About the Author(s)
Nancy K. Dess is Professor of Psychology at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Her work on the relationship between emotion and eating, peace, and research ethics has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. She is a member of the American Psychological Association's Board of Scientific Affairs, has served as APA's Senior Scientist, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.
Jeanne Marecek is William R. Kenan Professor of Psychology Emerita at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She is a critical feminist psychologist and has worked extensively in Sri Lanka and in the Nordic countries. She is co-author of Making a Difference: Psychology and the Construction of
Gender (Yale University, 1990); Gender and Culture in Psychology: Theories and Practices (Cambridge, 2012); and Doing Interview-based Qualitative Research (Cambridge, 2015). She is co-editor of Feminism & Psychology.
Leslie C. Bell is a psychotherapist and sociologist in private practice in Berkeley, California. Her research focuses on young women's experiences of sexuality and relationships, and integrates psychoanalytic and sociological theories and methods. Her work has appeared in various academic and popular publications and has been frequently featured in the news media. She is the author of Hard to Get: Twentysomething Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom (University of California Press, 2013).
"Overall this is an intelligible and comprehensive book worth utilizing for psychologists and psychologists in training to become better acquainted with gender, sex and sexuality. If psychologists stay abreast on these topics, they can continue being at the forefront for social change and activism." -- APA Division 44 Newsletter
"Lively, provocative, and informative reviews of key topics and emerging methods." -- Psychology of Women Quarterly
"This book addresses the importance of understanding gender, sex, and sexualities when shaping public policies and defining terms. Dess, Marecek, and Bell address gender and sexualities appropriately and further explain, through appropriate terminology, how to apply this knowledge in everyday life." -- CHOICE
"Gender, Sex, and Sexualities provides up-to-the-minute reviews of research on topics that are themselves changing rapidly: nonbinary gender identities, gendered power, gender development, desire and sexuality, and intersectionality. The authors represent an all-star list of experts in the field. Each of the topics is of high interest to gender and sexuality scholars, who will find useful reviews in each chapter. The writing is accessible and the book will be useful in both graduate seminars and undergraduate courses in gender and sexuality studies."
--Janet Shibley Hyde, Evjue-Bascom Professor, Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies; Director, Center for Research on Gender & Women; University of Wisconsin
"This capacious, comprehensive book will be useful for everyone from the curious undergraduate to the specialized advanced scholar. Leading scholars and researchers from throughout the world guide the reader through the newest empirical research and the most complex theory, from genetics, neuroscience, and biology, to cognitive and developmental psychology, psychoanalysis, and social psychology." --Nancy J. Chodorow, psychoanalyst, sociologist, and author of The Reproduction of Mothering, Individualizing Gender and Sexuality
"Nancy Dess, Jeanne Marecek, and Leslie Bell have curated a brilliant, accessible and lively text on Gender, Sex, and Sexualities that works like a feminist GPS, guiding novice and experienced readers through contemporary transnational work on gender/sexuality research, theory practice, and activisms...Dess, Marecek, and Bell help us imagine how we make sense, and make trouble, about gender at the radical intersections." --Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Critical Psychology, Women's Studies, American Studies and Urban Education, The Graduate Center, CUNY
"This book works well as a starting point for those new to the psychology of gender and sexualities in that it provides concise overviews and histories of different psychological perspectives and also serves well for those more experienced readers who seek to engage with up-to-date ideas and research in the field. The book clearly demonstrates that the field of gender and sexualities research continues to be an exciting and vibrant area of study."
-- Feminism & Psychology