feminist analysis of relationship self-help books

by Jessica Emily Donn

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  • Self-help techniques -- United States,
  • Women -- United States -- Psychology,
  • Psychological literature -- United States,
  • Women -- Books and reading

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource (xvi, pages) Contents: The feminism in women's self-help --The cradle falls: postpartum illness and the contradictions of motherhood --Seize the day: the emergence of a self-help movement --Getting and giving support: women's self-help communities --The .   The genre of self-help dating books and magazine columns is very popular in mainstream media. Why did you, as a feminist of color, decide this was an important discussion to have? I think that a lot of self-help books actually might be in the mainstream, but I do feel like a lot of people of color are drawn to self-help sections of bookstores.   Some people dismiss self-help books as drivel or a collection of common sense advice that they already know. But there are many books that offer valuable insight into improving one's life. You ju.   Finally, in , the word "feminism" was more important than ever before. Even Hollywood stars were reclaiming the word "feminism," and it was fantastic to see a heightened awareness of women's.

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A FEMINIST ANALYSIS OF SELF-HELP BESTSELLERS FOR IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS: A DECADE REVIEW Toni Schindler Zimmerman Colorado State University Kristen E. Holm University of Minnesota Marjorie E. Starrels Colorado State University Self-help literature is pervasive and influential in the United States.

A critical analysis of self-help. Content analysis was conducted of the top eleven relationship self help books on the New York Times Bestseller List over ten years to determine the degree to which they support a feminist approach to therapy.

Results indicated the number of feminist and nonfeminist approach books is about equal and that bestsellers have become less feminist oriented over by: The book starts with an investigation of the relationship between feminism and feminist analysis of relationship self-help books book and introduces different approaches to the problem.

Chapters stress the importance of liberal feminist analysis of relationship self-help books book which prefers feminist over feminine analysis, integrate the experience of women of color, draw from the women's self-help movement, and apply feminist standpoint by:   Smart, funny, topical, to-the-point.

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a much-beloved TED Talk negotiating a contemporary point of view on gender, race, nationality, love, feminism, etc., and it turned into this is a great one to give to your friend who says she "doesn't need feminism" when you suspect she doesn't quite understand it.

Building on her earlier work, Social Policy: A Feminist Analysis, Gillian Pascall confronts the challenges and outlines the developments that have taken place during the eleven years since its first publication. This new edition reflects extensive social changes in women's participation at work, educational achievement and security in by: Addressing the contradictions surrounding modern-day femininity and its complicated relationship with feminism and postfeminism, this book examines a range of popular female/feminist icons and paradigms.

It offers an innovative and forward-looking perspective on femininity and. Part self-exploration, part critical analysis of popular self-help books, “All About Love” was a general discussion of love in American life and culture, from familial love to romantic.

I would stay away from books that are explicitly targeted at women but not political in a feminist sense, and moreover only buy a self help book if I am sure (without having read any self help advice) that I am the main cause of the problem, and if the book doesn't just contain encouraging words, but actual strategies for change.

I don’t think any book made me a feminist; my formidable mother did that. But two books I read in my teens, Middlemarch by George Eliot and The Female Eunuch, had a Author: Guardian Staff.

This paper uses critical feminist discourse analysis to explore two Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus relationship self-help texts. Both these texts construct gender as a set of natural. In her book Talking Back, bell hooks has suggested that the market for self-help books like Women Who Love Too Much has been created by feminism's failure to provide models for meeting the longing for personal transformation that its successes have awakened in women.

hooks redefines this longing for "self-recovery" as the process by which dominated or exploited individuals gain a 'critical.

Abstract To determine how gender in parenting was addressed, a content analysis was conducted on the six best-selling self-help books (–) that provide general parenting advice. A feminist. Empowering the "Help": How the Personal Is Political The book's main plot is about women telling their stories in a society that has long refused to hear their voices.

Whether or not the novel is flawed or the author can properly speak for African-American maids, the idea of women speaking their truth as a path to greater social enlightenment is considered the backbone of : Linda Napikoski. Books shelved as relationships-self-help: Taurus Man Secrets: A Beginner's Guide To A Taurus Man's Heart by Anna Kovach, Make Women Want You by Jason Cap Home My Books.

Throughout, Natalie Jovanovski discusses key texts written by women, for women: best-selling diet books, popular cookbooks produced by female food celebrities, and iconic feminist self-help texts. This is the first book to engage in a feminist analysis of body-policing food trends that focus specifically on the use of feminist rhetoric as a.

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Discover books on love & romance, dating, divorce, aging, addiction & recovery, and more subjects. Learn, grow, and heal today with our wide range of inspiring self-help books. Men in this book seem to rule society and are given the highest of jobs.

The importance of women is very clear in The Handmaid's Tale and also makes the reader aware of the need for women. It is very obvious that The Handmaid's Tale is an argument for feminism and feminism.

The book starts with an investigation of the relationship between feminism and bioethics and introduces different approaches to the problem. These chapters stress the importance of liberal feminism that prefers feminist over feminine analysis, integrates the experience of women of color, draws from the women's self-help movement, and uses the.

• Why I Am Not a Feminist is published by Melville House. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call. In Feminist Therapy, Laura S. Brown explores the history, theory, and practice of this groundbreaking approach. Feminist therapy not only listens to, but privileges, the voices and experiences of those who have been defined as "other" by dominant cultures.

Feminist therapy thus shifts the value of knowledge claims from those of culturally appointed experts to the expertise of the oppressed.4/5(1). Feminist criticism has, in many ways, followed what some theorists call the three waves of feminism: First Wave Feminism - late s-early 's: writers like Mary Wollstonecraft (A Vindication of the Rights of Women, ) highlight the inequalities between the sexes.

Activists like Susan B. Anthony and Victoria Woodhull contribute to the. On the marriage market, women are made to feel like low-value, perishable goods. To find a taker, whether for marriage or just for sex, they need, much more than men, to conform to sexist, ageist.

Just under 4% of Self-Help book buyers found their title through a magazine ad, which compares to less than 1% of average book buyers. Just under 16% discovered their book through a friend’s recommendation and 6% discovered their title through mention on a bestseller list—this is more than the 4% average for book buyers.

Bloom gives fuel to the feminist claim of sexism when he observes that "Queen Gertrude, recently the recipient of several Feminist defenses, requires no apologies. She is evidently a woman of exuberant sexuality, who inspired luxurious passion first in King Hamlet and later in King Claudius." If this is the best that Bloom can offer in suggesting the substance of Gertrude's character, it would.

To quote the book, I gasped. I rolled my eyes. I even bit my lip a few times. But not for the reasons Anastasia, the protagonist, did. I did out of exasperation, boredom and disgust, but also out of fear.

After reading this book series, I am deeply afraid that this type of relationship Author: Carey Purcell. The 50 Best Self-Help Books of All-Time Today’s fast-paced and high-stress culture has spawned thousands of self-help books, each promising to be the key to living a happier and more successful life.

With so much choice, it is easy for quality titles to get lost among the shelves. The following 50 books are some of the most influential self. Feminism, the Taliban, and Politics of Counter-Insurgency by Charles Hirschkind & Saba Mahmood (16 pages) (PDF) [View / Download] Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited by Susan Hekman (26 pages) (PDF) [View / Download] Evolutionary Psychology and Feminism by David Michael Buss & David P.

Schmitt (20 pages) (PDF) [View / Download]. Thius edition of the Recently Published Book Spotlight is on the work of Michelle Ciurria.

Michelle Ciurria is the author of An Intersectional Feminist Theory of Moral Responsibility, published by Routledge in Her work has appeared in such journals Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, The Journal of the APA, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Author: Nathan Eckstrand. Early Elements of Feminist Criticism Continued.

The Oppressed Becomes the Oppressor. What is Literature Through the Lens of Feminist Criticism. Feminist criticism is concerned with the ways that literature reinforces and undermines the political, social, and physiological.

Advice for a happier life is found in so-called ‘self-help books’, which are widely sold in modern countries these days. These books popularize insights from psychological science and draw in particular on the newly developing ‘positive psychology’.

An analysis of 57 best-selling psychology books in the Netherlands makes clear that the primary aim is not to alleviate the symptoms of Cited by:. Contesting Femicide: Feminism and the Power of Law Revisited - Ebook written by Adrian Howe, Daniela Alaattinoğlu.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Contesting Femicide: Feminism and the Power of Law Revisited.Rock-a-By Baby examines the postpartum depression support group movement and exploring the relationship between gender, the ideas and strategies of women's self-help groups and feminism.

Taylor uses interviews and personal letters, talk show transcripts, organizational newsletters and a survey of postpartum group leaders to illuminate conflicts. Women&#;s rights advocates in the United States have long argued that violence against women denies women equality and citizenship, but it took a movement of feminist activists and lawyers, beginning in the late s, to set about realizing Author: Elizabeth M.

Schneider.