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Published: 28 April 2010

568 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195398090

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Silencing the Self Across Cultures

Depression and Gender in the Social World

First Edition

Edited by Dana C. Jack and Alisha Ali

  • Broadens the dialogue regarding theory, research, and treatment of women's depression by including the perspectives of international authors in one volume. An international response is needed for an international epidemic: This book offers a strong, clear paradigm to further national and international discussion and investigation. Professionals, policy makers, educators, therapists, students and depressed women themselves will gain an understanding of women's depression in their own society and within the perspective of the larger, international context.
  • Elucidates a theory regarding gender difference in rates of depression which ties social factors attached to women's social inequality directly to cognitive schemas that direct women's behaviors and self-evaluation. Additionally, the book contributes an international examination of women's depression from this one theoretical perspective which is applied across a variety of disciplinary vantage points and across radically differing cultures. By positioning their examinations of these schemas within varying cultural contexts, the contributors explore how an integrative theoretical stance such as Silencing the Self enhances the cross-cultural understanding of women's depression.
  • Recognizing the complexity of depression, Silencing the Self Across Cultures situates self-silencing theory within larger frameworks, examining other models for women's depression and incorporating important approaches, such as cognitive, behavioral, neurological and biomedical perspectives into the cultural model.
  • Addresses the significant difficulties accompanying research into culture and depression while, at the same time, we provide a theory and methodology through which to conduct investigations. In addition to quantitative data, authors use qualitative data -women's words and case studies - to illustrate conceptual equivalence of the measure and their findings across cultures.

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