The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise

A seminal text in the women s movement Ethel S Person, author of The Sexual Century Still the most important work of feminist psychoanalytic exploration, its re release is a celebratory occasion Eli Sagan, author of Freud, Women and Mortality The Mermaid and the Minotaur continues to astonish us with the depth and wisdom of its psychoanalytic approach even as its A seminal text in the women s movement Ethel S Person, author of The Sexual Century Still the most important work of feminist psychoanalytic exploration, its re release is a celebratory occasion Eli Sagan, author of Freud, Women and Mortality The Mermaid and the Minotaur continues to astonish us with the depth and wisdom of its psychoanalytic approach even as its major ideas have become as unobtrusively essential to psychoanalytic feminism as the atmosphere Jessica Benjamin, author of The Bonds of Love
The Mermaid and the Minotaur Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise A seminal text in the women s movement Ethel S Person author of The Sexual Century Still the most important work of feminist psychoanalytic exploration its re release is a celebratory occasion Eli S

  • Title: The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise
  • Author: Dorothy Dinnerstein Adrienne Harris Ann Snitow
  • ISBN: 9781892746252
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise”

    1. I recommend reading Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born and Susan Griffin's Woman and Nature before grappling with this challenging and deeply psychoanalytic text. Those other two books will put you in a better mindset to really tackle the issues Ms. Dinnerstein raises. On a personal level, this book released a watershed of feelings around my own rearing, and as I read it each day, I had to spend serious time journaling and processing experiences from my past that it evoked. Overall, though, when you [...]

    2. "To realize that one is female, destined to compete with other females for the erotic resources of males, is to discover that one is doomed to renounce one’s first love.” I was attracted to this book after reading the title in another book and then upon reading the first review on in which the review told how the book had changed his life so much so that he bought 88 copies to give to people that he knew, and at least 8 of those people came back to tell him that it had also changed their li [...]

    3. The author indicates that this book, published in the late 1970s, was the result of decades of thinking. In the last chapter, Dinnerstein tries to project where collective gender attitudes may be going in the future with a bit of analysis of the counterculture, New Left, and Second Wave Feminism; but for the most part, the book is a psychoanalytic examination of what Dinnerstein believed to be an important root cause of both sexual inequality and (most importantly to her) an overall destructive [...]

    4. It's a good book to encourage men participating in raising children. Men participation will change the world view and reduce the gender inequality.

    5. This book was very interesting and prompted me to better my vocabulary,Dotty D writes about how living in our society, where the main auspices are female, causes certain psychological effects which lead to the majority of the problems that exist today, as far as humans go,Good stuff, Check it out, Keep a dictionary handy.

    6. this book is quite intense. i had to read parts again to really absorb the meaning. I still think about Dinnerstein's concepts about gender and raising children. a lot.

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