Between Women: Love, Envy, and Competition in Women's Friendships

Between Women: Love, Envy, and Competition in Women's Friendships

by Luise Eichenbaum, Susie Orbach
     
 
As women today pursue new professional and personal goals, they often find that the support they need from their women friends has been undermined by feelings of envy, competition, and anger. This book is an attempt to provide a feminist psychoanalytic understanding of the emotional and psychological processes that are set in train when women perceive differences in

Overview

As women today pursue new professional and personal goals, they often find that the support they need from their women friends has been undermined by feelings of envy, competition, and anger. This book is an attempt to provide a feminist psychoanalytic understanding of the emotional and psychological processes that are set in train when women perceive differences in each other. It is about the difficulties women face in coming to terms with those differences. We hope it will enable women to handle those differences more productively and less destructively than is often the case at present.

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Library Journal
The authors, who founded and directed the Women's Therapy Centers in London and New York City and wrote Understanding Women and What Do Women Want, explore newly emerging differences between women in what they believe is a ``post-feminist'' period. Arguing that sisterly solidarity was easier to maintain when women faced more overt discrimination, they see conflicts and tensions as inevitabe when women move into the world of male endeavor. While individual stories exemplify these problems, the vignettes mostly reflect the lives of well-educated, affluent women. Topics include merging and separation, abandonment and envy, etc. For public libraries. Beverly Miller, Boise State Univ. Lib., Id .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670811410
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/12/1988
Edition description:
1st American ed
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Luise Eichenbaum and Susie Orbach are also co-authors of Understanding Women and Between Women. Susie Orbach is the author of Fat is a Feminist Issue and Bodies. They are the founders of The Women's Therapy Centre in London and New York and conveners of endangeredbodies.org.

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