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ERIC Number: EJ908602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Contextualizing Sexual Objectification
Fischer, Ann R.; Bettendorf, Sonya K.; Wang, Yu-Wei
Counseling Psychologist, v39 n1 p127-139 Jan 2011
The preceding articles provide an excellent overview of relatively recent theory and research on sexual objectification of women from a psychological perspective. Importantly, the authors have contributed to the literature through their conceptual extensions and research applications of objectification theory. In this reaction piece, our goals are to direct attention to an underplayed aspect of objectification theory, offer applause and a caveat about specifying criteria for sexually objectifying environments, critically analyze false parallels and common "yes", "but" challenges to objectification theory, encourage further consideration of sociopolitical dimensions of sexual objectification, and suggest avenues for continued work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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