Women and Madness
Chicago Review Press, 4 set 2018 - 432 pagine
Feminist icon Phyllis Chesler's pioneering work, Women and Madness, remains startlingly relevant today, nearly fifty years since its first publication in 1972. With over 2.5 million copies sold, this landmark book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology. Now back in print, this completely revised and updated edition adds perspectives on eating disorders, postpartum depression, biological psychology, important feminist political findings, female genital mutilation, and more.
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... it impossible for them to think of anything else. Doris Lessing. e. Four-Gated City Acknowledgements 2005 Introduction MADNESS Demeter and Clytemnestra, Revisited ONE CONTENTS.
Phyllis Chesler. Acknowledgements 2005 Introduction MADNESS Demeter and Clytemnestra, Revisited ONE. CONTENTS. WHY MADNESS? Women in Asylums: Four Lives Mothers and Daughters: A Mythological Commentary on the Lives Heroines and Madness: ...
It is no accident that I wrote about goddesses in Women and Madness: great Earth Mothers like Demeter, who rescued her daughter Persephone from kidnapping, rape, and incest; Amazon gures like Diana, who protected women in childbirth and ...
It is also no accident that I did not fully examine the “dark” side of Demeter and Persephone's relationship or other primal relationship myths such as that of Queen Clytemnestra and her matricidal daughter Electra.
... the origin, of this book was contained in Women and Madness. Here, in Woman's Inhumanity to Woman, I looked at the “darker” side of the Demeter-Persephone relationship, which is pregured in the Clytemnestra-Electra relationship.
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Lynn_Kathleen_Barker - LibraryThing
The author explores perception of women and gender roles, making a case that "madness" can be a normal response to intolerable pressures and exploitations experienced by women. Issues in the myth of ... Leggi recensione completa
Women and madnessRecensione dell'utente - Not Available - Book Verdict
Still strident after all these years, prominent feminist author and activist Chesler (The Death of Feminism ) here updates her classic on female psychology. A new introduction is followed by a ... Leggi recensione completa