psychology by Aarti Dua

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The book is full of helpful insights. We may often read best-selling books, but at times, those that are less popular seem to be a good source of inspiration and motivation too. If you’re looking for a fresh and new range of ideas on social constructionism, I would recommend this book.


The Psychology of Women and Gender by Nicole M. Else-Quest

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This book talks about the problems of oppressed girls and women, spanning the human life cycle from reproductive decision-making to fetal development, puberty, adolescence, and all of adulthood.


Shaping the Future of Feminist Psychology by Judith Worell

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This pioneering book is the collaborative outcome of the first National Conference on Education and Training in Feminist Practice, held to discuss and establish a consistent plan for the next decade for training and education in feminist practice. It brings together the country’s leading female psychologists to discuss how to re-create psychology by feminist values and practices.


Handbook of Diversity in Feminist Psychology by Hope Landrine

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In this book, Landrine and Russo address the several aspects of ‘diversity, including racial, social class, disability, nativity, sexual orientation, and other disparities in socially constructed status among women within the context of feminist psychology.


Feminist Foremothers in Women’s Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health by Ellen Cole

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This book is about the stories of feminists in the 1960s and ’70s. In the expectation that they can inspire and empower readers to take their own chances and their own journeys to the very limits of human possibility, the 48 women share their life stories.


Women and Madness by Phyllis Chesler

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Feminist icon Chesler’s pioneering work has been revised and updated for the first time in 30 years. This definitive book was the first to address critical questions about women and mental health. Combining patient interviews with an analysis of women’s roles in history, society, and myth Chesler conclude that there is a terrible double standard when it comes to women’s psychology. In this new edition, she addresses head-on many of the most relevant issues to women and mental health today, including eating disorders, social acceptance of antidepressants, addictions, sexuality, postpartum depression, and more. Fully revised and updated, Women and Madness remain as important today as it was when first published in 1972.


The Art of Choosing You by Robin Chant

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I am a Female Fire Fighter / Paramedic for 27 years and I wrote a book about judgement and being honoured for your choices! It is a personal journey of me choosing to become a Fire fighter and then tools that I later discovered to honour myself & my choices! I have also climbed Kilimanjaro and volunteered at ground zero! Being a feminist growing up was such an identity of mine – playing hockey with the boys when it wasn’t allowed – only female in my physics class which I love physics! Helping my dad out on the farm! Always knew I desired a career to inspire others to choose more!


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