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Author Ussher, Jane M., 1961-

Title Women's madness : misogyny or mental illness? / Jane M. Ussher.

Imprint Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1992.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.890082 Us7w    ---  Available
Description ix, 341 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-331) and indexes.
Contents Madness and misogyny: my mother and myself/ Misogyny/ Witchcraft: wickedness or woman hatred?/ The female malady and the medicalization of sex: the Victorian madwoman/ Twentieth-century madness: the heir to witchcraft and hysteria?/ Dissension and revolt: antipsychiatry and psychopolitics/ The feminist critiques/ The challenge to the critics/ The routes to madness/ Reconstructing women's madness/
Subject Women -- Mental health -- Social aspects.
Women -- Mental health -- Sociological aspects.
Feminist psychology.
ISBN 0870237861
087023787X (pbk.)

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