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Author Chesler, Phyllis.

Title Women and madness / Phyllis Chesler
Edition Twenty-fifth Anniversary edition
Published New York, NY : Four Walls Eight Windows, [1997]


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 W'PONDS  616.89 Che/Wam 1997  AVAILABLE
Description 398 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Demeter Revisited - An Introduction -- 1. Why Madness? Women in Asylums: Four Lives. Mothers and Daughters: A Mythological Commentary on the Lives. Heroines and Madness: Joan of Arc and the Virgin Mary -- 2. Asylums. The Mental Asylum. The Female Social Role and Psychiatric Symptoms: Depression, Frigidity, and Suicide Attempts. Schizophrenia in Three Studies. A Theoretical Proposal -- 3. The Clinicians. How Many Clinicians Are There in America? Contemporary Clinical Ideology. Traditional Clinical Ideology. The Institutional Nature of Private Therapy -- 4. The Female Career as a Psychiatric Patient. The Interviews -- 5. Sex between Patient and Therapist -- 6. Psychiatrically Institutionalized Women -- 7. Lesbians. The Interviews -- 8. Third World Women. The Interviews -- 9. Feminists. The Interviews -- 10. Female Psychology: Past, Present, and Future. Female Psychology in Our Culture: Women Alone. Female Psychology in Our Culture: Women in Groups
Amazon Societies: Visions and Possibilities. The Problem of Survival: Power and Violence. Some Psychological Prescriptions for the Future. Thirteen Questions -- Appendix. The Female Career as a Psychiatric Patient. The Sex, Class, Race, and Marital Status of America's Psychiatrically Involved Population, 1950-1969. Race and "Mental Illness" Sex, Race, and Marital Status. Sex, Race, and Social Class
Notes Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1972
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-387) and index
Subject Sex role.
Women -- Mental health -- Social aspects.
Women -- Psychology.
LC no. 97041573
ISBN 1568580967