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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What may work, therapeutically, for a given individual, is an entirely separate matter. But, let's return to what I did in order to create Women and Madness. First, I interviewed the real experts: women who had been psychiatric and ...
... by denition, any feminist work was biased, neurotic, and hysterical. (Yes, our critics psychiatrically pathologized an entire movement and the work it inspired—just as individual women were pathologized.) Some said my feminist.
inspired—just as individual women were pathologized.) Some said my feminist views were “strident” (how they loved that word), “manhating,” and too “angry”—a real no-no. Piffle. Over the years, I have received more than 10,000 letters ...
... third, by the understandable but misguided belief in the power of individual therapeutic solutions as opposed to collective legal or social justice solutions. I am not opposed to television confessions or discussions of trauma.
Western psychoanalysis/psychotherapy tends to view the individual as the source of her own problems; in my view, this is not entirely wrong. Rabin et al. reject a medical model that focuses primarily on pathology, not on strengths, ...
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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