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Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girlsby Mary Pipher
Synopses & Reviews
"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
"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
"An important book...Pipher shines high-beam headlights on the world of teenage girls." Los Angeles Times
"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
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) 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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