Women and Madness: The Incarceration of Women in Nineteenth-Century France

Women and Madness: The Incarceration of Women in Nineteenth-Century France

by Yannick Ripa
     
 

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Focusing on 19th-century France, Ripa examines the conditions and consequences of the characterization of women as demonstrates how psychiatry itself reinforced traditional stereotypes of feminity and intensified the ways in which women were habitually oppressed in the wider world; she also elucidates how the sufferers' protest. Translated from the French edition of 1986 (Paris: Aubier). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780816619290
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Series:
Feminist Perspectives Series
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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