Show simple item record Riley, Sarah Evans, Adrienne Anderson, Emma Robson, Martine 2020-02-23T03:07:06Z 2020-02-23T03:07:06Z 2019-02-07
dc.identifier.citation Riley , S , Evans , A , Anderson , E & Robson , M 2019 , ' The gendered nature of self-help ' Feminism and Psychology , vol. 29 , no. 1 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0959-3535
dc.identifier.other PURE: 28581981
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 1d1ff6cc-ed20-44af-8c3a-4d4d3338a9e2
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6712-6976/work/54109394
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85061636127
dc.description.abstract Self-help promises the chance of being ‘better’. Across multifarious platforms, including books, apps and television shows, it offers hope that we can be our own agents of change for a happier life. Critical research troubles this premise, arguing that the recurring trope of the individualistic ideal-self found in self-help literature is at the expense of seeking solutions in collective, feminist, or otherwise politicised activism. Self-help is also problematically gendered, since women are often positioned as particularly in need of improvement, an understanding further intensified by postfeminist sensibility. These issues are examined conceptually before introducing ten articles on self-help published in Feminism & Psychology across three decades and brought together as a Virtual Special Issue to offer a significant body of work for scholars and students alike. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Feminism and Psychology en
dc.rights en
dc.subject self-help en
dc.subject individualism en
dc.subject postfeminism en
dc.subject transformation en
dc.subject psy-complex en
dc.subject health en
dc.title The gendered nature of self-help en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontoperiodical/article en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Psychology en

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