Madwives: Schizophrenic Women in the 1950s

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'The women make the author's major points in a riveting fashion, speaking eloquently of enforced dependency and subjugation, the helplessness of rigid and constantly reinforced gender-role boundaries, and outright manipulation and abuse by their husbands.'-Contemporary Psychology
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Editorial Reviews

American Journal of Sociolo
"An important contribution to the study of mental illness, gender roles, and family interaction.... An insightful and well-written book demonstrating the pervasive consequences of gender roles for the deepest levels of mind and emotion."

American Journal of Sociology

Contemporary Psycholo
"The women make the author's major points in a riveting fashion, speaking eloquently of enforced dependency and subjugation, the helplessness of rigid and constantly reinforced gender-role boundaries, and outright manipulation and abuse by their husbands."

Contemporary Psychology

Oral History Review
"Can marriage make women go crazy? Carol Warren addresses this question by emphasizing the connections between gender-stereotypical behavior and the institutionalization of married women in the 1950s, using interviews collected... during 1957-61.... An interesting sociological reworking of the original psychologically oriented interpretation of the interviews."

Oral History Review

Supplement Times Higher Education
"Warren's analysis is painstaking and illuminating, and their is plenty of material here to interest those concerned with issues of gender and mental illness."

Times Higher Education Supplement

Womens Review of Books
quot;Opens a window onto the lives of the mentally ill and their families."

Women's Review of Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813516899
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1987
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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