The Cinderella Test: Would You Really Want the Shoe to Fit?: Subtle Ways Women Are Seduced and Socialized into Servitude and Stereotypes
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The Cinderella Test: Would You Really Want the Shoe to Fit?: Subtle Ways Women Are Seduced and Socialized into Servitude and Stereotypes

by Vera Sonja Maass Ph.D.
     
 

A leading psychologist looks at the pitfalls women face when, like the fairytale Cinderella, they focus on pleasing others and conforming to stereotypes instead of expressing their individuality.

• Rich case stories showing how women throughout history have successfully dealt with issues raised in the book

• First-person interviews with women across

Overview

A leading psychologist looks at the pitfalls women face when, like the fairytale Cinderella, they focus on pleasing others and conforming to stereotypes instead of expressing their individuality.

• Rich case stories showing how women throughout history have successfully dealt with issues raised in the book

• First-person interviews with women across the socioeconomic spectrum

• A chronology marks the transformation of fairy-tale heroine, Cinderella, from a fighter for justice and truth to a younger more compliant woman

• A bibliography of significant works on the Cinderella story, the enduring appeal of fairy tales, and the relevance of each

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A clinical psychologist practicing in Indianapolis, Maas explores how the perennial story impacts the development of girls into women, promising much but eliding much more. Her topics include growing up with fairy tales, the silencing of Cinderella's voice, her sexuality, women's relationships, and choosing between a self-directed and other-directed life." - Reference & Research Book News

"Maass uses excellent clinical examples to illustrate the dilemmas of women bound by their own belief systems and how these women were able to find a successful resolution and move in a different direction. . . . Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; professionals; general readers." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313379246
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2009
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Vera Sonja Maass, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice and co-owner of Living Skills Institute, Inc., in Indianapolis, IN.

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