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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Years a er I had written Women and Madness, Drs. Jeffrey L. Geller and Maxine Harris asked me to introduce a very important volume titled Women of the Asylum: Voices From Behind the Walls, 1840–1945 (1994). I had read and written about ...
Interestingly, by the 1990s, and continuing on through the twenty- rst century, a large number of younger women, who were mainly born a er 1970, began publishing accounts of their experiences with “mental illness” such as schizophrenia ...
us, more than a century a er Packard lived, wrote, and crusaded, those in positions of institutional power either ignored the challenge my book posed or said that, by denition, any feminist work was biased, neurotic, and hysterical.
... 'How many times in this century is Freud to be attacked for his views on women?'” Shortly therea er, Caplan was “kicked out of the clinical doctoral program.” Psychotherapist Miriam Greenspan, author of A New Approach to Women and ...
In the early 1990s, Lieutenant Darlene Simmons, a Navy lawyer, was ordered to take a psychiatric exam a er she accused her commander of sexual harassment. A psychiatric exam? How absurd. How familiar. And, in the late 1980s, ...
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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
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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