Affiliation, Cultural Roles, and Women's Depression

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151657
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849253 | DOI:
Affiliation, Cultural Roles, and Women's Depression

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This chapter presents an excerpt from Jean Baker Miller's Toward a New Psychology of Women, first published in 1976. The book was a key text for the feminist of the 1970s. It ushered in what has come to be distinguished as one of several separate strands of feminist thought, that which is sometimes called cultural feminism. Cultural feminism focuses on women's traits and seeks to acknowledge and value hitherto undervalued differences distinguishing women's psychology, responses, and capabilities from men's. The cultural feminist school is associated with the notion of relational individualism and with the work of later thinkers such as Carol Gilligan.

Keywords: Jean Baker Miller; Toward a New Psychology of Women; cultural feminism; feminist thought

Chapter.  4104 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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