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Women and Madness

Phyllis Chesler

Women and Madness

by Phyllis Chesler

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Published by Avon Books .
Written in English


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ISBN 100380016273
ISBN 109780380016273

Women have been depicted as particularly vulnerable to confinement in asylums. Yet in the eighteenth century male admissions to private asylums tended to outstrip those of women, and, according to Roy Porter, ‘Georgian asylum admissions lend no support to the view that male chauvinist values were disproportionately penalizing women with mental disorders’. Feminist icon Phyllis Chesler's pioneering work, Women and Madness, remains startlingly relevant today, nearly fifty years since its first publication in With over million copies sold, this landmark book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology/5(28).

of women's madness. Key words: gender, madness. The aim of this paper is straightforward; it is to examine the available data about madness in nineteenth-century Britain to assess the extent to which it was, in Elaine Showalter's phrase, a 'female malady' (). 1 Showalter's own position is clear enough as the title of her book, The Female. Women & madness by Phyllis Chesler; 16 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Women, Sex role, Psychology, Mental health, Social aspects, Mental illness.

Phyllis Chesler (born October 1, ) is an American writer, psychotherapist, and professor emerita of psychology and women's studies at the College of Staten Island (). She is known as a feminist psychologist, and is the author of 18 books, including the best-seller Women and Madness (), With Child: A Story of Motherhood () and An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir ().Education: New Utrecht High School, Bard College. Feminist icon Phyllis Chesler's pioneering work, Women and Madness, remains startlingly relevant today, nearly fifty years since its first publication in With over million copies sold, this landmark book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology.


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Women, Madness and Medicine looks at the roots of modern psychiatry, its theoretical approach to women, and what shifting trends in diagnosis tell us about its social underpinning. Arguing at both an epistemological and empirical level, Russell challenges the biological base of conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, premenstrual syndrome Pages: Women and Madness is organized around the central observation of the numerical gender imbalance in psychiatry: Most patients are women, but psychotherapy is in the control of men.

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Feminist icon Phyllis Chesler's pioneering work, Women and Madness, remains startlingly relevant today, nearly 50 years since its first publication in With over million copies sold, this seminal book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology/5(28).

Feminist icon Phyllis Chesler's pioneering work, Women and Madness, remains startlingly relevant today, nearly 50 years since its first publication in With over million copies sold, this seminal 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 from adds to her original research.Women and Madness.

Feminist icon Chesler's pioneering work million copies sold--revised and updated for the first time in 30 years.

This definitive book was the first to address critical questions about women and mental health.Women and madness. [Phyllis Chesler] -- Combining interviews with patients with an analysis of women's roles in history, society and myth, the author concludes that there is a terrible double standard when it comes to mental health.