Women and Madness

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972 - Medical - 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  - Shawna Mathew - Goodreads

I'm not sure about the revisions and I'm not too fond of this version. I'd like to get my hands on the original/unrevised version. Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

4.5 A must-read. I only hope there is a follow up to it as well written & studied that could incorporate the intersections of gender with other identities (race was conspicuously absent-- which I ... Read full review



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Phyllis Chesler, a founder and board member of the International Committee for Women of the Wall, has been fighting for Jewish women's religious and human rights for more than thirty years. She is a psychologist and the author of eleven books, including Women and Madness and Woman's Inhumanity to Woman. She cofounded the Association for Women in Psychology and the National Women s Health Network.

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