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Women and Madness
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New Introduction - Demeter Revisited - PART I: MADNESS - Why Madness? - Hospitals - The Clinicians - The Female Career as a Psychiatric Patient - PART II: WOMEN - Sexual Roles - Psychiatrically Institutionalized Women - Third World Women - Feminists - Female Psychology: Past, Present, and Future

About the Author

PHYLLIS CHESLER is one of the founding feminists and author of seminal works including the bestseller Women and Madness, as well as Letters to a Young Feminist and Woman's Inhumanity to Woman. Her most recent book, The New Anti-Semitism, has won her international acclaim and sparked huge debate. Her books have been widely reviewed, including front page New York Times Book Review coverage. She has lectured and organized political, legal, religious, and human rights campaigns in the United States and in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. Chesler

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Praise for earlier editions:
"Intense, rapid, brilliant. A pioneer contribution to the feminization of psychiatric thinking and practice."--Adrienne Rich, Front Page, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Challenges the definition of madness itself. No serious future studies will be able to ignore its theories or its very existence."--Gloria Steinem, "Ms. Magazine"
"A stunning book...absolutely fascinating...necessary to every woman in America."--"Los Angeles Times"
Praise for earlier editions:
"Intense, rapid, brilliant. A pioneer contribution to the feminization of psychiatric thinking and practice."--Adrienne Rich, Front Page, The New York Times Book Review
"Challenges the definition of madness itself. No serious future studies will be able to ignore its theories or its very existence."--Gloria Steinem, Ms. Magazine
"A stunning book...absolutely fascinating...necessary to every woman in America."-- Los Angeles Times
"Intense, rapid, brilliant. A pioneer contribution to the feminization of psychiatric thinking and practice."--Adrienne Rich, Front Page, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Challenges the definition of madness itself. No serious future studies will be able to ignore its theories or its very existence."--Gloria Steinem, "Ms. Magazine"
"A stunning book...absolutely fascinating...necessary to every woman in America."--"Los Angeles Times"

Intense, rapid, brilliant. A pioneer contribution to the feminization of psychiatric thinking and practice. "Adrienne Rich, Front Page, The New York Times Book Review" Challenges the definition of madness itself. No serious future studies will be able to ignore its theories or its very existence. "Gloria Steinem, Ms. Magazine" A stunning book...absolutely fascinating...necessary to every woman in America. "Los Angeles Times""


"Intense, rapid, brilliant. A pioneer contribution to the feminization of psychiatric thinking and practice." --Adrienne Rich, Front Page, The New York Times Book Review"Challenges the definition of madness itself. No serious future studies will be able to ignore its theories or its very existence." --Gloria Steinem, Ms. Magazine"A stunning book...absolutely fascinating...necessary to every woman in America." --Los Angeles Times

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