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Manuela Barreto & Naomi Ellemers

In: The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology

Chapter 18: Sexism in Contemporary Societies: How it isExpressed, Perceived, Confirmed, and Resisted

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Sexism in Contemporary Societies: How it isExpressed, Perceived, Confirmed, and Resisted
Sexism in Contemporary Societies: How it is Expressed, Perceived, Confirmed, andResisted
Manuela BarretoNaomi Ellemers
Introduction

This chapter focuses on outlining the various forms that sexism towards women takes incontemporary societies. We start by describing what sexism is (and what it is not), and go on toreview research documenting the varied and relatively subtle forms that sexism can take. We thensummarize research identifying the circumstances under which women are likely to perceive themselvesand their group as targets of sexism, the effects this has on women, and how women cope with sexism.In doing so, we examine both the conditions under which women unwittingly confirm the stereotypesthat target them and when they are able to resist sexism and strive ...

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