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Deconstructing Developmental Psychology 20 years on: Reflections, implications and empirical work

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Callaghan J, Andenaes A & Macleod C (2015) Deconstructing Developmental Psychology 20 years on: Reflections, implications and empirical work. Feminism and Psychology, 25 (3), pp. 255-265. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353515583702

Abstract
First paragraph: Erica Burman’s bookDeconstructing Developmental Psychology(DDP), which appeared in first edition in 1994 and in second edition in 2008, critically appraises mainstream approaches to child development, using feminist and post-structuralist theory. In the book,Burman (1994,2008a) examines the historical contingencies and cultural assumptions that form the conditions of possibility for the establishment of various developmental psychology approaches. She shows how these approaches constitute powerful discursive resources in regulating women and families, in marginalising working class and ethnic minority people, normalising western, middle class family forms, and in pathologising mothers.

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Output Type: Editorial

Journal
Feminism and Psychology: Volume 25, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)Callaghan, Jane; Andenaes, Agnes; Macleod, Catriona
Publication date01/08/2015
Publication date online28/04/2015
Date accepted by journal28/05/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26495
PublisherSAGE
ISSN0959-3535
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