The Daughter's Search for Identity

Author: Nancy Friday

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307763730

Category: Self-Help

Page: 448

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When Nancy Friday began her research for My Mother/My Self in the early 1970’s no work existed that explored the unique interaction between mother and daughter. Today psychotherapists throughout the world acknowledge that if women are to be able to love without possessing, to find work that fulfills them, and to discover their full sexuality, they must first acknowledge their identity as separate from their mother’s. Nancy Friday’s book played a major role in that acceptance. The greatest gift a good mother can give remains unquestioning love planted deep in the first year of life, so deep and anassailable that the tiny child grown to womanhood is never held back by the fear of losing that love, no matter what her own choice in love, sexuality, or work may be. Through candid self-disclosure and hundreds of interviews, Friday investigates a generational legacy and reveals the conflicting feelings of anger, hate, and love the daughter’s hold for their mothers–and why they so often “become” that mother themselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Plädoyer für eine neue Geschlechter-Debatte

Author: Gerhard Amendt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3927076686

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Sind Männer wirklich gewalttätiger als Frauen? Werden Frauen als Opfer geboren? Ist körperliche Unterlegenheit automatisch mit Gewaltlosigkeit gleichzusetzen? Viele dieser Klischees haben sich in über 40 Jahren der Geschlechter-Debatte verselbstständigt. Mittlerweile gilt es als Gemeinplatz, dass Frauen von Geburt an stets die schlechteren Chancen im Leben haben. Diese Meinung hat Eingang in fast alle Lebensbereiche gefunden. Doch blickt man in die privaten Lebensverhältnisse, findet man nur wenige Beweise für eine derart feindselige Polarisierung. Gerhard Amendt hat sich ein Forscherleben lang mit den soziologischen und psychologischen Bedingungen von Partnerschaften und Generationenbeziehungen beschäftigt. Seine Erfahrungen stammen sowohl aus der Lehre und Forschung als auch aus der Umsetzung politischer Ideen in soziale Projekte. Er hält nichts von der Zwei-Fronten-These. Durch das Verdeutlichen der gleichen Ausgangslagen wie der Ent-Emotionalisierung der gesellschaftlichen Debatte sollen neue Wege für Männer und Frauen aufgezeigt werden, die gemeinsam gangbar sind. Denn im gelebten Alltag ist die Teilung der Welt in „teuflische“ Männer und „himmlische“ Frauen, wie sie die Debatte der letzten Jahrzehnte beherrscht hat, weder realistisch, noch fördert sie ein konstruktives Miteinander. Eine aufschlussreiche und aufweckende Analyse, die das Verharren in der einseitigen Debatte um Schuld und Sühne beenden wird.
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Feminism, Masculinity, and the Struggle to Raise Our Sons

Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135960062

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8507

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Nancy Friday

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060928421

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Examines the changes in women's attitudes about self-esteem, appearance, and sexuality over the past twenty-five years
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Author: Jeffrey Kauffman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135841136

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

View: 8163

Shame is a common and pervasive feature of the human response to death and other losses, yet this often goes unrecognized due to a reluctance to acknowledge and confront it. This book intends to expose shame for what it is, allowing clinicians to see that it is the central psychological force in the understanding of death and mourning. Kauffman and his fellow authors explore the psychology of shame via observation, reflection, theory, and practice in order to demonstrate the significant role it can play in our processing of grief, death, and trauma. The authors avoid defining a unified theory of shame in order to emphasize its multitude of meanings and the impact this has on grief and grief therapy. First-person narratives provide a personal look at death and associated feelings of guilt, shock, and grief; and other chapters consider shame in the context of cultural differences, recent events, and contemporary art, literature, and film. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive examination of this topic and, as such, will be a valuable resource for all clinicians who work with clients affected by grief and loss.
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Wenn Mütter bereuen

Author: Orna Donath

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364118701X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8736

Darf man es bereuen, Mutter zu sein? Ein Tabubruch "Regretting Motherhood" thematisiert, was bisher kaum ausgesprochen wird: Dass viele Frauen in der Mutterschaft nicht die "vorgeschriebene" Erfüllung finden. Dass sie ihre Kinder lieben und trotzdem nicht Mutter sein wollen. Ih ihrem bahnbrechenden Buch analysiert die engagierte Soziologin Orna Donath die Dimension des Tabus und lässt Mütter selbst von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.
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Angela Carter's Translational Poetics

Author: Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814336353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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In translating Charles Perrault's seventeenth-century Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des Moralités into English, Angela Carter worked to modernize the language and message of the tales before rewriting many of them for her own famous collection of fairy tales for adults, The Bloody Chamber, published two years later. In Reading, Translating, Rewriting: Angela Carter's Translational Poetics, author Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère delves into Carter's The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (1977) to illustrate that this translation project had a significant impact on Carter's own writing practice. Hennard combines close analyses of both texts with an attention to Carter's active role in the translation and composition process to explore this previously unstudied aspect of Carter's work. She further uncovers the role of female fairy-tale writers and folktales associated with the Grimms' Kinder- und Hausmärchen in the rewriting process, unlocking new doors to The Bloody Chamber. Hennard begins by considering the editorial evolution of The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault from 1977 to the present day, as Perrault's tales have been rediscovered and repurposed. In the chapters that follow, she examines specific linkages between Carter's Perrault translation and The Bloody Chamber, including targeted analysis of the stories of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Hennard demonstrates how, even before The Bloody Chamber, Carter intervened in the fairy-tale debate of the late 1970s by reclaiming Perrault for feminist readers when she discovered that the morals of his worldly tales lent themselves to her own materialist and feminist goals. Hennard argues that The Bloody Chamber can therefore be seen as the continuation of and counterpoint to The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, as it explores the potential of the familiar stories for alternative retellings. While the critical consensus reads into Carter an imperative to subvert classic fairy tales, the book shows that Carter valued in Perrault a practical educator as well as a proto-folklorist and went on to respond to more hidden aspects of his texts in her rewritings.
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Women, Sex, and Everyday Life

Author: Jane Juffer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081474236X

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 5511

Juffer demonstrates how women's consumption of erotica and porn for their own pleasure can be empowering while simultaneously reinforcing conservative ideals. She shows, for instance, how the Victoria's Secret catalog functions as a kind of pornography whose popularity is enhanced by both its reliance on Victorian themes of secrecy and privacy and by its appeals to the pleasures of modern career women. In her pursuit to understand what women like and how they get it, Juffer delves into adult cable channels, erotic literary anthologies, sex therapy guides, cyberporn, masturbation, and sex toys, showing the degrees to which these materials have been domesticated for home consumption.
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Frauen und ihre sexuellen Phantasien

Author: Nancy Friday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442124718


Page: 542

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Essays on German and Austrian Literature, Politics and Society

Author: Helen Chambers

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039102662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 6162

This volume contains selected papers given at the conference 'Violence, Culture and Identity' held at St Andrews University in 2003. It contributes to the debate on the role of culture in propagating, mediating and controlling violence in society, concentrating on the relationship between culture and identity-formation in Germany and Austria from the Middle Ages to the present. Bringing together the work of twenty-two scholars with expertise in different literary and historical periods, the volume probes the complexities of representations of violence enacted and suffered, of affirmative and non-affirmative violence in text and visual form, revealing the often blurred line between victim and victimizer. Violence in its discursive and material forms is investigated, using the theoretical tools of sociology, post-colonial and gender studies, history and psychology as well as of literary criticism. The collection of essays focuses particularly on the relationship between war and identity, on 1970s terrorism and identity, on violence and the construction of gender, and on contemporary writing in German.
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Insights for Raising Confident Women

Author: Joyce T. T. McFadden

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230120259

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 2992

Your Daughter's Healthy Identity Starts With You After psychoanalyst Joyce McFadden treated countless women who felt alone and isolated in experiences that they were unaware many other women were dealing with too, she began to ask what she could do to help them reach out to each other. The result was the launch of her Women's Realities Study in which she interviewed hundreds of women from ages 18-105, about the most private issues as she sought to understand what events in a woman's life impact her future happiness and self-confidence. What McFadden found was truly revealing— the theme that most interested them as they explored their identities was how their relationship with their mothers influenced their understanding of themselves as sexual beings throughout their lives—from the time they were little girls straight through adulthood. Drawing on over a thousand responses, Your Daughter's Bedroom offers a new and unprecedented look at the mother-daughter bond. McFadden argues that the type of womanhood mothers model for their daughters determines the young girls' comfort with their own bodies which, in turn, leads to confidence and satisfaction later in life. From the most mundane and everyday gestures—a reluctance to call body parts by their real name; an offhanded suggestion to lose weight— to how mothers introduce life altering events such as the start of puberty and sexual exploration, all of these have an impact on a girl's psyche. She found that in an attempt to protect and shield daughters, mothers withhold important information and leave girls to wrestle with their own bourgeoning sexuality and other challenges of growing up. Offering a fresh perspective on the fraught mother-daughter relationship, McFadden shows how mothers can create the right environment for their daughters to grow into self-assured women. Your Daughter's Bedroom is an essential resource for women who want to establish a more open and positive relationship with their daughters.
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Narratologie Im Kontext

Author: Walter Grünzweig,Andreas Solbach

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823351986

Category: Discourse analysis, Narrative

Page: 272

View: 9448

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The Magazine for the Smart Young Woman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Author: Amy Tan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641149592

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4625

Vier junge Frauen zwischen altem China und neuer Welt. Waverly, June, Rose und Lena, vier junge Frauen in San Francisco. Durch und durch Amerikanerinnen, die der American Way of Life stark geprägt hat – im Gegensatz zu ihren Müttern. Die sind 1949 unter dramatischen Umständen vor der roten Armee in die Vereinigten Staaten geflüchtet und noch immer chinesisch bis in die Knochen. Zwei Kulturen prallen aufeinander und scheinen nicht zueinanderzufinden. Bis die Töchter erkennen, dass sie die einmalige Chance haben, zwei Welten in sich zu verbinden, sie müssen nur bereit dafür sein.
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