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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While this book was embraced by other feminists and by many women in general, my analysis of how diagnostic labels were used to stigmatize women and of why more women than men were involved in “careers” as psychiatric patients, ...
According to a survivor of institutional abuse, “I survived not only childhood abuse that initiated my involvement in the mental health system, but also the re-traumatization that occurred as a patient in ve hospitals.
... our nation's “mental illness” statistics. ese chapters document the extent to which women, more than men, and in greater numbers than their existence in the general population would predict, are involved in “careers” as psychiatric.
general population would predict, are involved in “careers” as psychiatric patients: women who are depressed, anxious, agoraphobic, and who are having “nervous breakdowns,” crying ts, temper tantrums, paranoid delusions; ...
Most weeping, depressed women, most anxious and terried women are neither about to seize the means of production and reproduction, nor are they any more creatively involved with problems of powerlessness, evil, and love than is the rest ...
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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