Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women

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Essential reading for women of all ages, this compassionate and impassioned book looks at the astonishing phenomenon wherein young girls, initially so much more individual and self-assured than their male peers, find themselves subtly silenced--boxed in by the social standard of "good girl" behavior.

Essential reading for women of all ages, this compassionate and impassioned book looks at the astonishing phenomenon wherein young girls, initially so much more ...

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Overview

Essential reading for women of all ages, this compassionate and impassioned book looks at the astonishing phenomenon wherein young girls, initially so much more individual and self-assured than their male peers, find themselves subtly silenced--boxed in by the social standard of "good girl" behavior.

Essential reading for women of all ages, this compassionate and impassioned book looks at the astonishing phenomenon wherein young girls, initially so much more individual and self-assured than their male peers, find themselves subtly silenced--boxed in by the social standard of "good girl" behavior.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553374186
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 404
  • Sales rank: 1,421,251
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Elizabeth Debold has published numerous articles about human and moral development, gender issues, and girls' self-knowledge and growth. She has consulted to a variety of organizations ranging from corporate law firms to nonprofit educational organizations, has lectured widely, and has appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including Oprah , Good Morning America and NPR’s 51%. Debold is currently the Academic Director of the Master's Program in Conscious Evolution that WIE is running in partnership with The Graduate Institute, in Milford, Connecticut.

She received her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, and was a founding member of the Harvard Project on Women's Psychology and Girls' Development, which was directed by Dr. Carol Gilligan.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1 Unnecessary Losses
1. The Crossroads 5
2. From Power to Betrayal 39
3. The Stories We Live By 75
2 Lessons in Resistance
4. Reclaiming 99
5. Voice Lessons 132
6. Joining 176
7. The Power of Desire 202
8. Body Language 236
3 A Revolution of Mothers
9. Intimate Allies 264
10. From Betrayal to Power 294
Notes 315
Resources 344
Index 355
Acknowledgments 372
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