Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts

Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts

by Jerilyn Fisher
     
 

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The essays collected in "Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts" apply influential, pathbreaking psychological studies about women's lives to literature. In their analyses of fictional portraits, contributors both challenge and confirm psychological theories about female identity, about "connection/separation" as…  See more details below

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The essays collected in "Analyzing the Different Voice: Feminist Psychological Theory and Literary Texts" apply influential, pathbreaking psychological studies about women's lives to literature. In their analyses of fictional portraits, contributors both challenge and confirm psychological theories about female identity, about "connection/separation" as developmental catalysts, and about the impact of gender on "voice," moral decision-making, and epistemology in relation to classical and contemporary literary texts, written by both women and men.

Author Biography: Jerilyn Fisher is assistant professor of English at City University of New York/Hostos Community College. She is the author of numerous articles and co-editor of "The Women's Studies Service Learning Handbook". Ellen Silber is professor of French language and literature at Marymount College. She has authored numerous articles and co-edited "Women's Voices".

Editorial Reviews

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Interesting, enlightening, and useful.
Hypatia
Interesting, enlightening, and useful.
Feminist Theory, Vol. 1 (1), April 2000 - Wendy Hollway
The chapters themselves are a delight to read: the illuminating potential of the central concepts was creatively demonstrated.

Through the lens of literary texts, these chapters succeed in illuminating the complexity, ambivalence and richness in women's experience and their primary relationship in a way which feminist social science has to struggle to achieve.

These volumes display a coherence around clearly articulated themes which is enriched by the variety of approaches which different authors bring to bear on their subject.

Valuable and important texts, not only for feminist psychology but as part of its contribution to feminist theory more generally.

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Interesting, enlightening, and useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847686407
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/29/1998
Series:
New Feminist Perspectives Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Jerilyn Fisher is assistant professor of English at City University of New York/Hostos Community College. She is the author of numerous articles and co-editor of The Women's Studies Service Learning Handbook. Ellen Silber is professor of French language and literature at Marymount College. She has authored numerous articles and co-edited Women's Voices.

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