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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Excerpts from “ e Flight from Womanhood” from the article as it appears in Feminine Psychology edited by Harold Kelman. Copyright © 1967 by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., originally published by the International Journal of ...
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 ...
A feminist therapist does not label a woman as mentally ill because she expresses strong emotions or is at odds with her feminine role. Feminists do not view women as mentally ill when they engage in sexual, reproductive, economic, ...
According to classical scholar Erich Neumann, “ e Eternal Feminine” never lets anything go—in his words, it “tends to hold fast to everything that springs from it and to surround it like an eternal substance.
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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