Strong Mothers, Weak Wives: The Search for Gender Equality / Edition 1

Strong Mothers, Weak Wives: The Search for Gender Equality / Edition 1

by Miriam M. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520061624

ISBN-13: 9780520061620

Pub. Date: 06/22/1990

Publisher: University of California Press

"For years I have been impressed by the originality and insight of Johnson's articles on gender, sexuality, and male dominance. This book continues and expands the excellent quality of the earlier work. . . [It] provides an original argument about the central structural locus of gender inequality, and makes a major advance in its insightful and insistent focus

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"For years I have been impressed by the originality and insight of Johnson's articles on gender, sexuality, and male dominance. This book continues and expands the excellent quality of the earlier work. . . [It] provides an original argument about the central structural locus of gender inequality, and makes a major advance in its insightful and insistent focus on the role of the father in gender differentiation and sexual dominance. . . . It will surely be recognized as a major work of feminist theory."—Nancy Chodorow, author of The Reproduction of Mothering

"This thoughtful and provocative book greatly deepens the debate over the effects of mothers and fathers on their children."—Arlie Hochschild, author of The Second Shift: Inside the Two-Job Marriage

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520061620
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/22/1990
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
1.Introduction1
2.The Question of Difference16
3.Defining Difference: Psychological Perspectives44
4.Women's Mothering and Male Misogyny71
5.Mothers versus the Male Peer Group96
6.Fathers and Difference128
7.Freud, the Oedipus Complex, and Feminism157
8.Psychoanalysis and the Making of Mothers into Wives186
9.Women as Wives: Cultural and Historical Variations221
10.Mothers as Wives in an Individualistic Society246
Notes271
References299
Index329

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