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The Female Malady
Elaine Showalter

Classification : Gender And Ethnic Studies
Pub Date : May 07, 1987
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780860688693
Price : 899

About 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.

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Elaine Showalter
Elaine Showalter is Avalon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English at Princeton University. She has written and edited many books.>
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