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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Women in Asylums: Four Lives Mothers and Daughters: A Mythological Commentary on the Lives Heroines and Madness: Joan of Arc and the Virgin Mary TWO ASYLUMS e Mental Asylum e Female Social Role and Psychiatric Symptoms: Depression, ...
... sexually seduced while in treatment, hospitalized against their wills, given shock therapy, lobotomized, and above all, unnecessarily described as too aggressive, promiscuous, depressed, ugly, old, angry, fat, or incurable.
It is now clear that whether the nineteenth- or early-twentiethcentury female patient was entirely sane, or whether she had experienced post-partum or other depression, heard voices, or was “hysterically” paralyzed; whether she was ...
... 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, depression, anxiety, and a general malaise.
... chairman maintained she wasn't a “mainstream psychiatrist” because, she writes, “I did not treat depressed women with drugs and because I was against involuntary hospitalization. I had to defend my position through a grievance, ...
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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