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The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, Updated Edition

The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, Updated Edition

When this best-seller was published, it put the mother-daughter relationship and female psychology on the map. The Reproduction of Mothering was chosen by Contemporary Sociology as one of the ten most influential books of the past twenty-five years. With a new preface by the author, this updated edition is testament to the formative effect that Nancy Chodorow’s work continues to exert on psychoanalysis, social science, and the humanities.

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  1. Phyllis Real "feminist theorist" said,

    Wrote on November 25, 2012 @ 1:44 am

    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Please read this book more carefully!, June 28, 2004
    By A Customer
    This review is from: The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, Updated Edition (Paperback)

    The two people who reviewed this book before me probably did not read it carefully. Chodorow in fact quotes hundreds of researches and conclusions made by other psychoanalysts and herself. She states her own opinions about the issues she discusses, of course, but also other critics’. In the notes to the chapters she indicates several further readings to illustrate her points or other theories. This book is very educational and opens the readers’ eyes to many crucial aspects of mothering, both for parents and children’s sake. I recommend all her books.

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  2. Leonard Duroche "Past President, American Men... said,

    Wrote on November 25, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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    Classic in Feminist Theory, April 2, 2005
    This review is from: The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, Updated Edition (Paperback)

    A true classic in feminist theory, and an example of the best scholarship. Rigorous, well-documented, exhaustively and logically argued, this book is a classic and deserves to be in print for the next fifty years.

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  3. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on November 25, 2012 @ 2:17 am

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    The Reproduction od Mothering, May 26, 2009

    The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, Updated Edition
    An important text in the development of gender theory/ gender studies; fundamental text for critical Men’s Studies as well as for Women’s Studies.
    The tone of two of the earlier views reflect the continuing debates over quantitative versus qualitative research, nature versus nurture, and a bias for metricization: If one cannot measure it, count it (if there are no statistics) it is not science, not meaningful scholarship.Such a straitjacket view wants to invalidate Chodorow’s work, which is held by many, perhaps the majority, to be foundational.
    I support the positive reviews and strongly recommend the book.

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