Woman''s Inhumanity to Woman.

By: Chesler, PhyllisMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (577 p.)ISBN: 9781569762769Subject(s): Feminism | Interpersonal conflict | Interpersonal relations | Self-perception in women | Sexism | Women -- PsychologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Woman''s Inhumanity to WomanDDC classification: 302.54082 LOC classification: HQ1206 .C495 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover ; Copyright ; Contents; Introduction to the 2009 Edition; Introduction; 1. The Animal Within: The Female of the Species; 2. Indirect Aggression Among Girls and Teenagers; 3. Woman''s Sexism; 4. The Mother-Daughter Relationship in Fairy Tale, Myth, and Greek Tragedy; 5. Some Psychoanalytic Views of the Mother-Daughter Relationship; 6. The "Good Enough" Mother and Her Persecution of the "Good Enough" Daughter; 7. Sisters and the Search for Best Friends; 8. Women in the Workplace; 9. Women in Groups; 10. Psychological Ethics; Endnotes; References; Index; About the Author
Summary: Drawing on the most important studies in psychology, human aggression, anthropology, and primatology, and on hundreds of original interviews conducted over a period of more than 20 years, this groundbreaking treatise urges women to look within and to consider other women realistically, ethically, and kindly and to forge bold and compassionate alliances. Without this necessary next step, women will never be liberated. Detailing how women''s aggression may not take the same form as men''s, this investigation reveals—through myths, plays, memoir, theories of revolutionary liberation movements, evolution, psychoanalysis, and childhood development—that girls and women are indeed aggressive, often indirectly and mainly toward one another. This fascinating work concludes by showing that women depend upon one another for emotional intimacy and bonding, and exclusionary and sexist behavior enforces female conformity and discourages independence and psychological growth.
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Cover ; Copyright ; Contents; Introduction to the 2009 Edition; Introduction; 1. The Animal Within: The Female of the Species; 2. Indirect Aggression Among Girls and Teenagers; 3. Woman''s Sexism; 4. The Mother-Daughter Relationship in Fairy Tale, Myth, and Greek Tragedy; 5. Some Psychoanalytic Views of the Mother-Daughter Relationship; 6. The "Good Enough" Mother and Her Persecution of the "Good Enough" Daughter; 7. Sisters and the Search for Best Friends; 8. Women in the Workplace; 9. Women in Groups; 10. Psychological Ethics; Endnotes; References; Index; About the Author

Drawing on the most important studies in psychology, human aggression, anthropology, and primatology, and on hundreds of original interviews conducted over a period of more than 20 years, this groundbreaking treatise urges women to look within and to consider other women realistically, ethically, and kindly and to forge bold and compassionate alliances. Without this necessary next step, women will never be liberated. Detailing how women''s aggression may not take the same form as men''s, this investigation reveals—through myths, plays, memoir, theories of revolutionary liberation movements, evolution, psychoanalysis, and childhood development—that girls and women are indeed aggressive, often indirectly and mainly toward one another. This fascinating work concludes by showing that women depend upon one another for emotional intimacy and bonding, and exclusionary and sexist behavior enforces female conformity and discourages independence and psychological growth.

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Second Wave feminists have for 30-plus years operated under the assumption that sisterhood is powerful. Indeed, women acting in concert have forced society to redefine gender, domestic relations, and the workplace. Still, despite huge gains in public visibility, female ascendance has been hampered by a rarely acknowledged reality: women often betray, hurt, and humiliate one another. Mothers stymie daughters, biological sisters compete, girlfriends gossip maliciously, and women bosses exert arbitrary and capricious authority. Chesler (Women and Madness, etc.) has been studying this phenomenon for 21 years, and her research is fascinating, resonant, and unsettling. While the book focuses on psychological rather than political factors and pays too little attention to race and class, it is nonetheless 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 for all public and academic libraries. Eleanor J. Bader, Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Phyllis Chesler is a professor emerita of psychology and women's studies at City University of New York and the author of Women and Madness. She lives in New York City.

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