Chapter

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0030
Affiliation, Cultural Roles, and Women's Depression

Show Summary Details

Preview

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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.