The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830-1980 download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elaine Showalter

The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830-1980 download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elaine Showalter year 1987
  • Book name: The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830-1980
  • Author: Elaine Showalter
  • Release date: 1987/2/22
  • Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780860688693
  • Rating: 8.34 of 10
  • Votes: 121
  • Review by: Zaria Charlton
  • Review rating: 8.94 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/30
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this informative, timely and often harrowing study, Elaine Showalter demonstrates how cultural ideas about 'proper' feminine behaviour have shaped the definition and treatment of female insanity for 150 years, and given mental disorder in women specifically sexual connotations. Along with vivid portraits of the men who dominated psychiatry, and descriptions of the therapeutic practices that were used to bring women 'to their senses', she draws on diaries and narratives by inmates, and fiction from Mary Wollstonecraft to Doris Lessing, to supply a cultural perspective usually missing from studies of mental illness.Highly original and beautifully written, The Female Malady is a vital counter-interpretation of madness in women, showing how it is a consequence of, rather than a deviation from, the traditional female role.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 21H46M40S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Gender Studies: Women, Psychiatry, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, British & Irish History
  • Available formats: EPUB, PDF, HTMLZ, AZW3, DOC, WORD, TCR, TXT. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, AZW3, DEB, Z
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.02 USD
  • Dimensions: 126x196x26mm
  • Weight: 216g
  • Printed by: Virago Press Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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