Women and madness

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972 - Health & Fitness - 359 pages
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Feminist Icon Phyllis Chesler's Pioneering Work, Women and Madness, Remains Startlingly relevant today, over thirty years since its initial publication in 1972. With over 2.5 million copies sold, this seminal book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology. In this new edition, Chesler's original research and findings are supported by her perspectives on today's issues related to the subjects in the original book including: eating disorders, postpartum depression, biological psychiatry, important feminist political findings, female genital mutilation, and more. Book jacket.

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User Review  - brenna - Goodreads

redundant, opaque. i cringed through the entire chapter on 'third world women'. she offers a lot of half-baked theories but no real solutions. Read full review

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User Review  - Amie Comeau - Goodreads

The delivery of feminist doctrine: all women have the choice of low paying jobs, welfare, and illegal prostitution outside of marriage. Great dialogue for embarking on further study into the psychological insecurity, economic dependence, and sexual repression of woman's culture. Read full review



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Phyllis Chesler is an emerita professor of psychology and women's studies, a psychotherapist, expert courtroom witness, and the author of twelve books including the ground-breaking international best-seller Women and Madness. She is the cofounder of the Association for Women in Psychology and the National Women's Health Network. Her archives reside at Duke University. She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the O'Reilly Factor, Nightline, Washington Journal, the Today Show, the Judith Regan Show, Good Morning America, and NPR. She can be contacted at www.phyllis-chesler.com.

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