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Soon after publication in 1985, The Myth of Women's Masochism became one of the most influential works in women's psychology. Paula Caplan rejects the accepted wisdom that women enjoy pain and abuse, and argues that, on the contrary, much of the pain women endure is to avoid further, or worse, treatment. Women stay with abusive husbands in order, for instance, to protect themselves and their children from the greater suffering of poverty. She makes the point that the quintessentially feminine traits of nurturing, patience, and self-denial are not pathological, as is often stated. Her book confronts the myth of women's masochism as it affects every aspect of women's lives; it challenges psychiatry to change the way it percieves women; and it offers women a positive new view of themselves.
In the new preface to this edition, Paula Caplan regrets that most of the data still apply, and speculates why that is. She also provides an update on the views of the American Psychiatric Association on women's masochism, theerby revealing much about the condition of women in our civilization.
The Myth of Women's Masochism is likely to remain relevant for some time, a key text for women's studies courses and a source of confidence for women themselves.
Sinossi: Finally, a definitive study that debunks one of Freud's most damaging myths-that women are inherently masochistic- offers healthier ways to view female behavior.MS. Magazine"Concrete, convincing sensible revolutionary, calling for nothing short of a revision in our thinking about women "Philadelphia Inquirer" not a quick-fix pop psychology do-it-yourselfer but a thoughtful examination of a persistent, self-defeating myth."Chicago Tribune" outstanding scholarly debunking of [an] extremely damaging cultural belief it contains valuable lessons for the mental health professions."Readings"So convincing are her arguments that often one is left wondering how on earth such theories could ever have been taken seriously."Morning Star, London
Titolo: The Myth of Women's Masochism
Casa editrice: Dutton Adult
Data di pubblicazione: 1985
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro E P Dutton, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. The Myth of Women's Masochism This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780525243618
Descrizione libro Dutton Adult, U.S.A., 1985. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. Codice libro della libreria 12271
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Descrizione libro Dutton Adult, 1985. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP34755154
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