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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... THREE THE CLINICIANS How Many Clinicians Are ere in America? Contemporary Clinical Ideology Traditional Clinical Ideology e Institutional Nature of Private erapy FOUR THE FEMALE CAREER AS A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT e Interviews.
Despite their beauty, genius, and class/skin privilege, none were helped, and all were deeply hurt by institutional psychiatry, patriarchal therapists, and by highly abusive families. In an allegedly post-feminist era, young women began ...
My statistics and theories were “wrong,” I had “overstated” my case regarding the institutions of marriage and psychiatry, I'd overly “romanticized” archetypes, especially of the Goddess and Amazon variety. Like so many feminists before ...
She must “study the art of doffing (her) true character ... until you cut yourself to (institutional) pattern, abandon hope.” Spirited protest, or disobedience of any kind, would only result in more grievous punishment.
Sexual abuse of women still abounds—both inside and outside psychiatric institutions. ere may now be more women working as clinical psychologists but the professional discourse (still) reies psychiatric taxonomies through diagnosis ...
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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