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DISAPPEARANCES, SILENCES, AND ANXIOUS RHETORIC: GENDER IN ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY TEXTBOOKS

T h i s project began w i t h w h a t seemed to be a s imple q u e s t i o n : H o w have

t e x t b o o k s i n a b n o r m a l p s y c h o l o g y i n c o r p o r a t e d the k n o w l e d g e p r o d u c e d

d u r i n g the past 25 years by feminis t psychologists? T h e q u e s t i o n q u i c k l y l e d

to o ther quest ions: W h y the resistance to feminis t thought? W h a t w o u l d be

p u t at r isk were w o m e n , gender, a n d feminis t t h o u g h t to enter the text?