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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eir resistance to physical (and mental) illness was o en shattered. Sometimes, the women tried to kill themselves as a way of ending their torture. It is now clear that whether the nineteenth- or early-twentiethcentury.
Some theorists also suggest that focusing on the “physical self ” may be an attempt to “compensate for having an underdeveloped psychological self.” Mental health experts also believe that when girls and women are more obsessed with ...
Many psychiatric inpatients are still not believed when they complain of physical pain. Non-psychiatric medical care is o en withheld until a patient collapses—or is discovered to have a terminal illness, long past treating.
Let's not forget that in many countries the colonization is physical as well as psychological. e image of women as colonized is a useful one. It explains why some women cling to their colonizers the way a child or a hostage clings to ...
By this, I am referring to solitary connement, restraints, unending physical and psychological cruelty, criminality unrestrained among the inmates by overworked or punitive staff. Institutional psychiatry may fail us but madness still ...
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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