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Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

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ISBN13: 9780345392824
ISBN10: 0345392825
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"Pipher offers concrete suggestions for ways by which girls can build and maintain a strong sense of self, e.g., keeping a diary, observing their social context as an anthropologist might, distinguishing between thoughts and feelings. Pipher is an eloquent advocate." Publishers Weekly

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"Pipher offers some practical suggestions and strategies for parents to help girls into adulthood with their sense of self intact. She also sounds a wake-up call to parents, urging them to become involved in the lives of their daughters and to change the societal pressures that push girls into crisis situations." Library Journal

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"An important book...Pipher shines high-beam headlights on the world of teenage girls." Los Angeles Times

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"Serious and thoughtful material presented with the fluidity of good fiction — sure to appeal to parents, teachers, and anyone interested in modern American culture." Kirkus Reviews

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]) and index.

About the Author

Dr. Mary Pipher is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska. She teaches part-time at the University of Nebraska and is also a commentator for Nebraska Public Radio.

Table of Contents

Saplings in the storm — Theoretical issues--for your own good — Developmental issues--"I'm not waving, I'm drowning" — Families--the root systems — Mothers — Fathers — Divorce — Within the hurricane--depression — Worshiping the Gods of thinness — Drugs and alcohol--if Ophelia were alive today — Sex and violence — Then and now — What I've learned from listening — Let a thousand flowers bloom — A fence at the top of the hill.

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orangeflower777, October 15, 2013 (view all comments by orangeflower777)
Reading this work again as part of a college curriculum nearly ten years after having read it as an adolescent girl provided some interesting insight into both Pipher's perspective and the girls whose stories she tells in the highlighted case studies. Though Pipher is limited to a primarily middle and upper class clientele and working in a predominantly white region, she creates a much needed discourse around teen girls experience in the nineties that is still sadly relevant today. Without invoking many of the well known scholars of feminism, Pipher carefully exposes the threads of lookism, sizeism, and sexism (among other variables) that wind through the lives of adolescent girls in our nation. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in doing feminist work with teen girls as a way to focus in on issues that teens are facing, and I would recommend it to any parent trying to prepare themselves to best nurture their daughters through what can be tumultuous and transitional years.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345392824
Author:
Pipher, Mary
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Adolescent Psychology
Subject:
Adolescent girls
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Self-esteem in adolescence
Subject:
Self concept.
Subject:
Self-esteem in adolescence -- Case studies.
Subject:
Adolescentes
Subject:
Developmental - Adolescent
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Adolescencia, Psicologâia de la
Subject:
Dignidad
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Ballantine Books ed.
Series Volume:
no. 96-141
Publication Date:
February 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.26x5.49x.80 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Ballantine Books,1995. - English 9780345392824 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Pipher offers concrete suggestions for ways by which girls can build and maintain a strong sense of self, e.g., keeping a diary, observing their social context as an anthropologist might, distinguishing between thoughts and feelings. Pipher is an eloquent advocate."
"Review" by , "Pipher offers some practical suggestions and strategies for parents to help girls into adulthood with their sense of self intact. She also sounds a wake-up call to parents, urging them to become involved in the lives of their daughters and to change the societal pressures that push girls into crisis situations."
"Review" by , "An important book...Pipher shines high-beam headlights on the world of teenage girls."
"Review" by , "Serious and thoughtful material presented with the fluidity of good fiction — sure to appeal to parents, teachers, and anyone interested in modern American culture."
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