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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I thank the members of the Association for Women in Psychology, especially those in the Chicago collective, and those feminists without whose existence, encouragement, and examples this book may not have been written just now.
... to diagnostically pathologize what might be a totally normal human response to trauma. For example, we were taught to view the normal female (and human) response to sexual violence, including incest, as a psychiatric illness.
For example, I had a brand-new Ph.D., had completed a hospital internship, and was still enrolled in a psycho-analytic training institute—but I knew almost nothing about how to help another.
Both women and men are strengthened by examples of women who embody all the human (not merely the feminine or biologically maternal) possibilities. It is also no accident that I did not fully examine the “dark” side of Demeter and ...
For example, Elizabeth T. Stone (1842), of Massachusetts, described the mental asylum as “a system that is worse than slavery”; Adriana Brinckle (1857), of Pennsylvania, described the asylum as a “living death,” lled with “shackles,” ...
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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