Women's madness: misogyny or mental illness?

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University of Massachusetts Press, Feb 1, 1992 - Health & Fitness - 341 pages
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User Review  - Alannah Clarke - Goodreads

A very interesting book. I really thought Ussher's argument was really interesting to read as she had her own experiences with her mother. I really found the chapter on women and witchcraft so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

I only read this to find a single supporting statement for an essay years ago, and it's become another constant companion. I don't normally classify myself as a feminist because my personal belief is ... Read full review


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The editor, Jane Ussher is Associate Professor at the Centre for Critical Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and has published widely in the field of the Psychology of Women. She was a member of the group that founded the Psychology of Women Section of The British Psychological Society, acting as its honorary secretary from 1988-1991, and chair from 1991-1992. She is also editor of the Routledge Women and Psychology series. Her previous publications include "The Psychology of the Female Body "(Routledge, 1989)," Women's Madness: Misogyny or Mental Illness "(Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991) and "Fantasies of Femininity: Reframing the Boundaries of Sex "(Penguin, 1997).

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