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 am especially thinking of the following works: Susannah Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted (1993); Marilee Strong's A Bright Red Scream: SelfMutilation and the Language of Pain (1998); Carolyn ...
She was also concerned with anorexia and the culturally induced need among girls and women to be too thin. ... Pipher views our culture as a “girl poisoning” culture that places impossible and contradictory demands on young women; ...
Some mental health experts believe that girls and women who refuse to eat (or who binge-eat and throw up) are engaging in a selfdestructive protest against the contradictory cultural demands that they look boyishly thin, ...
( e talking and listening cure was really suggested by one of Freud's patients, Anna O., aka Bertha Pappenheim, a wealthy Orthodox Jewish girl who went on to become a feminist and anti-Nazi crusader). Freud was wrong about women's ...
... many mothers are daring to leave men who abuse them and their children; lesbians and homosexuals are creating alternative families and raising children. Nevertheless, most girls and boys continue to experience childhood in.
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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