Female Malady (BOK)

Elaine Showalter

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In this informative, timely and often harrowing study, Elaine Showalter demonstrates how cultural ideas about 'proper' feminine behaviour have shaped the definition and treatment of female insanity for 150 years, and given mental disorder in women specifically sexual connotations. Along with vivid portraits of the men who dominated psychiatry, and descriptions of the therapeutic practices that were used to bring women 'to their senses', she draws on diaries and narratives by inmates, and fiction from Mary Wollstonecraft to Doris Lessing, to supply a cultural perspective usually missing from studies of mental illness. Highly original and beautifully written, The Female Malady is a vital counter-interpretation of madness in women, showing how it is a consequence of, rather than a deviation from, the traditional female role.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1987 Forfatter Elaine Showalter
Forlag
VIRAGO
ISBN 9780860688693
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 12,5cm x 19,8cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 212 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd