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 also grateful to Melissa Nosal, my assistant Robin Eldridge, and researcher-writer Courtney Martin for their ... I thank Lillian, my mother, for giving birth to me, and for taking care of me long before I could write such a ...
I refused to write in an obfuscated, Mandarin language. I was psycho-analytically and spiritually oriented but I was also steadfastly political. In 1969, I co-founded the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP).
I started writing Women and Madness on the plane back to New York. I immersed myself in the psycho-analytic literature, located biographies and autobiographies of women who'd been psychiatrically treated or hospitalized—women who ...
... hurt by institutional psychiatry, patriarchal therapists, and by highly abusive families. In an allegedly post-feminist era, young women began writing accounts of their psychiatric hospitalizations and their descents into “madness ...
Caroline Knapp writes about her own experience of anorexia, but she broadens her discussion to include many other kinds of displaced hungers and compulsions to have sex, steal, and gamble. Knapp tries to explain why young women who have ...
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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