Feminism found: An examination of gender consciousness in community psychology

Holly L. Angelique, Marci R. Culley

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Articles about women's issues published in the American Journal of Community Psychology and Journal of Community Psychology, from their inception in 1973 through 2000 were examined for feminist content. Feminism was defined as including consciousness of gender issues, gender-stratified power imbalances, and contextual analyses of gender. We identified 89 articles with feminist content. All 89 feminist articles were examined to identify themes of gender consciousness and intersecting identities. Within the theme of gender consciousness, we identified articles that addressed power asymmetries, the link between individuals and environments, contextual analyses, and a focus on competencies. Within the theme of intersecting identities, we identified articles that addressed race, class, sexual orientation, and disabilities. We discuss the trend toward more feminist research and explore ways create a feminist subdiscipline within the field of community psychology. Finally, we discuss recommendations for future feminist scholarship in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-209
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology


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