Sexism: Past, Present and Future Perspectives


Gemma Sáez, Ph.D. (Editor) and Inmaculada Valor-Segura, Ph.D. (Editors)
University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status, Women’s Issues
BISAC: SOC031000

This book focuses sexism research, particularly on the latest contributions to this study. The authors of the first chapter focus on female representation in the media and the effect of gender bias in political communication. The second chapter focuses on the importance of language as a form of sexual assault, while chapter three examines linguistic strategies for enhancing gender equality. Moreover, the authors of the fourth chapter review research that explores the role of sexism concerning women’s participation in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Lastly, the fifth chapter is intended to answer how sexist beliefs contribute to violence against women.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Politics and Gender Issues: At the Crossroads of Sexism in Language and Attitudes. An Overview of Some Italian Studies
(Gilda Sensales, Alessandra Areni, and Conrad Baldner, Department of Psychology of Development and Socialization Processes, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 2. Language as a Means to Promote Gender Equality
(Elisa Merkel and Michela Menegatti, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, and others)

Chapter 3. Language Matters: Combatting Sexism Requires Combatting Sexist Language
(Rebecca Williams Jackson, Michigan, US)

Chapter 4. How Sexism Undermines the Advancement of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(Bettina J. Casad, PhD, Abdiel J. Flores, Andrew S. Cheli and Drake A. Anderson, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MI, US, and others)

Chapter 5. Violence against Women through the Lens of Sexism
(Gemma Sáez, Marta Garrido-Macías, María Alonso-Ferres and Ginés Navarro-Carrillo, Departmento de Psicología, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Sevilla, España, and others)


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