Toward a New Psychology of Women / Edition 2

Toward a New Psychology of Women / Edition 2

by Jean Baker Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807029106

ISBN-13: 9780807029107

Pub. Date: 04/01/1987

Publisher: Beacon

In the twenty years since its publication, this book has become famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict men's and women's psychological development. Toward a New Psychology of Women revolutionized concepts of strength and weakness, dependency and autonomy, emotion, success, and power.

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In the twenty years since its publication, this book has become famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict men's and women's psychological development. Toward a New Psychology of Women revolutionized concepts of strength and weakness, dependency and autonomy, emotion, success, and power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807029107
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
04/01/1987
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
143

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Editionix
Part IIThe Makings of the Mind-So Far1
1Domination-Subordination3
Temporary Inequality
Permanent Inequality
2Conflict - The Old Way13
Covert Conflict-Closed Conflict
Overt Conflict-Open-Ended Conflict
3The Importance of Unimportant People21
Part IILooking in Both Directions27
4Strengths29
Vulnerability, Weakness, Helplessness
Emotions
Participating in the Development of Others
Cooperation
Creativity
5Doing Good and Feeling Bad49
Giving
Activity-Passivity
Change
Feminine Evil and Women's Sense of Failure
6Serving Others' Needs - Doing for Others61
The Integrating Element
Departure of a Super-Wife
Beginning of Change
Strange Theories About "Human Nature"
Ego Development
7Outside "The Real World"75
Inside "The Real World"
Part IIINotes in a Future Key81
8Ties to Others83
How Connection Works
The Search for Attachment - "Neuroses"
9Becoming Oneself - Authenticity, Creativity98
Authenticity Through Cooperation
Isolation
Sexual Authenticity
First Steps
Creativity with a Place to Go
10All This, But Not Enough115
Power
Self-Determination
Women's Fear of Power
Masochism and Power
Power and Non-Power Realms of Life
11Reclaiming Conflict125
Suppressed Conflict
The Crucible of Conflict
Old Views and Forms of Conflict
Initiating Conflict
Waging Good Conflict
Conflict Among Women Today
Epilogue: Yes, But ...141
Notes143
Index151

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