"[Layton] explores that layer of existence that filters the social through the psychological, bringing clinical work and feminist theory together. Her book is a significant interlocutor too, and serves as introduction for a number of important feminist dialogues and debates, such as the relation between the personal and the political and between social constructionist versus identity-derived perspectives. Layton's text brings these many, sometimes contesting, perspectives together in an incisive and grounded exposition." - Kareen Ror Malone, Signs "I don't think it is an exaggeration to call this a work of intellectual virtuosity. Where some, myself included, grow impatient with postmodern theories, while nonetheless being influenced by the same social currents out of which these theories have sprung, others bury themselves in theory, seemingly losing touch with lived experience. Layton brings patience and passion to unraveling the knotty intellectual currents of meaning that both unify and separate these two areas of thought. Rather than come down on one side or the other of what she considers a false polarity, she shows how one can inform the other." - Sheila Bienenfeld, Women's Review of Books
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