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Harvard University Press, 1982 - Medical - 184 pages
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This is the little book that started a revolution, making women's voices heard, in their own right and with their own integrity, for virtually the first time in social scientific theorizing about women. Its impact was immediate and continues to this day, in the academic world and beyond. Translated into sixteen languages, with more than 700,000 copies sold around the world, In a Different Voice has inspired new research, new educational initiatives, and political debate—and helped many women and men to see themselves and each other in a different light.

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Review: In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development

User Review  - Meredith Hammond - Goodreads

Interesting perspective on women's psychology and introduction to the feminist approach in therapy. I appreciate how the author sought to depathologize the innate relational nature of women, but I felt that the book focused too heavily on reproductive rights. Read full review

Review: In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development

User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

This book was fascinating Read full review


Womans Place in Mans Life Cycle
Images of Relationship
Concepts of Self and Morality
Crisis and Transition
Womens Rights and Womens Judgment

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Page xxv - I heard a light sigh and then my heart stood still, stopped dead short by an exulting and terrible cry, b,y the cry of inconceivable triumph and of unspeakable pain. 'I knew it — I was sure!
Page 1 - The disparity between women's experience and the representation of human development, noted throughout the psychological literature, has generally been seen to signify a problem in women's development. Instead, the failure of women to fit existing models of human growth may point to a problem in the representation, a limitation in the conception of human condition, an omission of certain truths about life
Page 2 - But this association is not absolute, and the contrasts between male and female voices are presented here to highlight a distinction between two modes of thought and to focus a problem of interpretation rather than to represent a generalization about either sex.

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About the author (1982)

Carol Gilligan is University Professor at the New York University School of Law.

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