Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise

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"A seminal text in the women?s movement."
?Ethel S. Person, author of The Sexual Century

"Still the most important work of feminist psychoanalytic exploration, its re-release is a celebratory occasion."
?Eli Sagan, author of Freud, Women and Mortality

"[The Mermaid and the Minotaur] continues to astonish us with the depth and wisdom of its psychoanalytic approach even as its major ideas have become as ...

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Overview

"A seminal text in the womenís movement."
–Ethel S. Person, author of The Sexual Century

"Still the most important work of feminist psychoanalytic exploration, its re-release is a celebratory occasion."
–Eli Sagan, author of Freud, Women and Mortality

"[The Mermaid and the Minotaur] continues to astonish us with the depth and wisdom of its psychoanalytic approach even as its major ideas have become as unobtrusively essential to psychoanalytic feminism as the atmosphere."
–Jessica Benjamin, author of The Bonds of Love

"Speaks eloquently through feminism to the history of organized human life."--New York Times Book Review.

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Originally published in 1976 (Harper & Row, New York), this classic study of gender relations combines feminist theory with psychoanalytic theory to produce a critique of the enduring sexual roles literally played, according to Dinnerstein, by men and women in our culture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892746252
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Pages: 295
  • Sales rank: 691,767
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy Dinnerstein

Dorothy Dinnerstein was born in a poor Jewish section of the Bronx, New York City, in 1923. As a psychologist, she worked with such well-known names as Kohler, Wertheimer, and Asch. She was a distinguished professor of psychology at Rutgers University for thirty years and lived in New Jersey until her death in a car accident in 1992.

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