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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... 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 ...
But there are many more accounts by young women about suicide attempts, alcoholism, drug addiction, and self-mutilation. I am especially thinking of the following works: Susannah Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted (1993); Marilee Strong's A ...
Pipher views our culture as a “girl poisoning” culture that places impossible and contradictory demands on young women; they respond by becoming “female impersonators,” and by obsessing over their weight. As we entered the twenty- rst ...
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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