- By Jane M. Ussher

The Madness of Women: Myth and Experience

  • Title: The Madness of Women: Myth and Experience
  • Author: Jane M. Ussher
  • ISBN: 9780415339285
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Madness of Women Myth and Experience Nominated for the Distinguished Publication Award of the Association for Women in Psychology Why are women likely to be positioned or diagnosed as mad than men If madness is a social construction

    Nominated for the 2012 Distinguished Publication Award of the Association for Women in Psychology Why are women likely to be positioned or diagnosed as mad than men If madness is a social construction, a gendered label, as many feminist critics would argue, how can we understand and explain women s prolonged misery and distress In turn, can we prevent or treat women Nominated for the 2012 Distinguished Publication Award of the Association for Women in Psychology Why are women likely to be positioned or diagnosed as mad than men If madness is a social construction, a gendered label, as many feminist critics would argue, how can we understand and explain women s prolonged misery and distress In turn, can we prevent or treat women s distress, in a non pathologising women centred way The Madness of Women addresses these questions through a rigorous exploration of the myths and realities of women s madness.Drawing on academic and clinical experience, including case studies and in depth interviews, as well as on the now extensive critical literature in the field of mental health, Jane Ussher presents a critical multifactorial analysis of women s madness that both addresses the notion that madness is a myth, and yet acknowledges the reality and multiple causes of women s distress Topics include The genealogy of women s madness incarceration of difficult or deviant women Regulation through treatment Deconstrucing depression, PMS and borderline personality disorder Madness as a reasonable response to objectification and sexual violence Women s narratives of resistanceThis book will be of great interest to students and scholars of psychology, gender studies, sociology, women s studies, cultural studies, counselling and nursing.

    1 thought on “The Madness of Women: Myth and Experience

    1. Incredibly academic and elitist writing style, which frankly pissed me off. She used very complicated language to convey a very simple point. However, what the author has to say is important and she supports her arguments well.

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