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Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health Paperback – December 28, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-1560230786 ISBN-10: 1560230789 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 566 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 28, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560230789
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560230786
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,090,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In 2013 I attended the BMCC conference where Phyllis Chesler was a keynote speaker and afterwards read her book, "Mothers on Trial". What impressed me when I read it was that she was researching issues decades before anyone else. Flash forward to reading the sample content for this book, the co-editors wrote: "Early on we asked Phyllis Chesler to join us as co-editor because, of all the women who originated and continue to contribute to the development of the psychology of women as a discipline and a political commitment, it is Phyllis Chesler who stands out as the woman who in so many instances said it first, thought about it first, wrote about it first, first dated to think into the future and stand up for her truth." This so completely and accurately expressed my exprience reading "Mothers on Trial" that I had to read this book as well. For me, it has functioned as a launching pad to other authors, one example was Jean Shinoda Bolen, a Jungian psycologist who has a number of books on Kindle and in audible, which I am also reading and listening. At work, a coworker was discussing issues discussed by another Foremother in this book, and I searched the book, gave my coworker the name of the Foremother so they could read more.

Generally, I have found that the books of Phyllis Chesler and the books of Foremothers featured in this book are a lifeline to women who are living through unimaginable circumstances. While some of the content may seem a little dated, overall, I feel it remains very relevent, helpful and impowering. As we come into the Centennial of Sufferage, I feel this book and those of the Foremothers herein will be of interest to more women, and I applaud Amazon and the Publisher for making this available on Kindle.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 17, 2001
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This book is a lot more interesting than it sounds. It's basically a collection of biographical (or autobiographical) essays about various important figures in the women's movement--including Gloria Steinem, Andrea Dworkin, Harriet Lerner and many, many others. Yes, the book is long, and sometimes it's overly academic, but it deserves a place on every feminist's bookshelf.
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