The Mermaid And The Minotaur: The Classic Work Of Feminist Thought

byDorothy DinnersteinIntroduction byGloria Steinem

February 16, 2021|
The Mermaid And The Minotaur: The Classic Work Of Feminist Thought by Dorothy Dinnerstein
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One of the most significant and enduring texts in psychology and gender studies, now with a new introduction by Gloria Steinem.
 
Since its publication in 1976, Dorothy Dinnerstein’s The Mermaid and the Minotaur has been recognized as one of the most significant contributions to modern feminist thought. The book, translated into at least seven languages, is widely used in women’s studies courses and is an influential text outside academia as well. On a level with Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, it has remained intensely relevant to a wide audience due to its pioneering message of equality. In this work, Dinnerstein challenges the ideology underlying the female monopoly of childcare and demonstrates the importance of men taking a similarly active role in parenting. A seminal feminist text, The Mermaid and the Minotaur brilliantly integrates feminist theory with Kleinian psychoanalytical theory.
Dorothy Dinnerstein was born in a poor Jewish section of the Bronx, New York, in 1923. As a psychologist, she worked with such luminaries as Wolfgang Köhler, Max Wertheimer, and Solomon Asch. She was a distinguished professor of psychology at Rutgers University for thirty years and lived in New Jersey until her death in a car acci...
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Title:The Mermaid And The Minotaur: The Classic Work Of Feminist Thought
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 7.89 X 5.21 X 0.95 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 7.89 X 5.21 X 0.95 in
Published:February 16, 2021
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781635420944

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