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Woman's Inhumanity to Woman

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Publisher Comments:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-536) and index.

Review:

"'Women are sexists too' is the not-very-surprising thesis of this reference-packed tome....Although this often seems a vehicle for Chesler to vent her personal injuries, she has done her homework....The material is familiar, but feminists and sexists alike should find the package challenging." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Chesler draws her evidence from interviews with an unspecified group of women with horror stories: backstabbing by feminist colleagues, sadistic gynecologists, battering lesbians, etc. Needless to say, her book sometimes comes off as quite cynical, despite her claim that 'I would like women to treat each other in good ways.'" Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Chesler offers astute literary criticism....Women readers will recognize their own experiences in Chesler's examples." Deborah Tannen, The Washington Post

Review:

"[F]ascinating, resonant, and unsettling....[A] groundbreaking look at how women perpetuate oppression. Anthropological, biological, literary, and sociological theories are also tapped, giving the book added heft. Although the text is somewhat repetitious and self-congratulatory, it is highly recommended..." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The bestselling author of Women and Madness offers a revolutionary look at aggressive relationships between women of all ages that continues the dialogue of recent bestsellers Odd Girl Out and Queen Bees and Wannabees. Includes a new Introduction by the author.

Table of Contents

The animal within : the female of the species — Indirect aggression among girls and teenagers — Woman's sexism — The mother-daughter relationship in fairy tale, myth, and Greek tragedy — Some psychoanalytic views of the mother-daughter relationship — The "good enough" mother and her persecution of the "good enough" daughter — Sisters and the search for best friends — Women in the workplace — Women in groups — Psychological ethics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452284081
Author:
Chesler, Phyllis
Publisher:
Plume
Author:
Chesler, Phyllis
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Sexism
Subject:
Interpersonal conflict
Subject:
Self-perception in women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
107-460]
Publication Date:
January 28, 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.94x5.34x1.26 in. 1.06 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Womens Psychology
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Product details 576 pages Plume Books - English 9780452284081 Reviews:
"Review" by , "'Women are sexists too' is the not-very-surprising thesis of this reference-packed tome....Although this often seems a vehicle for Chesler to vent her personal injuries, she has done her homework....The material is familiar, but feminists and sexists alike should find the package challenging."
"Review" by , "Chesler draws her evidence from interviews with an unspecified group of women with horror stories: backstabbing by feminist colleagues, sadistic gynecologists, battering lesbians, etc. Needless to say, her book sometimes comes off as quite cynical, despite her claim that 'I would like women to treat each other in good ways.'"
"Review" by , "Chesler offers astute literary criticism....Women readers will recognize their own experiences in Chesler's examples."
"Review" by , "[F]ascinating, resonant, and unsettling....[A] groundbreaking look at how women perpetuate oppression. Anthropological, biological, literary, and sociological theories are also tapped, giving the book added heft. Although the text is somewhat repetitious and self-congratulatory, it is highly recommended..."
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of Women and Madness offers a revolutionary look at aggressive relationships between women of all ages that continues the dialogue of recent bestsellers Odd Girl Out and Queen Bees and Wannabees. Includes a new Introduction by the author.
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